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Hornet swimmers sweep Hurricanes

Monday, December 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus swept Liberty in a recent East Penn Conference dual swim meet.

The Hornet boys won 127-58 with victories in all three relays and six individual events. Nick Soares (individual medley, butterfly) was the only Emmaus boys swimmer to win two individual events. Teammates Devin Metzger (50 freestyle), Brendan McCourt (diving),Evan Bova (500 free) and Michael Iacobelli (breaststroke).

In girls events, Emmaus’ Katie Champagne (100 free, breaststroke) won two individual events,...

Hornet swim teams start 2-0

Monday, December 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls swimming and diving teams are both off to a 2-0 start to the season with wins over Whitehall and Liberty. One of the things that jumps out is the performance of the diving squad, which is seeing a resurgence.

In the win over Liberty, the girls captured three of the top five spots, while the boy swept the top three spots against the Hurricanes.

Finishing at the top of the boys diving was junior Brendan McCourt, who finished with 297.55 points. Kyle Ryan...

Forstburg climbs SU’s digs list

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Megan Forstburg was at Emmaus, she spent much of her high school volleyball career as a hitter. And a great one at that.

But when she arrived at Shippensburg, head coach Leanne Piscotty tried Forstburg out at a number of new positions.

“I came in my freshmen year and started setting, which was nuts,” Forstburg said. “And then in my sophomore year, [Piscotty] was like, ‘OK, you are going to play defense now.’ I was like, ‘OK, I’ll try.’

“I played defensive specialist...

Boys top Spartans in opener

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Heading into the 2018-19 season, the Emmaus boys basketball team has plenty of positive hype and energy surrounding the program. It had won two District 11 Class 6A playoff games last year and advanced to the state tournament. The Hornets also had a successful summer season.

With four starters returning and a transfer that started a majority of games for Whitehall last year joining the fray, expectations were high for Emmaus.

The Green Hornets opened the season last Friday with...

Northwestern tops Lady Hornets

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Tigers from Northwestern Lehigh put up 51 points in a win over Whitehall Friday night, so Emmaus knew it would be a tough opponent when they squared off against Northwestern Saturday afternoon on the Hornets’ home court.

The Tigers showed no fatigue from playing the night before and came out red hot with junior Sydney Sevrain leading the way with eight first-quarter points. Northwestern picked up a 50-34 nonconference win over Emmaus in the Hornets’ season opener.


Davidson’s college career winds down

Saturday, December 8, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

One of the biggest college football rivalries continues its tradition when Army and Navy kick off on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. And one of Emmaus’ former stars will suit up for the rivalry his last time.

Andy Davidson, a senior running back for Army at West Point, is days away from the 119th meeting. It will be the second-to-last game for Davidson, who has had a remarkable college career at Army.

“It’s an amazing scene to have 60-some...

Wright looks to return to Hershey

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Coach Thad Smith’s second tenure as Emmaus’ varsity wrestling coach begins with him leading a talented squad of grapplers, most of whom are somewhat new to the varsity ranks.

Last year the Green Hornets were 10-9 overall and 4-5 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. Smith welcomes back some talent from last year’s team, including junior Caden Wright (170), who Smith describes as a “year-round wrestler.”

Wright is almost a finished project who believes he can still improve....

Hornets return four starters

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Even in somewhat of a rebuilding year last year, the Emmaus boys basketball team finished with a winning record (14-13 overall) and reached the District 11 Class 6A semifinals and the state tournament.

Now, looking into the 2018-19 season, the Green Hornets have plenty of key ingredients back to do even more damage and make an even deeper run this year.

Emmaus returns four starters and has added a transfer who started at his former school to form a group capable of competing...

Young girls team looks to ‘compete on every play’

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Hornets finished last season at 8-14 overall and are tasked with trying to improve on that record even though they lost their top three scorers from last season to graduation. Add to that an ACL injury to Megan Navitsky, who was fourth on the team in scoring last season, and there’s a lot of rebuilding for the team to do in the 2018-19 season.

Gone are Kathryn DeJohn, Cayley Grabowski, Bri Hart, Leah Tannous and CC Wippel. Grabowski was injured for all of last season and...

Smith returns to helm of EHS wrestling

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

However this season’s Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling season turns out, fans can rest assured the team will be tough and tenacious, just like its head coach.

Thad Smith is entering the first year of his second stint as leader of the Emmaus wrestling program, replacing Nick LaFevre after one season. Smith, coached Emmaus from 1998 though 2003, is a familiar face and hopes to bring stability back to the Emmaus mats.

He also places an emphasis on fundamentals and is not afraid of...