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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...

Hannis injured in loss to Trojans

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

It was bad enough that the Emmaus girls soccer team was losing to rival Parkland 2-0, but what happened in the final 30 seconds made the loss much worse.

In her first game back from a separated shoulder, Devyn Hannis went down hard, landing on the same shoulder. The junior midfielder had been cleared to play just about 90 minutes prior to the game against Parkland. As trainers rushed to Hannis' side, coach Rob Rooney agonized over what he had just seen happen.

"We weren't even...

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...

Freedom hands Hornets first defeat of the season

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Not many people expected last Friday night's football game between Emmaus and Freedom at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium to unfold the way it did.

The Hornets entered the game with consecutive dominating efforts in conference play with victories over Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic in the previous two weeks.

But the Patriots didn't let any of that outside noise affect their play.

After a 10-point game at halftime, the Patriots reeled off 28 unanswered...

Hornets look to battle back against Red Rovers

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the first time this 2012 season, the Emmaus football team will be playing after a defeat. The Hornets will look to bounce back against Easton this Friday night after a 44-12 loss at Freedom last Friday.

"Our players have to put it behind them and move forward," said head coach Joe Bottiglieri. "That's the only thing we can do. At practice we've focused on ourselves, our technique and getting our assignments down. We talked about how we're going to attack Easton's defense and...

Schumaker wins LVC golf crown

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

The old golf adage rings true. Drive for show. Putt for dough.

Grant Schumaker might not win many long drive contests. And he certainly won't receive any dough for Monday's win. But it was solid putting that led the Emmaus junior to this year's Lehigh Valley Conference golf title.

Shumaker shot an even par 72 at Allentown Municipal to win the tournament by four strokes over a quartet of players that tied for second place.

"There are so many good players in this...

Field hockey has 139-game win streak snapped

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

Nine years without a loss to a Lehigh Valley Conference field hockey team is a long time and finally, it happened.

After 139 straight LVC wins, Liberty downed the Emmaus Lady Hornets 1-0 in overtime on Monday night.

The numbers of the streak are staggering. If 139 games, covering nine years isn't impressive enough, how about the fact that the loss is the first to Liberty by a team coached by Sue Butz-Stavin, who is in her 37th season. The goal was the first scored by Liberty...

McNelis contributes immediately for Rams

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

When asked what she enjoyed most about the field hockey program at Virginia Commonwealth, junior Meredith McNelis didn't have to think long.

"We're like a family," the 2010 Emmaus grad responded. "We're not just a team and we're together all of the time and get along really well."

Well, it's all in the family for McNelis. Former Green Hornet saw action in 14 games her freshman season, starting three.

The defensive-minded McNelis also made two defensive saves her first...

Lil' Hornets take three of four from NP

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

It was an exciting weekend for the Emmaus youth football teams as they took three games against North Parkland, including splitting a pair of overtime contests.

The Hornets 125-pound team lost a hard fought game 18-12 in overtime to the North Parkland Buffaloes for their first loss of the season. The Hornets controlled the first half and Liam Toomey caught a touchdown pass from Giuseppe Carbone to put Emmaus up 6-0. North Parkland went ahead 12-6 in the second half, taking advantage...

Volleyball team drops Central

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Volleyball teams have fairly defined roles.

One player does the bulk of the setting and the rest fall into two groups: hitters and diggers.

It's rare a team finds a player who can contribute greatly in both areas, and that's what makes Mackenzie O'Brien a rare player.

The Emmaus sophomore outside hitter was a force on both ends of the court in a big early season matchup with Central. She racked up 12 kills and 14 digs as the Hornets stormed back from losing a tight first...