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SWIMMING PREVIEW Hard-working teams ready to hit water

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Every season, fans of the Emmaus swim team come into the season with high expectations. Last season saw Taylor O'Brien take gold in states for the 500 freestyle. Other Emmaus swimmers also had some success and the boys team came home with an eighth place finish at the PIAA championships.

This year's edition of the swimming team has seven new girls and one new boy, all looking to eventually take their spot on the state podium and also help lead the team to another successful season....

Four-goal second ignites Hornets

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Drew Phillipes scored two goals with less than 21 seconds left in the second period, and Emmaus broke through with four second period goals to defeat Whitehall/Salisbury 5-2 last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

Whitehall/Salisbury took the lead with 2:33 remaining in the first when Gavin Carey slapped in a shot off a centering pass from his brother Ian.

But there was no time spent sulking. Whatever head coach Brian Braun said to his team at the...

Ice hockey drops first game to Parkland

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus-Parkland rivalry hit the ice on Monday, and like any other sport, it didn't disappoint. The students came out in support, and the play on the ice was physical and fast-paced.

Goalkeeper Mike Smoker was at the top of his game, but it just wasn't enough as Parkland (5-0) found the net five times in a 5-1 win at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The loss was the first for Emmaus (4-1) on the young season.

"Right now we're just looking at how we will...

Football season ends with loss to WVW

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

For Emmaus football head coach Joe Bottiglieri, there are a set of mixed emotions regarding the Hornets' season that came to an end last Friday night to Wyoming Valley West in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Hornets - who fell 6-0 to the Spartans - were shut out for the first time in five years, and a few costly turnovers ruined a superb defensive effort from Emmaus.

"We just were not in sync," said Bottiglieri. "We didn't execute. We had some new people in the lineup...

Dynamic duo leads way to semis

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Krissy Mikelson and Teresa Carotenuto combining for goals has become a familiar script for the Emmaus field hockey team this season and the script worked again in the PIAA quarterfinals as Emmaus downed Central Dauphin 2-0 to advance to the semifinals against Lower Dauphin.

Mikelson was the first to strike on an assist from Carotenuto and just a few minutes later, Carotenuto put one past Central Dauphin goalie Halle Frisco. The two goals came in the first 20 minutes of the game and...

95s win SYFL title, 110s fall in semifinals

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus Hornets 95-pounders shut out the North Parkland Buffaloes 13-0 in the SYFL semifinals on November 4 and this past weekend finished their season by beating the Lower Mac Mustangs by a score of 12-6 in the finals of the 95-pound SYFL league tournament. The finals win capped off an undefeated 11-0 season.

In the finals it was another total team defensive effort that held the Mustangs to only two first downs and allowed the only score on a late game kickoff return. The...

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...

Girls compete in state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Knowing they didn't have the firepower to compete with the state's top cross country teams, the only goal for the Emmaus girls team at last weekend's state meet was to run its best.

The Lady Hornets did that as all seven runners showed improvement from the last time they ran the course. They placed 17th out of 18 teams in Class AAA at Saturday's PIAA Championship race in Hershey.

"The biggest goal we had was to get here," said head coach Dan Wessner. "Anything after that was a...

Volleyball knocked out in semifinals

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

The Emmaus volleyball team, 3-1 winners over Pottsville in the first round of districts, were forced to play defending state champion Parkland shorthanded in the District 11 semifinals. Senior setter Lisa Wallitsch, a three-time all-LVC selection, suffered a mild concussion during the first round game and was forced to sit out for precautionary reasons.

The feisty Green Hornets team never seemed to lose a beat in the absence of Wallitsch, but the Trojans were just a little too much to...

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...