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Rhaine Sziy expects to have a big season

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Rhaine Sziy certainly has some incentive to excel this winter on the mats for the Catasauqua wrestling program.

Sziy's season ended unceremoniously last season in the PIAA District 11 Class 2A 182-pound semifinals when he suffered a broken leg in his match against eventual semifinalist Lyle Troutman of Tri-Valley.

It was a bittersweet ending for Sziy, who many believed to be the favorite in the bracket with 36 wins during the season. Sziy eventually had to be disqualified in a match for third place and finished fourth overall in the district.

Outdoor gift ideas

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With Christmas gift giving only two weeks away, buying a gift for the outdoorsman can always be a trying task. To ease the burden a bit, here are some gift ideas that will please the hunter, angler and nature lover.

Since the deer hunting seasons are winding down, and anglers await safe ice for ice fishing, this is the "down time" when it's a good time to curl up with a good book.


Bradley looks to make transition

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Zack Bradley is no stranger to pressure, and this winter should be no exception.

Bradley began his final season in the Roughies' wrestling program after an outstanding 13-week stint on the football field where he rewrote the team's individual passing records in attempts, completions, yardage, and touchdowns.

He also proved to be one of the team's leaders on and off the field that helped his program to a record 13 wins and a first-ever state playoff win and second-round appearance.

Girls basketball drops three recent contests

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua girls fell to Moravian Academy 34-26 last week in a low-scoring game.

Catty led 6-4 after the first quarter but Moravian came back to take a 10-9 lead at the half before pulling away with a big third quarter to take a 26-16 lead into the fourth.

Shiloh Sziy led the way for the Roughs with nine points in the game, four of those game in the third quarter.

Boys start season well

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Eric Snyder knew this would be a different year on a few fronts for his program this winter.

For starters, the veteran coach had to revamp some of his initial plans when he had to deal with the potential losses of seniors Brandon Purrone and Ra'Von Burton due to injuries from the football season.

Miraculously, Purrone -battling through a torn ACL - has played in the Roughies' first three games, but he isn't at 100-percent capacity. Burton, however, recently underwent knee surgery that brought an end to his Roughies' career.

Boys aim to be in thick of it

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

A few weeks ago, Catasauqua head boys basketball coach Eric Snyder had a pretty good feeling about his team's potential despite losing some starters from last year's squad that fell to Notre Dame in the District 11 Class 2A final.

Brandon Purrone, Ra'Von Burton, Paryss Marshall, and Derrick Bond were back from a team that had responded from spinning its wheels after Christmas to reeling off a 10-game winning streak that helped catapult them into the district final.