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Boys close in on postseason berth

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Allentown Central Catholic has been known as a knockdown-shooting team from behind the three-point line this season, and last Friday night at Emmaus High School was no different.

The Vikings connected on six 3-pointers by four different players in the first quarter to help them take a 22-9 lead after the opening frame, and while the Green Hornets fought back, they just did not have enough firepower to make it all the way back, falling 56-44 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matchup.

Sabol leads Hornets past Huskies

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For a few weeks in the middle of the season, the Emmaus boys basketball team missed it’s big man, as junior forward Zach Sabol was sidelined with an ankle injury. He recently returned and had one of the best games of his career last week against Dieruff.

Sabol pulled in 31 rebounds, to go along with 18 points in a 60-44 victory over the Huskies in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game at Emmaus High School. The 31 rebounds were the most that Sabol has recorded during his three years on the varsity, and may be an Emmaus record for rebounds in a game.

Boys go 1-1 in Allen Holiday Tournament

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Just like it had a year ago, the Emmaus boys basketball team competed in the Allen Holiday Tournament at William Allen High School over the Christmas break. And just as in December of 2016, the Hornets defeated Springfield-Delco in their first game before falling to the host Canaries in the final.

Last Thursday in the opener, Emmaus took down Springfield 67-50 behind 19 points each by juniors Zach Sabol and Bryce Diehl. But in the championship game the next night, the Hornets were beaten by Allen 62-52.

Emmaus’ Bond earns D-11 MVP

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

From her sophomore year to her junior year Emmaus volleyball player Caroline Bond saw improved play, not only individually but also from the Green Hornets program.

Bond finished her junior campaign with 863 assists and 258 digs on her way to earning District 11 MVP honors.

“It’s a great honor because I worked really hard to get to where I am,” said Bond. “Last year I was more passive, and this year, as an upperclassmen, I knew I had to be more aggressive and be more of a leader. I gained a lot of experience in the offseason and just matured as a player this year.”

Hornets fall to Parkland

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For two-and-a-half quarters it looked as if the Emmaus boys basketball team was not only going to defeat rival Parkland, but it also seemed the Hornets would get a victory rather easily in front of a rowdy, sold out crowd in the Hive.

The script was set for the Hornets to receive an early Christmas present, but then the Trojans came back from down 16 points to win the early season Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game 50-47 last Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Emmaus High School.

Hornets must replace three starters

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball program had one of its best seasons in school history last year. The Hornets went 22-7 overall and were 7.9 seconds away from clinching a berth in the state semifinals before falling to Carlisle 78-74 in double overtime of the PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal round.

Emmaus used a high-powered offense to win the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division, reach the District 11 Class 6A semifinals and win two games in the state tournament, the most in program history.