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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...

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...

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...

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...

Youth driving field hockey

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

You don't have to know much about field hockey to know that if you outscore your first four opponents by a combined score of 35-0, you're going to win a lot of games. Of course, if you're following the Emmaus field hockey team, you know that they're used to winning a lot of games.

Offensively, Emmaus had an amazing week, outscoring Central Catholic and Nazareth two teams in the middle of the pack in LVC field hockey by combined scores of 18-0.

Against Central Catholic, it was...

Tough stretch begins

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

After the 38-7 Lehigh Valley Conference victory over Central Catholic last Friday night, Emmaus head coach Joe Bottiglieri didn't want to rejoice too much.

With a new and modified conference schedule this year, every week is a tough matchup. With two consecutive road games at Freedom this Friday night, and at Easton next weekend, Emmaus (3-0) will look to continue its current play that has lifted them to an undefeated mark.

The win over Central was the first for the seniors and...

Injuries hit girls soccer

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus girls soccer coach Rob Rooney's team is battling through a number of key injuries, but he's not using that as an excuse for his team's 2-3-1start, including 2-2-1 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

The latest loss came in the Don Hunt Memorial Tournament played on Emmaus' home turf, when the Lady Hornets lost to Whitehall in a physical 3-1 game.

Whitehall players received two yellow cards during the game for their physical play, which was exactly the type of game that...

Big plays lift Green Hornets Central

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets football team ended a recent skid last Friday night, as they used four long touchdown runs to defeat Central Catholic 38-7 at East Penn School District Stadium. It was the Green Hornets first win over the Vikings since a 17-14 win in 2008.

Wyl Miller, Jake Maehrer, Tom Bisko and Prosper Jolo each accounted for touchdown runs of over 48 yards, pacing a ground attack for Emmaus, which remain unbeaten. The 3-0 start is also the Hornets' best since 2008.