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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Volleyball girls suffer first defeat

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Both Emmaus and Parkland's girls volleyball teams entered last week's Lehigh Valley Conference showdown unbeaten.

And after winning game one 26-24, the Hornets were in good position to hand the Trojans - last season's district and state champion - their first loss.

But that wouldn't be the case. The Trojans responded to win the next three games to defeat the Hornets 3-1 (24-26, 25-14, 26-24, 25-14) to remain perfect on the season.

"When my girls put forth what they put...

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...

Football gives Rovers a scare

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

The Emmaus football team has spent the last two games on the road, and have come away with their first two losses of the season. The Green Hornets can't be any happier to be back at East Penn School District Stadium this weekend for a matchup against Northampton (2-3).

Emmaus (3-2) will look to bounce back from a tough loss at Easton, a game which may have slipped away. The Green Hornets led 8-0 late in the fourth quarter, but squandered the lead and lost 15-14 in double overtime....