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Seniors share special bond

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After his son's team lost the PIAA District 11 Class 2A championship to Pen Argyl last season, Steve Bradley was confident his son, Zack, and his teammates would make a return trip to the title tilt.

It was a close knit camaraderie among a group of players many of whom have played together since their flag football days that helped keep the thoughts afloat of a district crown returning to Catasauqua for the first time since 1992.

"These guys are a special class," stressed Bradley. "They know each other inside and out and they can do a number of things.

Appendix-less Burton won't let injuries keep him out

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Ra'Von Burton realizes the significance of his recent ailments, but he is approaching Friday's district title game against Palisades with a mainly focused and somewhat light take on the entire situation.

But Burton isn't your average player, either.

For starters, the senior suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-October and underwent emergency surgery. When he returned in the Roughies' final home game and senior night, Burton then suffered a PCL tear.

Assistant Csencsits familiar with district finals

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

If Catasauqua defeats Palisades in the District 11 Class 2A championship Friday night, Ed Csencsits will have a first in his career on two fronts.

The longtime coach, who has been a fixture in the Roughies' football program as a two-time head coach and assistant coach dating back to his first position in 1969, will make his first trip to the state playoffs.

Catty cheerleaders take third place

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Catasauqua High School's cheerleading squad took third place in the Competition Division at the 2013 Colonial League Cheerleading Competition on Nov. 6 at the high school.

Catasauqua cheerleader, Tori Saruba, said, "I feel great. Honestly, I didn't think we were going to place at all, and taking third place, it feels great."

Also competing in the Competition Division were Wilson, who placed first with 218.5 points, Southern Lehigh, who placed second with 203.5 points, Salisbury, and Palisades. Catasauqua scored 159.5 points.

Pete's Top-10

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's the playoff edition

It's finally playoff time and there aren't many toss-up games this week to factor. The MVC gets to prove if they're worth anything by playing the top two teams in the poll, while Bethlehem Catholic looks to win its first district title since they were 4A in 2001.

Catasauqua takes a major step backward, which is something they've become accustomed to over the past two years this late in the season.

Girls fall in districts

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the past two seasons, Catasauqua's field hockey program has managed to move from a stalled state to high gear in which they have made the district playoffs.

This year, the sixth-seeded Roughies drew third-seeded Moravian Academy in district play, only to drop a 4-2 decision that ended their season with a 10-8-2 overall mark.

Head coach Carey Saul, who has been the architect of the Roughies' recent surge, certainly was pleased with her team's recent developments .

Catty to face familiar foe

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Over the past few weeks, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone always firmly believed his club would once again meet Pen Argyl this season.

Falzone will see his premonition come true when the Roughies will tangle with their nemesis from the north in the opening round of the PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoffs at Alumni Field.

Earlier this season, Catty gained its revenge over the Green Knights when they defeated them 29-14 on Oct. 11. The victory gained the Roughies some solace from Pen Argyl ending their storybook run in the district championship game last season.

LVC cross country

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The District 11 cross country meets took place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

It was the first year Lehigh Valley Christian fielded a cross country team and took part in the event. The team was made up of six boys and four girls this season. The boys team, consisting of three freshmen, placed fourth at districts in the single A event. The team was led by junior Steven Holden, who placed 10th overall, just missing the cut for the state meet, which took place this past weekend in Hershey.

Results

Boys

Class A

Team scoring/legend

NW needs a win over Catty

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Tigers have a shot at making D-11 playoffs

There were a couple of key games - losses to Palisades and Southern Lehigh - that Northwestern could have won this season. Had the Tigers won either of those, their chances of qualifying for districts would be much better coming into the final week of the regular season.

Instead, Northwestern lost those two games and one to Pen Argyl that have them in a situation that requires a win over undefeated Catasauqua to qualify for districts.