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Volleyball knocked out in semifinals

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus volleyball team, 3-1 winners over Pottsville in the first round of districts, were forced to play defending state champion Parkland shorthanded in the District 11 semifinals. Senior setter Lisa Wallitsch, a three-time all-LVC selection, suffered a mild concussion during the first round game and was forced to sit out for precautionary reasons.

The feisty Green Hornets team never seemed to lose a beat in the absence of Wallitsch, but the Trojans were just a little too much to...

Hornets drop regular season finale

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When asked earlier in the week about how to stop Parkland, head coach Joe Bottiglieri didn't really have a definitive answer, but he stressed about slowing down their offensive threats. The only problem is, the Trojans have a plethora of talented athletes on the offensive side of the ball.

Maybe the most explosive player, Jarel Elder, did not play because of an ankle injury, but Tim Baranek and Eli Redmond made up for him, each rushing for more than 100 yards and at least one...

Hornets stifle Blue Eagles for district win

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It wasn't exactly the type of inspired performance that Emmaus field hockey fans have come to expect, but the one goal that Emmaus scored Saturday was enough for a 1-0 win over Nazareth and a trip to the District 11 semifinals, stretching its record to 20-1 on the season.

For a second, nobody was even quite sure that Teresa Carotenuto's goal had actually gone in, but as the players looked around, the ball was resting comfortably in the back of the cage and Emmaus had taken a 1-0 lead...

Bray, Brosky lead girls to states

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Linsdey Bray has been on the Emmaus cross country team all four years of high school. She always wanted to run in the PIAA State Championship meet, but was unable to qualify her first three years.

Last Wednesday's District 11 Championship Meet was her last chance to earn a trip to states, and the senior came through.

Bray ran the race in 20 minutes and 21 seconds to finish in eighth place and earn a spot at this weekend's state meet in Hershey.

"I'm very excited," said...

Football scores huge win over Nazareth

Friday, November 2, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Not many people gave Emmaus a chance.

But the Hornets didn't pay any attention to the outside noise when they traveled to Nazareth High School's Andrew S. Leh Stadium to take on the Blue Eagles last Friday night.

After the Blue Eagles went up 7-0 early in the second quarter, the Hornets responded just seconds later. Sophomore running back Wyllim Miller took the ensuing kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown, leading to a string of 28 consecutive points and en route to a 35-14...

Football team ends year with big Trojan rivalry

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team had one of its more season-defining victories last Friday night, with a 35-14 statement win at Nazareth. The win may have vaulted the Green Hornets into a postseason tournament.

"They were feeling pretty good," head coach Joe Bottiglieri said about his team after the game. "We talked about it during the week, going on the road playing a good Nazareth team, we're going to need to step it up and play physical, and play smart. They did just that, and they felt...

Trojans end girls season with shutout

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The girls soccer team came into the District 11 playoffs in pretty good shape. Based on their overall record (11-6-2), they were seeded ninth, but had played much better soccer over the last half of the season. Had the seedings been based on just the latter part of the season, Emmaus would have been given a lot more respect.

The tournament opened for Emmaus against eighth-seeded Pottsville and Kristen Roth took over in that game, scoring two goals, while the defense stymied the...

Kita's heroics continue in districts

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Liberty was hoping that it would be able to come into Emmaus' Memorial Field and erase the memories of their regular season overtime loss to the Hornets. In that game, the two teams were scoreless through regulation and it was A.J. Bishop who scored the winning goal 34 seconds into overtime.

This time around was the post season, so it figured that it would be Adam Kita who would handle the heroics. Kita scored with 10:46 left in the first overtime, to collect the winning goal and send...

Volleyball gets past Golden Hawks

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Whether it was a bout of bad luck or unnerving news from an opponents point of of view, the loss of Bethlehem Catholic's Lauren Hess before Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball semifinals was important.

Hess, who has been one of the area's top players all season, couldn't play because of an eye infection and the domino effect proceeded.

The Hawks, who swept Emmaus during the regular season, lost in three games Monday night 25-14, 25-23, 25-19 at Liberty's Memorial...

Mustangs pull first-ever sweep of NP

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Mac Mustangs completed a sweep of the North Parkland teams for first time in the organization's short history.

The 125's finished the season 8-0 with a 16-8 win over North Parkland Sunday. Izaiah McPherson started the scoring with a 54-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter and Chris Smith added the extra point for an 8-0 lead. After North Parkland tied it at 8-8, the Mustangs took the ball on a long drive led by the passing of Stefan Rollin, who hit Liam Ross several...