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Emmaus boys teams both fall in overtime

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The two Emmaus boys soccer teams, Hornets Green and Hornets Gold, were evenly split with varsity and JV members as head coach John Cari tried something different this summer. Each team competed in one of the two different divisions, both finishing at or near the top of the standings, with Green going 9-0 for the top spot and Gold going 6-2-1, good for second place.

But just as both squads found near equal success, they also dealt with the same disappointment. After both Green Hornets...

EHS wins last two games

Friday, July 26, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team had an unlucky summer for a majority of its games. With the main highlight being a Sunday postseason run in the major tournament Cedar Beach Bash at the Beach tournament, the Green Hornets have mainly found themselves coming up just short in their regular season games in the Cedar Beach Summer League.

But Emmaus made a statement last week that will surely bring positive momentum to the program heading into the upcoming 2019-20 regular season. The...

EHS boys field two teams in LVSSL

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Summer league soccer is about working in new players, schemes and just trying to get better overall for the upcoming fall season that is now less than two months away.

The Emmaus boys soccer program is also trying something different this year. For the first time in their Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League play, the Hornets split into two teams in the two divisions, dividing half of their varsity and JV squads equally between the two teams.

Both of those squads have found...

Emmaus goes 1-2 in playoffs

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a 5-11 season, Emmaus came into the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs as the eighth-seeded team, having to face undefeated South Parkland in the first round of the double-elimination tournament. The Hornets played a tough game against the Trojans, with South Parkland coming away with a 2-1 win, sending Emmaus to the loser’s bracket.

The Trojans went on to win the league title Monday evening, defeating Northern Valley in the title game.

In the tournament opener, Emmaus’ Steven...

Hornets fall short against Nazareth

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team has had a tough summer when it comes to wins and losses. With the graduation of its entire starting lineup, the Hornets knew it would take a lot to get back to the success of the 2018-19 season. But even in losses this summer, the team has been in each game and just a few bounces here or there from having a few more wins.

Last Thursday night was another game that came down to the wire and could have gone either team’s way, but Emmaus ended up on the...

Mustangs cool off in tourney

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Lower Macungie entered the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in Lehigh Valley Legion. After a furious second-half charge, Lower Macungie wound up on the losing end in its two playoffs games and being bounced from the LVL playoffs in surprising fashion.

The Mustangs came into the postseason seeded fourth and faced a tough Northern Valley team in the first round. After a stumble in late June and early July, Northern Valley was arguably just as hot late in the year and coming into the...

EHS teams win in LVSSL playoffs

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Both Emmaus boys soccer teams advanced to the playoffs of the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League playoffs.

Hornets Green went 9-0 and was in first place in Group A, while Hornets Gold was 6-2-1 and placed second in Group B.

With the two squads competing in the same time slot of the opening round, Cari coached the Gold team and assistant coaches Andy and Matt Squire were in charge of the Green team.

While both teams came out on the winning end of their first-round...

Mustangs look forward to playoffs

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Lower Macungie Legion manager Jeff Smith decided to start the season without players from the Emmaus High School team who were competing in districts and states at the time the Lehigh Valley Legion season opened. He could have pushed a few games back to late in the schedule, but it would have meant a hectic final week or two of the season.

The result was that the team endured a 2-6 start, but Smith was correct in assuming that his club could turn things around in the second half once...

Hornets split two games vs. NV

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus Legion team split a double-header with Northern Valley on the final Saturday of the regular season and then fell to Coplay, finishing the year at 5-10. There is still one game to be completed, a suspended contest that has Emmaus trailing unbeaten South Parkland 5-0 in the fifth inning. That game may not be completed because of time constraints with the playoffs starting on Wednesday.

Ironically, the two teams are set to meet in the first round of the double-elimination...

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.


Brad Buzzard (OF, Carbon Monarchs), Kevin Kruz (2B, Salisbury), Matt Ervolina (3B, South...