In many ways, Catasauqua's Jake Bloszinsky is a throwback athlete.
Over his four years at Catty, Bloszinsky has battled through his share of injuries and heartaches, and he has managed to stand tall through all of them. He has been guided by the athletic staples of hard work, teamwork, and overall dedication to the cause.
In two short years, Catasauqua's Janae Matos has established herself as one of the premier athletes in the school's program as well as in the Colonial League. During that time, Matos has gained the recognition of her own coaches and peers and others along the way with her recognition as being a team leader in several ways and receiving her share of awards from the league and beyond.
With the start of preseason practice just under way, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone is already eagerly optimistic about his team's chances. A favorable showing in a series of 7-on-7, and 11-on-11 passing camps have fueled their fortunes toward the season-opener when they host Wilson Aug. 31.
The Roughies went against Central Catholic, Liberty, Lehighton and Nazareth, and they also attended a passing camp at Lafayette College where they met teams from New Jersey as well as Stroudsburg and Bethlehem Catholic.