Catasauqua Press

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Saltwater Fishing Expo coming up this weekend

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid saltwater fishing fan, you have to attend the only saltwater fishing show in the northeast. And until you can wet a line in the suds, the Saltwater Fishing Expo in New Jersey serves as a primer to the upcoming saltwater season.

This annual saltwater expo kicks off its three-day run on Friday, March 17. It features the latest in saltwater tackle, boats, watercraft gear and seminars that cover the gamut of saltwater angling. In fact, there are tackle items offered that can’t be found in most tackle shops or big box stores.

Nosal enjoys ‘unique experience’

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Making his first trip, Ben Nosal wasn’t in awe of the overall spectacle and heightened atmosphere of the PIAA state wrestling championships at Hershey’s Giant Center.

Instead, the senior began to realize the significance of the end of his high school career, regardless of the final outcome. He was the first Catty wrestler in three years to make the trip.

Girls look to get back on track for 2017-18 season

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Through their first seven games, the Catasauqua girls’ basketball team appeared to be on track to the destination of the district playoffs. The Roughies were coming off a 9-13 season, one in which they matured and developed toward the next step.

They had a 3-4 record before they played a struggling Palisades team and looked to even their season mark at .500. However, the Roughies came out flat and suffered a 28-18 defeat. From there, they also lost starter Ghia Moore, who left the program to transfer to another school.

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE Hawks advance ten to Day 2

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.

Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket.

WRESTLING - Three see season end

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After a stellar dual meet season, Catasauqua’s wrestling team arguably continues to have one of the most successful athletic campaigns in the school this year.

The Roughies will extend their season this weekend when senior Ben Nosal travels to Hershey for the state tournament. It has been a season in which they have reached their goals.

Catty had four regionals qualifiers, advanced 10 wrestlers into the second round of districts, and they also competed in the district duals. The Roughies also finished among the top 10 teams in the Class 2A district meet.

HOOPS - Boys fall to Valley Forge

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When they faced Valley Forge in a PIAA District 11/1 Class 3A game, Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team literally has to overcome some tall odds.

Catty took the court facing a lineup that had a 6-10 center and four other players over 6-2, while their tallest player was six-foot.

Regardless, the Roughies displayed a valiant effort before they eventually fell in a 91-46 defeat at Valley Forge Military Academy. It marked the end of the 2016-17 campaign for the Roughies, who finished with an overall 9-15 mark.

Ben Nosal heads to Hershey

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

As he prepares likely for one of the biggest moments in his life, Ben Nosal remembers a time when wrestling was just something to do in sixth grade. It was a sharp contrast from older brothers Shawn and Jared, both of whom were heavily involved in the sport at a young age.

“A lot of my friends were out for wrestling, so I decided to go out,” noted Nosal. “At first, I wasn’t very good, but it wasn’t the end of the world to me. But I wanted to keep working on it.

Buskirk is scholar athlete winner

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.

Whitehall’s Buskirk football scholar athlete winner

Monday, March 6, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.

Parkland girls, Emmaus boys take titles; Hurricanes sweep boys relays

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 swimming championships were held Friday and Saturday. Champions in each event earned automatic qualification for the state meet, which will be held March 15-18 at Bucknell University.

The following is a recap of district champions from Lehigh Valley Press area teams, including a few district record-breakers. For more about the meet see this week’s issues of the Press.

Class 3A

The Parkland girls and Emmaus boys teams won district titles with both teams scoring 401 points for the team gold.