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EHS teams win in LVSSL playoffs

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Both Emmaus boys soccer teams advanced to the playoffs of the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League playoffs.

Hornets Green went 9-0 and was in first place in Group A, while Hornets Gold was 6-2-1 and placed second in Group B.

With the two squads competing in the same time slot of the opening round, Cari coached the Gold team and assistant coaches Andy and Matt Squire were in charge of the Green team.

While both teams came out on the winning end of their first-round...

Mustangs look forward to playoffs

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Lower Macungie Legion manager Jeff Smith decided to start the season without players from the Emmaus High School team who were competing in districts and states at the time the Lehigh Valley Legion season opened. He could have pushed a few games back to late in the schedule, but it would have meant a hectic final week or two of the season.

The result was that the team endured a 2-6 start, but Smith was correct in assuming that his club could turn things around in the second half once...

Hornets split two games vs. NV

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus Legion team split a double-header with Northern Valley on the final Saturday of the regular season and then fell to Coplay, finishing the year at 5-10. There is still one game to be completed, a suspended contest that has Emmaus trailing unbeaten South Parkland 5-0 in the fifth inning. That game may not be completed because of time constraints with the playoffs starting on Wednesday.

Ironically, the two teams are set to meet in the first round of the double-elimination...

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.

POSITION PLAYERS

Brad Buzzard (OF, Carbon Monarchs), Kevin Kruz (2B, Salisbury), Matt Ervolina (3B, South...

Shorthanded Hornets hang with Red Rovers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Missing a couple of starters and/or regular players in its rotation, and facing the runner-up from the Cedar Beach Bash at the Beach Tournament last weekend, not many would have given the Emmaus boys basketball team a chance in its summer league game against Easton last week.

But the Green Hornets battled and held on until the very end, falling to the Rovers 65-56 in overtime last Thursday night in the Lehigh Valley boys basketball summer league at Cedar Beach.

Emmaus made a...

Pitching plagues Emmaus in losses

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A win over the Carbon Monarchs a week ago seemed to be just the type of win that could right the ship for the Emmaus Lehigh Valley Legion baseball team.

In three games since that win, Emmaus has gone 0-3 and has seen its pitching give up 39 runs.

Against Allentown (2-10), Emmaus held a 6-2 lead heading to the bottom of the fourth inning when Allentown put up 12 runs in the inning. Emmaus did battle back for two in the top of the fifth, but couldn’t do any further damage in a 14...

Lower Mac beats NP to start win streak

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When Lower Macungie started last week with a 14-0 win over a good North Parkland team, players and coaches alike believed it could be a turning point to their season. That win has been converted into a current four-game winning streak that has the Mustangs back to the .500 mark at 6-6 on the season.

In their last four games, the Mustangs have scored 42 runs thanks to a pair of 14-run games. The pitching is doing its part as well, allowing just 14 runs over the same span, which started...

Emmaus tops Carbon, falls to Allentown

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus American Legion baseball team had a reversal of fortunes in its last two games.

On Sunday, the Hornets put up late runs to blow out the Carbon Monarchs 15-6, but then dropped a 14-8 game to Allentown on Monday thanks to a 12-run fourth inning for Allentown.

Against Carbon, Emmaus had an eight-run inning in the top of the seventh to top its three-run sixth inning and put away the win. Down 6-4 coming into the sixth, Emmaus put runners on first and third with one out...

Hornet girls reach final day of summer tourney

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus was one of the final three girls teams still standing on Sunday of the ‘Bash at the Beach’ tournament at Cedar Beach. And with two starters missing from the high school season, head coach Kelsey Gallagher couldn’t have expected much more from her team.

The Hornets’ run came to an end in Sunday’s consolation bracket final against eventual-champion Jim Thorpe, 31-23. Emmaus went 2-2 in the tournament as it picked up wins against Catasauqua and Liberty.

Jim Thorpe defeated...

Hornets go 4-2 in Bash at the Beach

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a successful 2018-19 season which saw the Emmaus boys basketball team reach the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference final, the District 11 class 6A semifnals and the state tournament, the 2019 summer league has not been kind to the Emmaus boys basketball team as it opened the Cedar Beach Summer League at 1-5 through the first four weeks of play.

In the first of two annual measuring-stick tournaments during the summer, the Green Hornets turned what could have been a disappointing and...