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Girls lose to Falcons, 6-0

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua (0-4 overall; 0-3 in Colonial League) girls soccer team was at a disadvantage even prior to last Thursday's contest against Salisbury (3-2 overall; 3-2 in Colonial League) at Alumni Field.

Not only did the Rough Riders have to contend with one of the league's top teams in the Falcons, but they would have to do so with a roster diminished because of injuries at a number of positions.

Field hockey team starts season 1-2-1

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

No lightning was flashing atop the Blue Mountain, but field hockey sticks were smashing in an exciting Colonial League opener for Pen Argyl and visiting Catasauqua last Friday.

The Catty girls would fall 2-1.

After dominating for the first ten minutes of the game, the Lady Rough Riders let a breakaway from Pen Argyl result in a Nicole Kocher goal. That made it 1-0 at the half.

Catty did a fine job of not causing corners, only giving up two in the game. But, the Green Knights scored again with 24:16 to go in the second half.

Palisades up next for Catty

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In the third game of the year last season, Catasauqua was deadlocked in a battle with winless Palisades at halftime as the Roughies had a slim 14-8 lead.

Then the collapse came.

Catasauqua scored 27 unanswered points from costly and sloppy turnovers in the third quarter and they went on to a 42-21 win. Palisades would later record its lone victory and finish with a reeling 1-9 record.

When they arrive at Alumni Field Friday night, Catasauqua will be in a similar situation. The Roughies have steamrolled their first two opponents, outscoring them by an 86-14 margin.

Girls fall to PMW

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty volleyball fell to Pocono Mountain West in three games, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-16.

In the first game, Catasauqua engaged in a long volley for a 4-3 lead. Mona Dingh became frightening for the Lady Panthers at the net and was several inches taller than Samantha Schnabel.

A rally ensued again and Schnabel and Frederick were most engaged for Catty and made blocks for the Roughs. Net balls and Pocono's big three put Catty away, though.

Roughs pound Spartans

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When it looked like Catasauqua produced another sterling, shining effort last week against Southern Lehigh, head coach Tom Falzone did find a noticeable scratch.

Taking at 42-8 lead into their locker room at halftime, the last thing the members of Catasauqua's football team thought their head coach would do was to berate them for one of the final plays of the opening half.

Young Roughies still battle

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua boys soccer coach Mike Baclawski put it best when he said "We don't have anyone on the roster who can drive themself to a game."

That shows the youth and inexperience this Roughies team is dealt with this 2012 season.

Still, this team keeps battling and doesn't give up. That showed with a resilient late goal in a 9-1 loss to Salisbury last Thursday night in a Colonial League match at Salisbury High School.

It also didn't help that ten minutes into the game, two starters went down with injuries.

Catty youth teams play well in opener

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Catty youth football is back.

Four teams traveled to Williams Township to take on the Rams of Williams Township.

The flag team put on an impressive show as the kids ran up and down the field snagging every flag they could. Since the league mandates that this level be used as an instructional level, no score is kept and no touchdowns are recorded.

Coach Silva and his staff did an excellent job keeping with the spirit of fair play and substituted each student-athlete according to the rules.

Falzone happy with 1st rehearsal

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After his team's first scrimmage against Lehighton, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone is beginning to see his squad piece together the big picture for the regular season ahead.

"It went well, and we were pleased," said the fourth-year head coach of Saturday's scrimmage. "That was a good start for us. There were really only two plays that cost us. After those, I thought we took control the rest of the time."

Roughies open football camp

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With the beginning of summer camp just upon them, Zach Stopay and Zach Labezius can still feel like they have had a few games already under their belts.

It has been a busy summer for the duo and the remaining six seniors as well as a cast of other in the Catasauqua football program. The Roughies participated in series of offseason workouts and a rash of passing camps leading to the official start of practice Monday. It can all successfully culminate when the Roughies open the regular season Aug. 31 against Wilson.