On paper, Catasauqua's football team arguably is one of the best or possibly the best prolific proficient teams this fall in the Lehigh Valley.
Through their first four games this season, the Roughies have amassed 1, 580 yards averaging 395 yards per game and have scored 205 points scoring 51.3 points per game. Defensively, Catty has issued 913 yards, an average of 228.3 yards per game, and allowed 63 points, an average of 15 points per game.
The Catasauqua field hockey team blanked Salisbury 5-0 on Tuesday afternoon at home.
The girls jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Quinn Bachman continued to torrid streak with both first half goals. Each was assisted by Hannah Edwards, in what would be a five-assist day for the sophomore.
Katie Buczynski made it 3-0 in the second half before Bachman recorded her third goal of the game to make it 4-0. Buczysnski added her second goal to make it 5-0 as Edwards assisted on every Catasauqua goal. The girls outshot the Falcons 18-2.
Moravian senior goalkeeper Andrea Eck (Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) and the Moravian College field hockey defense are ranked in the top 25 in multiple categories the week of Sept. 16 in NCAA Division III statistics release.
The veteran keeper has played all but 35 minutes during Moravian's 3-2 start to the 2013 season, which included a 90-minute double-overtime on Saturday. Her 0.84 goals against average ranks 25th in Division III.
Tom Falzone admittedly was glad his team got a tap on the shoulder last week .It was an impromptu manner to help them continue their quest for the season, one that apparently continues to gain momentum and strength with each passing week.
The Catty cross country team competed in Bangor on Tuesday.
The Roughies fell to Saucon Valley 19-42, Bangor 17-44, Palmerton 21-39 and Notre Dame East Stroudsburg 23-34.
Despite the losses for the team, the Roughs had two runners place in the top-25. Jacob Rusnock was seventh with a time of 18:45.54. Spencer Phillips was 25th with a time of 20:10.99. Bangor's Brandon Tocket won the race with a time of 17:32.27.
Catasauqua second-year head coach Carrie Saul knows she has to be patient.
Her club's 4-4 record through their first eight games isn't alarming at this point.
"So far, so good," stated Saul. "Everything seems to be going according to plan. We did lose six senior starters and that was a big loss. But the girls appear to be adjusting to the new system in place. I have four returning players and some younger players in the lineup, so we are learning as we go along."
In his future life, Jared Nosal will enter into a world stringent with discipline and structure.
It should be no real surprise, however, as Nosal has both enjoyed and endured a life filled with both of those pillars as well as a life encompassed with hard work and determination on and off the playing fields and mats. His athletic trek initially began in first grade and will reach another level when he graduates from Catasauqua in June.
So what did we learn from week three? Whitehall can run with more than Saquon Barkley. Liberty can run the ball and Bethlehem Catholic can run with teams like Easton?
Becahi's 49-35 loss to Easton was probably the most surprising result from the weekend, as the Hawks continue to climb the poll. Nazareth fumbled and East Stroudsburg South clamped down the MVC title race.
What else can happen this week? Check out the poll below.
1. Easton (3-0)
Last week's rank: 1
Rovers should come out motivated after giving up 35 points last week.
Catty's field hockey team knocked off Bangor 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
The CHS girls outshot the Slaters 9-2.
Quinn Bachman scored a goal in the first half on an assist from Hannah Edwards. Edwards than found the back of the net in the second half to add some insurance and make it 2-0. She was asisted by Katie Buczynski.
The JV team beat Bangor 2-1.
The girls defeated Becahi 3-1 over the weekend.
The Hounds on Working Leashes Softball Tournament to benefit emergency service K-9s took place at Opportunity Field back on Aug. 18.
Hounds on Working Leashes (HOWLS) is a nonprofit organization that is here to raise funds for the purpose of saving the lives of emergency service dogs.
The organization wants to provide departments with what they are in need of to make K-9s safe and a better and more efficient asset to their partner and community. They also want to provide equipment and assist with everyday needs of the emergency service working K-9.