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Baseball team settles for split in doubleheader

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus and Parkland were initially scheduled to meet back on April 18, but three rainouts pushed the game back to the final game of the regular season and made for an interesting scenario.

The scheduling resulted in both teams having to play double-headers on the final day of the Lehigh Valley Conference regular season and Emmaus downed Central Catholic 9-3, while Parkland avenged an earlier loss to Whitehall by beating the Zephyrs 6-2.

With those wins in the books, the Emmaus...

Hornets fall in semifinal

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR Special to the Press in HS Sports

Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland both took care of business Monday night in rivalry matches in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals at Whitehall.

The Hawks ousted Liberty in four games 25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 25-13, while Parkland also needed four games to break past a scrappy Emmaus squad en route to the finals during a 25-20, 27-25, 25-27, 25-18 result.

The Trojans won a pivotal game two on Monday night after letting an 11-5 lead slip into a 24-21 deficit until they pulled out...

Hornet girls take team title at LVC track meet

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

"It's all about the will to win."

That is the description Hanna Brosky gave of the 400-meter dash.

Last week at the two-day, Lehigh Valley Conference track and field championships at Whitehall's Zephyr Sports Complex, Brosky possessed that desire and earned the gold in that fierce race to the finish line.

With a final time of 58.89 seconds, the speedy junior found herself atop the medal stand after that race. She returned to the top of the podium two more times before...

Parkland edges Emmaus in LVC girls lax title game

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

The game time temperature is a chilly 49 degrees. The stands are sprinkled with patrons sporting winter jackets, gloves and scarves.

That was the scene at Nazareth High School just moments before the opening faceoff of the Lehigh Valley Conference girls' lacrosse championship between the No. 1 seeded Parkland Trojans and the No. 3 seed Emmaus Green Hornets.

Emmaus (10-10) won that opening faceoff, but they fell just short of Parkland (16-4) when the final buzzer sounded and the...

Softball seeking first LVC crown

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Since the formation of the Lehigh Valley Conference for the 2002-2003 season, coach John Eyer has guided his Lady Green Hornets to four division titles and two District 11 titles, but an LVC title has eluded his teams.

Monday night, Emmaus took a big step toward getting that monkey off its back with a 6-2 come-from-behind win over top-seeded Northampton in 10 innings.

The win puts Emmaus into the LVC Championship game where it faces two-time defending champion Bethlehem...

Emmaus boys lax falls in 3 overtimes

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Emmaus tried to put the game out of a reach again and again in the second half of Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference boys lacrosse championship game.

The Hornets took a two-goal lead three times in the second half. Each time Parkland answered to get back within a goal.

Finally with 12.5 seconds left, Parkland's Josh Pope tied the game for the first time since early in the second half. Two and a half overtimes later, Trojan senior Brett Kudlak popped in the game-winner to give...

Emmaus falls to Parkland in D-11 tennis final

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys tennis team ended the season at the most important team match District 11 has to offer.

The Hornets took on Parkland in Saturday's District 11 title match, falling to the Trojans 3-0.

"Parkland has a great team as far as depth on their team," said Emmaus head coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos. "They constantly reload with top players. Our team definitely has some stars. Walking into this match, I knew we lost in the regular season, I thought maybe with this match we...

Girls lax comes up short to Parkland

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a 14-4 loss to Parkland back on April 12, the Emmaus girls lacrosse team rattled off five straight Lehigh Valley Conference victories, and six or their last seven wins overall. But last Thursday night at Emmaus Memorial Field, the Lady Green Hornets were stung once again by the Trojans, this time in a one-goal loss, 12-11.

"We've definitely improved since that point," head coach Nancy DeBellis said about the earlier loss to Parkland. "We've had some good runs. The girls are...

Doubles duo falls in District 11 final

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

A week after freshmen phenom Matt FitzMaurice was taken down in the District 11 AAA singles final, FitzMaurice teamed up with junior Rowan Hobson in the District 11 doubles tournament. Ironically, the road to the final went through a familiar pairing.

In the semifinal round, FitzMaurice/Hobson defeated fellow teammates Ryan Jaeger and Mike Hensler 6-1, 6-0, and they did not lose more than two games in a set up to the final. But Parkland's No. 1 seed of Egor Ivanov and Nick Kshatri...

Fatzinger HR fuels victory

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Jason Fatzinger doesn't consider himself to be a power-hitter, but he does have a knack for summoning some extra power at the most opportune times. Against Nazareth earlier this season, Fatzinger launched a game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Nazareth 3-2. Last week, he went deep against Freedom to start a big offensive day for the Hornets.

Emmaus and Freedom were scoreless in the top of the third when Fatzinger ripped a long home run to left-center field...