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Four Hornets place at BHWC

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus wresting program dished out a few lumps and took a few as well during the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic, held Dec. 28-29 at Liberty High School.

Four Green Hornets - Geovanni Lainez at 113, Evan Camire wrestling at 126, 138-pounder Kordell Waiters and Cody Lafaver in the 220-pound category - claimed first-round victories. Marco Albanese at 106, Caden Wright at 182, James Santichen at 285 along with Waiters were victorious in the tournament’s second round.

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Swimmers set pool, team records

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls swimming and diving teams both got off to strong starts this season in dual meets and in the annual Cedar Crest Invitational held at Parkland (swimming) and Emmaus (diving) high schools.

In dual meets, the Emmaus teams are both 5-0, including a tri-meet win over both East Stroudsburg South and Stroudsburg recently.

In the Cedar Crest Invitational, several Emmaus swimmers set personal best times in various events, including junior Luke Rautzhan, who set...

Weber, Parton lead Falcons past Q-town

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Trey Weber and Chad Parton aren’t necessarily two of the top scoring threats for the Salisbury boys’ basketball team. The two combined for just one point in the opening game of the Falcons’ annual holiday tournament—a 46-38 loss to Saucon Valley on Friday night.

But 24 hours later, the duo played a huge role in the Falcons’ second game of the tournament. Weber’s 21 points led all scorers as Salisbury (5-4 overall, 3-2 in Colonial League) defeated Quakertown, 57-33, in the third-place...

EHS takes top 5 in EPC

Monday, December 30, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

The Emmaus High School cheerleaders were confident they had done well before learning of their top-five finish at the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Competition earlier this month at Easton Area Middle School.

“My stunt group did the best that we’ve ever done, ever. My jaw dropped when we went up,” said Emmaus cheerleader Mikayla Cannon. “It was so great, and I was having a good feeling about the other groups too.”

Fifteen squads competed, and Emmaus was second to perform....

Rautzahn siblings helping lead team

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Swimming is one of those sports where individual and team battles take place at the same time. Swimmers are often focused on improving their times with an eye toward winning individual championships, while at the same time, helping the team to win both in relays and in team points that are accumulated based on those individual times.

Siblings Peyton and Luke Rautzhan are both in that phase now of helping the team in relays, but also looking to advance individually and hope to compete...

Zeph’s big second half tops Emmaus

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team was outscored 39-26 in the second half in falling to Whitehall 64-52 last Tuesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division action at Emmaus High School.

“We had too many unforced turnovers and did not execute well enough on offense or defense,” said Hornet head coach Steve Yoder. “As a result, Whitehall was able to pull away. It was a combination of Whitehall executing very well, and us not matching that execution.”

The Green...

Hornet wrestlers take down Parkland

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus wrestling team found itself trailing Parkland early on last week as the Trojans were victorious in three of the first four, but that changed rather quickly and in a big way over the final 10 matches.

The Green Hornets earned two consecutive pins to take the lead and won eight of the last 10 bouts to defeat the Trojans 48-19 last Wednesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action at Parkland High School.

The win was the second straight for Emmaus, which took...

EHS Wrestlers win tourney

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program has performed well early, earning a 6-1 overall record and a 1-1 East Penn Conference mark in its first seven matches.

In the Hornets’ Dec. 13 EPC win over Pocono Mountain East, coach Thad Smith’s club received good efforts from Marco Albanese at 106, who claimed a 2-0 decision over Mikey Hollar. Geovanni Lainez took care of PME’s Josh Marrero in a fall at 5:45. At 152, Jack Brion flexed his muscles over Khalif Ransom in a fall at 3:21, while...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls basketball team opened the season against two tough nonconference opponents and hoped it would prepare them for the tough EPC schedule. They were prepared and played well, but have found the early part of a difficult schedule to be rough sledding. To open the season, Emmaus had to play Parkland (5-0 overall, 3-0 EPC), Northampton (4-1, 2-1) and Nazareth (5-0, 3-0) last week and there’s not much that can prepare you fully for that type of schedule.

Parkland has faced a...

Swim teams start season with wins

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls swimming and diving teams are both off to strong starts to the season. Both have perfect 2-0 records with wins over Whitehall and Liberty and they also won the Cedar Crest Invitational this past weekend at Parkland High School. In beating Liberty, several Emmaus swimmers also set personal bests and pool records, as did some swimmers and a diver in the Invitational meet.

Emmaus traveled to Liberty last week and rewrote the record book for pool records at...