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LM tops Emmaus on rivalry day

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lower Mac’s Ryan Kasye didn’t view Saturday’s legion game against Emmaus so much as a rivalry. It was more fun for Kasye and the Mustangs.

And Kasye believes that when Lower Mac is having fun, it’s at its best.

Despite a comeback from Emmaus that saw the Hornets score two runs in the seventh inning, Lower Mac (2-4) held on for a 5-4 win at Limeport Stadium in the first of four games of a Lehigh Valley Legion rivalry day.

“It’s actually more fun, I would say, than a...

Defense hurts Hornets in LVL play

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus Legion head coach Ryan Schaffer has been pleased with his team’s pitching in each of the past two games. The Hornet pitchers have done their jobs on the mound and been worthy of picking up wins.

But inconsistent defense has caused Emmaus to lose each of its past two games. And Saturday morning’s meeting with Lower Macungie was no different.

The Hornets (2-4) committed six errors that helped Lower Mac hold on for a 5-4 victory at Limeport Stadium over the weekend in a...

Red wins McD’s Game

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

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Hornets fall to Hurricanes

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team surged in the first 10 minutes of the second half both offensively and defensively, but was unable to keep the momentum as it fell to Liberty 41-35 last Thursday night inside the auxiliary gymnasium at Whitehall High School in the Cedar Beach Summer League.

The young Green Hornets (1-5 overall) trailed at halftime 22-17, but stormed out of the intermission to take the lead and held it for the first half of the second half before the Hurricanes (6-0)...

Red team tops Gold 28-14

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last Thursday, the 49th Annual McDonald’s’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

While...

EHS softball season ends in District 11 semifinals

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a 10-0 loss to Parkland in the District 11 semifinals, the Emmaus softball season came to a somewhat abrupt end. While the Hornets had lost some tough games along the way this season, they hadn’t experienced the type of loss that they did against their rivals and it left a bit of a sting on the team.

Even with the sudden end, the season was generally a strong one for a team on the upswing.

A season ago, Emmaus came into districts as the number-nine seed and went out in the...

Three Hornets named to LV Carpenter Cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Two Emmaus players made the team in Dylan Lehman and Brandon Robinson.

This year’s LV Carpenter Cup roster inlcudes: Kyle Mahady, P, Nazareth; Ben Piripavel, OF, Liberty; Blake Barthol, 2b, Parkland;...

Emmaus bats go cold in loss to Carbon

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Over half of the Emmaus legion baseball team are former Connie Mack players in their first year at the legion level. And many of them are playing a key role for the Hornets.

Head coach Ryan Schaffer admits the young players are playing even bigger roles than he anticipated, which has caused an up-and-down early portion of the summer season.

It didn’t help when one of the league’s top teams visited Emmaus Community Park last Friday night. The Carbon Monarchs (3-1) received a...

Sisonick makes CC team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Emmaus shortstop Marah Sisonick decided to try out for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team after her high school coach, Brittany D’Agostino, made the suggestion.

“I want to keep playing and keep improving,” said Sisonick, who will also play second base and has experience as a catcher.

“For awhile, I caught and would often go back and forth,” she said. “The action behind the plate is a different point of view.”

Sisonick is one of five players who is a lone representative...

EHS baseball earns D-11 silver

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus baseball team was probably one of the better teams to ever be seeded eighth in District 11 Class 6A tournament. A funk of six straight losses during the season dropped the Hornets’ seeding, but the losses were more of a mirage than anything. The lower ranking may have made their postseason run a little sweeter by giving them the chance to knock off higher seeded opponents along the way to reaching the district finals against number-two seed Liberty.

Emmaus (13-12) put up a...