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Emmaus' McCarthy named MVP at Lions All-Star Classic

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Scoring goals was not a hard thing to do over Amanda McCarthy's four-year soccer career at Emmaus. The senior tallied 35 goals in her varsity career, and had two others go into the back of the net in exhibition style last Sunday afternoon in the 33rd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic at Whitehall high school.

The West Chester University-bound had a goal in each half. Her first was the game-clincher as she took a dribble past a defender and slotted it home. The second, in the second...

Boys lax falls PIAA game

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the first half of an opening round PIAA boys lacrosse playoff game last Wednesday night, it looked as if District 3 runner-up Wilson was going to run away with it.

The Bulldogs (24-1) scored the game's first eight goals in defeating the Green Hornets for a second straight year in the same round, 13-7 at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

It wasn't the way that head coach Scott Ketcham and Emmaus (18-5) imagined his team would come out and play after an emotional...

Lower Mac will not field a team in LVLBL

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League is underway, but it's left the starting gate with one less entry this season. The Lower Macungie Mustangs were unable to field a team this season, leaving the LVLBL with nine teams.

According to Curt Wieder, the travel coordinator for the Lower Macungie team, only four players signed up to play legion ball this season and two of them were still age eligible for Connie Mack baseball, which is for players on the younger side of the eligibility...

Parkland tops Emmaus in D-11 volleyball title match

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

A fourth time in a row as defending district champions wasn't the charm for Emmaus last week, as the Green Hornets fell to rival Parkland in the District 11 Class AAA volleyball championship in four games 25-19, 20-25, 15-25, 19-25.

Winning the first game of the series put Emmaus back down memory lane of their recent title frenzy, but Parkland proved to be the better team in the next three games, sweeping in deciding fashion to push the Hornets into a runner-up battle against District...

Hornets win back-to-back D-11 titles

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by TODD KRESS and CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

The District 11 boys lacrosse championship between Emmaus and Parkland last Thursday night had a lot riding on it for the Green Hornets. They were playing on their home turf and had already lost to the Trojans twice this year. The notion of defending their title also came into play.

In a well-contested game that wasn't decided until the final period, the No. 2 seeded Hornets (18-4) broke through in the fourth period. After trailing 8-7 early in the closing period, the Hornets scored...

Softball falls in quarterfinal round

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus' up and down softball season continued into the District 11 Tournament and unfortunately, ended on the down side when Whitehall put on a late rally to down the Lady Hornets 5-4, ending Emmaus' season with a 15-7 record.

The Hornets had hoped to rebound from their controversial loss to Parkland in the Lehigh Valley Conference championship and got off to a good start. It was just hanging on to that good start that proved to be difficult.

After Whitehall got a run in the...

Four Emmaus athletes sign letters of intent

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Four more student-athletes from Emmaus announced their college decisions recently, with each receiving either academic and/or athletic scholarships. The four students brings the total of Emmaus athletes receiving some sort of financial rewards to 21 for the class of 2014, totaling nearly two million dollars in aid.

Catherine Garrity (tennis), Corrine Justus (volleyball), Nate Feiertag (basketball) and John Philbin (soccer) were highlighted at the most recent ceremony at the high...

Hornets compete in track and field championships

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

Emmaus track and field athletes competed in last weekend's PIAA Championship Meet at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.

The Hornets' Hanna Brosky brought home a medal after taking fifth place in the 400-meter dash. The senior won her heat with a time of 56.62 last Friday. She came back to run Saturday's final in 56.85 for fifth place.

Brosky also competed in the 800-meter run. She ran to 12th place in her heat with a time of 2:31.13, which was a few places short of...

EHS baseball team falls in district semifinals

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The senior-laden Emmaus baseball team had its season ended with a 4-2 loss to Stroudsburg in the District 11 semifinals last Friday. Emmaus (19-4) made it to the semis by downing Pocono Mountain East 1-0 in the quarterfinals, thanks to a career day from pitcher Jack Moore, who allowed just two hits and struck out 15 hitters.

Moore's outing didn't start in overwhelming fashion, even though he struck out five of the first nine batters that he faced. The senior left-hander consistently...

EHS baseball team falls to Parkland in LVC title game

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Even though Emmaus made it to the Lehigh Valley Conference finals, one had the feeling that there could be trouble at almost every turn for the Hornets. Consider that in a 15-0 win over Allen in the penultimate game of the season, ace Josh LeMaster wasn't as sharp as he has usually been. Factor into that a season-ending loss to Freedom and the pessimists in the crowd had something to hang their hats on going into the LVC playoffs.

The Hornets swarmed all over opportunity in the LVC...