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GIRLS SOCCER McCarthy provides scoring pop

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

What a difference a week can make.

After lamenting a struggling offense that came close to scoring a lot of goals, Emmaus girls soccer coach Rob Rooney is now watching an offense that finishes off scoring chances left, right and center.

The change came, at least in part, thanks to a 1-1 tie with Wilson West Lawn, a team generally perceived as one of the best in Pennsylvania. At the time the two teams met, Wilson was undefeated and untied this season. Whether it was seeing that...

Field hockey responds to rare loss

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It didn't take the Emmaus field hockey team long to bounce back after seeing their long win streak snapped against Liberty. Unfortunately for Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom, the Lady Hornets took their frustrations out against those two teams for the loss to Liberty, beating the Golden Hawks 11-0 and the Patriots 9-0.

Coach Sue Butz-Stavin said that her team got careless in the loss to Liberty, losing a key defender because of a yellow card and not stopping Liberty's penetration into...

Volleyball girls suffer first defeat

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Both Emmaus and Parkland's girls volleyball teams entered last week's Lehigh Valley Conference showdown unbeaten.

And after winning game one 26-24, the Hornets were in good position to hand the Trojans - last season's district and state champion - their first loss.

But that wouldn't be the case. The Trojans responded to win the next three games to defeat the Hornets 3-1 (24-26, 25-14, 26-24, 25-14) to remain perfect on the season.

"When my girls put forth what they put...

Football gives Rovers a scare

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team has spent the last two games on the road, and have come away with their first two losses of the season. The Green Hornets can't be any happier to be back at East Penn School District Stadium this weekend for a matchup against Northampton (2-3).

Emmaus (3-2) will look to bounce back from a tough loss at Easton, a game which may have slipped away. The Green Hornets led 8-0 late in the fourth quarter, but squandered the lead and lost 15-14 in double overtime....

Elek has drawn inspiration through injury

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

A devastating knee injury sidelined Emily Elek the summer before her freshman season at Canisius. It was an unlucky situation for the 2009 Emmaus graduate, who was looking to continue the success of her senior year, winning First Team All-State honors and the District 11 MVP award.

But she didn't get down or sulk, she worked through it and looked toward the following year.

"I think once I got past the injury part, which was rehabilitating with my trainer, the rest was mostly to...

Tennis caps year at LVC tourney

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

The goal was simple for the Emmaus girls tennis team this season show improvement.

After a rough 2011 campaign, the young Hornets grew up, posting 11 wins, eight in league play, this year. That made Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference tournament the icing on the cake.

"We had some tough draws today and ran into some good opponents early on," head coach Kelly Musselman said. "But over the season we really couldn't be any happier. They worked really hard and they all improved so...

Lower Mac gears up for playoffs

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Mac 125s moved to 5-0 with a 36-0 win over Mountainville setting the stage for a division title showdown with rival Emmaus on Saturday at noon at the high school stadium. Stefan Rollins threw for three first half touchdowns, connecting with Drew Dunbar for 22 yards and 54 yards on scores. The other touchdown pass was to Zach Kociban for a 45 yards. Izaiah McPherson had one of his patented long touchdown runs of 38 yards and Josh Artis added the game's final score with a five-yard...

Three golfers make District 11 field

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Mike Lessl knew he was good enough to qualify for districts. But his confidence level stopped about right there.

Heading into Monday's District 11 Golf Championship Qualifier at Woodstone Golf Club in Danielsville, Lessl didn't think he could finish among the top players at the event. Not until he posted the second-lowest score in Class AAA and third-lowest overall in the event.

Lessl fired a four-over par 76 Monday, leading a contingent of three Emmaus players to advance to...

Lil' Hornets buzz past Upper Saucon

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The 125-pound Hornet football team defeated the Upper Saucon Storm 19-8 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Alex Soucy and threw first half touchdown passes to Brent Meilinger and Liam Toomey. The ground game was successful with eight running backs getting positive yardage and Corbin Carraghan running for a touchdown. The Hornet defense played a solid game with Ryan Thomas and Ben Maehrer making numerous tackles in the backfield.

The 110 pounders brought home a win against the Upper...

Waterman the cure for 'Parkland hangover'

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Soccer coach John Cari was glad that his team didn't have a hangover this past week. Or, as he called it, "a Parkland hangover."

Cari was referring to his team having to come back from a 4-0 loss to Parkland (8-0) on Wednesday to face a tough Easton Red Rovers (4-4-1) team on Friday. The loss to Parkland ended a four-game win streak for Emmaus and gave the Trojans a bit of revenge for their two losses - one of which ended their season - last year.

Instead of coming back stiff...