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Football team ends year with big Trojan rivalry

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team had one of its more season-defining victories last Friday night, with a 35-14 statement win at Nazareth. The win may have vaulted the Green Hornets into a postseason tournament.

"They were feeling pretty good," head coach Joe Bottiglieri said about his team after the game. "We talked about it during the week, going on the road playing a good Nazareth team, we're going to need to step it up and play physical, and play smart. They did just that, and they felt...

Trojans end girls season with shutout

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The girls soccer team came into the District 11 playoffs in pretty good shape. Based on their overall record (11-6-2), they were seeded ninth, but had played much better soccer over the last half of the season. Had the seedings been based on just the latter part of the season, Emmaus would have been given a lot more respect.

The tournament opened for Emmaus against eighth-seeded Pottsville and Kristen Roth took over in that game, scoring two goals, while the defense stymied the...

Kita's heroics continue in districts

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Liberty was hoping that it would be able to come into Emmaus' Memorial Field and erase the memories of their regular season overtime loss to the Hornets. In that game, the two teams were scoreless through regulation and it was A.J. Bishop who scored the winning goal 34 seconds into overtime.

This time around was the post season, so it figured that it would be Adam Kita who would handle the heroics. Kita scored with 10:46 left in the first overtime, to collect the winning goal and send...

Hornets stifle Blue Eagles for district win

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It wasn't exactly the type of inspired performance that Emmaus field hockey fans have come to expect, but the one goal that Emmaus scored Saturday was enough for a 1-0 win over Nazareth and a trip to the District 11 semifinals, stretching its record to 20-1 on the season.

For a second, nobody was even quite sure that Teresa Carotenuto's goal had actually gone in, but as the players looked around, the ball was resting comfortably in the back of the cage and Emmaus had taken a 1-0 lead...

Lil Hornets top K-Kids in playoff tuneup

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Hornet 125-pound team closed out the regular season with a 25-8 victory over the Northampton K-Kids to boost its record to 6-2.

Noah Breidinger scored three touchdowns and Harrison Ike scored the other on a long run behind a great job by the offensive line. Jarod Kish, Greg Johnson and Paul Shive had strong games on the offensive line. Defensively, Nick Roselli had seven tackles, including three on special teams to set the tone of the game. Giuseppe Carbone and Brett Meilinger had...

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...

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...

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...