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Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s very possible that a few years down the road, if you suffer an injury of some sort, someone from this year’s graduating class from Emmaus will be treating you in one way or another. Of the 11 student athletes signing letters of intent last week, five of them are heading for careers in the medical field.

Hunter Krauss (Lacrosse) and Adam LeMaster (baseball) are both heading to college to study physical therapy. Krauss will attend the University of Hartford, while LeMaster is going to be attending East Stroudsburg University.

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the 14th straight season, the Emmaus boys have captured a conference championship in swimming, but this season had to share the honor with Nazareth with the two teams finishing with identical 12-1 overall records, 11-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference records and 3-0 division records. The two teams also shared the title following the 2016-2017 season.

Hornets set for annual swim rivalry

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Before going into its annual showdown with Parkland on Thursday, there was one piece of business that the Emmaus swimming and diving team had to take care of before facing its ultimate rivals.

A rescheduled meet against Liberty was moved to Emmaus because of ventilation issues at the Liberty pool.

Prior to Monday’s meet, Liberty, Emmaus and Parkland all had 10-0 marks in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, but Emmaus put a blemish on the Hurricanes’ season with a 100-84 win to send the Hornets into the meet with Parkland looking for an EPC championship.

Divers earn league medals

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With the return of Jess Hurlburt to Emmaus diving and the continued emergence of Brendan McCourt, there has been a piqued interest in diving for the Hornets.

At the midseason Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meet, Hurlburt didn’t compete, but McCourt was there and took first place. That set the scene for this past weekend when the EPC held its Diving Championship at Emmaus High School.

The meet ended with a piece of controversy when it was ruled that McCourt had changed the order of his dives without notifying the officials.

Senior swimmers look for big finish

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The senior swimmers on this year’s Emmaus team had a bit of an advantage when coach Tim O’Connor rejoined the Emmaus Aquatic Club staff specifically to work with the seniors on the team.

The added work seemed to give them more insight into what it takes to compete in the sport and has helped them develop new routines, which have helped them make it through their final high school season.

Grabowski accepts new role

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

High school athletes always look forward to their senior season. They are generally looked up to by the younger players and they get that last shot at a big season either personally or as part of their team.

Cayley Grabowski was no different. She had added reason to look forward to her senior season after being named to the third team EPC all-stars as a junior. The two-sport player was also going to have new coaches in both basketball and softball for her senior season with a lot of excitement surrounding the two teams.

Lehigh Valley beats Bears in outdoor hockey game

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Years ago, the great John Facenda, the voice of NFL Films used his legendary voice to refer to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field as he talked about the Green Bay Packers’ historic playing field.

It wasn’t quite that dramatic, but the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Hershey Bears took to the frozen tundra of Hersheypark Stadium recently, with Lehigh Valley skating to a 5-2 win over Hershey.

The temperature at game time was 40 degrees, making life at least tolerable for the 13,091 fans who streamed into Hersheypark Stadium for the 10th outdoor game in the history of the AHL.