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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...

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 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...

EHS swim team in the midst of busy schedule

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The first month of the winter sports season can be a hectic one. With scheduled time off for Christmas and the New Year, time for training and working on specific things can be rare as games come fast and furious.

That’s been the case for Emmaus swimming, which opened the season with the Cedar Crest Classic and then had meets with Whitehall, Liberty and Nazareth on the schedule.

The latest triumph saw the Emmaus girls down Nazareth 132-52, while the boys beat the Blue Eagles...

Hornets remain undefeated

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team won its first three games of the season rather comfortably, all by double-digits.

Last Tuesday night against Nazareth was a different story. Emmaus trailed after each of the first two quarters, and led by just one heading into the fourth before beating the Blue Eagles 64-60.

“I learned something new tonight,” said Emmaus head coach Steve Yoder. “This team has heart. We faced a lot of adversity tonight with kids being sick, others having to play...

Wrestlers win Kutztown tourney

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The early results of the 2018-2019 Emmaus wrestling season have seen both highs and lows as head coach Thad Smith continues to mold his young team into the Green Machine he envisions it can become.

Topping the early season triumphs was a strong showing Dec. 15 at the Annual Kutztown Invitational, held at Kutztown High School. The Green Hornets earned a team title with a total of 249 points and in the process also earned six individual titles.

Sophomore Cade Speicher (106)...

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...

Hornet swim teams start 2-0

Monday, December 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls swimming and diving teams are both off to a 2-0 start to the season with wins over Whitehall and Liberty. One of the things that jumps out is the performance of the diving squad, which is seeing a resurgence.

In the win over Liberty, the girls captured three of the top five spots, while the boy swept the top three spots against the Hurricanes.

Finishing at the top of the boys diving was junior Brendan McCourt, who finished with 297.55 points. Kyle Ryan...

Hornets handle Parkland, 63-50

Monday, December 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team has had trouble knocking off Parkland over the course of the last five-plus years.

But the Green Hornets had a fast start to the game and never looked back, opening up a 16-2 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 63-50 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over the Trojans last Tuesday night at Emmaus High School, just their first victory over Parkland in more than two years.

It was a packed house inside of the Emmaus High School...