When Brian Hunter was a senior at Emmaus back in 2007, he scored his 1000th career point in the Emmaus High School gym. A young David Kachelries was in attendance that night. Little did he know his day would come.
Kachelries scored his 1,000th career point in the same fashion as Hunter had, with a long-range three-pointer. It came in last week’s 66-57 win over Northampton.
“It was great. It was perfectly lined up,” Kachelries said. “To do it in front of friends and family is awesome. I needed 15 and when I was at 12, I knew I was going for the three. It was a great feeling.
Head coach Steve Yoder knew it was going to be a tough game, but he didn’t want to make any excuses.
Nazareth was playing in front of its home crowd and seeking revenge after a 49-45 loss to Emmaus back in December that knocked the Blue Eagles from the ranks of the unbeaten.
A 50-point second half surge helped lead Nazareth past Emmaus (14-4 overall, 9-3 EPC) 73-65 last Friday evening at Nazareth Area High School.
Soccer is often referred to as the beautiful game. Last Sunday night at the Northampton Community Center, soccer was the main attraction, albeit off of the field.
Scholar athletes from Lehigh Valley high schools were recognized, with a male and two females earning the honors of a scholarship award.
When longtime Catasauqua Area High School head coach Trajano Bastidas was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Soccer Hall of Fame, he talked about his passion for the sport, and how he grew up around the game and gave the love of it to his three sons.
Rising senior Katie Bacher wanted to be the best she could be in cross country. In the end, the hard work and dedication paid off as she took home the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference MVP honors during the 2014 season last fall, even while battling health issues.
Bacher was also named the East Penn Press Female Athlete of the Year for her achievements in cross country and track and field.
Andy Davidson expected to see a lot of the football heading into his senior year, but his work load even exceeded his own lofty expectations.
In Emmaus' 12 games played in 2014, Davidson rushed 310 times for 2,002 yards and 29 touchdowns in helping the Green Hornets go 6-6 and play for the Eastern Conference championship for the second time in the last five years. But the 2015 Emmaus High School graduate is a team player and relishes the opportunity to help his team win in any way that he can.
It was a new week, and it was a different week for the Emmaus girls basketball team.
Moving from one prominent summer tournament to another. After competing in the Stellar Construction Tournament two weeks ago, the Hornets moved on to the SportsFest A-town Throwdown last weekend. They achieved their main goal of making it to Sunday once again.
Emmaus won two games in the pool play style format, different from the double-elimination style at Stellar. They defeated Catasauqua on Thursday night and took down Shenandoah Valley on Saturday morning inside Parkland's gym.
The Emmaus boys soccer program has been known to be successful, and one of the premier programs in District 11.
Even when the game's outcomes don't mean as much, and the roster isn't set in stone, the players perform like it is the state final, with great touches and ball movement, creating easy scoring opportunities.
The Green Hornets went 8-1-1 in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League regular season, and followed up that impressive run with a 4-0 win over defending Class AA District 11 champion Saucon Valley last Monday night at Lehigh University's Stabler Campus fields.
It was a new week, and it was a different week for the Emmaus boys basketball team. Moving forward from one prominent Cedar Beach summer tournament in the Stellar Catch A Rising Star event, to the Sportsfest A-town Throwdown tournament, the Green Hornets achieved their main goal of making it to Sunday once again.
But just like at Stellar, the Hornets never had a full team for any of their games.
Every summer, the main goal for the Emmaus boys basketball team is to reach Sunday at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star Tournament.
The Green Hornets are always looking to play well, win games, and improve as a team to gain experience for the winter season, but moving on to Sunday is the benchmark each team looks for.
Down two players in injured starters Joey Polczynski and David Kachelries, Emmaus won two games and advanced to Sunday's final day.
It is something telling of a team that can advance to Sunday, the final day of competition at Stellar's Catch a Rising Star tournament at Cedar Beach park. It is the main goal for each team in it.
It may not have been the hardest of ways, but the Emmaus girls basketball team was still on the court on Sunday at Cedar Beach.
Two forfeits helped the Hornets along the way, but first-year head coach Carl Scheitrum was still pleased with the way his team played to make it to the final day.