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Girls seniors lead vs. ACC

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team beat Central Catholic and then won a quad-meet against Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg South this past Saturday. The wins have the Hornets at 10-1 overall and 10-0 in the EPC this season.

Rival Parkland, who Emmaus swims against next Thursday, is at 8-1 overall and 8-0 in the EPC, while Easton (8-1, 7-1) and Liberty (9-2, 7-2) are following Emmaus and Parkland.

Future looks bright for Lady Hornets

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout a difficult season, Emmaus girls basketball head coach Kelsey Gallagher has looked for positives to point out to her players.

Sometimes, it comes down to just a play here and there and other times it comes down to how they battled against a tough team. After a recent 44-15 loss to Parkland, it was Parkland coach Ed Ohlson who had some good things to say about Emmaus.

“They’ve got some nice young players,” said Ohlson. “It’s going to be interesting to see how they develop over the next couple of seasons. I really liked that number 40. She’s tough.”

Girls defeat Stroudsburg, 99-87

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team took its first loss of the season Saturday against perennial power Wilson West Lawn, falling 99-87. On Monday, the Hornets bounced back quickly with a 96-68 win over Stroudsburg.

Kera Reinhard had a big day against Stroudsburg with wins in the 200 individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle events. Abby Heilenman finished second in the IM.

King gets faster for final season at EHS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls picked up their fourth straight win of the season with a 102-61 win over Allen in their home pool last week.

The score doesn’t indicate how well the team performed because after building an insurmountable lead, coach Tim O’Connor had his swimmers compete in their events as exhibitions so their finishes weren’t calculated into the score. It’s a show of sportsmanship that O’Connor will often use against teams and to challenge some swimmers to perform at high levels and put up strong times in a non-competitive setting.

Boys swimmers improve to 4-0

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys swimming and diving team upped its record to 4-0 on the season with a convincing 103-52 win over Allen. Emmaus swam many of the later events in the contest as exhibition events in a show of sportsmanship after building up a big lead over the Canaries.

Early on, Emmaus swept the top three spots in the 200-yard medley relay with the team of Michael Iacobelli, Jake Young, Evan Bova and Matthew Gertner taking the top spot. In individual events, Gio Germano won the 200 freestyle with teammates Alex Magditch and Kyle Kurrwachter finishing second and third.

EHS girls beat Dieruff

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

There’s nothing like a couple of wins to get a team back on track and build some confidence. The Lady Hornets picked up back-to-back wins against Scranton and Dieruff to close out the 2018 portion of their schedule and it provided them with a needed lift.

“Winning always makes things easier and you could sense a little confidence boost after those games,” said Emmaus head coach Kelsey Gallagher. “Of course, we would have liked to get those wins earlier in the season but they came at a pretty good time to give us some confidence and get us heading in the right direction.”

EHS swim team in the midst of busy schedule

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The first month of the winter sports season can be a hectic one. With scheduled time off for Christmas and the New Year, time for training and working on specific things can be rare as games come fast and furious.

That’s been the case for Emmaus swimming, which opened the season with the Cedar Crest Classic and then had meets with Whitehall, Liberty and Nazareth on the schedule.

The latest triumph saw the Emmaus girls down Nazareth 132-52, while the boys beat the Blue Eagles 114-71. Both teams have opened the season with a 3-0 start.