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suburban swim league championships

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Suburban Swim League held it's championship meet last weekend at Macungie Pool.

The following are results from the meet.

Team scores

1. Hanover (H) 1213, 2. Quakertown (Q) 1189, 3. Soleca (S) 992, 4. Northampton (NH) 773, 5. Whitehall (W) 597, 6. Lower Macungie (LM) 554, 7. Macungie (M) 274, 8. Palmerton (P) 262, 9. Northern Lehigh (N L) 139.

Individual and Relay Results

(Top three finishers plus other local swimmers)

GIRLS

200 Freestyle...

Lower Mac bounces back from slow start

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

In sports it is not about how one starts. It is about how they finish.

That old saying still holds true today and Lower Macungie Youth Legion is a great example.

The Macs started the summer season by going 0-6. As if losing six straight wasn't bad enough, they lost four of their first five contests by just one run. Fortunately for them, their luck was about to turn around.

Following that poor start, Lower Macungie won eight of its last 11 games to finish the season with...

Lower Mac goes 0-2 in LVL tournament

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

After going 9-9 in the regular season, the Lower Macungie Lightning hoped to pull off some surprises in the Lehigh Valley Legion Tournament. Unfortunately for the Lightning, it was shut out by Salisbury 5-0 in its tournament opener and was beat up by Coplay in a 15-5 loss that eliminated Lower Mac from the double-elimination tournament.

Salisbury wound up going to the tournament championship game, but lost to North Parkland 6-5. Coplay picked up another tournament win against Northern...

Lady Hornets get one win

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Before the final of the varsity boys basketball game on Sunday night, Tony Stellar said it best when he stated that "All of these teams played against the best, because this is the number one basketball tournament in the country."

The Emmaus girls basketball team was able to take part in the annual Stellar Catch A Rising Star Tournament, which began on Wednesday and concluded on Sunday.

The weekend consisted of many of the local teams in the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial...

Boys go 0-2, gain experience

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Another summer, another year that Steve Yoder has to figure out new formulas for success after the Emmaus boys basketball head coach graduated a chunk of his roster from a year ago.

The Green Hornets lost three starters in Derek Tannous, Dan Brndjar, and Gabe Shankweiler from a team that went 12-12 overall and 9-5 in the Lehigh Valley Conference, and advanced to the District 11 quarterfinals last season.

It is the second year in a row Yoder has a whole group of new and...

Lower Mac heads into postseason

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

In two games this season, Salisbury downed Lower Macungie by a combined score of 20-2. The good news is that some believe the third time is the charm and Lower Mac gets a third shot at Salisbury in the first round of the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

The Mustangs finished the regular season with a 9-9 record, but were seeded behind Fullerton (9-9) by because Fullerton also beat Lower Macungie twice in the regular season.

As the season came down to its final day, the Mustangs...

Emmaus falls in tiebreaker

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special of the Press in Sports

The Emmaus Legion team stretched out its season not just to the final day, but to an extra one-game playoff against West Allentown for the final spot in the Lehigh Valley Legion postseason.

Unfortunately for the Hornets, West Allentown proved to be too much and beat Emmaus 7-2 to grab the eighth and final playoff spot.

Emmaus forced the one-game playoff by gaining a split in a pair of games with Fullerton Saturday.

The first game was a resumption of a suspended game from...

Hornets improve to 5-2 with win over Warren

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by CJ HAMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys soccer team ended last season as District 11 runners-up and Lehigh Valley Conference champions.

Those feats were accomplished in large part thanks to a core group of seniors. AJ Bishop, Adam Kita, and Ben Roda combined for 29 goals, and Kevin Fine was in goal for 14 shutouts and 53 career wins.

Head coach John Cari is sad to see that class go, but knows he still has talent waiting to blossom. Last year around this time, that Emmaus team won the Lehigh Valley...

Lower Mac beats Emmaus, 11-7

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

First-year manager Mark Sterkenberg has officially guided his Lower Macungie team to the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs, thanks in part to sweeping both games against rival Emmaus in the regular season.

The Mustangs completed the sweep with an 11-7 win over Emmaus this past week.

With the last week of the regular season here, Lower Macungie holds an 8-8 record with games remaining at Southern Lehigh (13-3) and Coplay (5-11).

Lower Macungie collected 15 hits in its win...

Shankweiler, Stanton named all-state

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Seven local seniors were named to the PIAA 3A and 2A all-state volleyball teams last week for the boys' season.

Bethlehem Catholic's Evan Blair (OH) and Bryan Brown (setter) both were named to the 2A team, while Emmaus' Gabe Shankweiler (OH), Collin Stanton (OH), Nazareth's Galin Swigart (OH), Parkland's Michael Lewis (setter) and Whitehall's Nick Kuti (OH) rounded out the 3A contingent.

Becahi head coach Jeff Koch was pleased to have two of his seniors walk away with the...