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Softball looks to take next step

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Remember those commercials where an athlete would win a championship game and proclaim "I'm going to Disney World"? Well, the Emmaus softball team is hoping that their trip to Disney will be preceding a championship.

The team spent some time at the happiest place on Earth recently and came back with a 2-1 record in their three games at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. The team heads south every three years to take part in some sun, fun and softball prior to heading into...

Hopes high for boys lax

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Expectations for the Emmaus boys lacrosse team are generally high at the beginning of the season.

Much of the same is expected from the Hornets this year.

Head coach Scott Ketcham expects his Hornets - who have won four straight LVC championships and two of the past four District 11 titles - to once again be among the conference and district leaders.

He got an LVC crown in his first year as head coach, and the Hornets will look to give Ketcham his second in as many years...

FC Sonic adds women's team this season

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

If young women were looking for a place to play local soccer professionally, they've finally found a permanent home.

FC Lehigh Valley United Lady Sonic will join their male counterparts (FC LVU Sonic) this summer as a local professional club.

Men's team head coach Dave Weitzman conducted an open tryout for prospective players on March 10, evaluating 40 women and 40 men during the first off-season session at finding new talent.

Weitzman helped lead the men's team to a...

Younger players will look to step up for baseball team

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season, the Emmaus baseball team finished 12-9 overall and 8-6 in the Lehigh Valley Conference. Those numbers were pretty good, considering that they featured a lot of younger players, who are now moving into even more important roles with the team.

Gone from the roster are five seniors who graduated. This year's team features four seniors - Zach Fotta, Kristyan Koenig, Luke Miller and Luini Ortiz - who could all play important roles with the team.

Last year, Miller was...

Volleyball looks for consistency

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The key to any successful team is consistency. Getting to that high level of play and staying there can lead to many wins.

That's what the Emmaus boys volleyball team is looking for this season.

The Green Hornets graduated three seniors in Travis Mintzer, Quocmy Nyuyen and Eric Wisount, with the first two off to play Division I volleyball.

"Our success will depend on whether the athletes taking over their positions can step up to contribute as consistently as they did,...

Swimmers take final laps at Bucknell

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls swim teams wound up with very similar finishes at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Each team had one 13th place finisher in individual events and both teams saw their 200-yard medley relay teams finish in the top 15 places.

On the boys side, Cody Wimmer, was able to come away with a 13th place finish in the 500-yard freestyle event. Wimmer, a junior, finished just over three seconds over his...

Tennis team should be improved this season

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season, the Emmaus boys tennis team finished 11-5 overall and fourth in the Lehigh Valley Conference with an 8-3 record. Three seniors graduated from that team, but there are some younger players looking to compete at a high level for Emmaus this season.

Rowan Hobson, who was an LVC All-Star last season, returns to give the team a solid player in the top singles spot. At the number two singles spot, freshman Matt FitzMaurice joins the team and was impressive in his first match,...

FITNESS Don't sleep on the resting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by KENRICK SMITH Special to the press in HS Sports

This time of year can be a crossroads for most athletes.

We're about two months into our New Year's Resolutions or we are starting to gear up for the beginning of our race season. The excitement of re-entering the training cycle has worn off and the reward of race season hasn't begun yet. I'm sure you did your research on what your workouts should entail, what your nutrition plan should look like and what you need to have in regards to equipment and apparel to ensure you are...

Swimmers ready for Bucknell

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a strong showing in the District 11 Swimming Championships, the Emmaus Hornets are prepared for what lies ahead at this weekend's PIAA championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

The event kicks off Wednesday with Class 2A schools competing before Emmaus and the rest of the Class 3A schools get into the action on Friday. Emmaus jumps right into the fire, coming in as the 11th seed in the boys 200-yard medley relay. The 200 medley is the only relay the Emmaus boys...

Franklin gets first taste of Hershey

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Cole Franklin was a long shot to even qualify for the PIAA wrestling championships last weekend.

The odds of winning a bout in Hershey also didn't seem to be in his favor, but the refreshing aspect of Franklin's approach is that none of that matters.

The Emmaus sophomore left the Giant Center without a chance to bring home a medal, losing in Friday's third round of consolations - one victory short of placing - but it was a memorable season for the Green Hornet that's looking to...