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Second-half spurt lifts EHS

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team came alive after halftime and used a third-quarter spurt to win the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division game 52-49 last Friday night at Emmaus High School on senior night.

The Green Hornets, playing in their final home game of the 2018-19 regular season, honored a large number of seniors, eight total, before the game with the Kids. Josh Moyer, Bryce Diehl, Stefan Rollins, Cameron Brooks, Ethan Parvel, Mark Swedberg, Zach Sabol and Devon...

District team wrestling brackets released

Monday, January 28, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.

Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.

For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI...

EPC wrestling champtionship schedule released

Friday, January 25, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC released its schedule for the 2018-19 Wrestling Championship Day.

The event takds place Saturday, Jan. 26 at Easton Middle School. Adult admission is $6 and it’s $3 for students and senior citizens.

Round 1 kicks off at 1:30 p.m.:

13th - Pleasant Vy. vs. Dieruff

15th - Pocono Mt. West vs. Allen

17th - Central vs. Eastburg North

Round 2 starts at 3:15 p.m.:

7th - Parkland vs. Stroudsburg

9th - Emmaus vs. Eastburg South

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CL-SL embark on football co-op

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020 and...

Boys beat Mountaineers, 91-61

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After losing their first meet of the season to Wilson West Lawn 109-77 on Saturday, the Emmaus boys swimming and diving team (5-1 overall, 5-0 EPC) bounced back, swimming and diving against Stroudsburg Monday afternoon in its home pool. The Hornets downed the Mounties 91-61.

Emmaus took the top spot in the 200 medley relay against Stroudsburg with Gio Germano, Jack Sharp, Patrick Kuzdzal and A.J. Lamack winning the event with a two-second edge over a team from Stroudsburg (2-4, 1-4)....

Girls defeat Stroudsburg, 99-87

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team took its first loss of the season Saturday against perennial power Wilson West Lawn, falling 99-87. On Monday, the Hornets bounced back quickly with a 96-68 win over Stroudsburg.

Kera Reinhard had a big day against Stroudsburg with wins in the 200 individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle events. Abby Heilenman finished second in the IM.

“Kera has really been working hard on her times and it’s showing,” said coach Tim O’Connor. “She...

Hornets win three straight

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team had faced its first adversity of the 2018-19 regular season earlier this month when it lost its two out of three games in a span of a week. But since January 11, the Green Hornets have won their last three games and righted the ship.

They have depth and are experienced, and they used both last Friday night as senior starter Zach Sabol and senior sixth-man Mark Swedberg combined to score 47 points in a 71-66 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game over...

EHS takes third at Denver Duals

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

With each passing week, the Emmaus varsity wrestling program gains an allusive commodity — confidence.

That confidence comes from winning matches and exceeding expectations. But Hornet head coach Thad Smith knows it starts with a fierce work ethic and an attitude his wrestlers will do whatever it takes to be primed for mat combat.

The hard work paid off Jan. 19 as the Green Hornets had a solid showing at the Denver Duals, held at Cocalico High School, finishing third out of...

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a...

Hornets bounce back, beat P-town

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team needed some momentum. After winning nine of its first 10 games, including eight in a row to start the 2018-19 season, the Green Hornets lost two of their next three, both by double-figures.

One night after falling at home to Liberty, Emmaus returned to the Hornets Nest looking to get back on the right foot. It did just that, led by two of its seniors.

Zach Sabol and Bryce Diehl combined for 49 points in a 70-57 non-conference win over Pottstown...