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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...