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Hornets boys prepare for district playoff run

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

At this time last year the Emmaus boys basketball team was heading into the District 11 tournament as the Lehigh Valley Conference champions. With the loss of some talented seniors, and a well-rounded conference, the Green Hornets missed the league playoffs by one game, but look toward a wide open Class 4A field.

Number 7 seed Emmaus (11-11) will face 10th-seeded Pleasant Valley (13-10) in the opening round Wednesday night at Emmaus. And head coach Steve Yoder has one main thing in...

Future looks bright for Wambold

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

When you set a goal, it's supposed to be one that isn't necessarily easy to reach, but also is realistic.

Golfer Kyle Wambold set a goal for himself that nobody thought would be easy and some thought might not truly be realistic. As it turned out, Wambold's goal - to finish the high school golf season with an average under 70 - wasn't always easy, but he made it realistic; and most importantly, achieved his goal.

When all of the scores were tallied, Wambold finished the season...

Youth wrestlers finish season

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The East Penn youth exhibition and Junior Varsity wrestling teams recently finished up their season. They participated in 10 JV dual meets, four Friday night exhibition duals and three tournaments. On the weekend of February 2-3 they completed the final events, which were the two end-of-season Valley Elementary Wrestling League (VEWL) tournaments. Fifty wrestlers from the East Penn program participated in this event with 18 individuals placing in the top four of their weight class.

Five divers advance to district meet

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus diving program continued its development and placed five divers into the district meet scheduled for this Saturday. The Emmaus divers will enjoy somewhat of a home-pool advantage, with the meet being held at the high school this year.

Anna Overholts took the top finish among the Emmaus girls at the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships this past Saturday. Overholts finished fifth among the girls, while teammate Serena Speer finished 10th. The overall winner on the girls...

PIAA NOTEBOOK PIAA Board needs to act on heat issues

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in HS Sports

With the debate over the length of the PIAA football season long in the rearview mirror, it would seem that football is status quo at the PIAA Board of Directors level.

It is not.

The PIAA Board is currently embroiled in a discussion - some might call it a battle - over how to handle a proposed heat acclimatization program that, no matter how it is implemented, will greatly affect the start of the football practice.

Prompted by concerns from the PIAA's Sports Medicine...

Wrestlers enter districts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus wrestlers are preparing for the District 11 individual championships which take place Friday and Saturday at Liberty High School.

The Hornets, who made the District 11 Duals this season, boast a mix of youth and experience that will all be trying to advance to the Northeast Regional the following week. The top six placewinners from District 11 move on to regionals. Seedings for the district tournament are scheduled to be released on Wednesday night.

Both seniors...

Iobst has grown into a leader for the girls

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Taylor Iobst will be making her fourth and final trip to districts this season as a senior on the Emmaus swimming team. With all of that experience behind her, Iobst knows what to expect and knows that competing at that level doesn't get easier, but her focus to competing at the event has changed.

"Every district meet for me has been very different," said Iobst. "I wouldn't say it gets easier; the excitement's always high, the energy is always high. The pressure is variable, because...

Waiting game for boys basketball team

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Now Emmaus has to wait.

After finishing the regular season Saturday, the Emmaus boys basketball team will have over a week off until it's next game, a District 11 Class AAAA tournament game.

"I don't like it," said Hornet head coach Steve Yoder. "We've gone months now and played consistently. Having a couple days off is one thing, but we're off until next Tuesday."

Despite going 9-5 in Lehigh Valley Conference play, Emmaus (11-11) missed the league playoffs by one game....

Girls wrap up second season under Dunn

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Whenever coaches, fans and players look back on a season, there are usually a few moments that stand out along the way. For a winning team, they're the turning points and the highlights. For a losing team, they're the should-haves and lowlights.

When the final analysis is done on the girls basketball season, the autopsy reveals a season that may have been disappointing, but there were plenty of good things that happened to the team, too.

While they went 15-8 in Billy Dunn's...

Moms take the plunge on Senior Night

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

No matter how old, every tradition had a starting point. That first moment when someone said, "Hey, what if we…"

Well, the Emmaus swim team may have a new tradition that started with a few of the moms sitting around talking about Senior Night and how great it is for the kids. That innocent tradition led to the senior moms joining their kids in the pool fully clothed during the Senior Night celebrations for the swim team.

Nobody knows for sure if the moms truly did start a new...