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Track teams split opener vs. Trojans

Sunday, April 8, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Cold and wet spring weather has delayed much of the start of the high school sports season. While Emmaus’ first track meet of the season was postponed for a couple days, the Hornets are unlikely to get another meet in until next week with the forecast for the first week of April looking much the same as the past two weeks of March.

The Emmaus track and field teams had successful seasons last year, with the girls finishing 8-3 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and the boys going 7...

EHS boys lax has plenty of upperclassmen

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys Lacrosse team has been among the top teams in its league and District 11 since the sport was introduced at the varsity level. This year’s Hornets will once again look to compete for titles despite losing several key players to graduation after last year’s season.

Here’s a look at the Hornet boys lacrosse team heading into the 2018 season:

Last year’s record: 13-9 overall (8-5 EPC)

Key losses to graduation: Tyler Corpora, Brady LaBar, Konnor Haldeman,...

Girls lacrosse hopes to contend for titles

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls lacrosse team lost some of it’s best players to graduation last season, including a couple All-Conference second team selections. But the Hornets return three players that accounted for over 100 goals combines last season and will look to pick up where they left off with what was a young team in 2017 that will be a more experienced group this spring.

Here’s a look at the team heading into the 2018 season:

Last year’s record: 14-7 overall…Lost to Easton in EPC...

Mihalik looks forward to fourth season at helm

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Mike Mihalik enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Emmaus varsity baseball team. That means this year’s seniors are the first group of players that he’s had all the way through their high school careers. After losing a number of key players to graduation, Mihalik will lean heavily on seniors Adam LeMaster, Evan Marushak, Ryan Kayse, Brendan Lynch and Gunnar Schichtl for production this season.

While the team hasn’t had an influx of young players, some of the seniors haven’...

Former Hornets excel in winter sports

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Many Emmaus gradautes had successful seasons on college athletic teams during the winter 2017-18 season. Here are some who deserve recognition.

Kutztown University junior Ashley Petre recently completed a stellar indoor track and field season for the Golden Bears. A thrower, Petre placed third in the weight throw (52 feet, 10 inches) at the PSAC Indoor Championships in late February. That mark is the sixth-best throw in Kutztown history.

She is a two-time All-Atlantic Region...

Ramella helped form two leagues

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Dennis Ramella has filled his office with memorabilia of his life and career. His penchant for Syracuse University is evident in the framed team jersey and photos from Syracuse sports.

A line of NFL helmets, including an Eagles helmet autographed by Bill Bergey, lines the top shelf of a book case. His prized possession is a football autographed by 1951 Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier.

There’s a story behind just about every picture, jersey or other collectible in his office...

Young players will lead tennis team

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Head coach Dimitri Diamondopoulos and the Emmaus boys tennis team will be looking to youth at the top of the lineup this spring. The Hornets graduated their No. 1 singles player from last season and will look to younger players to play key roles on this year’s team.

“To start, we have a solid freshman playing number one singles this year, Sean Jaeger,” said Diamondopoulos. “Playing in the two position is junior Grant Haffner and three is Keving Gee. The doubles teams are being decided...

Orobono makes US team

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus junior Madison Orobono got involved in playing indoor field hockey as a way to keep playing the sport after her high school season ended.

That desire turned into an opportunity that put her on a world stage as part of the United States Women’s National Indoor Team that for the first time ever, played in the FIH Women’s Indoor World Hockey World Cup in Germany last month.

While the U.S. didn’t qualify for the quarterfinals, the team certainly made its mark, picking up a...

Hornets look to defend titles

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team is coming off its most successful season in program history last year. The Hornets finished 2017 with a 39-5 overall record, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 championships, and a spot in the PIAA Class 3A final four.

With a healthy chunk of its lineup back this year, Emmaus has the look of a repeat champion. But this year, it will not sneak up on anyone and will get every team’s best shot.

“It may sound kind of cliche, but I really...

EHS girls place fifth at state swimming

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus High School girls swimming team seemed to get stronger as the season went on. The Hornets culminated their season with a sixth-place finish in the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships last week at Bucknell University.

Junior Chelsea Gravereaux celebrated with appearances in finals of four events, two each in individual and relay. Her highest finish came in the 100-yard butterfly where she finished fifth and she placed tenth in the 100 freestyle for her individual swims....