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Giants sweep Bulls for BML title

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's Cody Kramer just missed on a pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 3 of last week's Blue Mountain League championship series that would have propelled the Giants to a series win.

When he saw the same pitch one throw later from Limeport's Adam Maini, he made the Bulls pay for it.

With that swing also came history for the Northampton Giants.

Emmaus' No. 2 doubles team captures LVC silver

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

A week ago, Emmaus senior Katrina Guido couldn't have imagined how her run in the 2013 Lehigh Valley Conference Tennis Tournament would play out.

Her doubles partner during the regular season, Elise Van Orner, was held out of the tournament for health reasons that occurred during the team's match on Friday. Two days later, Guido found out she would pair up with junior Amy Yang as the Hornets' No. 2 doubles team in the league tournament.

The two had never played together.

Schumaker, team earn second at leagues

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Following a regular season team championship for the Emmaus golf team, the Hornets were looking to add yet another team championship to the trophy case, this time from Monday's 2013 LVC Golf Championships held at Bethlehem Golf Club.

And despite three Hornets (Grant Schumaker, Carlos Fullerton and Max Harrington) all with top-10 finishes, Emmaus finished just strokes behind Parkland in a tiebreaker, which took each team's sixth golfer, after both teams scored a 389 on the day.

Kammerer breaks Tri-County records in three playoff starts

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

It's not a rarity to see a high school player play in the Tri-County Baseball League.

But in a league composed of mostly collegiate players and players beyond that level, Mike Kammerer, a recent graduate of Central Catholic High School, has already posted a spectacular career in the Tri-County ranks.

Emmaus boys fare well in LVSSL

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

A year after winning the 2012 Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League championship, the Emmaus boys soccer team was in position to make a similar run this season.

However, the Hornets, which finished in second place in the LVSSL B Division this season, suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Saucon Valley in the first round of the playoffs, erasing any thoughts of a repeat.

Despite the loss, head coach John Cari saw plenty of solid play that has the team on the right path heading into fall practices that are quickly approaching.

Emmaus grad overcomes many obstacles to achieve success

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in School

The amount of adversity recent Emmaus High School graduate Bob Ross has already overcome is more than what most people can say they have managed to do in a lifetime.

Diagnosed with autism at 20 months old, Ross lost the ability to imitate at a young age. At 15 months, he was not talking and had trouble realizing who his parents were. Four months later, his language was at the level of a 9-month old; it was thought he may not even be able to surpass a special-education setting and may not be able to talk.

Fick, Landis play in all-star game

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Rivalries are a part of sports in every school.

One of Emmaus' biggest rivals has always been Parkland.

But for two Hornet football players who were playing their last high school game, all of that was set aside during last Thursday's McDonald's Lehigh Valley Football Classic at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium.

Hornet defensive lineman Micah Fick and kicker Dalton Landis were members of the Red team, which was composed of players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Commencement ceremony celebrates 195 graduates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Local News

Allentown Central Catholic High School held its 84th commencement ceremony June 7 at Rockne Hall in celebrating the 195 graduates of the Class of 2013.

The graduating class and faculty members processed into Rockne Hall from Mason Auditorium during the band's playing of "Pomp and Circumstance." After the procession was completed, Reverend Allen J. Hoffa, began with an opening prayer and welcomed everyone gathered for the occasion.

The Viking band led "The Star Spangled Banner" and Hoffa then introduced the Salutatorian, Caleb Connelly.

District champs want more The Emmaus boys lacrosse team wants to make a run in the state playoffs

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ever since a defeat to Central Catholic in last year's district boys lacrosse title game, Emmaus has adopted a 'not content' mentality after feeling a sense of disrespect from the Vikings.

Fast forward a year, and it was a different story this time around.