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Nazareth game a must win

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team was 4-2 heading into its previous road game two weeks ago against a Liberty team that hadn't tasted a victory yet in the 2012 season. The Green Hornets have lost their last two games, including a 27-14 homecoming loss to Whitehall last week. Emmaus (4-4) needs one win over the final two games to have a shot at a postseason berth.

"We had a short practice [Monday]," said head coach Joe Bottiglieri. "The kids came out, did a good job and were very focused. They'...

Roda lifts Hornets to title

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus seniors AJ Bishop and Ben Roda have been playing soccer together since they were eight years old. The chemistry the two possess on the field is clearly evident.

And during last Thursday's LVC boys soccer championship game against Parkland, that cohesion was on full display during the season's biggest moment thus far.

Bishop connected with his Hornet teammate early in the second half to break a scoreless tie, and Roda added his second goal of the game in double-overtime...

Tennis falls in team districts

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls tennis team came into the District 11 tournament seeded fifth and were thrown right into the fire against a tough Northampton team. While there were tight matches throughout, Northampton picked up wins in key matches and were able to get away with a 4-1 win over Emmaus.

Northampton was able to win the number two doubles match pitting Emily Moss and Georgia Weaver against Emmaus' Kristina Phelan and Amy Yang, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, a reversal in fortune from the earlier...

Volleyball gets past Golden Hawks

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Whether it was a bout of bad luck or unnerving news from an opponents point of of view, the loss of Bethlehem Catholic's Lauren Hess before Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball semifinals was important.

Hess, who has been one of the area's top players all season, couldn't play because of an eye infection and the domino effect proceeded.

The Hawks, who swept Emmaus during the regular season, lost in three games Monday night 25-14, 25-23, 25-19 at Liberty's Memorial...

Lower Mac topples South Parkland

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 110-pound Mustangs improved to 6-1 on the season with a 37-0 win over South Parkland. Bailey O'Connor opened the scoring with a touchdown run on the second offensive play from scrimmage. O'Connor then contributed to the second score of the day by tossing a touchdown pass to Sone Ntoh. Timmy Higgins added a third score with a touchdown run. Dylan Keenan caught another score on a pass from Vincent Petrizzi. Parker Hanosek completed the scoring with a TD run in the second half.

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Tough stretch begins

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Once again the Emmaus football team returns home after a tough loss. And again the Green Hornets will look to use the home field to their advantage. A one-point overtime loss at Easton three weeks ago was followed by a dominating 35-14 home win over Northampton.

Last week Emmaus (4-3) suffered a heart-breaking 24-22 loss at Liberty in the final seconds. The Green Hornets welcome in Whitehall (5-2), and hope to continue their unbeaten home record on homecoming weekend.

"Our...

Lil' Hornets get sweep of Mountainville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Hornet 125-pound team shut out the Mountainville Mounties 28-0 to improve to 5-2 on the year and secure a second-place finish in the Colonial Division of the Suburban Youth Football League.

Jake Miller and Noah Breidinger ran for first half touchdowns and Liam Toomey converted both two-point kicks. The defense was strong allowing minimal yardage. Cameron Brooks blocked a Mountainville punt with Harrison Ike taking the ball into the end zone for a score. Corbin Carraghan, Ben...

Girls set sights on district tournament

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The girls soccer team rattled off eight wins in a row seven of them shutouts to finish the season, but it wasn't good enough to qualify for the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs. It was good enough though, to qualify for the District 11 tournament, which starts next week.

The team will use its week off to practice and prepare for districts, hoping that it can keep the edge that saw the Hornets turn what was going to be a lackluster season into one where they were able to get past an...

Football drops heartbreaker

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team erased a 21-3 third quarter deficit against Liberty on Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium and it seemed evident the Hornets' final-minute score would be enough to overcome their sluggish first half of play.

Quarterback Andrew Kerson connected with wideout Jacob Maehrer in the right corner of the end zone with just 49 seconds remaining in the game. Maehrer's catch, as he maintained possession while falling to the ground, gave the Hornets a...

Boys surge into LVCs, eye Parkland rematch

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys soccer team finished its season with a 10-game unbeaten streak, going 9-0-1 to finish out the year 13-3-1, putting the Hornets in a tie with Parkland for the top spot in the Lehigh Valley Conference point standings.

The Trojans claimed the number one seed for the playoffs based on their 4-0 win over Emmaus earlier in the season.

The season didn't end on an easy note for the Hornets. Emmaus had to go into overtime against Central Catholic, but came away with a 1-...