Catasauqua Press

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Roughie field hockey making progress

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Second-year head coach Emily Marley isn’t judging her team’s progress simply on record alone.

It is truly about a process.

The Roughies were 0-10 through their first 10 games, and they had an 0-18 final record last season. They also have scored in just two games in the process.

“Our record doesn’t reflect how we’re playing,” said Marley. “We have been right in games and we’re playing well.

“Our biggest issue is putting the ball in the net. We have been a very defensive team.”

Marley also has been appreciative of her team’s work ethic.

Roughie Roundup Three Roughie harriers finish in the top-20

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Catty girls soccer lost to Lehighton in overtime, 2-1 on Monday.

Both regulation goals came in the first half. The Indians struck first thanks to Ashley Marchesault who was assisted by Casey Hanley.

But Haleigh Toto would tie the game at 1-1 with an unassisted goal.

After a scoreless second half, Lehighton would strike for the game-winner in overtime on a corner kick from Katie Aaron who found Brittney Batasavage for the game-winner.

Madison Hicks made six saves while Catty fired off 13 shots in the loss.

The CHS record is now 4-6 on the season.

Salisbury up next for Catasauqua

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Missing the small details in a football game can lead to lack of execution. That, in, turn, usually doesn’t result in a favorable outcome.

Catasauqua’s football team knows the feeling.

“It’s the little things and breakdowns that have hurt us,” said Roughies’ head coach Mike McClarin. “We start off well and then we shoot ourselves in the foot. We have been so close to finishing drives, and then the other teams comes back with a big play.

“We have had trouble finishing.”

Ben Langsdorf happy to be part of team

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ben Langsdorf always liked to run.

As a freshman, he joined the Catasauqua track team and ran the 800 and the mile. The following year, Langsdorf decided to take it a step further when he joined the cross country team.

“I have been running around ever since I can remember,” he said. “I thought it would be fun to join the track team. Ever since I decided to join the cross country team, I have fallen in love with it since.”

Langsdorf, a senior, has been a steady performer for the Roughies the past two seasons, and sees himself as making an impact.

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic has scored 9 TDs.

Troxell helping to lead the Catty boys soccer team

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Derek Troxell may only be a junior, but he certainly is one of the elder statesman on the Catasauqua soccer team.

He has taken the cue from his older brother, Devon, who graduated last year and was a mainstay on the team as well in the community.

In his team’s recent 7-0 win over Dieruff, Troxell not only scored a pair of goals, but he also provided the team with insight and leadership.

Harriers enjoy nice start to season

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s early cross country returns can be a successful run for the Roughie harriers throughout the season.

The Roughies’ girls squad took second place in the class A bracket of the Moravian Academy Invitational Aug. 30 to begin the season.

Junior Lexi Rushatz topped the field for Catty with a 12th-place finish from the 109-girl field. Overall, the Roughies finished seventh as a team.

“The girls are off to a great start,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “They ran really hard and we have a strong nucleus overall.