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Hornets are 7-1 in summer league

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

With the school year wrapped up, boys varsity summer league basketball is beginning to heat up.

This weekend begins the first of two major local summer basketball tournaments, with the Cedar Beach Showcase, otherwise known as the Bash at the Beach, opening up its double-elimination style format Thursday.

But teams have been going at it in the Cedar Beach Summer League for weeks. The league wrapped up its first half of the regular season last Thursday.

The Emmaus boys...

Gold team wins McD’s All-Star Football game

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Fans of all-star games expect a lot of offense. At last Thursday’s 48th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Game, there was a good bit of scoring, but most of it came from one side.

The Gold team, made up of players from Northampton County and Phillipsburg and Palisades High Schools, beat the Red Team (Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe counties) 35-7.

“It’s the last game of our high school career and it’s for a good cause,” said Emmaus offensive lineman Auten Kasaczun. “I...

Bradshaw looks forward to senior season at Hartford

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Claude Bradshaw has grown during his time as a member of Hartford University’s men’s lacrosse team.

“I’m just working hard and trying to improve every game,” said the 2015 Emmaus High School graduate.

Certainly some of that maturation has been on the field as a Hawk defenseman. While the Hawks were frustrated in registering a 3-10 record during the 2018 season, Bradshaw personally improved his game in various categories and adopted more of a leadership role for coach Ryan...

LV goes 1-1 in Carpenter Cup

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team went 1-1 in this year’s tournament.

The team won it’s opening game 10-7 over the Suburban One League National and Bicentennial Division All-Stars.

The LV franchise was ousted in the second round of the single-elimination tournament 26-9 by Delaware North’s team.

The event, a showcase for high school players sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, is held annually at FDR Park in Philadelphia with the semifinals and finals played at the...

Volleyball reaches state quarterfinal

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Against Council Rock North, the Emmaus boys volleyball team had a major test of character and responded accordingly.

The Hornets, who have breezed through opponents in three games for much of the season, battled through the final two games after a potentially momentum-changing swing and rallied for a 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21) victory over the Indians in a PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal match at Exeter High School.

Council Rock North (20-1), the District One champs who were...

Softball team completes up-and-down season

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus softball came into the season with extremely high expectations. After a 20-5 campaign in 2017 and five seniors on their roster, it was assumed that the Lady Hornets would simply breeze through the season.

Nothing is ever easy in the East Penn Conference and after starting 4-0 with three of the wins coming against non-conference opponents, reality started to set in. Emmaus went on to lose three straight and then take a bit of a roller coaster ride through much of the schedule...

EHS baseball season ends in district quarterfinal

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball team saw its baseball season come to an end with a 7-3 loss to Pocono Mountain East in the District 11 quarterfinals.

Emmaus finishes the season with a mark of 16-6 after finishing their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference schedule at 12-4. The 2018 season almost mirrored the results of the previous year when it went 16-7, 12-4 and lost to Parkland in the EPC semifinals and to Liberty in the district semifinals.

This season, as the three-seed in...

Emmaus boys lacrosse falls in district final

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In the third meeting between the Emmaus and Parkland boys lacrosse teams this season, the Green Hornets had a tough time scoring goals.

Recording just one goal in the first half, Emmaus dug itself into a hole that it could not get out of, falling to the Trojans 13-5 in the District 11 3A championship game last Thursday night at Lehigh University’s Ulrich Sports Complex. It was a rematch of last year’s district title game, also won by Parkland.

“They came out with a good game...

EHS wins D11 volleyball title

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus senior core has been playing together for years. Seniors James Haag and Cam Parsons have been playing together even longer, back to when they were maybe 10 or 11 years old.

The chemistry between those two was quite clear in Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A boys volleyball championship game. And it was only fitting the two would connect for the match-ending point.

Parsons set up Haag for the final point in the 3-0 victory over Whitehall last week at Allen High School....

Hornet baseball, softball eliminated from districts

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball and softball teams saw their season come to an end last week in the District 11 Class 6A playoffs.

The Hornet baseball team, which was the No. 3 seed in districts, lost 7-3 to Pocono Mountain East in the quarterfinal round last Thursday at Church Lane Park.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings and added a run in the top of the fifth inning before Emmaus put up a pair of runs in the fifth.

Pocono Mountain East had just...