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Pen Argyl stuns Catty in finals

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Catasauqua took the field last Saturday night at Alumni Field against Pen Argyl in the PIAA District 11 Class 2A championship game, it has been exactly 371 days - over one year - since they lost their last football game.

That game was a wild 33-32, double-overtime loss to Tamaqua in an opening round Eastern Conference playoff game in the same field. Since then, they started a 12-game winning streak that began with a victory over Northampton last Thanksgiving morning that snapped an eight-game losing streak against their neighbors.

Girls get rivalry started with powder puff win

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua High School powder puff quarterback Paige Kogelman hooked up with Lauren "Plu" Pluchinsky on a 32-yard pass and catch with 9:20 to play and newcomer Laura Gerhard kicked her third extra point in the 21-18 win at Al Erdosy Field in Northampton on Sunday night.

That play proved to be the difference in the last football game played on the existing field in Northampton.

Pluchinsky made up for a long bomb she dropped with six minutes left in the first quarter.

Kids look to take advantage

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Most people in the Lehigh Valley thought Catasauqua would be preparing for two football games this week.

Their annual Thanksgiving day contest with Northampton is always a given, but after an undefeated run up till November 17, the Rough Riders were expected to be preparing for the PIAA playoffs this weekend.

That's not the case anymore after they suffered the biggest upset of the year at the hands of Pen Argyl (10-2) last Saturday night, losing 26-20 to the Green Knights in the District 11 2A final.

Game with Pen Argyl is for D-11 title

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Catasauqua football head coach Tom Falzone and his staff drove to Tamaqua last Saturday to scout their semifinal district playoff game against Pen Argyl, they expected to see what undefeated Tamaqua would try and execute against them the following week.

Instead, they saw a team that showed how they have been riding the crest of a tidal wave the past few weeks.

A win, despite heavy hearts

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Advancing to the PIAA District 11 Class final marked a special win for the Roughies and one they will surely remember for a long time.

Along with a series of glowing performances on the field in their 42-15 win over Northern Lehigh that punched their ticket to the district final, they also will remember an incident during the week that marked their resolve and character as not only a tight football program but also a football family.

Hokey moms beat Catty

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The moms of Catasauqua played a game of flag football against the moms of Hokey in the Second Annual Football for the Cure Powder Puff Game.

The game was held at the Hokey field in Whitehall on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27 with a kickoff time of 2 p.m. There were 29 players who filled the Catasauqua roster, while Hokey secured 18 players combined for their offense and defense. Both teams joined together to raise more than $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.

Article By: JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Catasauqua football head coach Tom Falzone and his staff drove to Tamaqua last Saturday to scout their semifinal district playoff game against Pen Argyl, they expected to see what undefeated Tamaqua would try and execute against them the following week.

Instead, they saw a team that showed how they have been riding the crest of a tidal wave the past few weeks.

It's all in the family for Deily

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Jimmy Deily knows it is a special gridiron season because he is on the verge of being part of district championship team in his senior season. It is also a special season with some unique family ties.

If the Roughies capture the District 11 Class 2A crown Saturday night, it will also mark a special night for Deily. His father, Jeff, was coached by current Catty assistant and then head coach Ed Cscensits.

130s win title

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua 130-pound youth football team rolled into Northern Lehigh with two goals on their minds.

One was to avenge an early season loss to a tough Bangor White team who beat them 29-14 on Sept. 30, and the second was to leave Bulldog Stadium with the 2012 130-pound championship.

Catty kicked off to the Slaters and the defense started off the same way they did in their first meeting. They gave up some big chunks of yardage, at first. But, after the defense settled in, Bangor had to go to the air. That was short lived.

Tony Brinkley takes 41st at state meet

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Tony Brinkley had goals and expectations for his senior season of cross country. And he attained them, including running nearly exactly his goal time in his final race.

The Catasauqua senior finished his high school career Saturday at the PIAA Championship meet, taking 41st place in Class AA.

"Me and my coach set a target time," said Brinkley. "I hit the time. I was hoping for a medal, but I'm satisfied. I'm not extremely happy, but I'm satisfied."