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EHS hosts signing ceremony for 17

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus recently held its celebration of senior athletes signing letters of intent to accept athletic scholarships to attend colleges and universities. This year's group of 17 athletes was one of the largest in school history and those students received an estimated $1.8 million to continue their education at schools as close as Lehigh University and as far away as the University of California - Davis.

The collective numbers of the group are staggering, including seven National Honor...

EHS swimmers take advantage of last chance

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

All season long, swimming coach Tim O'Connor has talked about how his young swimmers are stepping up. This past weekend, some of those young swimmers put their skills on display at the Last Chance Meet, the final opportunity to either qualify or improve your qualifying time for districts.

While several Emmaus swimmers put up strong times and qualified in various events, O'Connor noted two freshmen that showed him something extra in the meet.

"I thought Kate McPhillips had an...

Emmaus hockey team falls to unbeaten Trojans

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus ice hockey team came into last Monday night's game playing some of their best hockey of the season. The Green Hornets were riding a season-long five-game winning streak, and hadn't lost in their last six league games.

But this past Monday they ran into an equally hot Parkland team.

In a packed Steel Ice Center, the Trojans found the back of the net five times, and kept Emmaus (8-4-1) out of their net, to win this one 5-0.

The Green Hornets seniors were honored...

Swimmers have eyes on postseason

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For Emmaus swimmers, there's just one final shot at either reaching times that will qualify them for the District 11 competition or improving on the qualifying times that they've already set during the season. It's referred to appropriately as the Last Chance Meet and it's coming up this weekend at Emmaus.

For most swimmers, it's more of a chance to improve the times that they've set during the season rather than hitting times that will qualify them. Some of the swimmers set...

Girls qualify for district tourney

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus lost its shot at a spot in the Lehigh Valley Conference tournament with a 43-22 loss to Nazareth, one of the hotter teams in the conference. The loss, followed by a loss to Central Catholic the next night, dropped the Hornets to 10-11 on the season, but they bounced back for a big win in the season's final game at Methacton and picked up a strong 46-35 win to finish the regular season at 11-11 overall and 7-7 in the LVC.

While they miss the LVC playoffs, they did qualify for...

Hornets fall to Allen in OT

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team has been on a roll since the holiday break. Since a loss to Central Catholic back on December 20, the Green Hornets (14-5 overall, 8-4 Lehigh Valley Conference) have won 11 of their next 12 games.

That run came to a sudden, abrupt hault last Friday night at the Hive.

Allen senior Isaiah Palmer drained a three-pointer as time expired to give the Canaries (12-7 overall, 8-4 LVC) a dramatic and big 47-44 win in the league standings. The loss is...

Wrestlers get tough draw in D-11 duals

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

District 11 changed its system for seeding wrestling teams in the district tournament. Unfortunately for Emmaus, neither system seems to be particularly friendly and for the second season in a row, the Green Hornets were eliminated in the first round after drawing a tough opponent.

Under the old system, district wrestling officials armed with numbers from the power point system, schedules and other data on teams would lock themselves in a room and discuss who should be ranked where....

Forstater thrives despite adversity

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

High school can be tough sometimes. There are a lot of pressures on kids and for student athletes, there is the added pressure of finding time to fit everything in and keep their grades strong enough to keep playing their sport. For senior Ivy Forstater, there has been an additional obstacle. Forstater was diagnosed with Dyslexia at a very young age and has had to battle to get through school.

Dyslexia, or developmental reading disorder, is a neurologic disorder that causes the brain...

Swim teams hold sr. night

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Senior night in any sport is always special, but this year's event became very special for the Emmaus swimming and diving programs. Not only was a class of 12 seniors saluted for its accomplishments, but one of them set a team record. Added to that was the presentation of the Lehigh Valley Conference trophy to the boys team, which has clinched the title with a 9-0 record heading into the final two meets of the regular season.

The new record holder in one-meter diving for Emmaus is...

Girls need one more win

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Getting that final win to put the Lady Hornets into the District 11 Tournament will have to wait. An opportunity was lost Saturday when Emmaus suffered a 49-47 loss to Liberty in the closing seconds and another opportunity was postponed Monday night when their game at Nazareth fell victim to snow.

The postponement with Nazareth was the third time that the game between the two teams has been postponed and was the sixth game this season that was postponed. The game is important because...