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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...

Hornets fall to Parkland in LVC finale

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

Both the Emmaus and Parkland girls cross country teams remained undefeated entering last week's meet at Lehigh Valley Parkway that also included Whitehall and Central Catholic.

And the final league meet figured to come down to the Hornets and Trojans for the regular season league title.

However, despite the Hornets getting two runners in the top four Hanna Brosky (3rd 19:53) and Lindsey Bray (4th 20:03) Emmaus couldn't overcome the Trojans' third, fourth and fifth runners....

Volleyball downed in three games

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

The Emmaus volleyball team has been resilient for much of the season. After a September 25 loss to Parkland, the Green Hornets rattled off three straight wins. Then a loss to Becahi on October 4 was followed by two straight wins.

Emmaus (11-3) will be looking to bounce back once again after a three-game loss to Southern Lehigh last Monday night at Emmaus High School.

The Green Hornets, which held a lead in each of the three games, were downed 25-17, 25-20, 25-18.

"We...

Boys soccer clinches West

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After beating Freedom 1-0 last week, Emmaus boys soccer coach John Cari mentioned his team's upcoming game with Allen as somewhat of a yardstick to tell how much better his team had become. Early in the season, Allen downed Emmaus 2-1 in a game where many of Cari's seniors sat for much of the game as a disciplinary action for violating team rules.

This time around, Emmaus downed Allen 3-0 in a game that saw four Emmaus players draw yellow cards and one senior A.J. Bishop get ejected...

Wallitsch sets new mark for Hornets

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Two years ago when Lisa Wallitsch recorded her 1000th assist, she had high hopes for a bright future and knew 2000 was a definite possibility. But what she didn't think was possible, albeit a lot of hard work, was reaching the third plateau of her high school career.

During a September 27 game against Easton, Wallitsch surpassed the 3000 career assist mark. It is an unbelievable feat, and Wallitsch will go down as Emmaus' all-time assist leader, with more games to add to the total....

Liberty up next

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team endured a grueling one-point loss at Easton two weeks ago and were looking to get back on a winning streak, and to end a two-game slide.

The Green Hornets sent a message with a 35-14 win at home against Northampton last week, a win they can now build upon with four games left in the regular season.

"It was important for us to get a win because we had two tough losses," said head coach Joe Bottiglieri. "After three good games the first three, we lost two...

Girls heating up at right time

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

All things considered, it was an easy week for the Emmaus girls soccer team. The girls took out Northampton 2-0 and then pounded Allen 9-0 for two victories over the past week, putting the team at 8-5-2 overall and 7-4-1 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Kelsey Bacon continued her scoring prowess with two goals in the win over Allen. Against the Canaries, coach Rob Rooney was able to rest some of his regulars a little more than usual, giving opportunities to younger players. Besides...

Patterson makes regionals

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Last year Kelsey Patterson competed in the District 11 Golf Tournament against a strong field of upperclassmen and talented young players.

With many new faces in this year's tournament, the Emmaus junior played as well as almost all of them. She shot 135 over 27 holes Monday at Shawnee Golf Course to earn this year's District 11 Class AAA silver medal, finishing nine shots behind this year's champ, Helen Hsu of Freedom.

Patterson, who missed part of the season with an ankle...