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McCourt earns diving gold

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Brendan McCourt won the District 11 Diving Championship for the second time in two years this past weekend. While he was happy about the win and a second gold medal, he readily admits that it wasn’t his best performance and wasn’t as satisfying as his first taste of gold.

“I came in hoping to beat my personal best or at least beat my score from last year in districts, but I didn’t even do that,” lamented McCourt, who scored a 516.45 this year after notching a 520.80 last year as a...

Boys win eight of 12 events to earn league championship

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus boys swimming team had as close to a perfect day as you can have Feb. 14 at Parkland High School.

The Hornets won eight of 12 events and easily defeated rival Parkland 114-72 . In the process, Emmaus earned the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title and finished the conference portion of their schedule undefeated.

Out of the gate, the Green Hornets were buzzing around the pool with vim and vigor. The team of Michael Iacobelli, Evan Bova, Gio Germano and Connor Shriver...

Beca takes EPC title on late Paz basket

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Despite a big night from one of Emmaus seniors, Bethlehem Catholic took Saturday’s East Penn Conference title game behind the effort of it’s own senior in Justin Paz.

The Golden Hawks’ Justin Paz hit the game-winning shot for the second straight game. His buzzer beater against the Hornets came after he drove the length of the court with less than 10 seconds to go and converted a layup to give the Golden Hawks a 46-44 win in the league final last Saturday night at Easton Area Middle...

Parvel shines in playoff games

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Ethan Parvel wasn’t in an Emmaus uniform last season when the Hornets advanced to the District 11 Class 6A semifinals. Or when they qualified for the state playoffs in 2018.

He was, though, when the Hornets took the court on Saturday night in the East Penn Conference Championship. And in his first season with Emmaus after transferring from Whitehall, Parvel isn’t just stepping in as a role player for head coach Steve Yoder. He is becoming a true leader.

“It feels great to be a...

Sabol scores 1,000th point

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Adversity. That was a word that senior Zach Sabol of the Emmaus boys basketball team was faced with early on in his high school playing career.

Sabol reached the 1,000-point milestone for his program earlier this month, back on February 8. And he did it on a big stage and in front of his home crowd, climbing the plateau against Central Catholic in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinals at Emmaus High School.

He finished that game with 13 points and 14 rebounds, two...

Heilenman, Gravereaux lead girls past Trojans

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming program won the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship with a superlative effort Feb. 14 against rival Parkland, 113-73. With the win, the Green Hornets finished the season undefeated (11-0) and 11-2 overall.

In defeating their Cedar Crest Boulevard antagonists, Emmaus won eight of 12 events. The Hornets opened the meet by claiming the top two spots in the medley relay for an early 12-2 lead in team points.

Emmaus had the top two finishers in...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 Wrestling Championships will get underway Friday afternoon at and culminate Saturday evening at Liberty High School.

Emmaus has one No. 2 seed in defending district champ Caden Wright, a junior who took first place last year at 160 when he beat Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Lewis in the title bout. This year Wright (18-2) is seeded behind Stroudsburg sophomore Lenny Pinto (28-5) at 170.

The Hornets have a No. 5 seed in 138-pounder Jackson Karrat, and six other...

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

League titles at stake at swim meet

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming team has the strongest group of senior swimmers that its had in a long while.

The group includes swimmers who helped to break Parkland’s grip on the EPC swimming and diving championship two years ago when they beat Parkland to win the EPC title.

They’ve also had to watch as Parkland’s girls have won 10 straight District 11 championships and 18 of the last 19 district crowns.

Throughout the season when asked about Parkland’s grip on districts and...

Senior girls honored at season’s last game

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A long, tough season for the Emmaus girls basketball team ended last week with a 37-24 loss to Whitehall, spoiling Senior Night for four senior members of the girls basketball team.

Hornet players, Ky Anthony and Anne Glowacki, along with student-coach Mal Burns and trainer Phoebe Haberstumpf, were all honored for their time with the team.

Anthony scored two points in the loss, just under her season average.

Earlier in the season, Anthony scored 13 against Northampton....