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Watkins looking forward to playing more at Lock Haven

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Derrick Watkins chose Lock Haven because of it's academic history, not its football history. Last year's 0-10 football record, didn't take away from Watkins' success on the field. He played in all 10 games, recording 28 tackles.

Now the rising sophomore is ready to make a name for himself.

"It meant a lot to contribute so much as a freshman," said Watkins. "Not many people know that we have arguably the best conference in the nation in Division II football. It was a little...

O'Brien makes golden return from injury

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's been almost four months now since Taylor O'Brien captured the gold medal for the 500 meter freestyle at the PIAA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University. In that time, she's officially graduated from Emmaus High School, gone through orientation at her next schooln - the University of Indiana - and is getting in those "last time before we all start school again" outings with friends.

Just getting back from her orientation, O'Brien got to spend time with her college teammates...

COLUMN: Eagles rally behind Reid in tough time

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The tragedy that engulfed the Philadelphia Eagles organization Sunday morning was one of shock and sadness with the sudden death of Garrett Reid.

The 29-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid was found unresponsive in a Lehigh University dorm room at 7:20 am Sunday when he was found by an Eagles official.

The aftermath and questions that remain are now part of the puzzle that the Reid family, Eagles organization and fans seek in the wake of a family tragedy.


Mintzer paces historic season on court

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Arguably the most successful boys team at Emmaus last year was the volleyball squad.

The Green Hornets (19-3, 11-1) brought home gold in both the league and district playoffs. In the District 11 final, they knocked off rival Parkland in the fifth and final set to qualify for the state tournament. Emmaus dominated District 11 all season, and that was due in large part to the play and leadership of senior Travis Mintzer.

Mintzer was one of only three returning starters off of...

Force power way to title

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Lower Macungie Force went undefeated at its beach soccer tournament held in Wildwood, New Jersey in July. The team decisively won its games 8-0, 7-1, 6-0, and 7-0 to win its Under 10 age group bracket.

Pictured above are team members, front row, left to right: Alec Liu, Joe Huck, Thomas Hanvey, Brandon Plasha and Josh Whalen; back row: Jay Huck (assistant coach), Eric Johnson, Todd Ross, Tony Cardinale, Mason Brown and Joe Cardinale (head coach).

Faith drives Dunn to be better person, coach

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ronald Reagan once gave sage advice that to have success, you should surround yourself with good people. Billy Dunn took that approach in building his coaching staff when he took over as the head coach of the Emmaus girls' basketball team a year ago. If others follow that advice, it's very likely that Billy Dunn would be one of their choices.

Most conversations with Dunn about his basketball team start with one of two areas; his coaches or his players. Dunn was very careful to craft a...

Hornets get revenge on Parkland

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's been a while since the Emmaus boys basketball team has beaten Parkland.

The Trojans snapped a couple of winning streaks for the Green Hornets last year, winning three games during the 2011-12 high school season. This summer they were 56-49 winners over Emmaus in a Stellar Summer League Game. The Green Hornets were even unlucky enough to face a hot Parkland JV team in the Stellar "Catch A Rising Star" Showcase and lose that one.

There was a bitter taste in the mouths of...