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Lil Hornets top K-Kids in playoff tuneup

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Hornet 125-pound team closed out the regular season with a 25-8 victory over the Northampton K-Kids to boost its record to 6-2.

Noah Breidinger scored three touchdowns and Harrison Ike scored the other on a long run behind a great job by the offensive line. Jarod Kish, Greg Johnson and Paul Shive had strong games on the offensive line. Defensively, Nick Roselli had seven tackles, including three on special teams to set the tone of the game. Giuseppe Carbone and Brett Meilinger had...

Shafnisky show spoils Hornet Homecoming

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The blue print was set; the strategy was known stop Nick Shafnisky and have a chance to win. But the senior quarterback, and Lehigh commit, didn't cooperate. His four touchdowns, and 373 total yards of offense, powered Whitehall past Emmaus 27-14 on Homecoming night last Friday.

Earlier in the week, head coach Joe Bottiglieri noted the importance of slowing down the Zephyrs catalyst. The Green Hornets defense did all they can to keep them in the game, but Shafnisky moved the ball...

Still #1

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Even though it was their ninth straight Lehigh Valley Conference Championship, the winning never gets old for veteran coach Sue Butz-Stavin, who is in her 37th season as the head coach of the Emmaus field hockey team.

The latest triumph was a 4-0 win over Liberty, a team that handed Emmaus their only loss of the regular season. The win stretched the new Emmaus win streak to 12 games, putting them at 19-1 on the season.

"It's always nice to win and I'm always happy for the girls...

Nazareth game a must win

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team was 4-2 heading into its previous road game two weeks ago against a Liberty team that hadn't tasted a victory yet in the 2012 season. The Green Hornets have lost their last two games, including a 27-14 homecoming loss to Whitehall last week. Emmaus (4-4) needs one win over the final two games to have a shot at a postseason berth.

"We had a short practice [Monday]," said head coach Joe Bottiglieri. "The kids came out, did a good job and were very focused. They'...

Girls set sights on district tournament

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The girls soccer team rattled off eight wins in a row seven of them shutouts to finish the season, but it wasn't good enough to qualify for the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs. It was good enough though, to qualify for the District 11 tournament, which starts next week.

The team will use its week off to practice and prepare for districts, hoping that it can keep the edge that saw the Hornets turn what was going to be a lackluster season into one where they were able to get past an...

Football drops heartbreaker

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team erased a 21-3 third quarter deficit against Liberty on Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium and it seemed evident the Hornets' final-minute score would be enough to overcome their sluggish first half of play.

Quarterback Andrew Kerson connected with wideout Jacob Maehrer in the right corner of the end zone with just 49 seconds remaining in the game. Maehrer's catch, as he maintained possession while falling to the ground, gave the Hornets a...

Lower Mac topples South Parkland

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 110-pound Mustangs improved to 6-1 on the season with a 37-0 win over South Parkland. Bailey O'Connor opened the scoring with a touchdown run on the second offensive play from scrimmage. O'Connor then contributed to the second score of the day by tossing a touchdown pass to Sone Ntoh. Timmy Higgins added a third score with a touchdown run. Dylan Keenan caught another score on a pass from Vincent Petrizzi. Parker Hanosek completed the scoring with a TD run in the second half.

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Boys surge into LVCs, eye Parkland rematch

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys soccer team finished its season with a 10-game unbeaten streak, going 9-0-1 to finish out the year 13-3-1, putting the Hornets in a tie with Parkland for the top spot in the Lehigh Valley Conference point standings.

The Trojans claimed the number one seed for the playoffs based on their 4-0 win over Emmaus earlier in the season.

The season didn't end on an easy note for the Hornets. Emmaus had to go into overtime against Central Catholic, but came away with a 1-...

Lil' Hornets get sweep of Mountainville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Hornet 125-pound team shut out the Mountainville Mounties 28-0 to improve to 5-2 on the year and secure a second-place finish in the Colonial Division of the Suburban Youth Football League.

Jake Miller and Noah Breidinger ran for first half touchdowns and Liam Toomey converted both two-point kicks. The defense was strong allowing minimal yardage. Cameron Brooks blocked a Mountainville punt with Harrison Ike taking the ball into the end zone for a score. Corbin Carraghan, Ben...

Doubles teams play well

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls tennis team qualified two doubles teams for the District 11 doubles tournament at West End Racquet Club this past weekend and both teams picked up very tough draws.

The team of Ciara Bryan and Victoria Chan had to face top seed and eventual champions Jenna Peng and Tuquyen Pham of Parkland in the second round of the tournament. Meanwhile, Katrina Guido and Kelly Nguyen wound up facing the tournament silver medalists, Jess Wain and Ashley Jones from Bangor, in the...