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Big plays lift Green Hornets Central

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets football team ended a recent skid last Friday night, as they used four long touchdown runs to defeat Central Catholic 38-7 at East Penn School District Stadium. It was the Green Hornets first win over the Vikings since a 17-14 win in 2008.

Wyl Miller, Jake Maehrer, Tom Bisko and Prosper Jolo each accounted for touchdown runs of over 48 yards, pacing a ground attack for Emmaus, which remain unbeaten. The 3-0 start is also the Hornets' best since 2008.


Lil' Hornets continue to strong play

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Emmaus Lil' Hornets continued their stellar play in SYFL action, picking up wins at the 125-, 110- and 95-pound levels.

The 125-pound Emmaus team celebrated a 44-0 win over Hokey to go to 3-0 on the season. Running touchdowns were scored by Brent Meilinger, Jake Miller, Giuseppe Carbone and Ben Maehrer. Quarterback Alex Soucy threw a touchdown pass to Brent Meilinger. The Hornets also had three interceptions by Corbin Carraghan, Brent Meilinger and Harrison Ike, who returned his...

Volleyball team drops Central

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Volleyball teams have fairly defined roles.

One player does the bulk of the setting and the rest fall into two groups: hitters and diggers.

It's rare a team finds a player who can contribute greatly in both areas, and that's what makes Mackenzie O'Brien a rare player.

The Emmaus sophomore outside hitter was a force on both ends of the court in a big early season matchup with Central. She racked up 12 kills and 14 digs as the Hornets stormed back from losing a tight first...

Lower Mac 125s, 110s get wins over Beth. Steelers

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 3-0 Lower Mac 125s dominated the Bethlehem Steelers by racing out quickly for the second week in a row to a 20-0 halftime lead and holding on for a 26-6 win.

They overpowered the Steelers up front with their big linemen Dennis Csensits and Josh Gross leading the charge. Josh Artis ran the ball with authority putting it in the end zone three times. The highlight of the game was a 65-yard touchdown pass from Stefan Rollins to Cody Gross, who made a spectacular over the shoulder...

Senior Roda boots boys past Nazareth

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Hornets' soccer team is extremely happy that A.J. Bishop is back with their team after a season without him. Having said that though, they found a way to pick up a win against Nazareth, thanks mainly to senior Ben Roda, who picked up a goal and an assist in the win.

There's no denying that Bishop has been the team leader offensively for the Hornets. Through the five games that he's played, Bishop has already amassed eight goals and an assist after a somewhat slow start. Bishop...

Work pays off for girls tennis team

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After going 3-10 last season with a young tennis team in her first season as Emmaus girls tennis coach, you wouldn't blame Kelly Musselman for not expecting too much out of her team in 2012.

Well, surprise.

Musselman's squad is now 7-3 on the season opening a lot of eyes, including those of their coach.

"I'll be honest, our goal this season was to win more matches than last year," admitted Musselman. "At first, we were surprised when the wins started to add up. We now...

Lower Mac teams start year 7-1 two weeks

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Macungie Mustangs began play in the Surban Youth Football League on Labor Day weekend, matching up with Northampton. Last week, the team took on Upper Saucon.

The 125-pound Mustangs started their season with a 34-0 pummeling of Northampton. The offensive attack was led by Zack Kociban and Isaiah McPherson with two touchdowns each, as offensive guard Zack Higgins led the way with strong blocking.

Bobby Newhard had a five-yard completion to Drew Dunbar for the game's...

Lil' Hornets earn of sweep Steelers

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

For the second week in a row the Emmaus Lil' Hornets swept their opponents, winning games on all levels of the Suburban Youth Football League. This week the Hornets hit the road to take on the Bethlehem Steelers.

The 125-pound team was considered a huge underdog coming in, but Emmaus played at a high level to shut down the Steelers outside running game. Defensive ends Nick Roselli and Ben Maehrer did an outstanding job forcing Bethlehem's running-backs into the teeth of the Hornet...

Football team shoots for 3-0 start

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Two shutouts and 75 unanswered points later, the Emmaus Green Hornets football team is 2-0 and tied atop the Lehigh Valley Conference with Easton and Nazareth.

A 40-0 dismantling of Germantown in Week 1, and a 35-0 rain-shortened game last Saturday afternoon, has the Green Hornets set to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2008. Emmaus has its sights set on the Vikings from Central Catholic, whom they haven't beat since a 17-14 decision in 08. Last year it was rather one-...

Boys soccer looks to overcome slow start

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

You couldn't really blame boys' soccer coach John Cari if he asked for a do-over on the start of the season.

Just three games into the year, Cari has seen his team get off to a 1-2 start which has included the team's 21-game home unbeaten streak come to an end, the first loss to Allen in 11 games and he has had to bench four starters for violating team policy.

The good news is that the team came back with a strong 11-0 drubbing of Dieruff for their first win of the season....