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Daichendt methodical on mats for Hornets

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Gordon Daichendt is known for keeping himself busy.

In addition to getting grades good enough to be accepted at Penn State Berks, Daichendt wrestles and plays soccer. He's also a member of the Emmaus fitness team that has won four straight national championships, a far cry from what his senior class has endured in wrestling.

Daichendt's class has never been to districts for wrestling, but it's looking very much like they'll get that opportunity this year. The Hornets currently...

Larsen passing on wisdom in senior season

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As a senior, David Larsen is looked at to be one of the leaders on the Emmaus swim team and he handles that role in many different ways.

Perhaps the best aspect of Larsen as a leader is that he is looking to pass on what he has learned from teammates who graduated ahead of him on to the swimmers that are coming along now and will find themselves in leadership roles in the near future.

"After three years being here, I've been taught many things by the seniors ahead of me, so I...

Emmaus rifle team takes aim at state crown

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus Rifle team is one of the top rifle teams in the state, and the experience of head coach Bob Johnston plays a large role in that success.

Johnston requires a certain level of commitment from those who sign up, including evenings free for practice and matches. For those who may not know what type of student athletes participate in the sport, Johnston describes it best.

"I've seen football players that weighed in at around 250 pounds, and I've had diminutive little kids...

Wrestlers eye postseason

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As the wrestling season winds down, Emmaus is in a pretty good spot for a berth in the District 11 Team Tournament, which is scheduled for February 1-2 at Freedom High School.

All that remains on the regular season schedule is a home meet tonight with Dieruff, the Konkrete Duals at Northampton High School on Saturday and the final meet of the season at Parkland on January 30th.

This past week was a light one for Emmaus wrestling, with just one match on the schedule. That match...

Boys bounce back, trounce Bears def

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Following their tough loss to Easton on Friday, it was important for the Emmaus boys basketball team to respond after their second conference loss of the season with the upcoming portion of their schedule looming.

And the Hornets wasted little time in doing so.

Just a day later, the Hornets used a suffocating defensive effort in avenging that defeat with a dominating 67-40 victory over Boyertown at Emmaus High School.

"Defense was the word of the day today," said head...

Wiseley comes through in the clutch

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

This past week was one of the most exciting weeks in a long time for Emmaus girls basketball.

The week started with a disappointing 60-24 loss at Parkland, but things picked up from there with a thrilling double overtime win at home against Easton, in a game that the Lady Hornets trailed by as many as 10 points. The following night, Emmaus again almost wound up in overtime, but couldn't get one final basket to fall and dropped a heartbreaker to Northwestern, 28-26, who came into the...

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...

Wrestlers have tough weekend

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

Emmaus wrestlers competed in the National High School Coaches Association's 12th Annual Final Four Tournament this past weekend in York and found out just how tough wrestling can be. The Hornets weren't helped by being given a tough draw in the tournament, having to face the top-ranked team in the nation - Blair Academy - for their first match of the day after a two-hour bus ride.

Blair Academy, out of Blairstown, NJ, is the consensus number one team in the country and won the...

Divers getting better

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

The Emmaus diving program has been one of the pleasant surprises of the winter sports season. Under first-year coach David White, the program is seeing a resurgence and has been a competitive part of the swimming and diving season for the school.

White, who was a diver for Emmaus and graduated in 2008, came back to the area after transferring to Lehigh University and returned to his alma mater to help with the diving program. When the head coaching job opened, White was an easy choice...