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Boys swimmers improve to 4-0

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys swimming and diving team upped its record to 4-0 on the season with a convincing 103-52 win over Allen. Emmaus swam many of the later events in the contest as exhibition events in a show of sportsmanship after building up a big lead over the Canaries.

Early on, Emmaus swept the top three spots in the 200-yard medley relay with the team of Michael Iacobelli, Jake Young, Evan Bova and Matthew Gertner taking the top spot. In individual events, Gio Germano won the 200...

Liberty comes back to beat Lady Hornets

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus starts just one senior, and plays just one other in the regular rotation. While that bodes well for the future, a bit of the Hornets’ inexperience showed late in last week’s game against Liberty.

It turns out a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough of a cushion. The Hurricanes (3-8 overall; 2-6 in EPC) finished the game on a 13-0 run to hand Emmaus a tough 34-31 defeat last Friday at Liberty High School.

“I think it was a lot of our youth and...

King gets faster for final season at EHS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls picked up their fourth straight win of the season with a 102-61 win over Allen in their home pool last week.

The score doesn’t indicate how well the team performed because after building an insurmountable lead, coach Tim O’Connor had his swimmers compete in their events as exhibitions so their finishes weren’t calculated into the score. It’s a show of sportsmanship that O’Connor will often use against teams and to challenge some swimmers to perform at high levels and...

Grapplers take third at Zephyr Duals

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The name of the game for the Emmaus varsity wrestling this season has been hard work. Coach Thad Smith’s squad continues to overcome challenges through a combination of improved execution, thoughtful strategy and tenacious desire to outwork the opposition.

The trifecta is paying dividends. The Green Hornets finished third overall Jan. 5 at the Zephyr Duals at Whitehall High School by defeating East Stroudsburg South 46-27 in the third-place match. Earlier in the day, the Hornets lost...

EHS girls beat Dieruff

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

There’s nothing like a couple of wins to get a team back on track and build some confidence. The Lady Hornets picked up back-to-back wins against Scranton and Dieruff to close out the 2018 portion of their schedule and it provided them with a needed lift.

“Winning always makes things easier and you could sense a little confidence boost after those games,” said Emmaus head coach Kelsey Gallagher. “Of course, we would have liked to get those wins earlier in the season but they came at a...

Emmaus ice hockey drops close game

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus ice hockey team gave up two third-period goals, one in heartbreaking fashion at the end of regulation, in falling to Southern Lehigh 3-2 last Monday night in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action on a cold night on the outdoor rink at the Bethlehem Municipal rink.

With the score tied at 2-2 and less than five minutes to go, each team battled and had several good opportunities in front of net, but only one team was able to break through.

“It was a great...

Hornets suffer first league loss

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team had slow starts to both the first and fourth quarters in Saturday’s match up against Bethlehem Catholic. The Hornets were unable to overcome the deficits and dropped the highly-anticipated showdown between two of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top teams. The host Hawks came away with an 80-67 win.

The Green Hornets (9-2, 5-1) scored the game’s opening basket, but then Becahi answered with 15 straight points.

“We want to dictate the game to...

EHS boys go 2-1 in Fla.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

While the week between Christmas and New Years is a time when many local high school basketball teams to compete in local holiday tournaments, the Emmaus boys basketball team spent the days after Christmas in Orlando, Florida.

The Green Hornets spent five days in the Sunshine State and plaed three games while down south. They won two of the three games against opponents from three different states.

Last Thursday, Emmaus defeated Enka High School from North Carolina, 60-42. The...

Grapplers take second at Becahi

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets went into the 51st Annual Tony Iasiello Memorial Christmas City Wrestling Tournament at Bethlehem Catholic High School looking to offer a good performance. They left the two-day tournament Dec. 29 having done much more, earning a second-place team finish with 124.5 points, behind winner Bethlehem Catholic with 264 points.

“I think we did better than expected, which I’m happy to say,” said head coach Thad Smith. “We’re coming in here trying to place a few kids...

Girls earn first win

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It wasn’t easy, but the Lady Hornets picked up their first win of the season in a nonconference game against the Scranton Lady Knights.

Emmaus shut down the Knights offense in overtime for a 54-44 win heading into the Christmas break.

Emmaus (1-6 overall, 0-4 EPC) came out looking to hit three-pointers, hoping to avoid dealing with the size of Colette Mulderig, who controlled the lane for Scranton for much of the game. The Hornets hit on five of 12 three-point shots in the...