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Lady Hornets are 3-2 in summer soccer

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus girls' soccer team didn't participate in last year's Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League (LVSSL). But as the incoming seniors sought a way to prepare themselves for the upcoming fall season, joining the LVSSL seemed like a no-brainer.

Led by Reilly McGinnis's two goals, Emmaus downed CSG Falcon Blue (Salisbury High School) last Wednesday, 3-0, at Lehigh University Fields at Goodman Campus and Stabler Arena. The win stationed the Lady Hornets at 3-2 on the season with a goal-...

Legion team wins twice on Sunday

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Last season, the Emmaus legion team suffered through a 5-14 campaign under first-year manager Mike Anderson. Just seven games into the 2014 season, the team has already equaled its win total from all of last season, posting a 5-2 record, which puts them in a tie for the top spot in the league with North Parkland.

This past Sunday was an especially impressive day as Emmaus picked up a 5-2 win in extra innings over South Parkland and then came from behind to down Southern Lehigh 4-3 in...

Valley falls in opener of Cup tourney

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The last time Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup run came to an end in the first round was in 2006. Their opponent was Burlington County out of New Jersey.

On Thursday, Lehigh Valley looked to start its journey to get back to the championship game as the 2013 Lehigh Valley team reached the final game of the event. But standing in the way once again was Burlington County, and the result was much like the 2006 meeting.

Following a brief 1-0 lead for Lehigh Valley in the top of the...

Kachelries nets 16 in loss to Parkland

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

David Kachelries just turned 16 years old. At 5-11, he's often one of the smaller players on the basketball court. He was only a freshman when Emmaus advanced to the District 11 Class AAAA title game last winter.

Despite all of that, Kachelries continues to impress as a rising star in the Lehigh Valley basketball landscape. If people hadn't taken notice of the incoming sophomore before, they're becoming familiar with him now.

During last week's game against rival Parkland in...

Three Hornets play in Deppe All-Star Classic

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In an all-star game, most people probably expect a heavy explosion of offense.

And while that was that case, at least for one team, it was the dominant outing of the Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference's pitching staff that stole the show.

Following a first inning that produced a 2-2 ballgame, the Lavender Team's (Colonial League/MVC) quintet of pitchers allowed just four hits and one run the rest of the way to drop the Orange Team (composed of players from the...

EHS girls fitness wins national crown

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the 13th time since 1991, the Emmaus girls fitness team went to San Diego and brought home gold at the National High School Physical Fitness Championships.

The team also saw one of its members, Maria Justus, come home after a record-breaking performance. In addition to the performance on the girls side, the boys team finished second in the competition.

Justus finished with a score of 419 points out of a possible 500, breaking a 30-year old record. Amazingly, Justus flew to...

Prescott scores 15 points in Stellar League victory

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Tyler Prescott walked to the foul line with under a minute to play as Emmaus held a comfortable lead during last Tuesday night's summer league game against Bangor.

Despite already holding a 10-point edge, Prescott became a bit upset with himself after missing both free throws. After a Hornet rebound on the second miss, Prescott found the ball in his hands once again. This time, after continuing his aggressive play with a drive to the hoop, something he has made an effort to improve...

Emmaus legion team starts season at 3-1

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus legion baseball team hasn't exactly been a bundle of success over the past few seasons, but this year's players and coaches are looking to change all of that this summer. With a 4-0 win over Fullerton on Sunday, Emmaus improved to 3-1 on the season and was tied for the top spot in the league.

Second-year manager Mark Anderson knew his team would have some offense coming into the season after seeing what its was doing in practices leading up to the season opener, which was a...

PTR U15 team wins title at Happy Volley Tournament

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

Each year over Memorial Day weekend Penn State University holds its annual Super Regional AAU Happy Volley junior girls club volleyball tournament. This year Penn State hosted 440 different junior girls volleyball teams ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old and hailing from both the United States and Canada.

Emmaus-based volleyball club Push The Rock sent 14U, 15U and 16U teams to compete at this year's Happy Volley tournament.

Push The Rock 15 White, PTR's 15U team, had a...

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...