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GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Optimism in Dunn's second year at helm

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

In Billy Dunn's first season as head coach of the Emmaus girls basketball team, there was an admitted learning curve. Dunn brought with him a whole new system that took some time for his players to adjust to playing under. This season, all that is in the past and the players are on the same page as their coach.

After a 15-7 record last season, the expectations are high for the program. Three seniors from last year's team - Sandra Gee, Leah Horton and Shaniece Jackson - are playing...

SWIMMING PREVIEW Hard-working teams ready to hit water

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Every season, fans of the Emmaus swim team come into the season with high expectations. Last season saw Taylor O'Brien take gold in states for the 500 freestyle. Other Emmaus swimmers also had some success and the boys team came home with an eighth place finish at the PIAA championships.

This year's edition of the swimming team has seven new girls and one new boy, all looking to eventually take their spot on the state podium and also help lead the team to another successful season....

WRESTLING PREVIEW Grapplers look to make jump in tough LVC

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season, Troy Newhard put his name in Emmaus High School record books, becoming the first Emmaus wrestler to win back-to-back District 11 championships. This season, Newhard is gone, but the expectations remain high for a team that went 15-7 last season and has a lot of returning wrestlers on their squad.

Besides the graduation of Newhard (33-4), the only loss is Andrew Dunn (22-14), who transferred to Bethlehem Catholic. Dunn, wrestled at 170 and made it to the second round of...

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Hornets expect to be in contention

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Losing eight seniors to graduation could cause a coach to look at a season as a rebuilding year. Instead, Steve Yoder prefers to look at the 2012-13 basketball season as a reloading year for his Emmaus team.

Last season, Emmaus won the Lehigh Valley Conference championship, but was denied a trip to the PIAA tournament when they lost a heartbreaking 60-56 game to Easton. With that in mind, the Hornets have a target on their backs, but are also in the mood to seek a little revenge....

Four-goal second ignites Hornets

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Drew Phillipes scored two goals with less than 21 seconds left in the second period, and Emmaus broke through with four second period goals to defeat Whitehall/Salisbury 5-2 last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

Whitehall/Salisbury took the lead with 2:33 remaining in the first when Gavin Carey slapped in a shot off a centering pass from his brother Ian.

But there was no time spent sulking. Whatever head coach Brian Braun said to his team at the...

Ice hockey drops first game to Parkland

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus-Parkland rivalry hit the ice on Monday, and like any other sport, it didn't disappoint. The students came out in support, and the play on the ice was physical and fast-paced.

Goalkeeper Mike Smoker was at the top of his game, but it just wasn't enough as Parkland (5-0) found the net five times in a 5-1 win at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The loss was the first for Emmaus (4-1) on the young season.

"Right now we're just looking at how we will...

Football season ends with loss to WVW

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

For Emmaus football head coach Joe Bottiglieri, there are a set of mixed emotions regarding the Hornets' season that came to an end last Friday night to Wyoming Valley West in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Hornets - who fell 6-0 to the Spartans - were shut out for the first time in five years, and a few costly turnovers ruined a superb defensive effort from Emmaus.

"We just were not in sync," said Bottiglieri. "We didn't execute. We had some new people in the lineup...

95s win SYFL title, 110s fall in semifinals

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus Hornets 95-pounders shut out the North Parkland Buffaloes 13-0 in the SYFL semifinals on November 4 and this past weekend finished their season by beating the Lower Mac Mustangs by a score of 12-6 in the finals of the 95-pound SYFL league tournament. The finals win capped off an undefeated 11-0 season.

In the finals it was another total team defensive effort that held the Mustangs to only two first downs and allowed the only score on a late game kickoff return. The...

Dynamic duo leads way to semis

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Krissy Mikelson and Teresa Carotenuto combining for goals has become a familiar script for the Emmaus field hockey team this season and the script worked again in the PIAA quarterfinals as Emmaus downed Central Dauphin 2-0 to advance to the semifinals against Lower Dauphin.

Mikelson was the first to strike on an assist from Carotenuto and just a few minutes later, Carotenuto put one past Central Dauphin goalie Halle Frisco. The two goals came in the first 20 minutes of the game and...

Hornets drop regular season finale

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When asked earlier in the week about how to stop Parkland, head coach Joe Bottiglieri didn't really have a definitive answer, but he stressed about slowing down their offensive threats. The only problem is, the Trojans have a plethora of talented athletes on the offensive side of the ball.

Maybe the most explosive player, Jarel Elder, did not play because of an ankle injury, but Tim Baranek and Eli Redmond made up for him, each rushing for more than 100 yards and at least one...