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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...

Field hockey is still team to beat

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

While it may have lost a long winning streak that stretched over nine seasons, the year ended in a very familiar way for the Emmaus field hockey team as the top seed in the LVC playoffs a likely high seed in the district playoffs.

The Hornets finished the year with ten straight wins, the last five of them shutouts, to go 17-1. In fact, 12 of the wins this season were by shutout.

The regular season ended with a strong showing over North Penn in a 4-0 win. Krissy Mikelson scored...

Hornets fall to Parkland in LVC finale

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

Both the Emmaus and Parkland girls cross country teams remained undefeated entering last week's meet at Lehigh Valley Parkway that also included Whitehall and Central Catholic.

And the final league meet figured to come down to the Hornets and Trojans for the regular season league title.

However, despite the Hornets getting two runners in the top four Hanna Brosky (3rd 19:53) and Lindsey Bray (4th 20:03) Emmaus couldn't overcome the Trojans' third, fourth and fifth runners....

Volleyball downed in three games

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus volleyball team has been resilient for much of the season. After a September 25 loss to Parkland, the Green Hornets rattled off three straight wins. Then a loss to Becahi on October 4 was followed by two straight wins.

Emmaus (11-3) will be looking to bounce back once again after a three-game loss to Southern Lehigh last Monday night at Emmaus High School.

The Green Hornets, which held a lead in each of the three games, were downed 25-17, 25-20, 25-18.


Tough stretch begins

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Once again the Emmaus football team returns home after a tough loss. And again the Green Hornets will look to use the home field to their advantage. A one-point overtime loss at Easton three weeks ago was followed by a dominating 35-14 home win over Northampton.

Last week Emmaus (4-3) suffered a heart-breaking 24-22 loss at Liberty in the final seconds. The Green Hornets welcome in Whitehall (5-2), and hope to continue their unbeaten home record on homecoming weekend.


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.


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...

Patterson makes regionals

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Last year Kelsey Patterson competed in the District 11 Golf Tournament against a strong field of upperclassmen and talented young players.

With many new faces in this year's tournament, the Emmaus junior played as well as almost all of them. She shot 135 over 27 holes Monday at Shawnee Golf Course to earn this year's District 11 Class AAA silver medal, finishing nine shots behind this year's champ, Helen Hsu of Freedom.

Patterson, who missed part of the season with an ankle...

Kerson, Miller spark Hornets

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Northampton football team possesses one of the most prolific passing attacks in the Lehigh Valley this season.

But it was another quarterback who shined the brightest during last Friday's matchup between Emmaus and Northampton.

Hornet senior quarterback Andrew Kerson threw for 185 yards and three touchdowns to lead Emmaus. And combined with the big playmaking ability of sophomore running back Wyl Miller (134 rushing yards and two touchdowns), the Hornets defeated the...

Field hockey eyes playoffs

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

With just three games remaining in the regular season, it would be easy for the Emmaus field hockey team to start peeking ahead to the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals, which will be played on October 15. Instead, they're staying focused on the games between now and then and using them as reminders to not take any team too lightly.

Conference play ends with a game at home against Central Catholic Wednesday night, then nonconference games at Upper Perkiomen and home against North...