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Feiertag's career night leads boys

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team overcame a 15-point second quarter deficit to win the opener of Lehigh Valley Conference play last Friday night at home 71-68 in overtime over Allen.

Nate Feiertag had a career-high night, scoring 27 points. He grabbed 11 rebounds on the night for the double-double.

"I wanted to play aggressively and attack," said Feiertag. "I didn't want to settle for jumpers, I wanted to get to the basket, get rebounds, and get in there and get foul shots."...

Wrestlers hold for close win over Freedom

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

In their first official match of the season, the Emmaus wrestlers had a strong showing in the lower weight classes and then hung on for a victory when the upper weight classes hit the mat. The result was a 29-27 win over Freedom to put the Hornets at 1-0 on the season.

After Mac Lawrence picked up a 7-1 win at 152 pounds, Emmaus led 23-3, but things got tougher from there, with Freedom picking up a win by forfeit at 160 and then getting two straight decisions to make it 23-5. Thomas...

Chicks hand Hornet girls first league defeat

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After five days off, the Emmaus girls basketball team returned to work Friday night against Allen and the outcome wasn't what they expected. The Lady Canaries, led by Dashanae Hardy's 14 points came away with a 50-42 win over Emmaus, which falls to 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

The loss can be traced back to another slow offensive start. Allen came out shooting, while Emmaus struggled to hit a basket in the early going. The result was that the Hornets fell...

Girls bounce back quickly to topple Easton

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

They say that when you fall off a horse, the best thing to do is get right back up on the horse and start riding. If that's true, then it was probably a good thing for the Emmaus girls basketball team that they were back on the court not much more than 12 hours after a tough 41-37 loss to East Stroudsburg South on Friday night.

When the girls got back on the court on Saturday in the Yasso/Rothrock Christmas City Classic, they showed no signs of a hangover from their tough opening...

Emmaus boys split first two games

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The opening weekend of high school basketball was one of ups and downs for the Emmaus boys squad.

On Friday night, the season opened with an impressive 63-35 win over East Stroudsburg South in a game that saw Derek Tannous (23 points) and Nate Feiertag (22 points) each hit for over 20 points. While Feiertag was getting the job done inside, Tannous hit six three-pointers to help boost his scoring total.

The following day, Emmaus was back on the court at the Christmas City...

Schaf, Grabowski are golden at SV tourney

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus wrestling team competed in the Saucon Valley Invitational this past Saturday and came away with a fourth place finish with two of their wrestlers taking first place in their weight classes. Senior Jansen Grabowski (145 pounds) and freshman Lucas Schaf (106 pounds) won their weight classes.

Schaf, competing in his first high school event, was especially impressive, taking a major decision over Stefhan Capie of West Scranton in the finals. At 145, Grabowski beat Joel Toledo...

Swim team kicks off year at State College

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus swim team headed west for their annual pilgrimage to the State College Individual Tri-Meet against State College and North Allegheny to open the 2012-2013 season. The result was a second place finish for the boys team and a third place finish for the girls.

Junior Cody Wimmer had a strong showing for Emmaus, finishing first in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events in individual competition. Wimmer was also part of the 200-and 400-yard freestyle relay teams that finished...

WRESTLING PREVIEW Grapplers look to make jump in tough LVC

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season, Troy Newhard put his name in Emmaus High School record books, becoming the first Emmaus wrestler to win back-to-back District 11 championships. This season, Newhard is gone, but the expectations remain high for a team that went 15-7 last season and has a lot of returning wrestlers on their squad.

Besides the graduation of Newhard (33-4), the only loss is Andrew Dunn (22-14), who transferred to Bethlehem Catholic. Dunn, wrestled at 170 and made it to the second round of...

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Hornets expect to be in contention

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Losing eight seniors to graduation could cause a coach to look at a season as a rebuilding year. Instead, Steve Yoder prefers to look at the 2012-13 basketball season as a reloading year for his Emmaus team.

Last season, Emmaus won the Lehigh Valley Conference championship, but was denied a trip to the PIAA tournament when they lost a heartbreaking 60-56 game to Easton. With that in mind, the Hornets have a target on their backs, but are also in the mood to seek a little revenge....

GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Optimism in Dunn's second year at helm

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

In Billy Dunn's first season as head coach of the Emmaus girls basketball team, there was an admitted learning curve. Dunn brought with him a whole new system that took some time for his players to adjust to playing under. This season, all that is in the past and the players are on the same page as their coach.

After a 15-7 record last season, the expectations are high for the program. Three seniors from last year's team - Sandra Gee, Leah Horton and Shaniece Jackson - are playing...