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Mustangs, Lil' Hornets clash in SYFL

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

Lower Mac and Emmaus had an epic battle at the 125-pound level with the Mustangs coming out on top, 16-6, to win the division title and secure a one seed for the playoffs.

The Mustangs scored early on a 40-yard strike from Stefan Rollins to Drew Dunbar. Chris Smith hit the extra point to give the Mustangs an early 8-0 lead. The Mustangs moved the ball several times deep into Emmaus territory with blocking by Dennis Csensits, Zach Higgins, Josh Gross, Dimitri Anagnostou and Dalton...

Girls heating up at right time

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

All things considered, it was an easy week for the Emmaus girls soccer team. The girls took out Northampton 2-0 and then pounded Allen 9-0 for two victories over the past week, putting the team at 8-5-2 overall and 7-4-1 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Kelsey Bacon continued her scoring prowess with two goals in the win over Allen. Against the Canaries, coach Rob Rooney was able to rest some of his regulars a little more than usual, giving opportunities to younger players. Besides...

Tennis caps year at LVC tourney

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

The goal was simple for the Emmaus girls tennis team this season show improvement.

After a rough 2011 campaign, the young Hornets grew up, posting 11 wins, eight in league play, this year. That made Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference tournament the icing on the cake.

"We had some tough draws today and ran into some good opponents early on," head coach Kelly Musselman said. "But over the season we really couldn't be any happier. They worked really hard and they all improved so...

Three golfers make District 11 field

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Mike Lessl knew he was good enough to qualify for districts. But his confidence level stopped about right there.

Heading into Monday's District 11 Golf Championship Qualifier at Woodstone Golf Club in Danielsville, Lessl didn't think he could finish among the top players at the event. Not until he posted the second-lowest score in Class AAA and third-lowest overall in the event.

Lessl fired a four-over par 76 Monday, leading a contingent of three Emmaus players to advance to...

Boys soccer team clicking at the right time

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After playing 80 minutes of soccer and neither team scoring, it took Emmaus' A.J. Bishop just 34-seconds to give the Hornets a 1-0 win over Freedom on Monday. The scenario that led to the goal was the same that Emmaus has used several times this season. Ben Roda led Bishop toward the goal with a precision pass and Bishop was able to beat the goalkeeper.

The goal was Bishop's 13th of the season, by far, the most on the team.

"They've played together a lot since they were kids....

GIRLS SOCCER McCarthy provides scoring pop

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

What a difference a week can make.

After lamenting a struggling offense that came close to scoring a lot of goals, Emmaus girls soccer coach Rob Rooney is now watching an offense that finishes off scoring chances left, right and center.

The change came, at least in part, thanks to a 1-1 tie with Wilson West Lawn, a team generally perceived as one of the best in Pennsylvania. At the time the two teams met, Wilson was undefeated and untied this season. Whether it was seeing that...

Elek has drawn inspiration through injury

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

A devastating knee injury sidelined Emily Elek the summer before her freshman season at Canisius. It was an unlucky situation for the 2009 Emmaus graduate, who was looking to continue the success of her senior year, winning First Team All-State honors and the District 11 MVP award.

But she didn't get down or sulk, she worked through it and looked toward the following year.

"I think once I got past the injury part, which was rehabilitating with my trainer, the rest was mostly to...

Lower Mac gears up for playoffs

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Mac 125s moved to 5-0 with a 36-0 win over Mountainville setting the stage for a division title showdown with rival Emmaus on Saturday at noon at the high school stadium. Stefan Rollins threw for three first half touchdowns, connecting with Drew Dunbar for 22 yards and 54 yards on scores. The other touchdown pass was to Zach Kociban for a 45 yards. Izaiah McPherson had one of his patented long touchdown runs of 38 yards and Josh Artis added the game's final score with a five-yard...

Lil' Hornets buzz past Upper Saucon

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The 125-pound Hornet football team defeated the Upper Saucon Storm 19-8 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Alex Soucy and threw first half touchdown passes to Brent Meilinger and Liam Toomey. The ground game was successful with eight running backs getting positive yardage and Corbin Carraghan running for a touchdown. The Hornet defense played a solid game with Ryan Thomas and Ben Maehrer making numerous tackles in the backfield.

The 110 pounders brought home a win against the Upper...

Field hockey responds to rare loss

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It didn't take the Emmaus field hockey team long to bounce back after seeing their long win streak snapped against Liberty. Unfortunately for Bethlehem Catholic and Freedom, the Lady Hornets took their frustrations out against those two teams for the loss to Liberty, beating the Golden Hawks 11-0 and the Patriots 9-0.

Coach Sue Butz-Stavin said that her team got careless in the loss to Liberty, losing a key defender because of a yellow card and not stopping Liberty's penetration into...