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EHS boys bow out in quarterfinals

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball program reached new heights last Thursday night. In defeating Harrisburg, District 3’s top seed, the Green Hornets advanced to the PIAA CLass 6A state quarterfinals for the first time in school history.

And although Emmaus has been led all year by senior guards David and Matt Kachelries, it was the supporting cast that contributed in a big way during the final few minutes of the 64-61 victory at the Geigle Complex in Reading.

Twins led Hornets to three state tourneys

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Competition brings out the best in an athlete. It makes everyone work harder to be better.

It did not matter what the sport or activity was, Emmaus senior basketball players and brothers, David and Matthew Kachelries were competitive. But not only did they want to be the better of the two, they wanted to be the best at what they did. And it only made each of them better.

“It could be video games, sports, whatever, we always wanted to beat each other,” David Kachelries said. “Even though we were competitive in whatever we did, we always had fun with each other.”

EHS boys fall in third-place game

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It wasn’t the game that the Emmaus boys basketball team had hoped to be playing in. But after falling to Pocono Mountain West in a semifinal game last Wednesday at the PPL Center, the Green Hornets found themselves in the District 11 Class 6A third-place game against another team that did not expect to be there.

Top seed and Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion Allen was upset by Parkland in Wednesday’s semifinals.

Emmaus came up short against the Canaries Saturday afternoon at Easton Area Middle School, falling 83-77.

EHS bounces back from EPC loss

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

What a difference two weeks made for the Emmaus boys basketball program.

On Friday, February 10, the Hornets were riding a wave of emotions. They were the top seed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament, going a league-best 15-1, and their star senior player David Kachelries was within striking distance of a school record. But all of that buzz and potential celebration came to a screeching halt with a disappointing home loss to East Stroudsburg North in the first round of the league playoffs.

T-wolves upset EHS

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In a storybook-type world, last Friday night would have brought smiles and cheers at the end of the Emmaus boys basketball game. Senior guard David Kachelries was in striking distance of the school record for all-time points scored, and the Green Hornets were hosting a quarterfinal Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matchup as the No. 1 overall seed. But it did not turn out the way they wanted.

Hornets get defensive vs. ACC

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It seems that every time the Emmaus boys basketball team plays in Rockne Hall, the best of the Hornets’ game comes out. In the historic venue, Emmaus has found a lot of recent success, and last Friday night was no different.

Under the bright lights in an important Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division game, the Green Hornets stepped up on both sides of the court and took down a surging Central Catholic team 59-36 at Central Catholic High School.

Boys beat Rovers

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team may have been looking past an Easton team that came into last week’s game at 9-7 overall, 6-5 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and in fourth place in the Steel Division. The Red Rovers were also coming off a loss to Dieruff (5-12, 3-9) just three nights earlier.

Trailing at halftime, and for most of the second half, the Hornets stepped up the pressure on the defensive end and converted from the free-throw line to go ahead in the final minutes and hold on for a 56-53 victory last Friday night at Emmaus High School.

Emmaus ice hockey falls to K-Kids

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus ice hockey team showed its youth last Monday night. Northampton poured in five goals in a flurry of shots on net, and put the Green Hornets in an early 5-0 hole after one period.

Emmaus tacked on three goals in the final two periods, but just could not dig out of the early deficit, and fell to the Kids 9-3 at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena. It was the ninth straight loss for the young Green Hornets, dating back to November 7.

With only one game left to play against Phillipsburg next Monday night, the future still looks bright for the program.