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Hornets top Trojans, 60-51

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There aren’t many better feelings in sports than beating a rival. What’s even better is beating a rival team twice in the same season.

That’s exactly what happened last week as four Emmaus boys basketball players scored in double-figures and Emmaus fought back in the second half to take down Parkland 60-51 last Thursday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference showdown on the road at Parkland High School. It was the second straight victory for the Green Hornets (17-3 overall, 12-2...

Future looks bright for Lady Hornets

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout a difficult season, Emmaus girls basketball head coach Kelsey Gallagher has looked for positives to point out to her players.

Sometimes, it comes down to just a play here and there and other times it comes down to how they battled against a tough team. After a recent 44-15 loss to Parkland, it was Parkland coach Ed Ohlson who had some good things to say about Emmaus.

“They’ve got some nice young players,” said Ohlson. “It’s going to be interesting to see how they...

EHS grapplers go 1-2 at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program claimed a tight, 31-25 first round victory over the Freedom Patriots at the District 11 AAA Duals held Jan. 31 at Liberty High School.

Coach Thad Smith’s troops had to dig out of a 10-0 hole to do it. Freshman Quin Scott started the comeback with an 8-4 decision over Chris Nieves to cut the deficit to 10-3. Scott has faced some superb Lehigh Valley competition this year, but continues to learn and improve with each battle.

“This young...

Boys swimmers are atop EPC

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys swimming and diving team took wins over Central Catholic, Pocono Mountain East and West and East Stroudsburg South last week to move its record to 10-1 on the season and 10-0 in the EPC.

Emmaus stands atop the conference standings with Northampton (9-2, 8-1) second, followed by Parkland (8-0-1, 7-0-1) and Nazareth (8-1-1, 7-1-1).

Against Central Catholic, Emmaus took a 97-65 win and swept the top three spots in four events. In the 500-yard freestyle, Emmaus had...

Girls seniors lead vs. ACC

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team beat Central Catholic and then won a quad-meet against Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg South this past Saturday. The wins have the Hornets at 10-1 overall and 10-0 in the EPC this season.

Rival Parkland, who Emmaus swims against next Thursday, is at 8-1 overall and 8-0 in the EPC, while Easton (8-1, 7-1) and Liberty (9-2, 7-2) are following Emmaus and Parkland.

Against Central Catholic, the seniors were...

Semifinals set in District 11 team wrestling

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The opening rounds of the District 11 team championships took place on Thursday without a lot of surprises.

In the 3A competition, the biggest “upset” was 5-seed Nazareth making it through to the semifinals. Along the way they beat 12-seed Whitehall 65-6 and then knocked off 4-seed Stroudsburg 57-12.

That sets up the Eagles third meeting with Liberty in just two weeks. The Hurricanes are the top seed after beating Nazareth in the EPC finals last week. Liberty handled Emmaus 64-...

Girls fall to K-Kids

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The struggles have continued for a young Emmaus girls basketball team as they dropped their 10th straight game, falling to Northampton 63-43 on Friday night. The team is now 2-16 overall and 0-12 in the EPC.

Against Northampton (16-2, 11-1), Ky Anthony nailed three three-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead Emmaus. Alyssa Burkhart also hit three shots from beyond the arc and finished with nine points on the night. Anthony’s 13 points were the most scored in a game for the...

Hornet grapplers top ESS at EPC Duals

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program continues to improve, earning a 37-30 victory over East Stroudsburg South on Jan. 26 in the EPC Duals Championship at Easton Area Middle School.

The win secured Emmaus the ninth seed in the upcoming PIAA District 11 Class 3A Team Championships, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Liberty High School against Freedom, the eighth seed.

“The biggest thing is this is a different East Stroudsburg South team than we wrestled at the Whitehall...

Swimmers beat Freedom

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus swimming and diving team swept Freedom last Thursday’s meet.

The Hornet girls won 111-70, while the boys team picked up a 108-70 victory.

Katie Champagne (50 free, 500 free) won a pair of events for Emmaus, while teammates Bella Buchman (200 free), Chelsea Gravereaux, Avery King and Chloe Vlaeminck won one individual event each. The Hornets won two of three relays. Vlaeminck, King, Jordyn Yerger and Peyton Rautzhan teamed up to open the meet with a win in the 200-...

Reid earns LV Soccer Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Easton center midfielder Bethany Hall and Emmaus center back Callen Reid were named the 2018 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athletes on Sunday at the annual awards banquet in Northampton.

“It was exciting,” said Reid. “I was very honored because there are a lot of people in this room who are very intelligent and very skilled in soccer.”

Reid played varsity soccer for three years and was named 2018 All Conference First Team. Academically, Reid is a member of the National Honor...