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McNelis contributes immediately for Rams

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

When asked what she enjoyed most about the field hockey program at Virginia Commonwealth, junior Meredith McNelis didn't have to think long.

"We're like a family," the 2010 Emmaus grad responded. "We're not just a team and we're together all of the time and get along really well."

Well, it's all in the family for McNelis. Former Green Hornet saw action in 14 games her freshman season, starting three.

The defensive-minded McNelis also made two defensive saves her first two seasons, which she stated is always her main individual goal each season.

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

Wednesday, September 19, 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 running catch for the touchdown.

Campbell is off to a good start for Panthers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Alexa Campbell is coming off of a strong junior campaign in 2011 for the Pitt volleyball team.

She played in all 33 of the Panthers matches, and recorded career-highs in digs (260), service aces (26), assists (19) and block assists (5). So there isn't much else the senior outside hitter could accomplish, right?

So far in the young season, Campbell, a 2009 Emmaus graduate, has earned a place on the Pitt Invitational All-Tournament team and to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic team. Her University of Pittsburgh volleyball team also started with an 8-2 mark.

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.

DeSandis sisters captain Columbia

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

Bridget and Katie DeSandis are used to being together. The twins looked at some of the same colleges before their freshmen years in 2009. But if it wasn't for their love of Columbia, one might have been swayed the other way.

The difficult recruiting process began when they sat down with their parents to talk about schools. The 2009 Emmaus graduates knew they didn't have to go to the same school, but it would have been convenient for their parents. It was their mother, Ann, who urged them to take a strong look at Columbia. The rest is history.

Lil' Hornets open with a bang

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

Emmaus' SYFL teams all earned victories over Hokendauqua in their season openers over the weekend.

The 80-pound Hornets started their season off on the right track by beating the Hokey Eagles 20-13. Outstanding play by offensive linemen Nick Davidson, Danny Ahne, Jake Fotta, Chase Fotta, Trevor Gitski, Andrew Harmon and David Iobst paved the way for a well-balanced backfield. Austin Schaffer sealed the victory for the Hornets by intercepting an Eagle pass in the closing seconds of the game.

Allinson follows parents footsteps to Bethlehem

Wednesday, August 29, 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 follow in their footsteps and play for a solid Division I school."