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Lower Mac tops WA

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

With just five regular season games remaining and a 7-6 record, it looks like Lower Macungie will qualify for the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs. This past week consisted of five games, with Lower Mac going 3-2, including a hotly contested 6-3 win over West Allentown.

All-Star pitcher Tyler Sterkenberg (3-0) started against West Allentown and got hit around for three runs in the first inning before settling in. In fact, he settled in so well that his opponents had to think of some way...

Fick, Landis play in all-star game

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Rivalries are a part of sports in every school.

One of Emmaus' biggest rivals has always been Parkland.

But for two Hornet football players who were playing their last high school game, all of that was set aside during last Thursday's McDonald's Lehigh Valley Football Classic at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium.

Hornet defensive lineman Micah Fick and kicker Dalton Landis were members of the Red team, which was composed of players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties....

Emmaus not far from playoff berth

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

If Emmaus could get pitching like it saw from Jonathan Arguello Sunday night against Coplay, things would be going much easier for the 4-7 team. Arguello threw a complete game, allowing just one unearned run, in a 6-1 win over Coplay at Community Park.

Unfortunately, Emmaus is low on pitching and has had to push some position players into duty on the mound. For Arguello, he's just adapted by keeping things simple for himself.

"I don't try to throw hard," said Arguello, who is...

Emmaus legion seeks respect

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

After just nine wins in the last two Lehigh Valley Legion seasons, Emmaus' first-year head coach Mike Anderson is looking to rebuild the program's once-proud tradition.

After struggling in the season's first two games, Emmaus has played five competitive games through Monday night's 4-2 loss to Northern Valley, but is still just 2-4 heading into Tuesday's doubleheader against Salisbury.

"It's a work in progress," said Anderson. "I've got some guys playing positions that don't...

Lower Mac waits for bats to heat up

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Through the first eight games of the Lehigh Valley Legion season, Lower Macungie manager Mark Sterkenberg believes that his team simply hasn't hit its stride. With a 4-4 record, the team sits in the middle of the pack one week before the league squares off against the Schuylkill-Berks League All-Stars in the annual competition.

"Right now, some of our big horses just aren't hitting," said Sterkenberg after his team dropped a 10-0 decision to Salisbury. "Once some of these guys start...

carpenter cup Lehigh Valley beats Delaware South

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

It was a torrid start for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team Monday afternoon, as they torched Delaware South 11-3 in the opener of the 16-team tournament at Richie Ashburn Field in Philadelphia.

The Lehigh Valley blew things open with a four-run third inning, helping them take a 5-0 lead into the fourth, which only ballooned following a two-run double by Tyler Buskirk to help build a 7-0 lead for the Lehigh Valley.

In total, the Lehigh Valley pelted Delaware South's pitching...

The Reign Continues Fitness team returns home with more titles

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Once again, the Emmaus High School Fitness team traveled to San Diego to compete in the Marine Corps National High School Physical Fitness championships and once again, they returned home victorious.

The boys team finished first in the country for the fifth-straight year, while the girls picked up their fifth championship in the last six years. This year's victories give Emmaus a total of 23 National Championships, 12 for the girls and 11 for the boys.

Coach George Gibbs, who...

Fick, Landis named to McDonald's LV All-Stars

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Rosters have been released for the 2013 McDonald's Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic.

This year's game will be held Thursday, June 20, at Nazareth High School's Leh Stadium.

All-star senior players from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties will make up the Red team. They will take on their Gold team counterparts from Northampton County and Palisades and Phillipsburg high schools.

The Gold team will be coached by Pen Argyl's Paul Reduzzi, while Southern Lehigh's John...

PIAA volleyball Hornets' season ends in state quarterfinal

Saturday, June 8, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

The run for Emmaus' volleyball team finally came to a halt over the weekend, as the Green Hornets fell to Pennsbury in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals in three games, 26-24, 25-16, 25-16.

The Hornets (15-5) felt as if their campaign ended prematurely, but that is the nature of competition once a team advances that far into the state bracket.

"I think once you play as well as we have towards the end of the year, to see the season come to an end is disappointing for anyone,"...

lions all-star soccer classic Three Hornets contribute to boys' win

Saturday, June 8, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

With both the boys and girls soccer seasons in the fall for the first time this year, the 32nd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic was played nearly six months after the final kick for many of these local high school area players.

The Mountain Valley Conference/Colonial League boys gave up three goals in losing 3-0 to the Lehigh Valley Conference all-stars. The girls teams tied 2-2 in a rain shortened game. Both games were played last Sunday afternoon at Whitehall High School.