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Becahi comes to Emmaus this Friday

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

On the schedule it shows that the Emmaus Green Hornets will host Bethlehem Catholic on Friday with a 7pm kickoff.

However, according to head coach Randy Cuthbert, the Green Hornets will be competing against themselves.

"This game is more about us than it is Bethlehem Catholic," Cuthbert admitted in a phone interview Monday night. "The game itself is going to be a challenge as Becahi is a good team, but we need to better ourselves in order to win."

This is the first...

Emmaus lets 15-point lead slip away in fourth quarter

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

When the Hornets had all their starters on the field and were playing mistake-free football, they were clearly as good, if not better than Pennridge in a very evenly-matched season opener.

But when they committed penalties or had players leave the field with cramps, it was just enough to tip the scales toward the Rams.

After building a 15-point lead in the first half and holding onto that margin into the fourth quarter, Emmaus saw it's entire lead slip away over the final 6:34...

Lady Hornet tennis gets off to a good start

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After rain washed out its opening match against Easton, the Emmaus tennis team had to wait a few extra days to get the season under way. But now that things have started, the Hornets are on a roll.

They've opened the season with three conference wins, including one over Northampton, which not only beat Emmaus in the regular season last year, but knocked the Lady Hornets out of the District 11 Tournament.

Emmaus has started its season with wins over Liberty (6-1), Freedom (5-2)...

Pennridge to host Hornets in opener

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Friday night Randy Cuthbert will be stepping onto the football field in Perkasie.

Friday night the Pennridge football team will be stepping on to the football field in Perkasie.

Both of those events have happened often in the last few years when Randy Cuthbert was the Rams' head coach. It will be a bit different this Friday as Cuthbert will be taking the field as head coach of the Emmaus football.

"It is going to be unusual for sure," said Cuthbert. "I left for personal...

Evans is evolving into a leader

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With half of her college field hockey career still in front of her, Ally Evans has already accomplished more than most players could hope for in a four-year collegiate career.

The 2011 Emmaus graduate helped her team to a national title last year while making an All Ivy League team for the second straight year at Princeton University.

The junior striker heads into her third season hoping to continue the success she's enjoyed over her first two years.

"I'm definitely...

Local riders excel at Jr. Nationals

Friday, August 16, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Local cyclists from Sprinters Edge Track Development Team, coached by Andrew Harris, took the podium for several events at the recent Junior National Track Championship at Trexlertown's Valley Preferred Cycling Center.

After qualifying in the top spot with a time of 11.089, James Mellen (above left), rising senior at Parkland High School, took gold in the match sprint. James followed the match sprint victory with a win in the team sprint on day two of the competition.

Mellen...

Lenett's laps help other kids

Friday, August 16, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

When Carly Lenett was just three years old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Now, Carly is eight and she has learned to handle the disease and even monitor her blood sugar and operate her insulin pump all with only minimal supervision. She has also helped to raise $9,000 for the American Diabetes Association and is helping others become aware of the disease.

In some respects, Carly was lucky, because her father, Mitch Lenett has also dealt with Type 1 diabetes since he was a...

ABE League holds championship meet

Friday, August 16, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The ABE League Swimming and Diving Championships were held recently.

Brookside and Lehigh country club teams finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the meet.

Six different Brookside swimmers won events, including Andrew Lamack (8 and under freestyle), Bobby Perose (8 and under breaststroke), Ryan Gertner (9-10 year old breaststroke), Brendan McCourt (12 and under diving), Lila Kohler (9-10 year old breaststroke) and Chelsea Gravereaux (11-12 year old freestyle and butterfly...

LV United 93 wins national soccer title

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

It...

Green Machine Camp keeps growing

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

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...