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Bottiglieri ends 11-year run

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Back in 2002 the Emmaus football program was on a downward slide. The Green Hornets had not recorded a winning season in 17 years, and they were searching for a new head coach that could revitalize the school, and bring football back to relevancy.

Joe Bottiglieri came calling, and his coaching experience paid dividends right from the start.

His second year in 2003, the Green Hornets finished with a 6-4 mark, their first winning season since 1986. And in 2004, Emmaus reached the...

MVC, LVC talk of 4A superconference

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire, and the news of a Lehigh Valley super-conference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school super-conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

Softball must recover from two losses

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the first time this season, the Lady Green Hornet softball team has dropped two games in a row.

Losses to Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic, the two-time defending Lehigh Valley Conference champions, have dropped Emmaus to 10-5 overall and 6-4 in the LVC.

Even with the losses, Emmaus is still in good shape to win the West Division of the LVC and has already qualified for districts. With the season winding down, now isn't a good time to start to struggle.

Offensively,...

Tennis players all earn top-three at LVC Tourney

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Emmaus crowned one champ and had all five of its entries finish in the top three at Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference tennis tournament.

The Hornets' No. 2 doubles team of Ryan Jaeger and Mike Hensler won their bracket in the flighted event, while two singles players and two other doubles teams took second place.

Ryan Hobson earned the silver medal at No. 2 singles after falling to Parkland's Roshan Joshi, 10-5 in the final.

"I felt like I was the stronger player going...

Hornet baseball team holds lead in West Division

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

When Emmaus faced Whitehall last Tuesday, the Hornets knew it would be a big test.

Emmaus came in as the lone undefeated team in the Lehigh Valley Conference and the Zephyrs were coming off a win over previously unbeaten Parkland. Emmaus came to bat in the bottom of the fifth, trailing 3-0, but tied the game only to give up the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth.

The next inning, Whitehall broke the game wide open with eight runs and knocked off yet another undefeated team...

Palko homer beats SL

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Call it revenge or just call it getting the job done, but the Lady Hornets picked up a 4-2 win over Easton Monday that helped to avenge one of their three losses on the season, which came to the Red Rovers back on April 13.

The win puts Emmaus at 10-3 on the season, with a 6-2 mark in the Lehigh Valley Conference. With six LVC games remaining, the Lady Hornets hold a 3 1/2-game lead over Allen, a five-game lead over Central Catholic and a 5 1/2-game lead over Dieruff as Emmaus hunts...

Emmaus boys lax is taking season one game at a time

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Lacrosse is a novel sport in the Lehigh Valley. Only eight schools in the Lehigh Valley Conference have boys' lacrosse programs.

In Emmaus, the Green Hornets have a seasoned roster as they have competed scholastically since 2001. That history has given them advantage against their competitors as they have more experience.

Oh, and they can play a little too.

Through Monday the Green Hornets possessed a 4-2 record in the LVC and a 11-2 record overall. Head coach Scott...

Wills nets four in win over Central

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Following last Tuesday's overtime loss to Nazareth, the Emmaus girls lacrosse team was back on the field two days later against Central Catholic looking to get back on track.

And just a few minutes into Thursday's contest against the Vikettes, the Hornets began to make their statement to the rest of the conference.

Kayla Mack netted the Hornets' first goal just 2:33 into the game, and Kaitlyn Wills added her first of four goals 1:08 later that put Emmaus ahead 2-0. The Hornets...

Track teams top Dieruff

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls both scored dominating wins over Dieruff in Lehigh Valley Conference track action Monday.

The girls had athletes place first in all but three events to post a 111-35 victory, while the boys leaned on their depth for a 110-40 win.

Maria Justus was the top Green Hornet girl, winning the 100 and 300 hurdles and placing first in the high jump. Her teammate Hanna Brosky was first in the 800 and 1600 and also helped the 1600 relay team to a first place...

Pitching staff continuing dominance

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

So far this season, the Emmaus baseball team is clicking on all cylinders. The season started with the Hornets holding their opponents scoreless for 20 straight innings until Dieruff broke through for a run in a game won by Emmaus 9-1. Easton finally did some damage to Emmaus pitching, but with the Hornets offense running wild, the Hornets came away with a 9-7 win over the Red Rovers and are now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in Lehigh Valley Conference play.

When Dieruff finally put up the...