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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...

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....

Hornets drop close game

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus hockey team has been playing great hockey at the right time of the season. The Hornets were riding a six-game unbeaten streak, and haven't lost since a 5-2 decision on December 10 against Phillipsburg.

But Daniel Farkas broke free from the pack and scored what proved to be the game winner in a hard fought, penalty-laden 3-2 Northampton win last Monday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

Emmaus (10-3-2) had tied the game at 2-2, but before it had time to celebrate,...

Boys win triple OT thriller at Allen, keep LVC hopes alive

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team won the game of the year on Friday night at William Allen High School.

The Green Hornets needed three overtimes to finally put the Canaries away, 56-54, and keep themselves in contention for the LVC playoffs.

This was one of those games you had to see to believe. Playoff hopes were on the line, and close games are something head coach Steve Yoder says he's prepared his bunch for all season.

"We've talked since summer time about the fact...

Watkins' hard work pays off

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

With a young team, one thing that basketball coach Billy Dunn talks about a lot is improvement. In his second season as the girls basketball coach, Dunn has seen improvement in his players and one who's right at the top of that list is Drea Watkins.

Watkins first made an impression on Dunn when he saw her play in summer games in 2011 and she has continued to impress ever since. Dunn believes that the fact Watkins is willing to learn and work hard is the reason for the improvement....

Pool general

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Marc Primelo is the kind of guy that every team needs - someone who is competitive, knows how to rally the troops and yet keeps things a little loose. Primelo can often be found leading his team prior to meets by donning a towel as a cape and doing his best Julius Ceasar impression. But when he gets in the pool, it's all business.

"I try to help the team any way that I can. I know that everybody works hard and gives their best and I just try to support them, because it's not always...

District trip is short for wrestlers

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The senior Emmaus wrestlers made their first trip to districts in their high school career, but unfortunately, it was a short stay. An old nemesis, the Northampton Konkrete Kids, came from behind to knock the Hornets out of districts in the preliminary round, taking a 48-27 win.

Things started well for the Hornets, who jumped out to an early lead, taking the first four bouts - Jacob Younger (132 pounds), Cole Franklin (138), Jansen Grabowski (145) and Mac Lawrence (152) all picked up...

Physicality doesn't phase Emmaus

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Goaltender Michael Smoker said it was just hockey, but the physicality, and sometimes chippy play, made for a hockey type of environment.

"That kind of stuff just happens sometimes in hockey," Smoker said. "Their bigger guys stepped up and started hitting, and we didn't back down."

Emmaus rose to the occasion, doing its talking on the scoreboard. Three goals in the first two periods was enough to defeat Pleasant Valley/Quakertown 3-1 Friday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena....