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Girls take 2nd at ASD Invitational

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Hearing footsteps is usually a scary premise in sports. It sometimes causes receivers in football to drop a pass. Occasionally it even distracts an infielder from cleanly fielding a ground ball.

To Emmaus sprinter Chanel Boothman, the sound of pattering feet motivates her.

"Most of the time I listen for footsteps," the senior said. "It sounds weird, but I do. Once I hear it a little bit closer to me, I start speeding up."

Boothman heard plenty of footsteps during her...

Softball team wants to peak at the right time

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a streak of four losses in five games, Emmaus softball is hoping for better days ahead. The Hornets have broken that streak with wins over Hamburg and Pottsville to move to 7-4 on the season overall and 4-3 in the Lehigh Valley Conference. Even with the tough stretch, Emmaus still leads the West Division of the LVC, with Allen (2-4) being their closest competitor.

The schedule has tough games with Liberty (5-1, 8-1) and Bethlehem Catholic (4-2, 6-3) coming up. Emmaus lost to...

Hornets hand Trojans first loss

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When Patrick Bryan rose up at the net to take a pass from senior setter Jake Reynolds, he just wanted to get the final point.

When Bryan's spike hit the court in play, the Emmaus boys volleyball team could celebrate a thrilling 3-2 victory over unbeaten rival Parkland last Wednesday night at Emmaus High School by scores of 13-25, 25-18, 26-24, 18-25, and 24-22.

The defending District 11 Class AAA champ Green Hornets (7-1 overall, 6-1 Lehigh Valley Conference) responded to...

LVU gets accepted into US Soccer Academy

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Greg Ramos had been applying since 2008 to get Lehigh Valley United acceptance into U.S. Soccer's development academy.

On April 1, the region's top youth soccer club finally became a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for the U-14 age group of players born in 2000 and 2001.

For Ramos, the Executive Director of Soccer Operations at LVU, the news came on April Fools Day, but he was pretty sure it wasn't a joke when he got the call.

"I was in contact with U.S....

Baseball still undefeated at season's halfway point

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

With the first half of the high school baseball season in the books, Emmaus has already clinched a spot in districts with a 10-0 overall record, bringing about thoughts of a perfect season. Between now and the end of the season, though, there is a lot of work to be done and nobody is taking anything for granted.

Emmaus' latest win was an 11-1 romp over Scranton Prep, which dropped the Cavaliers to 5-3 on the season. Joel Bartoni started and pitched four innings, allowing just one...

FitzMaurice nabs No. 2 seed in D-11

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The District 11 singles tournament gets underway today after some juggling to find venues, caused by the closing of the West End Racquet Club, the traditional venue for district tennis events. In Class AAA, the opening rounds will be played at Saucon Valley High School before the tournament moves to Parkland High School for the quarter and semifinal rounds. The finals will be played at Lehigh University on Monday.

Emmaus has two players in the field, with Matt FitzMaurice being given...

Tennis season nears end

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus started this past week against rival Parkland, which came into the match with a 109-game winning streak against Lehigh Valley Conference opponents. Unfortunately for the Hornets, they weren't able to end that streak as Parkland grabbed a 5-2 win, giving Emmaus its first loss of the season.

In singles, Emmaus swept the top two spots, with Matt FitzMaurice and Rowan Hobson each picking up straight-set wins. Hobson's scheduled opponent, Pete Harrison, was absent from the match,...

Walck's career-high lifts girls lacrosse

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

It was a game that Emmaus needed, and one that the Hornets were supposed to win.

Losers of three of their last four games, including two at the beginning of last week to Wilson West Lawn (14-6) and Nazareth (11-10), the Emmaus girls' lacrosse team needed a boost to get back on track.

During Thursday's game against Freedom, that lift came from one of Emmaus' senior leaders, Dakota Walck.

Walck, who tied a career-high with seven goals and the most in a game this year,...

EHS boys lax takes down No. Allegheny

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Saturday afternoon's boys' lacrosse matchup against North Allegheny had a little bit more meaning than just another nonconference game.

Emmaus assistant coach J.D. Wilson coached in the western area of the state, and he became quite familiar with the Tigers of North Allegheny over his career there.

On Saturday, it was all smiles for the Hornets and their coaching staff.

The Hornets (8-1 overall; 5-1 in LVC) jumped out to a 5-1 lead at halftime and lead by as much as 9-1...

Girls track starts 4-0

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Shannon Petrunak has a poster in her classroom that reads "Make an effort, not an excuse."

The English teacher doesn't just hold her students to that, she also preaches that to her track and field team, especially during this wild spring sports season.

"I don't want them to use the weather and lack of practice outside as an excuse," she said. "Everyone has had to deal with this weather and these situations. I don't do well with excuses."

Petrunak's track and field squad...