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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...

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...

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...

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...

Red team earns first win since 2008 in McDonald's Classic

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Gold Team (Northampton, Palisades and Phillipsburg) had won three straight games, and four of the last five after a 7-7 tie in 2010, heading into Thursday's 44th Lehigh Valley All Star Football Classic.

When the game kicked off on Thursday, the Red Team (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties) sent a message early on that a reverse in that trend was in store.

In a game that saw Red's duo of quarterback's (Catasauqua's Zach Bradley and Pleasant Valley's Brandon Leap) throw for...

Pacheco leads Emmaus to win over SP

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

Emmaus broke a five-game losing streak with an 8-5 come-from-behind win over South Parkland late last week, only to suffer another loss Sunday to Fullerton, losing 7-1 and putting Emmaus at 5-8 on the season.

Manager Mike Anderson returned to the team after having to miss a couple games and wasn't happy with the reports that he heard on their games against Coplay and Northern Valley.

The loss to Coplay was marred by a player ejection and the home plate umpire having to call for...

LVL tops Schuylkill-Berks in legion all-star game

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lehigh Valley faced a 3-0 deficit after the top of the third inning during last night's legion all-star game.

But that lead for Schuylkill-Berks was short lived. And once the Lehigh Valley bats got going, the offense didn't let up.

Lehigh Valley responded with six runs in the bottom of the third and added a run in the fifth and sixth innings to secure the 8-2 victory on Monday Night at FirstEnergy Stadium. It was the Lehigh Valley's third consecutive victory in the all-star...

Emmaus legion beats Coplay

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

It wasn't that long ago that Emmaus was looking like one of the top teams in the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League. They were sitting atop the standings at 5-2 after winning two games in one day against South Parkland and Southern Lehigh. Over the last week though, the Hornets went 0-3 and things got so out of hand against Coplay that state police were actually called to the game.

It happened at Jasper Park last Friday when Emmaus was hosting Coplay. The fireworks started in the...