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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cornell, EHS boys win national titles

Friday, August 4, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The boys fitness team at Emmaus is catching up to the girls. The boys won their 13th national championship recently in a competition in San Diego, leaving them just one shy of the 14 titles held by the girls team. This year’s girls team finished second in the national competition.

The boys also crowned an individual national champion in Jac Cornell, who was competing in his senior season. Cornell was making his third trip to San Diego and showed progress in the national competition in each season.

Gallagher takes over girls basketball team

Friday, July 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After somewhat of a revolving door of coaches for girls basketball, Emmaus is hoping that by going a completely different direction with their latest hire, they’ll find stability at that helm. Kelsey Gallagher, an assistant at Stroudsburg High School for the past couple of seasons, was introduced as Emmaus’ new head coach at a press conference last week.

Hornets fall in LVL playoffs

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

One might say that the Emmaus Legion team limped into the postseason after going just 4-6 in its final 10 games of the regular season. That, plus a history of playoff frustration over the years, left a difficult task ahead of the Hornets as they played a single-elimination game at South Parkland in the first round of the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

Some early miscues and the lack of being able to get a big hit at the right time led Emmaus to a 6-3 loss, ending the Hornets’ season.

Carbon Co. ends LM’s season

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While much of Saturday brought beautiful weather to the Lehigh Valley, a quick storm roared through late in the afternoon, bringing just enough rain to put the scheduled Lehigh Valley Legion playoff game between Carbon and Lower Macungie in doubt.

A squad of coaches and parents from both teams worked over an hour to clear the field and make it resemble somewhat of a baseball field ready for a playoff game.

LM to face Coplay in LVL

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a fierce storm moved through the Lehigh Valley Saturday, forcing the postponement of most of the day’s Lehigh Valley Legion games, Lower Macungie had to regroup on Sunday, the final day of the regular season, and play two games at different locations.

After a 7-2 win over North Parkland early in the afternoon, the team reassembled about 30 miles to the north to face Carbon County at Lehighton High School, where things didn’t go nearly as well with the Monarchs downing Lower Mac 12-2.

Hornets draw So. Parkland in legion playoffs

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just as most coaches are after a loss, Emmaus Legion manager Tom Cichocki was admittedly not feeling too great after a 4-1 loss to South Parkland in the regular season finale on Sunday.

The loss brought out more frustration than anything in Cichocki, because of how the team lost, thanks in part to bad calls from umpires early in the game and an uninspired performance from his team.

On back-to-back plays in the second inning, the field umpire missed two obvious calls and refused to ask the home plate umpire for a second opinion when asked by Cichocki.

Young Lower Mac team gains experience

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As it turned out, when the Emmaus and Lower Macungie Lehigh Valley Legion rosters were set for the 2017 season, Lower Macungie got much of the younger talent. The Mustangs did get some quality pitching, including Matt Lanzone, who was the ace of the Emmaus varsity staff this past season. They also got senior Todd Moxey, who can contribute both at the plate and on the mound, and first baseman/pitcher Adam LeMaster.

Emmaus hovers around .500 in LVL

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With the Emmaus Legion team hovering right around the .500 mark this season, a Sunday doubleheader against rival Lower Macungie seemed the perfect spot for the team to try to burst out for a late season run.

After taking the opener 6-5, Lower Macungie rallied back in the second game to grab a 7-6 win over Emmaus, splitting the two games.

In the opener, Emmaus got an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning when Eric Cichocki led off the game with a ground ball to short that was booted, allowing Cichocki to reach base.