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Boys stunned for first LVC defeat

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Many have said that the Lehigh Valley Conference is a grind. Anyone can beat anyone on any given night.

That is exactly what happened last Friday night at Whitehall High School, where the Emmaus boys basketball team suffered its first conference loss at the hands of the Zephyrs 54-41.

"The one thing we talk about in our program, the conference schedule is a grind," said head coach Steve Yoder. "You're going to have your highs and your lows. You just have to keep your emotions...

Brennan looks to write happy ending

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Maura Brennan isn't one to back down from a challenge, so when swimming coach Tim O'Connor challenged her to be better, she took it to heart.

Her training regimen became year-round and her mental approach to the sport took on a more positive approach. That extra work, combined with her competitive spirit, is driving her to what could be some very big things in her senior season at Emmaus.

Brennan, who plans on majoring in Graphic Design and Communications in college, was...

Bowen gets tougher for girls team

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

When Maraya Bowen tells you that the toughest thing that she's had to work on to play varsity basketball is to be more aggressive, it's easy to believe.

The Emmaus senior is soft-spoken and smiles way too much to be mistaken for being aggressive, but on the court, she's learning to play a tougher game, which has helped her develop this season.

In her latest effort, Bowen scored 11 points in Emmaus' 59-39 loss at Northampton last Friday. She also played strong defensively and...

Ritchie swimming to own beat

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

You've probably noticed how athletes these days generally have some type of music device plugged into their ears to listen to their favorite music as they train or prepare for a meet. Maybe it's something old school by the Stones or the latest from whoever young athletes are following on that particular day or week. For Emmaus swimmer Greg Ritchie, there's another choice; himself.

The senior sprinter released an album of his music about a month ago and having checked it out on Spotify...

Hockey dominant in return to ice

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Jeremy Hoffer staked the Emmaus ice hockey team to an early lead with two first period goals, and Michael Smoker nearly held a shutout, as the Green Hornets beat Bethlehem Catholic/Central Catholic 5-1 last Monday night in their first game after the long holiday break.

Emmaus entered the break 8-2-1, and in second place behind Parkland in the LVSHL Pure Division.

"I think we stayed strong," Smoker said. "We have a lot of good chemistry on this team. We know each other really...

Wrestling team takes down K-Kids

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

There's something different about Emmaus wrestling this season and it became very apparent this past week when the Hornets picked up their first win over Northampton since 1979.

The wrestling program is enjoying some renewal under head coach Jeff Arbushites, who wasn't really surprised by the win over the Konkrete Kids or his team's fifth-place finish at the Zephyr Duals this past weekend.

"We're really going at teams this year and I'm proud of the work and the effort that all...

Hornet boys bounce back with league victory

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

After two tough losses to McKeesport and Pittsburgh Central Catholic in the Penn Hills Tournament in Pittsburgh to close out December, the Emmaus boys basketball team sought to open the new year on a positive note in conference play.

And in their first contest since returning from Pittsburgh, it was a total team effort from the Hornets in defeating a scrappy Northampton team on Friday night at Emmaus High School. Behind all five starters scoring in double figures, the Hornets held off...

Girls take second in holiday tourney

Monday, January 7, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Don't look now, but one-third of the high school basketball season is over and the Emmaus girls find themselves at 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Lehigh Valley Conference. This past week produced a 1-1 record, with a 39-36 win over a pretty good Tamaqua team and a loss to another quality team, the Southern Lehigh Spartans at the Southern Lehigh Holiday Tournament.

Against Southern Lehigh, Emmaus jumped out to an early lead, but Southern Lehigh battled back to lead by three at the half....

Boys top Central Catholic, lead LVC West

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

Coach Steve Yoder has talked about how his players want to step out from the shadow of last year's team that won the Lehigh Valley Conference and just missed a bid in the PIAA tournament.

The problem was that after losing eight seniors, this was thought to be a rebuilding year for Emmaus basketball.

But with a strong 66-48 win over division rival Central Catholic Friday, Yoder's team, which was picked to finish at or near the bottom of its division, is now 4-2 on the season and...

Girls make statement in Central loss

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

Going up against perennial power Central Catholic, Emmaus wanted to make a statement about how good they are. As it turned out, they didn't get the big statement they were looking for, but they made a statement, nonetheless.

After leading for much of the game and trailing by just four after three quarters, Emmaus played the Vikettes much tougher than the final score of 43-28 would indicate. The loss puts Emmaus at 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

"This is a...