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Lil' Hornets earn of sweep Steelers

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

For the second week in a row the Emmaus Lil' Hornets swept their opponents, winning games on all levels of the Suburban Youth Football League. This week the Hornets hit the road to take on the Bethlehem Steelers.

The 125-pound team was considered a huge underdog coming in, but Emmaus played at a high level to shut down the Steelers outside running game. Defensive ends Nick Roselli and Ben Maehrer did an outstanding job forcing Bethlehem's running-backs into the teeth of the Hornet...

Rooney gets milestone victory

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It may have just seemed like business as usual when the Emmaus girls soccer team blasted the Dieruff Huskies 6-0 to win their second game of the season.

The victory, though, was something much bigger, as it provided head coach Rob Rooney with his 129th career win, making him the winningest coach in Emmaus girls soccer.

Looking back on his 129 wins, Rooney remembers a number of key games from his tenure that he is most proud of. The memories highlight an impressive career and a...

Football team shoots for 3-0 start

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Two shutouts and 75 unanswered points later, the Emmaus Green Hornets football team is 2-0 and tied atop the Lehigh Valley Conference with Easton and Nazareth.

A 40-0 dismantling of Germantown in Week 1, and a 35-0 rain-shortened game last Saturday afternoon, has the Green Hornets set to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2008. Emmaus has its sights set on the Vikings from Central Catholic, whom they haven't beat since a 17-14 decision in 08. Last year it was rather one-...

DeSandis sisters captain Columbia

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Bridget and Katie DeSandis are used to being together. The twins looked at some of the same colleges before their freshmen years in 2009. But if it wasn't for their love of Columbia, one might have been swayed the other way.

The difficult recruiting process began when they sat down with their parents to talk about schools. The 2009 Emmaus graduates knew they didn't have to go to the same school, but it would have been convenient for their parents. It was their mother, Ann, who urged...

Tennis team drops first match

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls tennis team split two matches last week, falling to Northampton in a matchup of unbeatens and bouncing back with a win over Nazareth at home.

The Hornets struggled against the K-Kids as the McCall triplets Darby, Madi and Avery all scored wins in the singles matches. Katrina Guido nearly pulled out a win at the second singles spot, going three sets and falling 7-1 in the third set tiebreaker.

Getting wins for the Hornets were the duos of Kristina Phelan and Amy...

Golden Hawks' offense will be tough to stop

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team opened up its 2012 season in convincing fashion with a dominating 40-0 victory over Germantown last week.

For the Hornets (1-0) and head coach Joe Bottiglieri, they'll be riding a boost of confidence, and hope to continue that momentum when they take on Bethlehem Catholic (0-1) this weekend.

"It's important to start the season off with a win and we did," said Bottiglieri. "It's good to get that win under your belt. It gives you a sense of confidence and...

Boys soccer team can't hold off Cumberland Vy.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys' soccer team opened its season with a non-league match against the Cumberland Valley Eagles on Saturday.

The two teams are no strangers to each other, although the Hornets might not be too upset if they saw less of the Eagles, who they have played tough, but haven't been able to beat in their last five meetings. In those games, the Hornets have picked up three ties, but this year's meeting didn't go well for the home team, which held a 21-game unbeaten streak at...

Late surge carries golfers to victory

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Grant Schumaker knew he needed to pick up his play over the last few holes of Emmaus' key Lehigh Valley Conference tri-match with Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland last Tuesday at Iron Lakes Country Club.

The Hornet junior was trailing Becahi's JT Barker by four strokes standing on the tee at the par 5 16th hole. Schumaker would make birdie on that hole and finish with a birdie on the daunting par 3 18th, while Barker was four-over during the same stretch.

The six-shot swing was...

Hornets dominate Bears in opener

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It took all of 1:11 for Emmaus to score its first points of the 2012 season. A three-yard touchdown run from sophomore running back Dan Velasco proved to be the first of many scores for the Hornets, as they rolled through Germantown 40-0 at East Penn School District Stadium last Friday night.

After a quick three-and-out to open the game, the Bears punt attempt was fumbled and picked up before the Green Hornets took their first offensive possession of the game at the eight yard line....

Lil' Hornets open with a bang

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

Emmaus' SYFL teams all earned victories over Hokendauqua in their season openers over the weekend.

The 80-pound Hornets started their season off on the right track by beating the Hokey Eagles 20-13. Outstanding play by offensive linemen Nick Davidson, Danny Ahne, Jake Fotta, Chase Fotta, Trevor Gitski, Andrew Harmon and David Iobst paved the way for a well-balanced backfield. Austin Schaffer sealed the victory for the Hornets by intercepting an Eagle pass in the closing seconds of the...