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Hornet pitchers have team off to fast start

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Don't tell anybody, but the Emmaus baseball team has figured out the secret to winning baseball games - don't let the other team score any runs.

That secret has worked well for the team through its first three games, all victories, by a combined score of 33-0.

The schedule opened up with two non-conference games. The first was a 17-0 win over Germantown, which the Hornets followed up with an 8-0 win over Wilson. Emmaus then opened its Lehigh Valley Conference play with another...

Hornet runners should excel

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls track and field teams will open up the 2013 season next week when the Hornets host Bethlehem Catholic on Thursday.

The girls team went 7-2 in the LVC last season, and while the team lost a number of participants from a year ago, a number of key pieces are returning as the Hornets again aim for the top of the standings.

Junior runner Hanna Brosky returns for her second season and will be one of the cornerstones from the girls side. Brosky - who came in...

Boys lax opens with win

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

In its season opener against Southern Lehigh in the Lehigh Valley Faceoff Classic, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team's play only seemed to get better as the game progressed.

In fact, it got a whole lot better.

Leading by just two at halftime, the Hornets (1-0) ballooned their lead to 14-6 after three periods of play and routed the Spartans 16-7 to open their season with a victory on Saturday evening at Memorial Field.

"We came out here and we played fast like we wanted to,"...

Boys tennis team off to a smashing start

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The boys tennis season is still in the early stages, but so far it's been both successful and repetitive for Emmaus.

The team has opened the season 3-0, winning each match by a 6-1 outcome. Last week, the Hornets took care of both Liberty and Freedom, one of the better teams in the Lehigh Valley Conference, winning matches on their home court.

Last season, Freedom finished 10-1 in second place in the Lehigh Valley Conference, two games ahead of Emmaus. For the Hornets, they...

DeBellis takes the reigns for girls lax

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Two years ago, the Emmaus girls lacrosse team captured both the LVC title and District 11 championship.

That was Nancy Debellis's first season as an assistant coach on the team.

This year DeBellis is in her first season as head coach, and the Hornets will look to once again reach those heights.

"We'd like to go through LVCs and the districts," said DeBellis. "That is our goal, to get into that first round [of state playoffs]. Hopefully we can build from this team and get...

Softball looks to take next step

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Remember those commercials where an athlete would win a championship game and proclaim "I'm going to Disney World"? Well, the Emmaus softball team is hoping that their trip to Disney will be preceding a championship.

The team spent some time at the happiest place on Earth recently and came back with a 2-1 record in their three games at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. The team heads south every three years to take part in some sun, fun and softball prior to heading into...

Younger players will look to step up for baseball team

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season, the Emmaus baseball team finished 12-9 overall and 8-6 in the Lehigh Valley Conference. Those numbers were pretty good, considering that they featured a lot of younger players, who are now moving into even more important roles with the team.

Gone from the roster are five seniors who graduated. This year's team features four seniors - Zach Fotta, Kristyan Koenig, Luke Miller and Luini Ortiz - who could all play important roles with the team.

Last year, Miller was...

Volleyball looks for consistency

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The key to any successful team is consistency. Getting to that high level of play and staying there can lead to many wins.

That's what the Emmaus boys volleyball team is looking for this season.

The Green Hornets graduated three seniors in Travis Mintzer, Quocmy Nyuyen and Eric Wisount, with the first two off to play Division I volleyball.

"Our success will depend on whether the athletes taking over their positions can step up to contribute as consistently as they did,...

Swimmers take final laps at Bucknell

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls swim teams wound up with very similar finishes at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Each team had one 13th place finisher in individual events and both teams saw their 200-yard medley relay teams finish in the top 15 places.

On the boys side, Cody Wimmer, was able to come away with a 13th place finish in the 500-yard freestyle event. Wimmer, a junior, finished just over three seconds over his...

Tennis team should be improved this season

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season, the Emmaus boys tennis team finished 11-5 overall and fourth in the Lehigh Valley Conference with an 8-3 record. Three seniors graduated from that team, but there are some younger players looking to compete at a high level for Emmaus this season.

Rowan Hobson, who was an LVC All-Star last season, returns to give the team a solid player in the top singles spot. At the number two singles spot, freshman Matt FitzMaurice joins the team and was impressive in his first match,...