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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...

Shafnisky show spoils Hornet Homecoming

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

The blue print was set; the strategy was known stop Nick Shafnisky and have a chance to win. But the senior quarterback, and Lehigh commit, didn't cooperate. His four touchdowns, and 373 total yards of offense, powered Whitehall past Emmaus 27-14 on Homecoming night last Friday.

Earlier in the week, head coach Joe Bottiglieri noted the importance of slowing down the Zephyrs catalyst. The Green Hornets defense did all they can to keep them in the game, but Shafnisky moved the ball...

Mustangs pull first-ever sweep of NP

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Mac Mustangs completed a sweep of the North Parkland teams for first time in the organization's short history.

The 125's finished the season 8-0 with a 16-8 win over North Parkland Sunday. Izaiah McPherson started the scoring with a 54-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter and Chris Smith added the extra point for an 8-0 lead. After North Parkland tied it at 8-8, the Mustangs took the ball on a long drive led by the passing of Stefan Rollin, who hit Liam Ross several...

Still #1

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

Even though it was their ninth straight Lehigh Valley Conference Championship, the winning never gets old for veteran coach Sue Butz-Stavin, who is in her 37th season as the head coach of the Emmaus field hockey team.

The latest triumph was a 4-0 win over Liberty, a team that handed Emmaus their only loss of the regular season. The win stretched the new Emmaus win streak to 12 games, putting them at 19-1 on the season.

"It's always nice to win and I'm always happy for the girls...

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-...

Doubles teams play well

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

The Emmaus girls tennis team qualified two doubles teams for the District 11 doubles tournament at West End Racquet Club this past weekend and both teams picked up very tough draws.

The team of Ciara Bryan and Victoria Chan had to face top seed and eventual champions Jenna Peng and Tuquyen Pham of Parkland in the second round of the tournament. Meanwhile, Katrina Guido and Kelly Nguyen wound up facing the tournament silver medalists, Jess Wain and Ashley Jones from Bangor, in the...

Field hockey is still team to beat

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

While it may have lost a long winning streak that stretched over nine seasons, the year ended in a very familiar way for the Emmaus field hockey team as the top seed in the LVC playoffs a likely high seed in the district playoffs.

The Hornets finished the year with ten straight wins, the last five of them shutouts, to go 17-1. In fact, 12 of the wins this season were by shutout.

The regular season ended with a strong showing over North Penn in a 4-0 win. Krissy Mikelson scored...