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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...

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...

Hornets' McCarthy, Kender selected for soccer banquet

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

The annual Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete banquet will be held this Sunday. Representing Emmaus are Amanda McCarthy and Kevin Kender

McCarthy is a center-midfielder with 35 career goals and 25 career assists, including 15 goals and 10 assists this season. She ranks 85th in a class of 604 with a 3.65 GPA out of 4.0.

She was named to the All-LVIAC First-Team in her junior and senior seasons, and was recognized as an All-State member as a senior. She was named the team MVP...

Swimmers compete in new invitational

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For many years, Emmaus and Parkland swimmers competed in the Bucknell Invitational over the holidays. The meet was used as a key measuring stick for their progress.

The event brought some of Pennsylvania's best to the site of the state championships for a midseason check on how they were doing. When that meet was discontinued, the two teams put their heads together and came up with their own invitational that would be held at Parkland High School, with competition rivaling that of the...

Boys basketball team beats Salisbury, 53-49

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Perhaps a trip outside of the Lehigh Valley is just what Emmaus needed.

After starting the season alternating wins and losses and holding a 2-3 record through five games, a trip to Philadelphia for a holiday basketball tournament to close out 2013 seems to have turned things around for the Hornets.

Emmaus won all three games at the Constitution Convention Holiday Tournament at Ben Franklin High School, capturing the championship and going above the .500 mark for the first time...

Girls basketball in midst of long break

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Between the break for the holidays and bad weather, the Lady Hornet basketball team has not stepped onto a court against a competitor since December 28 when they grabbed an 66-64 overtime win over a previously undefeated Juniata team in the Mifflin County Tournament. If the weather coopertates, their extended break will end Wedensday when they step onto the court at home against Dieruff.

The three games postponed by the weather - at Methacton, home against Northampton and at Nazareth...

EHS takes third at Zephyr Duals

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus wrestling program came away with a third-place finish at the Zephyr Duals this past weekend at Whitehall High School. Emmaus entered the tournament with the number five seed out of 16 teams and coach Jeff Arbushites was happy with his team's finish.

Emmaus opened the day with a 51-25 win over East Stroudsburg South and then went on to beat Wyalusing 44-23 to give the Rams their first loss of the season.

Emmaus then dropped a tough 35-32 bout to Quakertown before...

Hockey team digs out of four-goal hole

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

During Monday night's Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League game against Emmaus, Freedom couldn't have gotten off to a better start.

After a scoreless first period, the Patriots scored four consecutive goals to lead 4-0 with 6:25 to play in the second.

However, the Hornets would make a run of their own-one that was even more impressive.

Over a span of 1:10 in the second period, the Hornets scored four goals to tie the game by the end of the second. The Hornets (7-3-1)...