East Penn Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Boys soccer clinches West

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

After beating Freedom 1-0 last week, Emmaus boys soccer coach John Cari mentioned his team's upcoming game with Allen as somewhat of a yardstick to tell how much better his team had become. Early in the season, Allen downed Emmaus 2-1 in a game where many of Cari's seniors sat for much of the game as a disciplinary action for violating team rules.

This time around, Emmaus downed Allen 3-0 in a game that saw four Emmaus players draw yellow cards and one senior A.J. Bishop get ejected...

Wallitsch sets new mark for Hornets

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Two years ago when Lisa Wallitsch recorded her 1000th assist, she had high hopes for a bright future and knew 2000 was a definite possibility. But what she didn't think was possible, albeit a lot of hard work, was reaching the third plateau of her high school career.

During a September 27 game against Easton, Wallitsch surpassed the 3000 career assist mark. It is an unbelievable feat, and Wallitsch will go down as Emmaus' all-time assist leader, with more games to add to the total....

Fausts keep it all in the family at Quinnipiac

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

David and Annemarie Faust were hoping their triplet daughters track and cross country standouts Amanda, Brianna and Christina would choose to go to the same college.

The 2010 Emmaus high school grads all looked at different schools and chose the one they felt they could be most successful at, settling at Quinnipiac.

"We chose Quinnipiac because of their great physician assistant program," Brianna Faust said. "Our parents really wanted us to go to the same school so it would be...

Liberty up next

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team endured a grueling one-point loss at Easton two weeks ago and were looking to get back on a winning streak, and to end a two-game slide.

The Green Hornets sent a message with a 35-14 win at home against Northampton last week, a win they can now build upon with four games left in the regular season.

"It was important for us to get a win because we had two tough losses," said head coach Joe Bottiglieri. "After three good games the first three, we lost two...

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...

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...