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Hornets fall to Ghosts

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Not many people gave the Emmaus boys' basketball team any chance at what they would go on to accomplish at the beginning of the season.

The Hornets were one of the more pleasant surprises in the area. Prior to their PIAA first-round game in the Class AAAA tournament, the Hornets put together an 18-8 record, including a 9-5 mark in the competitive Lehigh Valley Conference.

They went on to qualify for the league tournament, advance to the District 11 title game against Parkland and qualify for the state tournament.

Breckenridge, Kohler win this year's scholarships

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

On Sunday afternoon at Northampton Memorial Community Center, the 2013 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Annual Awards Banquet was held to announce this year's scholarship winners.

The Soccer Scholar Athlete Award was first established in 1975, and two more student-athletes would add their names to the list of past winners.

Leigham Breckenridge, a senior at Northwestern Lehigh, won the 2013 Frank D. Olszewski Memorial Scholarship Award. Southern Lehigh senior Abigail Kohler was awarded the 2013 Gary F. Toth Scholarship Award.

Emmaus rifle team full of maturity, responsibility

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

During last week's meet against Salisbury at the Emmaus Police Range in Emmaus Community Park, the Emmaus rifle team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 483-428 victory.

While the team has been atop the Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic Rifle League for quite some time, and currently possess top shooters that score in the mid to high 90s, there is more surrounding this team and sport than aiming for the highest score.

Northwestern's Breckenridge, Southern Lehigh's Kohler named scholarship winners

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

On Sunday afternoon at Northampton Memorial Community Center, the 2013 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Annual Awards Banquet was held to announce this year's scholarship winners.

The Soccer Scholar Athlete Award was first established in 1975, and two more student-athletes would add their names to the list of past winners.

Leigham Breckenridge, a senior at Northwestern Lehigh, won the 2013 Frank D. Olszewski Memorial Scholarship Award. Southern Lehigh senior Abigail Kohler was awarded the 2013 Gary F. Toth Scholarship Award.

Akron's Carr ready to return from injury

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

University of Akron senior swimmer Catherine Carr was forced out of the pool for six weeks after suffering chronic pain in her lower back at the beginning of the season.

But as the holiday season came around, Carr received a gift that she's had her eyes on for quiet some time.

On Christmas Eve, Carr, a graduate of Emmaus High School, was able to remove a back brace she has been wearing for the past six weeks. Two days later, on the day after Christmas, she was back in the pool. Now, she's back at practice for the Zips in a minimal role as she works her way back from injury.

Boys basketball team beats Salisbury, 53-49

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Perhaps a trip outside of the Lehigh Valley is just what Emmaus needed.

After starting the season alternating wins and losses and holding a 2-3 record through five games, a trip to Philadelphia for a holiday basketball tournament to close out 2013 seems to have turned things around for the Hornets.

Emmaus won all three games at the Constitution Convention Holiday Tournament at Ben Franklin High School, capturing the championship and going above the .500 mark for the first time this season.

Liberty takes control in overtime

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The final game of the 2013 Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic at Liberty High School between teh host Hurricanes and Emmaus needed more than 32 minutes to declare a winner.

Following four quarters of play in which neither team separated itself by more than six points, the teams went into overtime tied at 45-45.

The Hurricanes, however, quickly took control of the extra quarter. Following a layup by the Hornets' Joey Nicolini to start overtime, the Hurricanes responded with the next 10 points to secure the 55-47 victory.