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Lower Mac 110s, 95s advance to championship game

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 110-pound Lower Macungie Mustangs advanced to the league champsionship game by beating South Parkland 6-0 in a thrilling overtime battle last weekend.

After a defensive stalemate that led to overtime, the Mustangs' defense came up big again on four plays in South Parkland's opening overtime possession. Three plays later, Bailey O'Connor tossed the game-winning touchdown pass to Carlton Lovette which sealed the win. While the offense did not score in regulation, the Mustangs were...

Face WVW in Eastern Conference playoffs

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Although the Emmaus football team looked lackluster in a 42-17 loss at home to rival Parkland last Saturday, the Green Hornets are in a familiar position. Emmaus (5-5) won the Eastern Conference playoffs two years ago, and clinched a spot to compete in the four-team tournament against Wyoming Valley West on Friday night.

"After the [Parkland] game we didn't really say too much because we wanted them to digest what happened," said head coach Joe Bottiglieri. "At Monday's practice we...

Hornet 80s win tourney title, flags take second

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus 80-pound Hornets completed their 2012 season with an undefeated 10-0 record and won their end of season tournament hosted by North Parkland. The Hornets defeated Saucon Valley in the semis, 37-18, to advance to the championship game.

The team put on an offensive display by scoring six touchdowns led by the blocking of Nick Davidson, Connor Brophy, Jake Fotta, Trevor Gitski and Chase Fotta. Three touchdowns were scored by Jared Groller, two by Tyson Karrat and one by Lance...

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...

Boys soccer falls in District 11 final

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

Throughout the regular season and into the postseason, defense was a big part of the strategy for the Emmaus boys soccer team.

The Hornets found ways to score enough goals to win, but frustrated teams with their overpowering defense that was unmatched up until the finals of the District 11 tournament. That's when Emmaus ran into Stroudsburg, which was able to match the Hornets kick-for-kick defensively and eventually turn a 0-0 double-overtime game into a 5-4 win for the Mounties on...

Fine caps stellar career as goalie

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

John Cari, boys soccer coach at Emmaus, isn't very used to having someone in goal for him that doesn't have the last name Fine.

He's losing his latest Fine, Kevin, to graduation after giving him 54 wins and 38 1/2 shutouts during his high school career. Prior to Kevin, there was Andy Fine, who captured 37 wins for Cari.

"My mom actually calculated it a couple weeks ago and my brother and I have somewhere around two-thirds of the wins with coach Cari," laughed Kevin. The latest...

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...