Catasauqua Press

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Catty falls to Wilson, Notre Dame

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua wrestling dropped two recent matches over the last week.

Their most recent contest was a 67-0 loss to Wilson on Monday night.

Prior to that, the Roughs dropped a much closer contest to Notre Dame Green Pond 46-36.

The Crusaders got a fall and a forfeit for a quick 12-0 lead in a match that started at 132. That was followed by Benjamin Langsdorf and Sebastian Henry forfeit victories for Catty to make it 12-12.

Phantoms beat Hershey Bears outdoors

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Years ago, the great John Facenda, the voice of NFL Films, used his legendary voice to refer to “the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field,” as he talked about the Green Bay Packers and their historic field. It wasn’t quite that dramatic, but the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Hershey Bears took to the ‘frozen tundra of Hersheypark Stadium’ recently, with Lehigh Valley skating to a 5-2 win over Hershey.

For Bond, basketball is life

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Cullen Bond, basketball is a family thing.

More importantly, it is life.

Bond is one of three brothers who have played in the Roughies’ program. In his senior season, Bond is enjoying the fruits of the Roughies’ strong season.

It has been a time of the present and the past.

“We expected to have a good season,” said Bond, who is a 6-3 post player. “We had a bad loss to start the season against Nazareth, but then we bounced back with a big win over Notre Dame.

Catty boys still have some obstacles to clear

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team is experiencing one of its better seasons in recent years, as the Roughies are on top of the Colonial League Western Division and have clinched a district playoff spot.

Yet, head coach Eric Snyder realizes there are still some obstacles ahead.

“We have to get our scoring back,” said Snyder. “We have been getting scoring from a number of people, but teams have been scouting us and making adjustments. We have to start shooting more.

“We have done a nice job, but we still have some tough games ahead.”

Great American Outdoors Show approaching

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark your calendar for Feb. 3-11, the dates for the largest consumer outdoors show in the world.

The Great American Outdoor Show rolls into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and it’s the most comprehensive outdoor show you’ll ever attend. For us folks here in the Southeast, we refer to this extravaganza as “the Harrisburg show” because it’s been well known over the years and there’s none like it or even comes close to it.

Catty beats Knights

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team experienced a tale of two halves - twice last week.

Isiah Graves led Catasauqua to one of the most exciting halves of basketball in recent Lehigh Valley memory in the Jan. 13 contest against Northampton.

The senior guard scored 15 of Catty’s first 18 points and finished the first half with 26 points. With less than five seconds remaining in the second quarter, he corralled an inbound pass from Catty’s baseline and calmly sank a 55-foot buzzer beater to send the CHS Gymnasium into a frenzy.

Then the halftime whistle blew.

Mission Accomplished

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Boys achieve one goal: a District 11 berth

Catasauqua’s basketball team reached one major goal with their 58-40 win over Pen Argyl Monday night.

The Roughies clinched a District 11 3A playoff berth as they raised their overall record to 10-4 and 9-2 in the Colonial League. Catty leads the league’s Western Division and is seeded second in the Class 3A power rankings behind Valley Forge Military Academy.

It was a relief to clinch one of their goals this season.

Wrestlers beat PHS

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Catasauqua edged Palmerton 42-37 in a Colonial League wrestling match from last week.

The Rough Riders took advantage of four, forfeit wins, but also came up with three pins in the victory.

The Bombers actually started the match winning five of the first six bouts, which started at 126, to take a 29-6 lead. Tyler Melendez was the lone winner in that span, winning by forfeit at 132.

Girls break their losing streak

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Catasauqua’s girls’ basketball team will look to their final chapter on the season as a possible building block for the future as well as looking to pick up some victories along the way.

The Roughies took their first step when they ended a six-game losing streak Monday night with a 41-30 victory at Pen Argyl. It was their first win since they won the opening game over Plumstead Christian, 48-31, in the Wilson Tournament Dec. 27.