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Brosky's decision pays dividends

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Heading into high school, Hanna Brosky assumed that her future in athletics involved playing soccer like her sister.

Brosky tried out and made a top club soccer team in the Philadelphia area, FC Delco. She was always one of the faster players on the field and assumed soccer was in the forecast. In her sophomore season, when soccer was in the spring season along with track and field, she met with both coaches to devise a schedule that would allow her to compete in both sports

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ESYC Elite wins AAU national championship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

An East Side Youth Center Elite Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team recently won a Sixth-Grade national tournament title.

The team was made up of players from several different parts of the Lehigh Valley as well as Pottsville and Pottstown. Its tournament season began back in March.

On Saturday, July 12, the team won the 2014 Sixth Grade Division III East Coast National Championship, which was played from July 9-12 at the Boo Williams Sports Complex in Hampton, Virginia. There...

Nearly 100 take part in Grand Slam Combine

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by KATYA HRICHAK Special to the Press in HS Sports

The 2014 Grand Slam Baseball Combine, sponsored by St. Luke's Sports Performance, Chandler Bats and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, was held at Coca-Cola Park July 9.

There were 98 boys from approximately 60 schools in attendance. To accurately judge the athletes against their peers, three age groups were formed this year: ages 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18.

"The number-one focus of the program is we really hope to educate our youth baseball players in the community about the values of...

Boys reach SportsFest quarterfinal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

If it wasn't for the wrong bounce of the basketball, the Emmaus boys basketball team could have been playing in the final four of its second straight Allentown summer tournament.

Two weekends ago, the Green Hornets lost in the semifinals at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star Tournament. And it took an extra period, but Reading High School took down Emmaus in the quarterfinals of the Sportsfest A-town Throwdown Tournament last weekend at Cedar Beach.

"If you would've said to me...

EHS girls hoops gains experience at Stellar

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

There were a lot of new parts to the Emmaus girls basketball team seen at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star Tournament this past weekend at Cedar Beach in Allentown. First-year head coach Jeff Williams was forced to insert some younger players into his starting lineup with the absence of Destinee Watkins, who was at a lacrosse tournament, and Kiyae White, who was at an AAU tournament.

The Green Hornets finished the weekend 1-2 with a win over Pen Argyl and losses to Palisades and...

LV Road Runners name scholarship winners

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Road Runners recently presented their annual scholarships to several high school runners and one gymnast.

The LVRR awards scholarships each year to a pair of Emmaus runners as well as four of the top runners from around the Lehigh Valley. The organization also gave out a new scholarship this year that is planned to become and annual award. It goes to an athlete whose family is a member of the LVRR, but, unlike the other awards, the athlete does not have to be a high...

Hornets make it to final four

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was only a matter of time before the heat and consecutive number of games got the better of the Emmaus boys basketball team last weekend. Two games within less than half an hour of each other, and four total on Sunday, wore down the tired legs of the Green Hornets, as they ended their run at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star tournament in the final four.

"It was definitely a confidence builder, only having one senior (Tyler Prescott)," said head coach Steve Yoder. "Not many teams...

Emmaus takes on SL in LV Legion tourney

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

No matter what the sport, teams always want to go into the playoffs on a hot streak. Unfortunately, that's not the way things are working out for the Emmaus Hornets of the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League.

The Hornets opened the season 5-2 and were tied for the top spot in the league at one point in the season. Since that point, the Hornets have gone 2-9 and are losers of three straight games as they limp into the postseason.

The opening round of the double-elimination...

Emmaus girls soccer reaches LVSSL playoffs

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

In its first season competing in the Lehigh Valley summer soccer league at Lehigh University, the Emmaus girls soccer team went 6-2 and was able to use a different experience to prepare for the fall season, which begins in less than two months.

"They've done fairly well," said summer coach Rich McGinnis. "They really wanted to get some live games in before the fall. Previously, Emmaus hasn't played summer league soccer. This can give them a bit of a head start."

The Green...

LM Connie Mack team prepares for playoffs

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There weren't enough players for Lower Mac to have a legion baseball team this season, but the team's run through Lehigh Valley Connie Mack regular season has certainly been impressive.

With two games remaining in the regular season, Lower Mac sits at 12-4 in the standings as one of the top teams in the league. Following Wednesday's game against Nazareth and Friday's tilt against Moore Township, Lower Mac will have its eyes set solely on the playoffs.

Without looking too far...