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EHS girls volleyball wins two matches

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team entered 2014 with high goals and expectations after a successful 2013 campaign, and a large chunk of their rotation returning.

One of those returning players, senior Mackenzie O'Brien, was one of the top athletes in District 11 a year ago. Her 11 kills and 8 digs helped lead the Green Hornets (2-0) over Dieruff last Thursday by scores of 25-7, 25-5, and 25-6 to keep Emmaus undefeated.

"We've been playing really good defense this year," said O'...

Lady Hornet tennis team is ready to turn a corner

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As a developing young team, Emmaus (1-5, 1-4 EPC) is looking for that one key win that will help set the course for brighter days. That win almost came against rival Parkland (6-3, 5-1 EPC) recently when the Trojans worked to pull out a slim 4-3 win over the Lady Hornets.

Interim coach Dmitri Diamondopolous believes that win would have been a turning point, but is still encouraged by how his team played and what the win might mean for his young players.

"The last couple matches...

Field hockey team has some big games on the horizon

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

"May the battles begin."

That's how field hockey coach Sue Butz-Stavin categorized the week ahead for her team. After a convincing 6-0 win over Nazareth Monday night, Emmaus (4-0, 4-0) now travels to Northampton (5-0, 4-0 EPC) today and then to Parkland (4-2, 3-1 EPC) Friday for key divisional games against tough opponents. While the Lady Hornets were downing Nazareth Monday, Northampton picked up a 1-0 win over Parkland in another divisional battle, setting up the meeting of...

EHS football team prepares to face Freedom

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

It was just one loss. It came against a very good team. There's no reason for Emmaus fans to panic.

"No one's jumping off a bridge yet," said Hornet head coach Randy Cuthbert. "Easton is one of the top teams in the state. It's a long season."

Coming off a 35-7 loss to the Red Rovers, Emmaus takes on a Freedom team that beat Nazareth 67-34 last week and brings a 2-0 record into Friday night's game.

The Patriots run a balanced offense with sophomore quarterback Joe Young...

EHS field hockey shuts out Red Rovers

Friday, September 5, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

With a number of new faces on the roster and a bit of an uneasy feeling about how her team would open the season, Emmaus field hockey coach Sue Butz-Stavin was pleasantly surprised when the Lady Hornets came out of the gate with a 6-0 win over Easton.

"I'm very pleased with the win," she said. "It was a good way to start the season.

"I'll admit, I was nervous because I didn't know how they were going to take the field today, but I thought our girls did an excellent job."


Girls soccer ties Easton in opener

Friday, September 5, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

When your season opener is against a defending league and district champion, you know you're opening with a tough assignment. The Lady Hornets had that challenge Saturday and were able to come away with a 2-2 tie with Easton, even after two overtime periods didn't produce a winner.

The Red Rovers were the final Lehigh Valley Conference champions and then moved on to capture the District 11 championship.

"That's a game that we think is winnable and we're not happy that we didn't...

Hornets run over Timberwolves

Friday, September 5, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Second-year Emmaus head coach Randy Cuthbert felt like many high school coaches do after his team's first game of the season.

He liked some things his team did in Friday night's 41-7 win over East Stroudsburg North. And there were plenty of things the second-year Hornet head coach saw that he'd like to see improve.

"Obviously we were sloppy at times," he said. "The thing I liked the most is when we got into some tough situations the kids always responded."

"We have a lot...

ESN visits for football opener

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

East Stroudsburg North might not be a familiar foe to Emmaus football fans. But the Timerwolves are no mystery to Hornet head coach Randy Cuthbert and his staff.

The former Mountain Valley Conference member is now part the new East Penn Conference and will visit Emmaus Friday to open the 2014 season.

Cuthbert's team will be ready for the Wolves' run-based offense, led by sophomore signal caller Thomas Melchiorre.

"They run the triple option out of different formations,"...

Evans prepares for final season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Princeton University senior Allison Evans, a 2011 Emmaus High School graduate, spent much of her summer in studying abroad in Amsterdam. There, she took classes on social policy and public health.

But while it was her first time leaving the country for academic purposes, her preparation and training for her senior season on the Tigers' field hockey team remained relatively the same. There may have been a shortage of training facilities, but the three-team All-Ivy League selection...

Wallitsch sisters seek conference title

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Amanda and Lisa Wallitsch spent two years at Emmaus High School playing on the same volleyball team.

The two, who now play on the DeSales University women's volleyball team, are continuing their playing career at the collegiate level.

But that's not where the similarities end.

Both are students in DeSales' Sport and Exercise Science Program. Both have aspirations of ending the Bulldogs' three-year drought to Eastern University in the Freedom Conference championship game...