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Campbell is off to a good start for Panthers

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

Alexa Campbell is coming off of a strong junior campaign in 2011 for the Pitt volleyball team.

She played in all 33 of the Panthers matches, and recorded career-highs in digs (260), service aces (26), assists (19) and block assists (5). So there isn't much else the senior outside hitter could accomplish, right?

So far in the young season, Campbell, a 2009 Emmaus graduate, has earned a place on the Pitt Invitational All-Tournament team and to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate...

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...

Lil' Hornets continue to strong play

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Emmaus Lil' Hornets continued their stellar play in SYFL action, picking up wins at the 125-, 110- and 95-pound levels.

The 125-pound Emmaus team celebrated a 44-0 win over Hokey to go to 3-0 on the season. Running touchdowns were scored by Brent Meilinger, Jake Miller, Giuseppe Carbone and Ben Maehrer. Quarterback Alex Soucy threw a touchdown pass to Brent Meilinger. The Hornets also had three interceptions by Corbin Carraghan, Brent Meilinger and Harrison Ike, who returned his...

Senior Roda boots boys past Nazareth

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

The Hornets' soccer team is extremely happy that A.J. Bishop is back with their team after a season without him. Having said that though, they found a way to pick up a win against Nazareth, thanks mainly to senior Ben Roda, who picked up a goal and an assist in the win.

There's no denying that Bishop has been the team leader offensively for the Hornets. Through the five games that he's played, Bishop has already amassed eight goals and an assist after a somewhat slow start. Bishop...

Lower Mac 125s, 110s get wins over Beth. Steelers

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 3-0 Lower Mac 125s dominated the Bethlehem Steelers by racing out quickly for the second week in a row to a 20-0 halftime lead and holding on for a 26-6 win.

They overpowered the Steelers up front with their big linemen Dennis Csensits and Josh Gross leading the charge. Josh Artis ran the ball with authority putting it in the end zone three times. The highlight of the game was a 65-yard touchdown pass from Stefan Rollins to Cody Gross, who made a spectacular over the shoulder...

Work pays off for girls tennis team

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

After going 3-10 last season with a young tennis team in her first season as Emmaus girls tennis coach, you wouldn't blame Kelly Musselman for not expecting too much out of her team in 2012.

Well, surprise.

Musselman's squad is now 7-3 on the season opening a lot of eyes, including those of their coach.

"I'll be honest, our goal this season was to win more matches than last year," admitted Musselman. "At first, we were surprised when the wins started to add up. We now...

Boys soccer looks to overcome slow start

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

You couldn't really blame boys' soccer coach John Cari if he asked for a do-over on the start of the season.

Just three games into the year, Cari has seen his team get off to a 1-2 start which has included the team's 21-game home unbeaten streak come to an end, the first loss to Allen in 11 games and he has had to bench four starters for violating team policy.

The good news is that the team came back with a strong 11-0 drubbing of Dieruff for their first win of the season....

Field hockey team gets off to another strong start

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

If the first two games of the year are any indication, then the Emmaus field hockey team will be having a very good season.

Beating Allen and Dieruff by a combined score of 17-0 is a nice way to start the season, even though neither is considered a field hockey powerhouse.

The latest win, a 12-0 pounding of the Huskies, may have been just the type of victory that coach Sue Butz-Stavin was looking for from her team. Even though they handled an Allen team that came into the match...

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...

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...