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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...

Shafnisky show spoils Hornet Homecoming

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The blue print was set; the strategy was known stop Nick Shafnisky and have a chance to win. But the senior quarterback, and Lehigh commit, didn't cooperate. His four touchdowns, and 373 total yards of offense, powered Whitehall past Emmaus 27-14 on Homecoming night last Friday.

Earlier in the week, head coach Joe Bottiglieri noted the importance of slowing down the Zephyrs catalyst. The Green Hornets defense did all they can to keep them in the game, but Shafnisky moved the ball...

Still #1

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Even though it was their ninth straight Lehigh Valley Conference Championship, the winning never gets old for veteran coach Sue Butz-Stavin, who is in her 37th season as the head coach of the Emmaus field hockey team.

The latest triumph was a 4-0 win over Liberty, a team that handed Emmaus their only loss of the regular season. The win stretched the new Emmaus win streak to 12 games, putting them at 19-1 on the season.

"It's always nice to win and I'm always happy for the girls...

Nazareth game a must win

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team was 4-2 heading into its previous road game two weeks ago against a Liberty team that hadn't tasted a victory yet in the 2012 season. The Green Hornets have lost their last two games, including a 27-14 homecoming loss to Whitehall last week. Emmaus (4-4) needs one win over the final two games to have a shot at a postseason berth.

"We had a short practice [Monday]," said head coach Joe Bottiglieri. "The kids came out, did a good job and were very focused. They'...

Roda lifts Hornets to title

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus seniors AJ Bishop and Ben Roda have been playing soccer together since they were eight years old. The chemistry the two possess on the field is clearly evident.

And during last Thursday's LVC boys soccer championship game against Parkland, that cohesion was on full display during the season's biggest moment thus far.

Bishop connected with his Hornet teammate early in the second half to break a scoreless tie, and Roda added his second goal of the game in double-overtime...

Tennis falls in team districts

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls tennis team came into the District 11 tournament seeded fifth and were thrown right into the fire against a tough Northampton team. While there were tight matches throughout, Northampton picked up wins in key matches and were able to get away with a 4-1 win over Emmaus.

Northampton was able to win the number two doubles match pitting Emily Moss and Georgia Weaver against Emmaus' Kristina Phelan and Amy Yang, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, a reversal in fortune from the earlier...

Volleyball gets past Golden Hawks

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Whether it was a bout of bad luck or unnerving news from an opponents point of of view, the loss of Bethlehem Catholic's Lauren Hess before Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball semifinals was important.

Hess, who has been one of the area's top players all season, couldn't play because of an eye infection and the domino effect proceeded.

The Hawks, who swept Emmaus during the regular season, lost in three games Monday night 25-14, 25-23, 25-19 at Liberty's Memorial...

Mustangs pull first-ever sweep of NP

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Mac Mustangs completed a sweep of the North Parkland teams for first time in the organization's short history.

The 125's finished the season 8-0 with a 16-8 win over North Parkland Sunday. Izaiah McPherson started the scoring with a 54-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter and Chris Smith added the extra point for an 8-0 lead. After North Parkland tied it at 8-8, the Mustangs took the ball on a long drive led by the passing of Stefan Rollin, who hit Liam Ross several...

Lil Hornets top K-Kids in playoff tuneup

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Hornet 125-pound team closed out the regular season with a 25-8 victory over the Northampton K-Kids to boost its record to 6-2.

Noah Breidinger scored three touchdowns and Harrison Ike scored the other on a long run behind a great job by the offensive line. Jarod Kish, Greg Johnson and Paul Shive had strong games on the offensive line. Defensively, Nick Roselli had seven tackles, including three on special teams to set the tone of the game. Giuseppe Carbone and Brett Meilinger had...