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Eleven Hornet boys announce college plans

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A total of 11 Emmaus High School boys student-athletes officially announced their college plans with letters of intent last week at Emmaus High School. Noah Bacon (soccer), Eric Cichocki (baseball), Tyler Corpora (lacrosse), Kacper Grycel (soccer), David Kachelries (basketball), Braedon LaBar (lacrosse), Carson Landis (football), Ian McCardle (football), Todd Moxey (baseball), Drew Schwindenhammer (football) and Dylan Sosnow (soccer) all made their college commitments official.

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Nine girls headed to NCAA

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nine Emmaus High School female student athletes signed letters of intent last week to continue their education and athletic careers at colleges and universities across the country. Alyson Bohman (volleyball), Christina Carotenuto (field hockey), Madalyn Dorn (field hockey), Samantha Fritzinger (golf), Kira Koehler (field hockey), Reilly McGinnis (soccer), Brittany Morgan (field hockey), Meredith Sholder (field hockey) and Kiyae White (basketball) have all accepted scholarships.

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EHS sends a score of athletes to college

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus High School recently celebrated 20 student athletes who signed letters of intent to attend Division 1 or Division 2 college. The group is the largest group of student athletes to get scholarships for colleges and universities from Emmaus for as long as anyone connected with the school can remember.

Not just the amount of students is staggering, but the numbers and accomplishments achieved by those students is astounding, even to athletic director Dennis Ramella.

“This...

Girls basketball ends season with loss

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Hopes of a trip to the District 11 Tournament for the Lady Hornets were dashed by a 49-41 loss to Whitehall in the season finale, giving Emmaus a six-game losing streak to finish the season that left it just short of qualifying for the postseason.

Bri Hart led all scorers with a game-high 13 points and Kathryn DeJohn scored seven for Emmaus. Kylee Cunningham and Brianna Smith each scored 10 points for Whitehall.

Prior to the game, Emmaus saluted its two senior players, Zoe...

Varsity Roundup: Golden Hawk wrestlers earn grudge match with Nazareth at state championships

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by The Press in Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

East Stroudsburg North-Emmaus

The No. 8 seed Timberwolves knocked off top-seeded Emmaus 52-49 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinal.

Arian Azemi led East Stroudsburg North with a game-high 21 points.

Emmaus’ David Kachelries scored 17 points, while teammate Zach Sabol added 10 points.

The Timberwolves will move on to face No. 4 seed Bethlehem Catholic in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Hawks defeated Whitehall in Friday’s quarterfinal...

INSTANT CLASSIC: Nazareth beats Becahi for state wrestling title

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Were you entertained?

Saturday’s PIAA 3A wrestling state championship between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth came down to the final bout, where the winner took all and Zac Kiefer instantly became a Nazareth legend, following his 2-1 victory over Tavion Banks in the 170-pound finale to give the Blue Eagles a 30-29 state championship victory over Bethlehem Catholic.

It was a stunning match from start to finish and that we’ll likely never see again.

It’ll also be one that...

EPC releases basketball playoff brackets

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced opening-round pairings for their boys and girls basketball tournaments. Action begins Friday night, Feb. 10 with most games beginning at 7 p.m.

In the boys bracket, Emmaus earned the top seed and will host Eastburg North. In the bracket below, fourth seed Becahi will host fifth seed Whitehall, which looked certain to finish with a top-four seed heading into the playoffs. The two winners will play Wednesday, Feb. 15 at a site and time to be determined...

Varsity Roundup: Golden Hawks upset Canaries in OT

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Sports

In the finals basketball games of the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference season, Bethlehem Catholic knocked off Allen, the state’s top ranked team, while several other games were contested on the league’s final night before Friday’s playoffs begin.

For more about your local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Bethlehem Catholic-Allen

The Golden Hawks handed the state’s top-ranked team its first loss of the season, 68-56...

Emmaus falls to Easton in District 11 Duals

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus sent out one of its best wrestlers to start the District 11 team duals on Thursday at Liberty High School. And while Tyler Corpora was able to earn a decision victory at 145 pounds to open the Hornets’ match against No. 7 seed Easton, the remainder of the evening wasn’t nearly as successful.

The Red Rovers won 10 of the 14 bouts, including five wins by fall, to defeat No. 10 Emmaus 44-15 last week and advance to the District 11 Class 3A semifinals.

“They really left a...

Stein remains constant

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus came into the season with a young team featuring just two seniors on its roster in Zoe Stein and Kiyae White. Both have been through rough times with the program, including seeing White lose her junior season to a knee injury and going down with a second knee injury against Central Catholic Friday night that appears to have ended her season.

Stein has been a constant. While she doesn’t put up gaudy stats, she’s a quiet leader on the team and is the type of player that makes the...