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Ten senior athletes make college choices

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

This is an exciting time of the year if you're a high school athlete. For 10 Emmaus seniors who recently signed letters of intent to attend a college on a scholarship, it's a very exciting time.

The group includes field hockey players Aislinn Bryan (Lehigh/Computer Science), Ashley Focht (Shippensburg/Undeclared), Kassidy Green (Lehigh/Business), Sarah Kazmierski (Old Dominion/Fashion Merchandising and Marketing), Shauna Poling (Indiana University of Pennsylvania/Undeclared), Alexis...

Schaeffer makes most of last chance

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It may have taken Steph Schaeffer until her final opportunity of the season to qualify for districts in the 100-yard butterfly, but she didn't waste any time at the last chance meet to be sure to swim her way into the postseason.

In the butterfly event, Schaeffer picked up a win easily qualified for districts, finishing roughly 2.5 seconds faster than the time she needed to qualify. Schaeffer also attempted to qualify in the 100-yard breaststroke, but fell short of the necessary time...

Hornets boys prepare for district playoff run

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

At this time last year the Emmaus boys basketball team was heading into the District 11 tournament as the Lehigh Valley Conference champions. With the loss of some talented seniors, and a well-rounded conference, the Green Hornets missed the league playoffs by one game, but look toward a wide open Class 4A field.

Number 7 seed Emmaus (11-11) will face 10th-seeded Pleasant Valley (13-10) in the opening round Wednesday night at Emmaus. And head coach Steve Yoder has one main thing in...

Future looks bright for Wambold

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

When you set a goal, it's supposed to be one that isn't necessarily easy to reach, but also is realistic.

Golfer Kyle Wambold set a goal for himself that nobody thought would be easy and some thought might not truly be realistic. As it turned out, Wambold's goal - to finish the high school golf season with an average under 70 - wasn't always easy, but he made it realistic; and most importantly, achieved his goal.

When all of the scores were tallied, Wambold finished the season...

Youth wrestlers finish season

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The East Penn youth exhibition and Junior Varsity wrestling teams recently finished up their season. They participated in 10 JV dual meets, four Friday night exhibition duals and three tournaments. On the weekend of February 2-3 they completed the final events, which were the two end-of-season Valley Elementary Wrestling League (VEWL) tournaments. Fifty wrestlers from the East Penn program participated in this event with 18 individuals placing in the top four of their weight class.

Five divers advance to district meet

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus diving program continued its development and placed five divers into the district meet scheduled for this Saturday. The Emmaus divers will enjoy somewhat of a home-pool advantage, with the meet being held at the high school this year.

Anna Overholts took the top finish among the Emmaus girls at the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships this past Saturday. Overholts finished fifth among the girls, while teammate Serena Speer finished 10th. The overall winner on the girls...

PIAA NOTEBOOK PIAA Board needs to act on heat issues

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in HS Sports

With the debate over the length of the PIAA football season long in the rearview mirror, it would seem that football is status quo at the PIAA Board of Directors level.

It is not.

The PIAA Board is currently embroiled in a discussion - some might call it a battle - over how to handle a proposed heat acclimatization program that, no matter how it is implemented, will greatly affect the start of the football practice.

Prompted by concerns from the PIAA's Sports Medicine...

Wrestlers enter districts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus wrestlers are preparing for the District 11 individual championships which take place Friday and Saturday at Liberty High School.

The Hornets, who made the District 11 Duals this season, boast a mix of youth and experience that will all be trying to advance to the Northeast Regional the following week. The top six placewinners from District 11 move on to regionals. Seedings for the district tournament are scheduled to be released on Wednesday night.

Both seniors...

Kemeter wins national title

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Shawn Kemeter competed in the National Sporting Clays competition in San Antonio, TX at the end of October.

He won the title in the Sub Junior division with a four-day score of 266 out of 300, besting a field of 78 competitors. Kemeter also won the title as the highest overall first-time entry, topping a 299-shooter field.

Kemeter, 16, is a junior at Emmaus High School and has been shooting sporting clays for three years. He recently earned master class status, the highest...

Brundage excited to manage IronPigs in '13

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Before Dave Brundage was even named the manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, he already had a place in IronPigs trivia.

Question: Name the opposing manager in the first official game at Coca-Cola Park.

Answer: Dave Brundage.

It was April 11, 2008 and Brundage was in his second season as manager of the Richmond Braves, who beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs that night in the very first International League game to be played at Coca-Cola Park. The following season, the...