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Balance has been big for Bacon

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

If the Emmaus girls are going to make districts this season, it will all come down to the final game of the year against the Central Catholic Vikettes. Initially, this would have been a road game, but thanks to a bomb scare at Emmaus High School earlier this season, the two schools switched their home games, giving the Hornets a home game to end the season.

If it does come down to that final game, senior Kelsey Bacon is ready.

"It would be great. We just have to play the rest...

Physicality doesn't phase Emmaus

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Goaltender Michael Smoker said it was just hockey, but the physicality, and sometimes chippy play, made for a hockey type of environment.

"That kind of stuff just happens sometimes in hockey," Smoker said. "Their bigger guys stepped up and started hitting, and we didn't back down."

Emmaus rose to the occasion, doing its talking on the scoreboard. Three goals in the first two periods was enough to defeat Pleasant Valley/Quakertown 3-1 Friday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena....

Boys clinch berth in district field

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The opportunity to secure a postseason birth in the District 11 4A boys basketball tournament was at stake for the Emmaus boys basketball team during last week's game against Bethlehem Catholic.

With that on their mind, and an opportunity to respond to a tough loss to Liberty two days earlier, the Hornets dismissed the Hawks on Thursday night, 66-52, at Bethlehem Catholic High School.

"We're eager to get into the postseason," said Nate Feiertag. "With this win we're now...

Hixson peaking as districts approach

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Swimming has always been a part of Jesse Hixson's life.

She started the sport at a young age and has continued with her passion through high school. The Emmaus senior competes in both individual and relay events and says the 200 freestyle relay is her favorite.

Hixson's senior season has had its ups and downs. The up part actually started late last season when she put on a late push and showed improvement in her times. Coming into the season, Hixson was a strong part of the...

Larsen passing on wisdom in senior season

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As a senior, David Larsen is looked at to be one of the leaders on the Emmaus swim team and he handles that role in many different ways.

Perhaps the best aspect of Larsen as a leader is that he is looking to pass on what he has learned from teammates who graduated ahead of him on to the swimmers that are coming along now and will find themselves in leadership roles in the near future.

"After three years being here, I've been taught many things by the seniors ahead of me, so I...

Emmaus rifle team takes aim at state crown

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus Rifle team is one of the top rifle teams in the state, and the experience of head coach Bob Johnston plays a large role in that success.

Johnston requires a certain level of commitment from those who sign up, including evenings free for practice and matches. For those who may not know what type of student athletes participate in the sport, Johnston describes it best.

"I've seen football players that weighed in at around 250 pounds, and I've had diminutive little kids...

Wrestlers eye postseason

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As the wrestling season winds down, Emmaus is in a pretty good spot for a berth in the District 11 Team Tournament, which is scheduled for February 1-2 at Freedom High School.

All that remains on the regular season schedule is a home meet tonight with Dieruff, the Konkrete Duals at Northampton High School on Saturday and the final meet of the season at Parkland on January 30th.

This past week was a light one for Emmaus wrestling, with just one match on the schedule. That match...

Boys bounce back, trounce Bears def

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Following their tough loss to Easton on Friday, it was important for the Emmaus boys basketball team to respond after their second conference loss of the season with the upcoming portion of their schedule looming.

And the Hornets wasted little time in doing so.

Just a day later, the Hornets used a suffocating defensive effort in avenging that defeat with a dominating 67-40 victory over Boyertown at Emmaus High School.

"Defense was the word of the day today," said head...

Wiseley comes through in the clutch

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

This past week was one of the most exciting weeks in a long time for Emmaus girls basketball.

The week started with a disappointing 60-24 loss at Parkland, but things picked up from there with a thrilling double overtime win at home against Easton, in a game that the Lady Hornets trailed by as many as 10 points. The following night, Emmaus again almost wound up in overtime, but couldn't get one final basket to fall and dropped a heartbreaker to Northwestern, 28-26, who came into the...

Baering down Sisters enjoying lone season together

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Anna and Sally Baer are just close enough in age that they can enjoy one season together on the Emmaus varsity basketball team. Anna Baer is a senior and one of the leaders on the team, while Sally is playing with the team as a freshman and getting valuable experience on the court, with the added input of a big sister who has been through it all before.

"Sometimes it's tough, because you don't want to hear it," said Sally Baer of the input that she gets from her older sister. "But it...