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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...

Volleyball gets past Golden Hawks

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Whether it was a bout of bad luck or unnerving news from an opponents point of of view, the loss of Bethlehem Catholic's Lauren Hess before Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball semifinals was important.

Hess, who has been one of the area's top players all season, couldn't play because of an eye infection and the domino effect proceeded.

The Hawks, who swept Emmaus during the regular season, lost in three games Monday night 25-14, 25-23, 25-19 at Liberty's Memorial...

Mustangs pull first-ever sweep of NP

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Mac Mustangs completed a sweep of the North Parkland teams for first time in the organization's short history.

The 125's finished the season 8-0 with a 16-8 win over North Parkland Sunday. Izaiah McPherson started the scoring with a 54-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter and Chris Smith added the extra point for an 8-0 lead. After North Parkland tied it at 8-8, the Mustangs took the ball on a long drive led by the passing of Stefan Rollin, who hit Liam Ross several...

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.


Tough stretch begins

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

Once again the Emmaus football team returns home after a tough loss. And again the Green Hornets will look to use the home field to their advantage. A one-point overtime loss at Easton three weeks ago was followed by a dominating 35-14 home win over Northampton.

Last week Emmaus (4-3) suffered a heart-breaking 24-22 loss at Liberty in the final seconds. The Green Hornets welcome in Whitehall (5-2), and hope to continue their unbeaten home record on homecoming weekend.


Girls set sights on district tournament

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The girls soccer team rattled off eight wins in a row seven of them shutouts to finish the season, but it wasn't good enough to qualify for the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs. It was good enough though, to qualify for the District 11 tournament, which starts next week.

The team will use its week off to practice and prepare for districts, hoping that it can keep the edge that saw the Hornets turn what was going to be a lackluster season into one where they were able to get past an...