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Hornet wrestlers return from Reno

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's been a little over two weeks since the Emmaus Hornets have wrestled a dual meet in the Lehigh Valley and they have yet to wrestle in front of the home crowd this season. All that changes Thursday when they face a tough Northampton team at home in a much anticipated match.

The last action for Emmaus wrestlers came in Reno, Nevada, in the Reno Tournament of Champions, one of the premier high school wrestling tournaments in the country. Overall, Emmaus wrestlers went 17-26, but...

EHS hockey wins third straight

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Jeremy Hoffer's two second half goals proved to be crucial for Emmaus (6-3-1) as the Green Hornets held on to defeat Pleasant Valley/Quakertown 7-5 last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The Quakers scored two third period goals to put some pressure on, but did not have enough in their tank to come all of the way back, with some solid play from the defense and goal keeper Michael Smoker (21 saves) to preserve the win.

It marked the third straight victory...

Swimmers stay busy over break

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

While high school athletes don't really get a full break over the holidays, the swim team had a bit of a down time after their high-pressure meet with rival Parkland going into the break.

The annual Winter Invitational gives the team a chance to stay in competition mode, but with much less pressure. The event is a non-scoring meet that coach Tim O'Connor uses to get kids opportunities to compete in different events than they're sometimes used to swimming.

"A few years ago, we...

Emmaus splits with Parkland

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus and Parkland split in their annual rivalry swimming meet at Emmaus High School on Saturday, with the Emmaus boys (4-0, 4-0) taking a relatively easy 133-53 win over Parkland, and the girls (3-1, 3-1) dropping their first meet of the season, falling 100.5-85.5 to the Lady Trojans.

While the boys led from their first event, when their relay teams took first, second and fourth in the 200-yard medley, the girls had a tougher day. Things started tough for the girls as they fell...

Swim rivalry never disappoints

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Lehigh Valley is blessed with some big rivalries.

There's the Lehigh/Lafayette and Muhlenberg/Moravian football games in college. And high school football has Easton/Phillipsburg.

But for pure competiveness, tradition and fun, the rivalry between the Emmaus and Parkland swimming programs is something to witness.

The event brings former students and their families back year after year even when they no longer have family members swimming in the meet, but that's just...

Emmaus girls fall to Central

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Lady Hornet basketball team faced two of the better teams in the area this past week and unfortunately, came away on the short end of both scores.

East Stroudsburg South downed Emmaus 49-43 Wednesday night and division rival Central Catholic (6-0, 3-0) continued its unbeaten run with a 53-41 win over Emmaus (2-3, 1-1) Friday night.

Central Catholic's win gave head coach Mike Kopp his 897th career win, and Dunn, who was an assistant at Central Catholic before taking the head...

Hornets fall to Central

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team caught Allentown Central Catholic on the wrong night.

The Vikings (4-0 overall, 3-0 LVC) had almost everything going for them, and outplayed the Green Hornets for a 65-46 win last Friday night. It was the first loss at Rockne Hall in the past four years for Emmaus (2-3 overall, 0-2 LVC).

Central Catholic comes into the season as the favorite in the Lehigh Valley Conference. It didn't show early on as the two teams combined for 14 points in the...

Lady Hornets win two straight

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a tough opening-game loss to Liberty, the Emmaus girls have bounced back with two impressive wins over Hamburg and Allen.

In their home opener, the Lady Hornets pounded Allen, who beat the Hornets in both of their meetings last season. This season, Emmaus grabbed an impressive 70-26 win, allowing the Canaries just two points in the game's final quarter.

"I told the girls that we continue to work hard and build and we've really taken a one-game at a time approach," said...

Unbeaten swim teams prepare for Parkland

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's still very early in the season, but the Emmaus boys and girls swim teams are both undefeated.

The boys team has pounded Freedom (124-61) and Whitehall (114-22), while the girls have picked up a 111-75 win over Freedom and an 80-60 win over Whitehall in a hard-fought contest.

Against Whitehall, the girls were tied after the 50-yard freestyle and coach Tim O'Connor challenged his girls to do better. O'Connor said that in the past, he had to stick with some of his girls...

Liberty takes control in overtime

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The final game of the 2013 Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic at Liberty High School between teh host Hurricanes and Emmaus needed more than 32 minutes to declare a winner.

Following four quarters of play in which neither team separated itself by more than six points, the teams went into overtime tied at 45-45.

The Hurricanes, however, quickly took control of the extra quarter. Following a layup by the Hornets' Joey Nicolini to start overtime, the Hurricanes responded with...