Catasauqua High School head girls basketball coach Chad Werkheiser summed things up in a nut shell Tuesday night.
"We have to work on not turning the ball over," he said. "We played against one of the best guards in the league."
Salisbury's 5-5 senior Megan Hrebik scored 17 points, had nine steals, five rebounds and two assists in a 62-27 Colonial League defeat of Catty. The Lady Roughies committed 19 turnovers.
Catty fell to Salisbury on the road Tuesday night, 52-32.
The Falcons won all four quarters, getting out to a 14-8 first quarter lead before leading at the half 30-16. The Roughs were held to just four points in the fourth.
Tony Brinkley led the way for Catty with eight. Alex Parker and Paryss Marshall each had seven.
The Falcons were led by the trio of Justin Aungst, Brad Vangeli and Dan Reichenbach. Aungst had a game-high 16 while Vangeli and Reichenbach combined for five threes and each scored 12 points.
These are busy times for Catasauqua's Samantha Schnabel.
When she isn't logging minutes for the Roughies' girls' basketball team this winter, Schnabel is involved in an indoor dance/rifle/flag ensemble that she has been a part of her life for the past nine years.
During the fall, Schnabel was a member of the Roughies marching band, an activity she has enjoyed for the past seven years. In her few minutes of spare time, Schnabel also has been involved with dance and its competitions since the seventh grade.
Catasauqua head boys' basketball coach Eric Snyder is hopeful history doesn't repeat itself for his team.
After a recent loss to Notre Dame, Snyder envisioned the same kind season he and his team endured last season possibly surfacing for his team. The result was a sub-par .500 campaign and also a non-visit to the district playoffs.
"This is the same kind of things that happened to us last year," lamented Snyder. "We lost a tough game to Northampton, battled Notre Dame throughout and then lost at the end, and then lost in a blowout to Wilson.
Catty played right with the 11-1, 6-1 Wilson Warriors in the first half and were down 14-13 at the end of the first quarter and 31-25 at half.
But Bob Frankenfield's Warriors pulled away in the second half and won 67-47.
Catty is now 5-5 overall.
All-Everything Gerald Terry, who was granted an extra year of eligibility, and Daye-Shaw Bailey, both went rip city on the nets at the Wilson Gym for 17 points a piece. Bailey banged home three from Northampton Street and Terry sank two treys.
The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m.
This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.
Melissa Fuhrman is a forward with 19 career goals and 14 career assists. She ranks second in her class with a 4.0 GPA out of 4.
She is a four-year letter winner in soccer and was captain her senior year. She was all-Colonial League honorable mention as a sophomore and Morning Call all-area team as a sophomore and junior.
Catty basketball fans who didn't come to the Catasauqua Gym missed a good effort by the girls against Wilson in a 48-36 loss.
"The game was truly closer than what the final score indicates," Janae Matos said.
Underclassmen did most of the scoring as Shiloh Sziy had 17 points, Amarys Moten six, Katie Buczynski four, Sam Schnabel also scored four, and Janae Matos had three while senior point guard Olivia Falko added two.
Catasauqua head wrestling coach Mike Conner has yet to find his perfect lineup this season, but he hasn't been disappointed in his team's results.
The Roughies recently competed in a tournament in Hamburg over the weekend in which they faced teams in both Class AA and AAA categories. Perennially recognized as a difficult tournament, Catty came away with an overall 3-2 mark in five matches.
They're like snowflakes high in the sky. And if there are a thousand of them, they resemble a blizzard.
What I speak of are snow geese. They usually fly 3000 miles from their breeding grounds on the tundra to the Lehigh Valley around this time of year. They customarily put down on local mine holes like the one in Fogelsville, Whitehall or Northampton, or, lakes like Ontelaunee and Minsi.
The Catasauqua High School wrestling team finished 3-2 on the day at the Berwick Duals.
Rhaine Sziy dominated the 182 division, going 5-0, and remains unbeaten at 17-0 so far this season. In addition to his hard work with assistant coach and CHS strength coach Joe Stofko, Sziy has been trained by Walt Finkbeiner of Hellertown, who was entered to the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame back in 2011 as an arm wrestler, Saucon Valley youth wrestling coach and all-around weight trainer for Saucon Valley athletes.