The Emmaus girls track and field team will send seven athletes to the PIAA Track and Field Championships on May 24 and 25 at Shippensburg University, thanks to their recent performances at the District 11 Track and Field Championships.
Throughout the entire 2019 campaign coach Kari Reinhard’s squad has shown two primary characteristics. First, an ability to adapt and improve and second, a positive, team-first attitude when faced with challenges.
Both characteristics were on display May 15 and 16 during District 11 Championships at Whitehall High School.
What do you get when you put together basketball and track?
For Keyon Carrol-Herring, the answer is high jumping. The Emmaus senior finished in second place May 16 at the District 11 Track and Field Championships at Whitehall High School. That earned him a to Shippensburg University to compete in the PIAA Championships on May 24 and 25.
Carrol-Herring has only been high jumping for two years, which is a lot less than his time on the hardwood playing basketball.
Skillfully stroking his way through the competition at the District 11 Class 3A boys tennis championship, Sean Jaeger stood in the winner’s circle less than totally satisfied with his performance en route to winning his second straight title.
The Emmaus girls track team continues to impress as the 2019 campaign unfolds, claiming lopsided victories en route to a 5-1 record, and taking first place in the Pirate Invitational held April 18 at Palisades High School.
The Green Hornets stung Allentown Central Catholic 107-43 on April 15 and Bethlehem Catholic 122-28 in two dominant performances that showcased the depth and talent on the roster.
The Emmaus boys tennis team used its racquets to make a racket in the East Penn Conference, when the Hornets claimed two big wins in less than one week.
The Green Hornets registered scintillating 4-3 wins over league rivals Nazareth and Parkland around a 4-2 loss to Colonial League powerhouse Moravian Academy on April 13. The Green Hornets shutout Whitehall 7-0 on April 18 to end the regular season with a 14-3 overall record and a 11-2 EPC mark.
The Emmaus boys track team is hitting its stride at just the right time.
Case in point was a superb four-day stretch in which the Green Hornets defeated Allentown Central Catholic 126-23 on April 15, Bethlehem Catholic 109-41 on April 17 and took second in the Pirate Invitational held April 18 at Palisades High School. The results - a sterling 5-1 record thus far in 2019.
The reason as to why rests, in part, to coach Kari Reinhard’s commitment to developing young talent.
Did you hear about the one that almost got away?
The date was Nov. 4, 2018. An 11-year-old boy by the name of Jack Kocher went fishing with his dad, Christopher. Armed with weapons designed to make a fish enticed to bite, Jack and his dad came across a real beauty early that morning. But the timing wasn’t right and it remained a glorious object of desire.
Is technology facilitating the rise of China and Russia? The answer is complex, even to an expert like Joseph Walsh.
Robert Frost’s ambiguous classic poem, “The Road Not Taken,” challenges readers to contemplate life choices: Ultimately, whether to go with the mainstream, or go it alone.
Folksinger-songwriter Eric Andersen’s choice came many years ago and in retrospect he didn’t go it alone, but he most certainly went his own way.
Andersen is in concert, 7 p.m. April 11, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.
Emmaus boys tennis head coach Brian Bleam likes slogans and likes to issue challenges.
One of those slogans is “become the best version of yourself.” After eight matches this season you could say his team is doing just that, with a solid 7-1 record.
“We’ve definitely played well,” says Bleam. “But we have some tougher matches coming up where we will need to be at our best.”
The challenge is to step up their games as the upcoming scheduled includes dates against some solid competition.