The Emmaus boys basketball season didn’t end in the first quarter of Saturday’s PIAA playoff game. But when the Hornets’ Josh Artis and Zach Sabol each picked up two early fouls, the Hornets’ chances of advancing got a lot more difficult.
With Emmaus’ two post players both on the bench for eight minutes of the first half, Central Bucks West built a 10-point lead en route to a 53-35 win.
Entering the Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament as the District 11 champ, Caden Wright had his eyes on his next goal for the season: a regional title. Although he had to settle for a silver medal last weekend, he has one more week to make up for it.
Wright and teammate Peyton Brown both qualified for this weekend’s PIAA Championships in Hershey’s Giant Center. Wright took second place at 160 pounds, while Brown was fourth at 106.
Last season Caden Wright was just one win away from advancing to the Northeast Regional Wrestling Championships. This year, he sealed his trip to regionals early in the district tournament.
Wright, an Emmaus junior, was the No. 5 seed at 160 last weekend. He went 4-0 at the tournament, beating top-seed Tyler Dilorenzo (East Stroudsburg South) in the semifinal to clinch his trip to regionals. He’s been waiting for his chance to advance since taking sixth place last year.
For the Emmaus boys basketball team, the rest of the season is all about getting to 11. That’s the number of wins the Hornets will need to reach the district playoffs. And the road to 11 got a bit more difficult over the past couple weeks.
Emmaus head coach Steve Yoder knew this year’s team would have some inexperienced players taking key roles. He didn’t think it would be as many as he’s needed at this point in the season.
Kordell Waiters admits that he’s still battling some nerves in his first season wrestling at the varsity level.
The freshman gets a little more comfortable each match and it’s been showing. He led the Hornets with a second-place finish at last week’s Tony Iasiello Christmas City Wrestling Tournament at Bethlehem Catholic. He was one of seven Hornet place-winners at the 50th annual event in which Emmaus finished third as a team.
The Emmaus wrestling team opened its season Saturday at the Saucon Valley Invitational.
The Hornets took second place as a team, finishing with 170.5 points. The hosts Panthers, which are five-time defending Colonial League champions, took first place at 263.5.
Emmaus crowned three individual champs in the eight-team event.
With five wrestlers graduating who combined for over 100 wins last season, the Emmaus wrestling team will look for an injection of new talent while a few of its veterans attempt to take a step forward this season.
First-year head coach Nick LeFevre likes what he’s seen so far and is hopingthe team can improve on last year’s 12-7 record that included a berth in team districts as the No. 11 seed.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently announced it’s 2017 girls volleyball all-star team.
Emmaus had two players named to the first team and two on the second team.
Junior Caroline Bond and senior Adelina Woolard-Rivera earned places on the EPC First Team, while senior Georgia Traynor and sophomore Macy Van Den Elzen earned second-team recognition.
Rachel Hess of Central Catholic was named the league’s MVP this season.
The following are this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls volleyball all-stars:
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced girls soccer all-stars last month during the league’s championship week.
Emmaus saw one player named to the All-EPC First Team and two players earn league all-star status at some level.
Hornet sophomore defender Jada Tha was named to the first team, while senior midfielder Sophie Pickering earned a place on the second team this season. Parkland’s Brooke Schutter was named league MVP for the 2017 season.
The following is a list of this year’s league all-stars:
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference named golf all-star last month at the conclusion of the regular season.
Michelle Cox, a freshman on the EPC regular season champion Emmaus team, was named to the second team.
Pocono Mountain East’s Brett Wagner was named this year’s EPC golf boys MVP, while Stroudsburg’s Olivia Patrow was named girls MVP.
The following are this year’s EPC All-Star golfers:
Brett Wagner (Pocono Mountain East), Matt Kalamar (Central Catholic), Jordan Barker (Liberty), Collin Seip (Nazareth), Andrew Hozza (Northampton).