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Tennis team drops first match

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls tennis team split two matches last week, falling to Northampton in a matchup of unbeatens and bouncing back with a win over Nazareth at home.

The Hornets struggled against the K-Kids as the McCall triplets Darby, Madi and Avery all scored wins in the singles matches. Katrina Guido nearly pulled out a win at the second singles spot, going three sets and falling 7-1 in the third set tiebreaker.

Getting wins for the Hornets were the duos of Kristina Phelan and Amy...

Golden Hawks' offense will be tough to stop

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team opened up its 2012 season in convincing fashion with a dominating 40-0 victory over Germantown last week.

For the Hornets (1-0) and head coach Joe Bottiglieri, they'll be riding a boost of confidence, and hope to continue that momentum when they take on Bethlehem Catholic (0-1) this weekend.

"It's important to start the season off with a win and we did," said Bottiglieri. "It's good to get that win under your belt. It gives you a sense of confidence and...

Boys soccer team can't hold off Cumberland Vy.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys' soccer team opened its season with a non-league match against the Cumberland Valley Eagles on Saturday.

The two teams are no strangers to each other, although the Hornets might not be too upset if they saw less of the Eagles, who they have played tough, but haven't been able to beat in their last five meetings. In those games, the Hornets have picked up three ties, but this year's meeting didn't go well for the home team, which held a 21-game unbeaten streak at...

Lil' Hornets open with a bang

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

Emmaus' SYFL teams all earned victories over Hokendauqua in their season openers over the weekend.

The 80-pound Hornets started their season off on the right track by beating the Hokey Eagles 20-13. Outstanding play by offensive linemen Nick Davidson, Danny Ahne, Jake Fotta, Chase Fotta, Trevor Gitski, Andrew Harmon and David Iobst paved the way for a well-balanced backfield. Austin Schaffer sealed the victory for the Hornets by intercepting an Eagle pass in the closing seconds of the...

Late surge carries golfers to victory

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Grant Schumaker knew he needed to pick up his play over the last few holes of Emmaus' key Lehigh Valley Conference tri-match with Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland last Tuesday at Iron Lakes Country Club.

The Hornet junior was trailing Becahi's JT Barker by four strokes standing on the tee at the par 5 16th hole. Schumaker would make birdie on that hole and finish with a birdie on the daunting par 3 18th, while Barker was four-over during the same stretch.

The six-shot swing was...

Hornets dominate Bears in opener

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It took all of 1:11 for Emmaus to score its first points of the 2012 season. A three-yard touchdown run from sophomore running back Dan Velasco proved to be the first of many scores for the Hornets, as they rolled through Germantown 40-0 at East Penn School District Stadium last Friday night.

After a quick three-and-out to open the game, the Bears punt attempt was fumbled and picked up before the Green Hornets took their first offensive possession of the game at the eight yard line....

Kerson to lead Hornets in football opener

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The grueling part is over. The ever-hated preseason has come to a close and teams prepare to showcase their improvements from a year ago, as everyone is undefeated.

The Emmaus football team put all of the drills and scrimmages behind them, and look forward to the season opener at home against non-conference Germantown High School out of Philadelphia.

The Bears finished 7-5 in 2011, but Emmaus head coach Joe Bottiglieri feels his team has worked hard during preseason and showed...

SCHOLASTIC NOTEBOOK New PIAA director making changes

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in HS Sports

The question is a natural: Would the promotion of Dr. Robert Lombardi as the PIAA's seventh executive director would result in substantial change to the organization?

We have our answer.

Less than two weeks after ascending to the PIAA's top post following the July resignation of former executive director Brad Cashman, Lombardi presented the PIAA's Board of Directors with a 100-day plan calling for significant changes to PIAA.

Much of it is inside baseball stuff, internal...

Golfers get huge win over K-Kids

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus golf team got a big effort from its top three players to earn a key Lehigh Valley Conference tri-match win over Northampton and Easton last Thursday at Riverview Country Club.

Grant Schmaker posted a three-under par 69 and Kyle Wambold shot a two-under 70 to lead the Hornets to a 365 total.

Carlos Fullerton shot 72 and Mike Lessel (76) and Chris Erb (78) filled out the top five with good scores.

Northampton, tabbed by head coach Mike Mihalik as the team to...

Allinson follows parents footsteps to Bethlehem

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Choosing a college for high school students is tough, especially if there are several Division I options that are offering scholarships for student-athletes. The choice for Zach Allinson, however, was fairly easy. Lehigh stuck out for a variety of reasons.

"I was looking very strongly at Lafayette," Allinson said. "But in the end, I wanted to come to a school that had a good business program. Lehigh has that over Lafayette. And both of my parents went here so its nice to try and...