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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The freshman year of college is always full of the unknown and it was no different for Sandra Gee, who graduated from Emmaus and was a big part of their basketball team. After graduating, Gee headed for Montclair State to continue both her education and basketball career.

Last season, Montclair went 19-8, but that didn't prepare Gee for the success they would have in her freshman season. This year's version of the Red Hawks went 29-1, with their only loss coming this past Friday in...

Deep six

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys swim team took first at the District 11 Championships this past weekend at Parkland High School. The win extends Emmaus' streak of championships to an unprecedented six straight and eight of the last 10. The girls team had a strong meet as well, finishing second to rival Parkland in the team competition.

"It was a great meet for us," said coach Tim O'Connor. "I'm very, very pleased with how our teams swam overall. Our boys felt that they didn't give Parkland their best...

Despite defeat, future is bright for hockey team

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus ice hockey team lost both games in a best-of-three series for the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League's Pure Division championship. Parkland won the second game 6-1 on Friday night to complete the sweep.

The Green Hornets finished the season with an 11-5-2 record, outscoring opponents 81-50. The second place finish was a pleasant surprise for first-year head coach Brian Braun.

"I didn't have expectations, I had no idea about any of the teams," said Braun, a...

Franklin earns a trip to Hershey

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Cole Franklin doesn't seemed awe by being the only wrestler on Emmaus's wrestling team to advance to the PIAA state championships.

The sophomore 138-pounder earned a bronze medal at last week's Northeast Regional 3A tournament after packing away Nazareth's Sage Karam with a fall in 2:33 during the consolation round of wrestling.

The do or die scenario of taking third at regionals usually isn't a comfortable situation, but Franklin seems right at home in his advancement.


Senior Fang ends career at district meet

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Thomas Fang's high school swimming career officially ended with the boys 400-yard freestyle relay team taking third place at the District 11 Championships this past weekend. Over the past four seasons, Fang has played an important role and helped the Emmaus boys to gold medals at districts in each of those four seasons.

"Thomas has been a solid sprinter for us this year," said coach Tim O'Connor. "Thomas always gives his best effort and he's been a big part of our program throughout...

Boys fall to Liberty in overtime

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Deshawn Oyeniyi nailed a three-pointer and KJ Williams converted a steal to a dunk after the ensuing inbound pass late in overtime, and No. 2 seed Liberty defeated No. 7 seed Emmaus 52-49 Saturday night at Allen High School in the District 11 4A quarterfinals.

The Lehigh Valley Conference champion Hurricanes have been one of the hottest teams in the league as of late, winning 10 of 12 coming into this one. But the Green Hornets did not back down, especially after a six-point loss at...

Hornets advance four to regionals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

It's the game of numbers that every wrestling coach plays in their head before they enter the individual postseason.

Qualifying a certain number of wrestlers through each round of the postseason is always an ambitious foray, and for Emmaus head coach Jeff Arbushites, last weekend's results from the District 11 3A wrestling tournament weren't as bountiful as he thought, but were far from bare.

The Green Hornets advanced four wrestlers to this weekend's Northeast Regional 3A...

VEWL Varsity wrestlers end successful season

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The East Penn youth varsity wrestling teams recently finished up their season. There were 30 wrestlers who competed at the varsity level in the Valley Elementary Wrestling league (VEWL) and they participated in 14 dual meets, two team tournaments and an end of season league tournament.

On the weekend of February 9-10 they completed the final event, which was the end of season VEWL tournament. Twenty-seven wrestlers from the East Penn program participated in this event with seven...

Divers have strong showing at district meet

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

If you wanted any further proof that the Emmaus diving program is on the right path, look no further than Saturday's at the District 11 diving championships, hosted by the Hornets.

While there aren't any Emmaus divers heading to the PIAA competition next month, the Hornets came up just short and saw some of their young divers turn in strong performances to provide a lot of hope for the future.

Junior Anna Overholts came up just under nine points shy of qualifying for the PIAA...

Lower Mac 5th/6th grade girls capture LVL crown

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Lower Macungie's girls 5th/6th grade travel basketball team capped an undefeated season with a 29-27 championship win over In The Zone in the Lehigh Valley League.

Lower Mac finished the regular season 10-0 with an average margin of victory of 23 points. In the playoffs Lower Mac defeated Catasaqua (39-6), Northern Lehigh (31-10), the Canes (32-18) and In The Zone to complete the championship run.

Including other tournaments Lower Mac rattled off 19 consecutive wins.