Zac Bradley, Rhaine Sziy, and Jake Rusnock all passed the 100-career wins mark this winter, but the trio also helped the Roughies' wrestling team earn some high marks at the recent PIAA District 11 Class 2A championships.
Sziy captured the 195-pound weight class, Bradley finished second at 160, and Rusnock finished fourth at 132. In addition, Tyler Trobetsky finished sixth overall in the 220-pounds category, as the Roughies notched a sixth-place finish as a team with 96 points.
District 11 brought the hammer down on the Palisades wrestling program Sunday morning during a special hearing to discuss the sanctions and punishment against head coach Omar Porrata following the team's decision to forfeit the entire match against Bethlehem Catholic on Jan. 30, in the District 11 2A team tournament.
There couldn't be a better time to go predator hunting with all the snow we have on the ground. The snow covering allows hunters to more easily see a coyote, fox or bobcat approaching from a far distance compared to snowless surroundings where these critters blend in.
If you'd like to try predator hunting and missed Cabela's recent standing-room-only predator hunting seminar featuring Kirk McKendree of FoxPro's pro hunting staff, his two-hour presentation was full of helpful tips and techniques for taking the aforementioned trio of predators.
ric Snyder recalled how he felt the final seconds appeared to be in slow motion in his team's Colonial League championship game against Notre Dame last Saturday night.
"I kept watching the clock and hoped we could hold on," said the veteran coach. "It seemed like forever and the best I could hope for was going into overtime. But there were a couple of taps and the biggest guy on the floor ended it suddenly."
akota Schiffer admitted that it took some time to get adjusted to his role with the Catasauqua boys' basketball team this winter.
So far, though, Schiffer's success can be compared to an undefined actor who quickly developed into a starring role.
The final bear harvest is in with a total of 3,510 bears being taken within the state. This marks the fifth highest bear harvest since the Pennsylvania Game Commission has been keeping harvest records.
When she was 10, Amarys Moten remembered how her team lost a championship game mainly due to one player's dominance.
"There was this one girl who kept making all of these long shots from around half court," recalled Moten, who is a senior. "We couldn't stop her. That has always been one of my basketball memories, but I will take some with me from this season."
Catasauqua head boys basketball coach Eric Snyder recently talked about how a relative to Bangor head boys' basketball coach commented on the Roughies.
They stated how the Roughs have played better in the second half of the season, focusing on their victory over the Northern Division top-seeded Slaters in recent weeks.
Catty's veteran coach was optimistic that his team's recent surge could continue to rise when they opened the Colonial League playoffs against Salisbury Wednesday night at Southern Lehigh High School, which is unfortunately past Press deadlines.
Through his academics and athletics, Jake Rusnock has managed to hone the art of time management.
In his senior season, Rusnock has posted 30 wins at his 132-pound weight class and has maintained his rank as the third best student in his class. Rusnock also is president of the school's National Honor Society, treasurer of the Varsity C club, secretary of the SADD, and a member of Student Council.
As a result, Rusnock has decided on a college major of economics and had narrowed his choices to the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University or Bucknell University.
In his younger years, Dave Wetherhold wasn't too interested in sports. His parents, David and Janice, eventually had him try out for the fifth –grade team.
"I was never that interested in playing sports for a school team," said Wetherhold, who is currently a starting guard for the Roughies this winter. "I would always play sports, but I figured I would finally play for the school team.
"A few years later, I almost changed my mind again."
Wetherhold recalled how one of his middle school teams went 0-16 and it appeared there was an apathetic state surrounding the team.