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Field hockey wins EPC title

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As the final 10 minutes of the game approached, the Emmaus field hockey team needed a spark during last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship.

Stroudsburg was doing all it could to protect the 1-0 lead it took in the first half, but Emmaus wasn’t going to be denied.

The Hornets tied the game in the 49th minute when Kira Koehler scored with an assist from Meredith Sholder with 10:48 left to play.

Just over five minutes later, Leah Zellner scored her first of two quick goals that put Emmaus in control of the game en route to a 3-1 win.

Miller, Romig selected to McDonald’s Game

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

This year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star football game is set for Thursday.

Two Emmaus offensive linemen were selected to the team in Jared Romig and Eric Miller.

“Ever since I was younger I wanted to play in this game,” said Romig. “When I got first-team all-conference I knew I was going to have the opportunity to play in this game and I was very happy I was selected.”

Hornets fall to PME in D11 playoffs

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

About the only predictable thing in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference baseball season this spring was unpredictability.

Any team among the league’s top 10 could beat any other on a given day. That trend continued into the postseason as No. 9 seed Pocono Mountain East knocked off an upstart Emmaus team that had been playing its best baseball heading into the postseason.

The Cardinals won 9-4 in a game that was played over two days after a storm forced a suspension last Monday at Emmaus Community Park.

Hornets beat MLK

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As the third-place team out of District 11, Emmaus entered Saturday’s game against District 12 runner-up Martin Luther King High School as an underdog.

Despite the Cougars’ 15-12 overall record, their reputation preceded them as they were a state semifinalist last year and play in one of the state’s strongest areas for high school basketball.

Vanim earns bronze medal

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Andrew Vanim can’t change what happened at districts. He can’t get back that one dive that hurt his score and left him devastated by the fact that he failed to qualify for states.

The only thing he can do is handle the setback with class and move on from it. He appears to be doing both.

“I don’t take this as a loss,” said the Emmaus junior after finishing in third place at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3A Diving Championships. “I take this as a learning experience. It’s just that one dive. It just happened. Things happen.”