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EHS boys win district title

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Ironically, Emmaus boys swimmers took home just one gold medal at the District 11 Swimming Championships over the weekend, but the Hornets put together enough strong performances to take the team championship easily, besting second-place Parkland 489-313.5 in the team standings. The championship is the 11th straight for Emmaus in District 11 swimming and diving.

Michael Iacobelli grabbed the lone gold medal with a time of 1:55.23 in the 200-yard individual medley beating Nazareth’s...

BREAKING - Weather forces cancelations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round...

Emmaus’ ic hockey season ends in LVSHL tournament

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland divided up its scoring as it found the back of the next in each of the three periods, almost dividing the goals evenly throughout, taking down Emmaus 6-0 last Friday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in one Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League playoff semifinal game, ending the Green Hornets season.

The defending LVSHL champion Trojans scored twice in the opening period, once in the second, and three times in the final period on their way to its 16th win in 16 tries. Emmaus...

EHS boys ‘stick together’

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Every team wants to play its best basketball toward the end of the regular season and into the postseason. Teams with momentum often make runs at championships.

That is just what the Emmaus boys basketball team is experiencing in the month of February. After a 68-42 thrashing over Easton in the District 11 Class 6A quarterfinal round last Saturday afternoon at Allen High School’s Sewards Gymnasium, the Hornets (14-10 overall) are surging at the right time. They are 5-1 this month,...

Hornets’ Wright wins D-11 gold

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Last season Caden Wright was just one win away from advancing to the Northeast Regional Wrestling Championships. This year, he sealed his trip to regionals early in the district tournament.

Wright, an Emmaus junior, was the No. 5 seed at 160 last weekend. He went 4-0 at the tournament, beating top-seed Tyler Dilorenzo (East Stroudsburg South) in the semifinal to clinch his trip to regionals. He’s been waiting for his chance to advance since taking sixth place last year.

“That...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Calling it “my favorite part of the job as athletic director,” Dennis Ramella launched into a celebration of 11 student athletes from Emmaus who signed letters of intent recently. The signers represented eight different sports and earned 48 varsity letters during their high school athletic careers.

Among the student athletes who signed their letters of intent at the ceremony were Jess Hurlburt (diving), Olivia Ann Krogermeier (field hockey), Patrick McAllister (swimming), Elizabeth...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a while, it looked like Emmaus had a very real shot at winning both the boys and girls Eastern Pennsylvania Conference swimming and diving championship trophies.

The boys took an early lead over Parkland and stretched it out throughout the meet, while the girls used their underdog status and put up a hard fight before eventually falling to the rival Trojans, who took the girls championship. The boys kept the EPC championship securely in the trophy case at Emmaus.

The Hornet...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the 14th straight season, the Emmaus boys have captured a conference championship in swimming, but this season had to share the honor with Nazareth with the two teams finishing with identical 12-1 overall records, 11-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference records and 3-0 division records. The two teams also shared the title following the 2016-2017 season.

This year, it was a 111-75 win over Parkland that gave the Hornets the championship and finished their season with a perfect 11-0...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s very possible that a few years down the road, if you suffer an injury of some sort, someone from this year’s graduating class from Emmaus will be treating you in one way or another. Of the 11 student athletes signing letters of intent last week, five of them are heading for careers in the medical field.

Hunter Krauss (Lacrosse) and Adam LeMaster (baseball) are both heading to college to study physical therapy. Krauss will attend the University of Hartford, while LeMaster is going...

Divers earn league medals

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With the return of Jess Hurlburt to Emmaus diving and the continued emergence of Brendan McCourt, there has been a piqued interest in diving for the Hornets.

At the midseason Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meet, Hurlburt didn’t compete, but McCourt was there and took first place. That set the scene for this past weekend when the EPC held its Diving Championship at Emmaus High School.

The meet ended with a piece of controversy when it was ruled that McCourt had changed the...