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Gold team wins 47th Annual McDonald’s All-Star Classic

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The top senior high school football players in the Lehigh Valley got one last chance to suit up and take the field last Thursday night in the 47th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic.

Three Emmaus players were part of the Red team, which lost 37-34 to the Gold team.

“We all banded together and put 100 percent effort,” said Emmaus defensive back Brian Mantone. “We played for a great cause. At the end of the day we want to win, but when you play for a great...

Brosky earns silver at Patriot League Meet

Monday, June 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Emmaus High School graduates competed in college athletic teams during this past spring season.

Lehigh University junior Hanna Brosky was a member of the Mountain Hawks’ 4x800 meter relay team that placed second in the recent Patriot League Outdoor Championships. The foursome finished in 8:51.93. As a member of the 4x400 meter relay team, Brosky helped the Mountain Hawks to a seventh-place finish in 3:53.82. The junior nearly placed high enough in the 800-meter run to earn...

LV falls in first round of Carpenter Cup

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team lost in the opening round of this year’s tournament, falling to Jersey Shore Thursday 4-2.

Lehigh Valley struck out 15 times in the nine-inning game and managed just three hits off Jersey Shore, which used five pitchers in the game.

“We expected more out of our bats,” said LV head coach Ted Plessl. “Other than one hanging curveball we were in the ballgame, but down here we know you have to score runs in order to compete. They’re all...

LV falls in Carpenter Cup opener

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team lost in the opening round of this year’s tournament, falling to Jersey Shore Thursday 4-2.

Lehigh Valley struck out 15 times in the nine-inning game and managed just three hits off Jersey Shore, which used five pitchers in the game.

“We expected more out of our bats,” said LV head coach Ted Plessl. “Other than one hanging curveball we were in the ballgame, but down here we know you have to score runs in order to compete. They’re all...

Emmaus beats Freedom in summer league game

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The excitement of the Emmaus boys basketball team’s historic 2016-17 season is in the rear view mirror. A new group of Hornet players took the court in front of Lehigh Valley fans recently as the Allentown Summer Basketball League recently got underway.

With the graduations of four-year varsity players David and Matthew Kachelries, along with program staples Eric Cichocki and Daryn Lewis, the Green Hornets are looking for new leaders to step up and take control of the team.

The...

LV Carpenter Cup softball rosters released

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Emmaus softball players Hannah Palinkas, Alexis Ruth, and Maddy Clark have been named to the 2017 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball tournament team.

“I heard a lot of great things about it, and I wanted to see what it was like,” said Palinkas, a sophomore pitcher.

The Carpenter Cup is a Philadelphia Phillies-sponsored tournament, which will be played the week of June 19 at FDR Field in Philadelphia. It features teams comprised of high school sophomores and juniors from...

A dozen Hornets sign letters of intent

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

At a recent signing ceremony, 12 Emmaus High School student athletes officially announced their college choices, signing letters of intent to attend colleges and universities to further their academic and athletic careers. The athletes represented nine different sports and chose 11 different institutions.

Three swimmers were among the athletes declaring their college plans, including Kelly Harvey (Clarion University), Ethan Carr (St. Bonaventure University) and Nathan Luey (Clarion...

EHS volleyball exits in state semi

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus volleyball team was exactly where it hoped to be last Tuesday night as the PIAA Class 3A semifinals were being played. But when Saturday’s state final rolled around, the Hornets were not the ones on the court competing for the big prize as they had hoped all season long.

Emmaus fell in last week’s semifinal round, dropping a four-game match to District 3 champ Central York 22-25, 25-15, 25-23, 27-25. The Panthers went on to beat North Allegheny in four games for this year’s...

Emmaus advances to state semi

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nearly every championship team in any sport and any level needs to overcome some adversity to get to the top.

Although the Emmaus boys volleyball team wasn’t challenged often in the regular season or even in the league and district playoffs, the Hornets had to battle back twice in Saturday’s state quarterfinal against Pennridge.

The District 1 champ won the first game of the match and was ahead by four points in the fifth and deciding game of the match. But Emmaus responded...

Softball falls to Liberty

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With two pretty young teams, you get the feeling that Emmaus and Liberty are set for some pretty big battles over the next couple of seasons.

The first two real salvos in the war came in softball’s postseason this year when Emmaus downed the Hurricanes 3-2 in eight innings in the EPC semifinal before Liberty took revenge, winning the District 11 Semifinals 11-2 over the Hornets last week at Patriots Park in Allentown.

Liberty used the longball, slamming three home runs en route...