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Phillipes leads way to Senior Night win over Rovers

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Senior forward Drew Phillipes had three of his four goals take a lead for Emmaus, which held on for a 4-3 win over Easton on Senior Night Monday at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

"It means a lot," Phillipes said about winning on his Senior Night. "We need every win we can get from here on out. We really want to win out the rest of the season. Winning on senior night just means so much to our team."

The win kept the Green Hornets (9-2-1) in second place out of both the Pure and Non-...

Baering down Sisters enjoying lone season together

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Anna and Sally Baer are just close enough in age that they can enjoy one season together on the Emmaus varsity basketball team. Anna Baer is a senior and one of the leaders on the team, while Sally is playing with the team as a freshman and getting valuable experience on the court, with the added input of a big sister who has been through it all before.

"Sometimes it's tough, because you don't want to hear it," said Sally Baer of the input that she gets from her older sister. "But it...

Boys stunned for first LVC defeat

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Many have said that the Lehigh Valley Conference is a grind. Anyone can beat anyone on any given night.

That is exactly what happened last Friday night at Whitehall High School, where the Emmaus boys basketball team suffered its first conference loss at the hands of the Zephyrs 54-41.

"The one thing we talk about in our program, the conference schedule is a grind," said head coach Steve Yoder. "You're going to have your highs and your lows. You just have to keep your emotions...

Brennan looks to write happy ending

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Maura Brennan isn't one to back down from a challenge, so when swimming coach Tim O'Connor challenged her to be better, she took it to heart.

Her training regimen became year-round and her mental approach to the sport took on a more positive approach. That extra work, combined with her competitive spirit, is driving her to what could be some very big things in her senior season at Emmaus.

Brennan, who plans on majoring in Graphic Design and Communications in college, was...

Wrestlers have tough weekend

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus wrestlers competed in the National High School Coaches Association's 12th Annual Final Four Tournament this past weekend in York and found out just how tough wrestling can be. The Hornets weren't helped by being given a tough draw in the tournament, having to face the top-ranked team in the nation - Blair Academy - for their first match of the day after a two-hour bus ride.

Blair Academy, out of Blairstown, NJ, is the consensus number one team in the country and won the...

Divers getting better

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus diving program has been one of the pleasant surprises of the winter sports season. Under first-year coach David White, the program is seeing a resurgence and has been a competitive part of the swimming and diving season for the school.

White, who was a diver for Emmaus and graduated in 2008, came back to the area after transferring to Lehigh University and returned to his alma mater to help with the diving program. When the head coaching job opened, White was an easy choice...

Bowen gets tougher for girls team

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

When Maraya Bowen tells you that the toughest thing that she's had to work on to play varsity basketball is to be more aggressive, it's easy to believe.

The Emmaus senior is soft-spoken and smiles way too much to be mistaken for being aggressive, but on the court, she's learning to play a tougher game, which has helped her develop this season.

In her latest effort, Bowen scored 11 points in Emmaus' 59-39 loss at Northampton last Friday. She also played strong defensively and...

Ritchie swimming to own beat

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

You've probably noticed how athletes these days generally have some type of music device plugged into their ears to listen to their favorite music as they train or prepare for a meet. Maybe it's something old school by the Stones or the latest from whoever young athletes are following on that particular day or week. For Emmaus swimmer Greg Ritchie, there's another choice; himself.

The senior sprinter released an album of his music about a month ago and having checked it out on Spotify...

Hockey dominant in return to ice

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Jeremy Hoffer staked the Emmaus ice hockey team to an early lead with two first period goals, and Michael Smoker nearly held a shutout, as the Green Hornets beat Bethlehem Catholic/Central Catholic 5-1 last Monday night in their first game after the long holiday break.

Emmaus entered the break 8-2-1, and in second place behind Parkland in the LVSHL Pure Division.

"I think we stayed strong," Smoker said. "We have a lot of good chemistry on this team. We know each other really...

Wrestling team takes down K-Kids

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

There's something different about Emmaus wrestling this season and it became very apparent this past week when the Hornets picked up their first win over Northampton since 1979.

The wrestling program is enjoying some renewal under head coach Jeff Arbushites, who wasn't really surprised by the win over the Konkrete Kids or his team's fifth-place finish at the Zephyr Duals this past weekend.

"We're really going at teams this year and I'm proud of the work and the effort that all...