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Kemeter wins national title

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Shawn Kemeter competed in the National Sporting Clays competition in San Antonio, TX at the end of October.

He won the title in the Sub Junior division with a four-day score of 266 out of 300, besting a field of 78 competitors. Kemeter also won the title as the highest overall first-time entry, topping a 299-shooter field.

Kemeter, 16, is a junior at Emmaus High School and has been shooting sporting clays for three years. He recently earned master class status, the highest...

Brundage excited to manage IronPigs in '13

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Before Dave Brundage was even named the manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, he already had a place in IronPigs trivia.

Question: Name the opposing manager in the first official game at Coca-Cola Park.

Answer: Dave Brundage.

It was April 11, 2008 and Brundage was in his second season as manager of the Richmond Braves, who beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs that night in the very first International League game to be played at Coca-Cola Park. The following season, the...

Ten senior athletes make college choices

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

This is an exciting time of the year if you're a high school athlete. For 10 Emmaus seniors who recently signed letters of intent to attend a college on a scholarship, it's a very exciting time.

The group includes field hockey players Aislinn Bryan (Lehigh/Computer Science), Ashley Focht (Shippensburg/Undeclared), Kassidy Green (Lehigh/Business), Sarah Kazmierski (Old Dominion/Fashion Merchandising and Marketing), Shauna Poling (Indiana University of Pennsylvania/Undeclared), Alexis...

Schaeffer makes most of last chance

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It may have taken Steph Schaeffer until her final opportunity of the season to qualify for districts in the 100-yard butterfly, but she didn't waste any time at the last chance meet to be sure to swim her way into the postseason.

In the butterfly event, Schaeffer picked up a win easily qualified for districts, finishing roughly 2.5 seconds faster than the time she needed to qualify. Schaeffer also attempted to qualify in the 100-yard breaststroke, but fell short of the necessary time...

Iobst has grown into a leader for the girls

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Taylor Iobst will be making her fourth and final trip to districts this season as a senior on the Emmaus swimming team. With all of that experience behind her, Iobst knows what to expect and knows that competing at that level doesn't get easier, but her focus to competing at the event has changed.

"Every district meet for me has been very different," said Iobst. "I wouldn't say it gets easier; the excitement's always high, the energy is always high. The pressure is variable, because...

Waiting game for boys basketball team

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Now Emmaus has to wait.

After finishing the regular season Saturday, the Emmaus boys basketball team will have over a week off until it's next game, a District 11 Class AAAA tournament game.

"I don't like it," said Hornet head coach Steve Yoder. "We've gone months now and played consistently. Having a couple days off is one thing, but we're off until next Tuesday."

Despite going 9-5 in Lehigh Valley Conference play, Emmaus (11-11) missed the league playoffs by one game....

Girls wrap up second season under Dunn

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Whenever coaches, fans and players look back on a season, there are usually a few moments that stand out along the way. For a winning team, they're the turning points and the highlights. For a losing team, they're the should-haves and lowlights.

When the final analysis is done on the girls basketball season, the autopsy reveals a season that may have been disappointing, but there were plenty of good things that happened to the team, too.

While they went 15-8 in Billy Dunn's...

Moms take the plunge on Senior Night

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

No matter how old, every tradition had a starting point. That first moment when someone said, "Hey, what if we…"

Well, the Emmaus swim team may have a new tradition that started with a few of the moms sitting around talking about Senior Night and how great it is for the kids. That innocent tradition led to the senior moms joining their kids in the pool fully clothed during the Senior Night celebrations for the swim team.

Nobody knows for sure if the moms truly did start a new...

District trip is short for wrestlers

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The senior Emmaus wrestlers made their first trip to districts in their high school career, but unfortunately, it was a short stay. An old nemesis, the Northampton Konkrete Kids, came from behind to knock the Hornets out of districts in the preliminary round, taking a 48-27 win.

Things started well for the Hornets, who jumped out to an early lead, taking the first four bouts - Jacob Younger (132 pounds), Cole Franklin (138), Jansen Grabowski (145) and Mac Lawrence (152) all picked up...

Hornets drop close game

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus hockey team has been playing great hockey at the right time of the season. The Hornets were riding a six-game unbeaten streak, and haven't lost since a 5-2 decision on December 10 against Phillipsburg.

But Daniel Farkas broke free from the pack and scored what proved to be the game winner in a hard fought, penalty-laden 3-2 Northampton win last Monday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

Emmaus (10-3-2) had tied the game at 2-2, but before it had time to celebrate,...