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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.

POSITION PLAYERS

Red wins McD’s Game

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Red team tops Gold 28-14

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last Thursday, the 49th Annual McDonald’s’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Emmaus athletes compete in state T&F championships

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus track and field teams sent three individuals and three relays teams to the PIAA Class 3A Track and Field Championships, which were held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Several seniors capped stellar high school careers at the meet, while a few juniors and sophomores got their first taste of state championship competition and will look to have another next spring.

Leading the way for Emmaus was senior Keyon Carroll-Herring, who placed 14th in high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 Wrestling Championships will get underway Friday afternoon at and culminate Saturday evening at Liberty High School.

Emmaus has one No. 2 seed in defending district champ Caden Wright, a junior who took first place last year at 160 when he beat Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Lewis in the title bout. This year Wright (18-2) is seeded behind Stroudsburg sophomore Lenny Pinto (28-5) at 170.

The Hornets have a No. 5 seed in 138-pounder Jackson Karrat, and six other grapplers seeded in the top 10 in their weight class.

CL-SL embark on football co-op

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020 and schedules for the first two seasons were handed out at the event.

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a perfect system, but we’re getting closer,” said Northwestern Lehigh athletic director Jason Zimmerman.

Emmaus’ Cox advances to state golf championship

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Michelle Cox knows she could have played better in Monday’s PIAA East Regional Golf Championships. But she also knows that she accomplished her primary goal and will advance to next week’s state championship tournament.

The Emmaus sophomore shot 7-over par 79 at regionals to finish in a four-way tie for fifth place Monday at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood.

“I was fine until the last six holes,” she said. “The last six holes I was six over (par) so that’s never fun. I made myself nervous, but moving on is what matters.

Hornet girls harriers go undefeated

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus girls cross country team capped an undefeated regular season with a 5-0 showing at last week’s final regular season meet.

The host Hornets edged Parkland 27-28 at the meet to hand the Trojans their only loss of the season. Emmaus also beat Allen (15-50), Dieruff (15-50), Central Catholic (15-50) and Whitehall (19-42) at the meet to finish this season at 17-0.

Machulsky, golf team win titles

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team wanted a postseason and title and some revenge. The Hornets got both, and more. The Hornets not only won this year’s team title, but they also crowned the team’s first boys individual champion since Brian Belden back in 2004.

The Hornets topped Northampton for the team title, 315-323, and senior Mitch Machulsky shot 75 and won the boys individual gold medal on the third hole of a playoff against Northampton’s Andrew Hozza Monday at Lehigh Country Club.

“I feel great,” said Machulsky. “It’s honestly the best round I’ve ever played.