East Penn Press

Monday, January 21, 2019

Swim teams push through busy schedule

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Every local high school team has some horror stories about its schedule this season because of the weather causing one postponement after another. For the swimming teams, the schedule this past week was brutal, but it was already set that way and postponements had nothing to do with it.

First was the Wilson West Lawn Relays last Saturday followed by a tough meet against Easton and then a dual meet with Wilson West Lawn. And thrown in for good measure was a meet against Central...

Tigers take over in second half

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

That's one way to describe Emmaus' 55-38 loss to Northwestern last Saturday.

Emmaus led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but got outscored by the Tigers 44-11 from that point on.

Perhaps the biggest turning point was a desperation three-pointer hit by Northwestern's Megan Landrigan from just inside the mid-court stripe as the buzzer sounded to send the teams to the break. That shot dropped Emmaus' lead to...

Hornets beat Nazareth, 69-49

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Playing in its fourth game in six nights, there could have been some tired legs and a little bit of a letdown in the energy level when the Hornets met Nazareth on Saturday evening. But that wasn't the case with this young Emmaus boys basketball team.

The Hornets (11-4 overall, 5-3 LVC) defeated Northampton Monday, Jan. 13, but fell short to Parkland the next night. They knocked off a streaky Easton team last Friday night, but still had energy left for Nazareth on Saturday.

...

Wrestlers fall to K-Kids

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus wrestling had a chance for a little revenge this week, but the opportunity passed it by.

After Northampton eliminated the Hornets from districts last year, this season's regular-season match was one that was circled on the schedule, but the Konkrete Kids walked away with a 42-23 win, taking nine of the 14 matches.

The good news is that the Hornets rebounded to take two wins on Saturday, downing Pocono Mountain West 52-14 and then beating Central Catholic 69-6, upping...

Emmaus rifle team full of maturity, responsibility

Thursday, January 16, 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.

The students have become mature and responsible athletes...

Lady Hornets beat Northampton, 56-55

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was halftime of a game against undefeated Juniata when coach Billy Dunn told his team "what you do over the next 16 minutes will set the season for us."

What his team did was come out and erase a seven-point deficit and go on to take a 66-64 win in overtime against the Indians and the Lady Hornets haven't looked back since.

After that win, Emmaus picked up wins over Dieruff and Whitehall and played possibly its best game of the season to beat Northampton 56-55 Monday night...

Akron's Carr ready to return from injury

Thursday, January 16, 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...

Divers compete in conference meet

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus High School once again hosted the Lehigh Valley Conference Diving Meet this past Saturday and Emmaus had two divers finish in the top 10 on the girls side and two in the top seven on the boys side.

On the girls side, Anna Overholts led the Emmaus contingent with a final score of 317.95, finishing in seventh place, just ahead of teammate Maddie Ordiway, who finished with a final score of 302.85 in the meet. Sara Baran finished 19th with a score of 213.30 for Emmaus.

Among...

Emmaus wins on Nicolini's shot

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Steve Yoder had all the confidence in the world in Joey Nicolini. Nicolini knew the play wasn't designed for him, but had confidence he could make the shot. And when the ball found his hands in the dying seconds of the game, the senior stepped up and hit a three-point shot over a defender with eight tenths of a second remaining.

"We were supposed to set a screen away for Nate [Feiertag] so he could come off and get a shot," Nicolini said. "They defended it really well, so it was a...

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

Thursday, January 16, 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...