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Field hockey makes it 24 straight

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

If it's early November, then there must be gold medals from District 11 around the Emmaus field hockey players' necks. For the 24th straight year, Emmaus conquered the world of District 11 field hockey with a 5-1 win over Stroudsburg.

Sophomore Theresa Carotenuto scored two goals to lead the team as the Lady Hornets jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the first half and never looked back. The first goal went to Anna Kennedy on an assist from Carotenuto before the...

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...

Bray, Brosky lead girls to states

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Linsdey Bray has been on the Emmaus cross country team all four years of high school. She always wanted to run in the PIAA State Championship meet, but was unable to qualify her first three years.

Last Wednesday's District 11 Championship Meet was her last chance to earn a trip to states, and the senior came through.

Bray ran the race in 20 minutes and 21 seconds to finish in eighth place and earn a spot at this weekend's state meet in Hershey.

"I'm very excited," said...

Football scores huge win over Nazareth

Friday, November 2, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Not many people gave Emmaus a chance.

But the Hornets didn't pay any attention to the outside noise when they traveled to Nazareth High School's Andrew S. Leh Stadium to take on the Blue Eagles last Friday night.

After the Blue Eagles went up 7-0 early in the second quarter, the Hornets responded just seconds later. Sophomore running back Wyllim Miller took the ensuing kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown, leading to a string of 28 consecutive points and en route to a 35-14...

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...

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...