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Wrestlers go 3-2 at Catasauqua Duals

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 2012 Catasauqua Duals Wrestling Tournament took place on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Scranton took first, Pius X was second and Palmerton was third.

Catty went 3-2 in the duals. They defeated Lake Lehman 34-33 in their first match and followed that with a loss to Pius X 38-27. Catty won over Allen, 55-24 in their third match. The Roughs would then fall to eventual winner Scranton 52-18 before defeating Central in their final match, 48-22.

The Leroy Bolmer Outstanding Wrestler award went to Mike Rodgers of Central.

Girls just missed making playoffs

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua High School head girls volleyball coach Lindsay Arndt summarized the volleyball season, saying the seniors really stepped up.

"I am so proud of each of them and I will miss coaching them," Arndt said.

Arndt said the last win was icing on the cake, especially after just missing the district playoffs due to losing the game before against Northampton.

Special win for seniors

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For the eight seniors on the Catasauqua football team this past fall, beating Northampton probably tasted better than their anticipated Thanksgiving Dinner.

For seniors Eric Matz, and Zach Stopay, the victory probably felt better than a few slices of pumpkin pie after the turkey.

The trio played a significant role in the Roughies' 52-23 rout of Northampton on Thanksgiving morning. In their final high school football game, each one again excelled like they have throughout their team's miraculous 12-1 run this past fall.

Catty goes out with a victory

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After a possible team-shattering loss in the Class 2A district final a week earlier, Catasauqua's football team went back to business again.

Having a 10-point lead at halftime over archrival Northampton in their traditional Thanksgiving morning tilt, the Roughies exploded for 29 unanswered points in a 52-21 romp over the Konkrete Kids before a standing-room-only crowd at Alumni Field.

With the win, the Roughies finished with a 12-1 mark, tying the school record for victories set in 1991.

Memories...

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

Zack Bradley has some vivid memories about a Thanksgiving Day game against Northampton two year ago. More precisely, some cold ones that quickly conjured thoughts of a warm dinner ahead.

"It was the game that it snowed and we all expected rain," said the junior quarterback. "I remember having snow down the back of my neck the whole game and thinking about being home soon.

"Basically, it is a game of pride, and mainly it is a good send off for our seniors."

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.