One local soccer team lost out on a chance to play for a national title, while another actually won a national title.
Lehigh Valley United 93 brought home the clubs first-ever national title last weekend, outlasting the Chicago Fire academy 1-0 in the United States Youth Soccer Association's under-19 boys national championship game.
Shane Campbell scored the games only goal for LVU in the 34th minute, while the Fire missed a penalty kick wide left in the 80th minute.
The Emmaus High School track and field teams are coming off their best seasons in a long time and part of the reason for that is a program called the Green Machine Track Camp, which just completed its third year.
The camp culminated with a Meet of Champions where the 90 campers competed in events for medals in front of family and friends on the high school track.
Emmaus track coach Shannon Petrunak organizes and runs the camp, which is for kids entering grades three through...
A year after winning the 2012 Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League championship, the Emmaus boys soccer team was in position to make a similar run this season.
However, the Hornets, which finished in second place in the LVSSL B Division this season, suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Saucon Valley in the first round of the playoffs, erasing any thoughts of a repeat.
Despite the loss, head coach John Cari saw plenty of solid play that has the team on the right path heading into fall...
A week after facing tough competition in the grueling heat at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star tournament, the Emmaus boys and girls basketball teams were back at Cedar Beach Park for the second consecutive showcase event.
The Green Hornets girl team improved from a Saturday exit at Stellar by playing deep into Sunday at Sportsfest.
"In the summer you have players that are on vacation and other sports commitments," said Emmaus girls head coach Billy Dunn. "This is the first time...
The Suburban Swim League held it's championship meet last weekend at Macungie Pool.
The following are results from the meet.
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)
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...
At the July 10 Lehigh Valley Road Runner Summer Series 5K, the 2013 Nicole Reinhart Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Emmaus High School graduate Lindsey Bray.
Bray was a standout cross country and track athlete for the Green Hornets. She was a varsity letter winner for four years in cross country and was the captain of the EHS girl's team her senior year.
Bray participated in the PIAA Cross Country Championships three of her four years and was a member of two PIAA state...
ESPN airs a weekday show entitled Numbers Never Lie. It is program that features debates over sports' trending topics in which arguments are focused around statistical and numerical aspects of each debate. If there was an episode about Emmaus's Youth Legion baseball team, it would be one outstanding statistic.
Only 13 players tried out for the team.
First-year youth leagion head coach David Phillipes was just trying to keep the program alive. He was unsure if he would be able...
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...
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...