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Hornets advance

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference postseason tournament has not been kind to the Emmaus boys basketball team the last few years. Two seasons ago, the Green Hornets were the top overall seed and were upset at home against eighth-seeded East Stroudsburg North. Last season Emmaus did not qualify for the tournament, falling just short.

But the No. 2 seed Hornets opened this year’s league tournament with a win. Emmaus (19-4 overall) used strong second and fourth quarter performances to...

EHS ice hockey falls on late Nazareth goals

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was all setting up nicely for the Emmaus ice hockey team.

The Hornets, which were already eliminated from playoff contention, were playing in their final regular season game of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League Monday.

The team was in position to end the season with a win, leading Nazareth 2-0 late in the second period. But four straight Blue Eagle goals, three in the third period, propelled Nazareth (3-11-2 overall, 8 points) to a 4-2 victory over the Green...

League titles at stake at swim meet

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming team has the strongest group of senior swimmers that its had in a long while.

The group includes swimmers who helped to break Parkland’s grip on the EPC swimming and diving championship two years ago when they beat Parkland to win the EPC title.

They’ve also had to watch as Parkland’s girls have won 10 straight District 11 championships and 18 of the last 19 district crowns.

Throughout the season when asked about Parkland’s grip on districts and...

EPC, Colonial announces tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7...

Hornets top Trojans, 60-51

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There aren’t many better feelings in sports than beating a rival. What’s even better is beating a rival team twice in the same season.

That’s exactly what happened last week as four Emmaus boys basketball players scored in double-figures and Emmaus fought back in the second half to take down Parkland 60-51 last Thursday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference showdown on the road at Parkland High School. It was the second straight victory for the Green Hornets (17-3 overall, 12-2...

Future looks bright for Lady Hornets

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout a difficult season, Emmaus girls basketball head coach Kelsey Gallagher has looked for positives to point out to her players.

Sometimes, it comes down to just a play here and there and other times it comes down to how they battled against a tough team. After a recent 44-15 loss to Parkland, it was Parkland coach Ed Ohlson who had some good things to say about Emmaus.

“They’ve got some nice young players,” said Ohlson. “It’s going to be interesting to see how they...

EHS grapplers go 1-2 at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program claimed a tight, 31-25 first round victory over the Freedom Patriots at the District 11 AAA Duals held Jan. 31 at Liberty High School.

Coach Thad Smith’s troops had to dig out of a 10-0 hole to do it. Freshman Quin Scott started the comeback with an 8-4 decision over Chris Nieves to cut the deficit to 10-3. Scott has faced some superb Lehigh Valley competition this year, but continues to learn and improve with each battle.

“This young...

Boys swimmers are atop EPC

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys swimming and diving team took wins over Central Catholic, Pocono Mountain East and West and East Stroudsburg South last week to move its record to 10-1 on the season and 10-0 in the EPC.

Emmaus stands atop the conference standings with Northampton (9-2, 8-1) second, followed by Parkland (8-0-1, 7-0-1) and Nazareth (8-1-1, 7-1-1).

Against Central Catholic, Emmaus took a 97-65 win and swept the top three spots in four events. In the 500-yard freestyle, Emmaus had...

Girls seniors lead vs. ACC

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team beat Central Catholic and then won a quad-meet against Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg South this past Saturday. The wins have the Hornets at 10-1 overall and 10-0 in the EPC this season.

Rival Parkland, who Emmaus swims against next Thursday, is at 8-1 overall and 8-0 in the EPC, while Easton (8-1, 7-1) and Liberty (9-2, 7-2) are following Emmaus and Parkland.

Against Central Catholic, the seniors were...

Semifinals set in District 11 team wrestling

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The opening rounds of the District 11 team championships took place on Thursday without a lot of surprises.

In the 3A competition, the biggest “upset” was 5-seed Nazareth making it through to the semifinals. Along the way they beat 12-seed Whitehall 65-6 and then knocked off 4-seed Stroudsburg 57-12.

That sets up the Eagles third meeting with Liberty in just two weeks. The Hurricanes are the top seed after beating Nazareth in the EPC finals last week. Liberty handled Emmaus 64-...