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Volkert inducted into Ball St. Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

As a basketball player at Emmaus High School, Lindsay (Quay) Volkert liked to mix it up.

“We had a lot of players who could score,” Volkert said in reflecting on her incredible career in green and yellow. “I loved playing defense. I have always been a physical player. I enjoyed battles under the basket and boxing out to get rebounds.”

Not only did Volkert love doing the dirty work both on the basketball court and the field hockey turf, she has been recognized for it by her...

Wright advances to regional championship

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Caden Wright faced Stroudsburg’s Lenny Pinto twice already this season. Both times Pinto had gotten the better of the Emmaus junior.

Despite that, Wright was confident the third time was the charm with a district title on the line. Unfortunately, Pinto had other plans.

Wright fell to Pinto via an 11-5 decision in the 170-pound final of Saturday’s District 11 3A Championships at Liberty High School.

“He’s strong,” said Wright. “I just wasn’t able to work what I am good at...

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...

Hornets reach District 11 semifinal

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team was itching to get back on the court.

Following a heartbreaking loss in the final seconds of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title game, the Green Hornets had a week off to think about that game and to prepare for a district title run.

The time off and hunger from that loss helped as top-seed Emmaus came out fast and led from start to finish, taking care of ninth-seeded Pocono Mountain West 76-60 last Saturday night at Allen High School 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...

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...