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Fine caps stellar career as goalie

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

John Cari, boys soccer coach at Emmaus, isn't very used to having someone in goal for him that doesn't have the last name Fine.

He's losing his latest Fine, Kevin, to graduation after giving him 54 wins and 38 1/2 shutouts during his high school career. Prior to Kevin, there was Andy Fine, who captured 37 wins for Cari.

"My mom actually calculated it a couple weeks ago and my brother and I have somewhere around two-thirds of the wins with coach Cari," laughed Kevin. The latest...

Lower Mac 110s, 95s advance to championship game

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 110-pound Lower Macungie Mustangs advanced to the league champsionship game by beating South Parkland 6-0 in a thrilling overtime battle last weekend.

After a defensive stalemate that led to overtime, the Mustangs' defense came up big again on four plays in South Parkland's opening overtime possession. Three plays later, Bailey O'Connor tossed the game-winning touchdown pass to Carlton Lovette which sealed the win. While the offense did not score in regulation, the Mustangs were...

Hornet 80s win tourney title, flags take second

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus 80-pound Hornets completed their 2012 season with an undefeated 10-0 record and won their end of season tournament hosted by North Parkland. The Hornets defeated Saucon Valley in the semis, 37-18, to advance to the championship game.

The team put on an offensive display by scoring six touchdowns led by the blocking of Nick Davidson, Connor Brophy, Jake Fotta, Trevor Gitski and Chase Fotta. Three touchdowns were scored by Jared Groller, two by Tyson Karrat and one by Lance...

Girls compete in state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Knowing they didn't have the firepower to compete with the state's top cross country teams, the only goal for the Emmaus girls team at last weekend's state meet was to run its best.

The Lady Hornets did that as all seven runners showed improvement from the last time they ran the course. They placed 17th out of 18 teams in Class AAA at Saturday's PIAA Championship race in Hershey.

"The biggest goal we had was to get here," said head coach Dan Wessner. "Anything after that was a...

Volleyball knocked out in semifinals

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus volleyball team, 3-1 winners over Pottsville in the first round of districts, were forced to play defending state champion Parkland shorthanded in the District 11 semifinals. Senior setter Lisa Wallitsch, a three-time all-LVC selection, suffered a mild concussion during the first round game and was forced to sit out for precautionary reasons.

The feisty Green Hornets team never seemed to lose a beat in the absence of Wallitsch, but the Trojans were just a little too much to...

Hornets drop regular season finale

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When asked earlier in the week about how to stop Parkland, head coach Joe Bottiglieri didn't really have a definitive answer, but he stressed about slowing down their offensive threats. The only problem is, the Trojans have a plethora of talented athletes on the offensive side of the ball.

Maybe the most explosive player, Jarel Elder, did not play because of an ankle injury, but Tim Baranek and Eli Redmond made up for him, each rushing for more than 100 yards and at least one...

Hornets stifle Blue Eagles for district win

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It wasn't exactly the type of inspired performance that Emmaus field hockey fans have come to expect, but the one goal that Emmaus scored Saturday was enough for a 1-0 win over Nazareth and a trip to the District 11 semifinals, stretching its record to 20-1 on the season.

For a second, nobody was even quite sure that Teresa Carotenuto's goal had actually gone in, but as the players looked around, the ball was resting comfortably in the back of the cage and Emmaus had taken a 1-0 lead...

Bray, Brosky lead girls to states

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Linsdey Bray has been on the Emmaus cross country team all four years of high school. She always wanted to run in the PIAA State Championship meet, but was unable to qualify her first three years.

Last Wednesday's District 11 Championship Meet was her last chance to earn a trip to states, and the senior came through.

Bray ran the race in 20 minutes and 21 seconds to finish in eighth place and earn a spot at this weekend's state meet in Hershey.

"I'm very excited," said...

Football scores huge win over Nazareth

Friday, November 2, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Not many people gave Emmaus a chance.

But the Hornets didn't pay any attention to the outside noise when they traveled to Nazareth High School's Andrew S. Leh Stadium to take on the Blue Eagles last Friday night.

After the Blue Eagles went up 7-0 early in the second quarter, the Hornets responded just seconds later. Sophomore running back Wyllim Miller took the ensuing kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown, leading to a string of 28 consecutive points and en route to a 35-14...

Football team ends year with big Trojan rivalry

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team had one of its more season-defining victories last Friday night, with a 35-14 statement win at Nazareth. The win may have vaulted the Green Hornets into a postseason tournament.

"They were feeling pretty good," head coach Joe Bottiglieri said about his team after the game. "We talked about it during the week, going on the road playing a good Nazareth team, we're going to need to step it up and play physical, and play smart. They did just that, and they felt...