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Young Lower Mac team gains experience

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As it turned out, when the Emmaus and Lower Macungie Lehigh Valley Legion rosters were set for the 2017 season, Lower Macungie got much of the younger talent. The Mustangs did get some quality pitching, including Matt Lanzone, who was the ace of the Emmaus varsity staff this past season. They also got senior Todd Moxey, who can contribute both at the plate and on the mound, and first baseman/pitcher Adam LeMaster.

That wealth of pitching has been a key for Lower Macungie as it...

LV falls in first round of Carpenter Cup

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team lost in the opening round of this year’s tournament, falling to Jersey Shore Thursday 4-2.

Lehigh Valley struck out 15 times in the nine-inning game and managed just three hits off Jersey Shore, which used five pitchers in the game.

“We expected more out of our bats,” said LV head coach Ted Plessl. “Other than one hanging curveball we were in the ballgame, but down here we know you have to score runs in order to compete. They’re all...

LV falls in Carpenter Cup opener

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team lost in the opening round of this year’s tournament, falling to Jersey Shore Thursday 4-2.

Lehigh Valley struck out 15 times in the nine-inning game and managed just three hits off Jersey Shore, which used five pitchers in the game.

“We expected more out of our bats,” said LV head coach Ted Plessl. “Other than one hanging curveball we were in the ballgame, but down here we know you have to score runs in order to compete. They’re all...

Gold team wins 47th Annual McDonald’s All-Star Classic

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The top senior high school football players in the Lehigh Valley got one last chance to suit up and take the field last Thursday night in the 47th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic.

Three Emmaus players were part of the Red team, which lost 37-34 to the Gold team.

“We all banded together and put 100 percent effort,” said Emmaus defensive back Brian Mantone. “We played for a great cause. At the end of the day we want to win, but when you play for a great...

Brosky earns silver at Patriot League Meet

Monday, June 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Emmaus High School graduates competed in college athletic teams during this past spring season.

Lehigh University junior Hanna Brosky was a member of the Mountain Hawks’ 4x800 meter relay team that placed second in the recent Patriot League Outdoor Championships. The foursome finished in 8:51.93. As a member of the 4x400 meter relay team, Brosky helped the Mountain Hawks to a seventh-place finish in 3:53.82. The junior nearly placed high enough in the 800-meter run to earn...

Emmaus beats Freedom in summer league game

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The excitement of the Emmaus boys basketball team’s historic 2016-17 season is in the rear view mirror. A new group of Hornet players took the court in front of Lehigh Valley fans recently as the Allentown Summer Basketball League recently got underway.

With the graduations of four-year varsity players David and Matthew Kachelries, along with program staples Eric Cichocki and Daryn Lewis, the Green Hornets are looking for new leaders to step up and take control of the team.

The...

LV Carpenter Cup softball rosters released

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Emmaus softball players Hannah Palinkas, Alexis Ruth, and Maddy Clark have been named to the 2017 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball tournament team.

“I heard a lot of great things about it, and I wanted to see what it was like,” said Palinkas, a sophomore pitcher.

The Carpenter Cup is a Philadelphia Phillies-sponsored tournament, which will be played the week of June 19 at FDR Field in Philadelphia. It features teams comprised of high school sophomores and juniors from...

A dozen Hornets sign letters of intent

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

At a recent signing ceremony, 12 Emmaus High School student athletes officially announced their college choices, signing letters of intent to attend colleges and universities to further their academic and athletic careers. The athletes represented nine different sports and chose 11 different institutions.

Three swimmers were among the athletes declaring their college plans, including Kelly Harvey (Clarion University), Ethan Carr (St. Bonaventure University) and Nathan Luey (Clarion...

EHS volleyball exits in state semi

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus volleyball team was exactly where it hoped to be last Tuesday night as the PIAA Class 3A semifinals were being played. But when Saturday’s state final rolled around, the Hornets were not the ones on the court competing for the big prize as they had hoped all season long.

Emmaus fell in last week’s semifinal round, dropping a four-game match to District 3 champ Central York 22-25, 25-15, 25-23, 27-25. The Panthers went on to beat North Allegheny in four games for this year’s...

Eyer steps down after district semifinal

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The players on the Emmaus softball team were understandably upset after their loss to Liberty in the district semifinals. As the team gathered on an out-of-the-way set of bleachers at Patriots Park, more tears started to flow. Then, assistant coach Amy Oswald, who played for coach John Eyer on a team that won districts 10 years earlier, started to wipe tears from her eyes.

Onlookers knew this was no usual post-game speech about how proud the coach was of his players and what they had...