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Allinson follows parents footsteps to Bethlehem

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Choosing a college for high school students is tough, especially if there are several Division I options that are offering scholarships for student-athletes. The choice for Zach Allinson, however, was fairly easy. Lehigh stuck out for a variety of reasons.

"I was looking very strongly at Lafayette," Allinson said. "But in the end, I wanted to come to a school that had a good business program. Lehigh has that over Lafayette. And both of my parents went here so its nice to try and...

Evans brings success to Princeton

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Allison Evans has been a part of some great field hockey teams. She has come through the ranks of the perennially strong Emmaus program, to now competing in the Ivy League at Princeton.

The rising sophomore garnered nearly every award possible as a Green Hornet. Some was a two-time state champion, four-time District 11 and Lehigh Valley Conference champion, the all-time leading goal scorer at Emmaus and in the state of Pennsylvania, and was also an academic All-American and scholar...

Graybill looks to cap stellar career

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

This past offseason has been a little different for Penn State University senior distance runner Lindsey Graybill, a member of both the cross country and track and field teams at the school and a 2009 graduate of Emmaus High School.

Graybill - who suffered a knee injury in June - had to change her offseason workouts a bit in preparation for the upcoming cross country season, which will begin on August 31 at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals.

"I've been doing a lot of cross-training...

Wambold's 67 leads Hornets to win in opener

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Kyle Wambold's senior season with the Emmaus golf team couldn't have started much better.

The Hornets' top player needed just two holes to announce his presence as one of the odds-on favorites for the Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 title. Wambold eagled the par-4 11th hole at Bethlehem Golf Club en route to a four-under par 67 to lead Emmaus to a season-opening win over Liberty and Nazareth on Monday.

"I hit a really good drive and then chipped in from about 10 yards...

Knerr competing for starting spot

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

One thing is certain when the Bloomsburg football team takes the field in its August 31 opener at Stonehill College the Huskies will have a new signal caller under center.

With former quarterback Pat Carey and his 13 touchdowns graduating, a number of young players are competing to fill that void in the 2012 season.

One of those quarterbacks is sophomore Brady Knerr, a 2010 graduate of Emmaus High School who was listed as the team's third quarterback last season. He'll be...

Watkins looking forward to playing more at Lock Haven

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Derrick Watkins chose Lock Haven because of it's academic history, not its football history. Last year's 0-10 football record, didn't take away from Watkins' success on the field. He played in all 10 games, recording 28 tackles.

Now the rising sophomore is ready to make a name for himself.

"It meant a lot to contribute so much as a freshman," said Watkins. "Not many people know that we have arguably the best conference in the nation in Division II football. It was a little...

O'Brien makes golden return from injury

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's been almost four months now since Taylor O'Brien captured the gold medal for the 500 meter freestyle at the PIAA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University. In that time, she's officially graduated from Emmaus High School, gone through orientation at her next schooln - the University of Indiana - and is getting in those "last time before we all start school again" outings with friends.

Just getting back from her orientation, O'Brien got to spend time with her college teammates...

Hornets get revenge on Parkland

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's been a while since the Emmaus boys basketball team has beaten Parkland.

The Trojans snapped a couple of winning streaks for the Green Hornets last year, winning three games during the 2011-12 high school season. This summer they were 56-49 winners over Emmaus in a Stellar Summer League Game. The Green Hornets were even unlucky enough to face a hot Parkland JV team in the Stellar "Catch A Rising Star" Showcase and lose that one.

There was a bitter taste in the mouths of...

COLUMN: Eagles rally behind Reid in tough time

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The tragedy that engulfed the Philadelphia Eagles organization Sunday morning was one of shock and sadness with the sudden death of Garrett Reid.

The 29-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid was found unresponsive in a Lehigh University dorm room at 7:20 am Sunday when he was found by an Eagles official.

The aftermath and questions that remain are now part of the puzzle that the Reid family, Eagles organization and fans seek in the wake of a family tragedy.


Mintzer paces historic season on court

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Arguably the most successful boys team at Emmaus last year was the volleyball squad.

The Green Hornets (19-3, 11-1) brought home gold in both the league and district playoffs. In the District 11 final, they knocked off rival Parkland in the fifth and final set to qualify for the state tournament. Emmaus dominated District 11 all season, and that was due in large part to the play and leadership of senior Travis Mintzer.

Mintzer was one of only three returning starters off of...