As they head into the height of their season, Catasauqua’s girls’ soccer team will face some challenges.
After Tuesday’s postponement against Lehighton due to rain, the Roughies had a 2-1-1 record and will face a hectic month of games ahead.
They will need to battle through some injuries, most notably losing freshman scorer Brielle Davis to a broken leg.
“We have had some injuries,” said head coach Chris Hain. “But we have to be able to play through them the rest of the season.
“Brielle (Davis) was one of our better scorers. That one hurt.”
The most anticipated archery deer hunting season kicks off this Saturday in Wildlife Management Areas 2B, 5C and 5D. The statewide archery deer season begins two weeks later on Sept. 29. Coincidentally, the early archery bear season also opens Sept. 15 in the same trio of WMUs.
But the primary pursuit is deer. And we do have an abundance of them. In fact, too many in certain areas.
Star of Beth 3 0 1.00
St. Stephens 2 1 .667
Bath Luth 2 1 .667
Dryland 2 1 .667
Ebenezer 2 1 .667
Emmanuel 1 2 .333
Light 1 2 .333
Farmersville 0 0 .000
St. Paul’s 0 0 .000
Salem UCC 0 0 .000
Christ UCC 0 3 .000
St. Stephen’s (6-3, 3-1) at Ebenezer (5-1)
SS - Art Oberrader 5-12, Allan Beahm, Gary Buczynski 5-13, Allen Antry 4-12, John Hoysan 4-13.
Eb - Steve Gountis 7-12, Dean Frear 5-13, Jim Voortman 4-12, Vic Pacchioni 4-13.
The Catasauqua boys cross country team started its season last week with a win and four losses. Their win came against Salisbury 29-30.
The Catty girls collected two wins, beating Pen Argyl 15-50 and Salisbury 15-50, but lost to Bangor 27-29, Wilson 25-30 and Southern Lehigh 21-40.
Lexi Rushatz led the girls team with a third place finish with a time of 21:19.74 while teammate Sebrina Kemmerer was eighth in 23:23.92. Montana Muller cracked the top-20 taking 17th with a time of 25:57.12.
The Patriots move to the top of the poll with their impressive win over Parkland last week and have fully cemented themselves as the area’s best team through the first three weeks of the season.
Now the question is who can beat them?
Easton still lurks in the background, while Central Catholic jumped back in the poll.
Check out this week’s picks to see where each team stands.
1. Freedom (3-0)
Last week’s rank: #2
Pates are the area’s true number one team.
The Pick: Freedom 35 - Nazareth 17
2. Parkland (2-1)
Youth night Sept. 21
The Catasauqua High School Athletic Department will celebrate Catasauqua Youth Sports Night on Friday, Sept. 21, when the varsity football team plays host to Wilson at Alumni Field. Any football player and cheerleader attending the game that evening wearing his/her uniform will be admitted free of charge. Coaches will also receive free admission. All other parents, guardians will need to purchase tickets to the game.
For Catasauqua’s football team this fall, it isn’t just about the wins and losses.
It continues to be about the process and moral step along the way.
The Roughies watched game in which they missed a handful of scoring opportunities in the opening half to a fairly evenly matched Pen Argyl team, and they eventually fell to the Green Knights, 28-7 at Alumni Field to drop to 0-3 on the season.
The Catasauqua girls volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Tamaqua Monday night at Catasauqua High School.
The Roughs took an 8-5 lead early in the first set and after briefly falling behind and rallied back to even the score at 16-16. However, Tamaqua was able to close out the first set 25-21. In the second and third sets, Catty struggled with its serve receive and fell by scores of 25-7 and 25-11.
Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.
In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.
Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.
Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came out on top, handing the six-time defending district champs a 21-20 loss.
The Catasauqua Rough Riders fell to Northern Lehigh 48-0 in the home opener at Almuni Field on a rare Thursday night game.
The matchup between Colonial League West Division foes dropped the Roughies record to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the division.