The Hounds on Working Leashes Softball Tournament to benefit emergency service K-9s took place at Opportunity Field back on Aug. 18.
Hounds on Working Leashes (HOWLS) is a nonprofit organization that is here to raise funds for the purpose of saving the lives of emergency service dogs.
The organization wants to provide departments with what they are in need of to make K-9s safe and a better and more efficient asset to their partner and community. They also want to provide equipment and assist with everyday needs of the emergency service working K-9.
Ra'Von Burton referred to it as a back-and-forth, backyard football game in which one team finally takes charge.
Head coach Tom Falzone doesn't want to leave the field from a game at 10:15 again anytime soon.
However, both player and coach were happy to walk away from the field after a three-plus hour, 62-35 shootout victory over Southern Lehigh last Friday night that left the Roughies with an undefeated 2-0 overall record as well as an unblemished Colonial League mark with Palisades and Notre Dame. Through their first two games, Catty has scored 105 points.
The Catty boys soccer team opened its season with a win last Friday.
The Rough Riders came from behind to win 4-1 in a nonleague contest with Northern Lehigh.
The Bulldogs scored the first goal off a free kick by Sean Mulcahy for a 1-0 lead.
But, Catty answered back with a goal from Ethan Hill, which was assisted by Lester Estrada.
Hermann Diamacoune would score the next two goals to put Catty up 3-1. The first one was assisted by Hill while the second one was assisted by Brian Cisneros.
The fourth goal was scored by Nick Rossnagle and assisted by Estrada.
After he watched his team's game film against Wilson, head coach Tom Falzone has to think twice about something.
He realized his team ran just under 35 offensive plays in the Roughies' 40-7 opening -game victory over Wilson last Saturday afternoon. Falzone admittedly did a double-take, but he soon knew this team had the same potential of last year's squad that produced 10 mercy-rule victories from their 12-win total.
Paryss Marshall didn't have any doubts about his team's opening-game performance despite the Roughies lost a core of seniors from a team that posted 12 wins and suffered their lone defeat in the District 11 Class 2A championship game last year.
When his team posted 40 points in the opening quarter against Wilson, Marshall wasn't surprised. Instead, he did more than his share with a pair of touchdown passes and a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown that easily could have been included in any highlight film.
Abby Cunningham got a call from her former coach Sue Ardnt about taking over the Catasauqua girls' volleyball program and thought it would be a good fit.
Lindsay Ardnt, Sue's daughter, recently resigned from the program and moved out of the area. As a result, it was a flurry of activity that lead to Cunningham taking over the program.
"When I took over, I really didn't have a lot of time to get everything organized," said Cunningham, who played for the Roughies from 2005 through 2009. "But we have 20 girls in the program and we have split them between varsity and JV.
Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone knows his team is ready.
The Roughies tuned up for the season opener Saturday afternoon at Wilson with an impressive scrimmage against both Marian and Kutztown last week. Falzone stated his team dominated in every phase of the game against both clubs. However, it was a performance he didn't totally expect.
"We played very well," said Falzone. "But we really didn't practice well in the days before the scrimmage. We looked good in all phases of our game and there were a number of players who really excelled.
Press photos by Linda Rothrock
Oh hello, it's September already? Well not quite, but by the time this weekend rolls around school will be in full session for everyone, fantasy drafts will be close to completed and it's still going to be raining every week.
Anyways, it's clear who the top teams in each conference are this year, but who will creep up to challenge teams like Easton, Parkland and Catasauqua in their respective conferences should be clearer after week one.
So without further a do, here's the opening poll for 2013.
When Charlie Post awoke on Aug. 12, he looked out a window. When Post saw it was raining, he initially thought what he would do to conduct his cross country practice. However, Post then quickly he was no longer at the helm of the program.
At the end of the school year in June, Post announced his retirement from a 37-year-career as an English teacher in the Catasauqua school district. As well as leaving the classroom, Post decided to resign from his role as head cross country coach at the school, a position he held for the past seven seasons.