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Thursday, November 14, 2019

McCourt earns diving gold

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Brendan McCourt won the District 11 Diving Championship for the second time in two years this past weekend. While he was happy about the win and a second gold medal, he readily admits that it wasn’t his best performance and wasn’t as satisfying as his first taste of gold.

“I came in hoping to beat my personal best or at least beat my score from last year in districts, but I didn’t even do that,” lamented McCourt, who scored a 516.45 this year after notching a 520.80 last year as a sophomore. His personal best – and the school record – for an 11-dive performance is a 551.

League titles at stake at swim meet

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming team has the strongest group of senior swimmers that its had in a long while.

The group includes swimmers who helped to break Parkland’s grip on the EPC swimming and diving championship two years ago when they beat Parkland to win the EPC title.

They’ve also had to watch as Parkland’s girls have won 10 straight District 11 championships and 18 of the last 19 district crowns.

Senior girls honored at season’s last game

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A long, tough season for the Emmaus girls basketball team ended last week with a 37-24 loss to Whitehall, spoiling Senior Night for four senior members of the girls basketball team.

Hornet players, Ky Anthony and Anne Glowacki, along with student-coach Mal Burns and trainer Phoebe Haberstumpf, were all honored for their time with the team.

Anthony scored two points in the loss, just under her season average.

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.