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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...

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...

Hornets set for annual swim rivalry

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Before going into its annual showdown with Parkland on Thursday, there was one piece of business that the Emmaus swimming and diving team had to take care of before facing its ultimate rivals.

A rescheduled meet against Liberty was moved to Emmaus because of ventilation issues at the Liberty pool.

Prior to Monday’s meet, Liberty, Emmaus and Parkland all had 10-0 marks in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, but Emmaus put a blemish on the Hurricanes’ season with a 100-84 win to...

EHS ice hockey falls to K-Kids

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus ice hockey team has dealt with its share of injuries this winter season, particularly as of late. And the scoreboard is reflecting those key losses on the ice for the Hornets.

In what was a night honoring eight Emmaus seniors, Northampton (7-8) played the roll of spoilers once the puck dropped at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena. Northampton scored four first-period goals and went on to defeat the Hornets, 6-0, in their regular season finale of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey...

Boys win three straight

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was a tough task at hand, but one which was achievable.

The Emmaus boys basketball team entered the last week of the regular season needing two wins in its final three games to qualify for the District 11 Class 6A tournament. Not only did the Hornets win two, they won all three games last week to clinch their ninth consecutive trip to districts.

“It’s not the spot that we expected or wanted to be in during the last week of the season, but you have to deal with what’s in...

Girls make strides under Gallagher

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Kelsey Gallagher completed her first season as the head coach of the Emmaus girls team when her team downed Whitehall 46-44 in the season finale.

The win left Emmaus with an 8-14 record on the season and finished a campaign that fell short of where the Hornets wanted to be in wins, but may be looked at as a turnaround season for the program.

“Overall, it kind of exceeded what I expected, not talking so much about wins and losses, but just the experience in general,” said...

Boys close in on postseason berth

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Allentown Central Catholic has been known as a knockdown-shooting team from behind the three-point line this season, and last Friday night at Emmaus High School was no different.

The Vikings connected on six 3-pointers by four different players in the first quarter to help them take a 22-9 lead after the opening frame, and while the Green Hornets fought back, they just did not have enough firepower to make it all the way back, falling 56-44 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference...

Senior swimmers look for big finish

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The senior swimmers on this year’s Emmaus team had a bit of an advantage when coach Tim O’Connor rejoined the Emmaus Aquatic Club staff specifically to work with the seniors on the team.

The added work seemed to give them more insight into what it takes to compete in the sport and has helped them develop new routines, which have helped them make it through their final high school season.

One of the seniors, Ricky Thomas, told O’Connor back in January that he had “figured it out...

Sabol leads Hornets past Huskies

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For a few weeks in the middle of the season, the Emmaus boys basketball team missed it’s big man, as junior forward Zach Sabol was sidelined with an ankle injury. He recently returned and had one of the best games of his career last week against Dieruff.

Sabol pulled in 31 rebounds, to go along with 18 points in a 60-44 victory over the Huskies in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game at Emmaus High School. The 31 rebounds were the most that Sabol has recorded during his three years...