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Tennis players all earn top-three at LVC Tourney

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Emmaus crowned one champ and had all five of its entries finish in the top three at Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference tennis tournament.

The Hornets' No. 2 doubles team of Ryan Jaeger and Mike Hensler won their bracket in the flighted event, while two singles players and two other doubles teams took second place.

Ryan Hobson earned the silver medal at No. 2 singles after falling to Parkland's Roshan Joshi, 10-5 in the final.

Waiting game for boys basketball team

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Now Emmaus has to wait.

After finishing the regular season Saturday, the Emmaus boys basketball team will have over a week off until it's next game, a District 11 Class AAAA tournament game.

"I don't like it," said Hornet head coach Steve Yoder. "We've gone months now and played consistently. Having a couple days off is one thing, but we're off until next Tuesday."

Girls compete in state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Knowing they didn't have the firepower to compete with the state's top cross country teams, the only goal for the Emmaus girls team at last weekend's state meet was to run its best.

The Lady Hornets did that as all seven runners showed improvement from the last time they ran the course. They placed 17th out of 18 teams in Class AAA at Saturday's PIAA Championship race in Hershey.

Bray, Brosky lead girls to states

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Linsdey Bray has been on the Emmaus cross country team all four years of high school. She always wanted to run in the PIAA State Championship meet, but was unable to qualify her first three years.

Last Wednesday's District 11 Championship Meet was her last chance to earn a trip to states, and the senior came through.

Bray ran the race in 20 minutes and 21 seconds to finish in eighth place and earn a spot at this weekend's state meet in Hershey.

Patterson makes regionals

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Last year Kelsey Patterson competed in the District 11 Golf Tournament against a strong field of upperclassmen and talented young players.

With many new faces in this year's tournament, the Emmaus junior played as well as almost all of them. She shot 135 over 27 holes Monday at Shawnee Golf Course to earn this year's District 11 Class AAA silver medal, finishing nine shots behind this year's champ, Helen Hsu of Freedom.

Three golfers make District 11 field

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Mike Lessl knew he was good enough to qualify for districts. But his confidence level stopped about right there.

Heading into Monday's District 11 Golf Championship Qualifier at Woodstone Golf Club in Danielsville, Lessl didn't think he could finish among the top players at the event. Not until he posted the second-lowest score in Class AAA and third-lowest overall in the event.

Schumaker wins LVC golf crown

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

The old golf adage rings true. Drive for show. Putt for dough.

Grant Schumaker might not win many long drive contests. And he certainly won't receive any dough for Monday's win. But it was solid putting that led the Emmaus junior to this year's Lehigh Valley Conference golf title.

Shumaker shot an even par 72 at Allentown Municipal to win the tournament by four strokes over a quartet of players that tied for second place.

"There are so many good players in this tournament," Schumaker said. "It feels really good to be on top.