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Grapplers compete at Zephyr Duals

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus wrestling team went 2-2 at last weekend’s Whitehall Duals Wrestling Tournament.

The Hornets were the No. 11 seed in the 16-team bracket and lost to No. 6 East Stroudsburg South in their first match, 46-27. They bounced back to beat Catasauqua 54-24 in the losers bracket and followed that with a 40-30 win over Southern Lehigh to advance to the ninth-place match.

Emmaus lost its final match to Quakertown, 61-15 to finish 10th at the event.

The Hornets also...

Hornets beat Reading in overtime

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Leah Tannous is having fun playing out her senior season on the court at Emmaus.

This season’s team is especially close and its found a new sort of bond under coach Kelsey Gallagher, who is in her first season with the team. Even though Tannous is happy, there are a few things she wouldn’t mind changing.

“Obviously, I wish we had more wins, but I think that will come,” said Tannous. “We’re a very close team and get along great together.

“As great as it is being a senior...

Seven Hornets place at tourney

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Kordell Waiters admits that he’s still battling some nerves in his first season wrestling at the varsity level.

The freshman gets a little more comfortable each match and it’s been showing. He led the Hornets with a second-place finish at last week’s Tony Iasiello Christmas City Wrestling Tournament at Bethlehem Catholic. He was one of seven Hornet place-winners at the 50th annual event in which Emmaus finished third as a team.

“I feel like I wrestled great,” said Waiters, who...

Middle quarters doom EHS girls in loss to LC

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus girls basketball competed in the Shamrock Showcase at Trinity High School in Camp Hill.

The Hornets opened the tournament Friday with a 57-21 loss to Lancaster Catholic and had their second game of the tournament postponed because of weather.

Emmaus held a 7-4 lead over Lancaster Catholic after one period, but after getting shut out 19-0 in the second quarter and out-scored 17-2 in the third quarter.

The Hornets were led by Megan Navitsky with six points in...

Boys go 1-1 in Allen Holiday Tournament

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Just like it had a year ago, the Emmaus boys basketball team competed in the Allen Holiday Tournament at William Allen High School over the Christmas break. And just as in December of 2016, the Hornets defeated Springfield-Delco in their first game before falling to the host Canaries in the final.

Last Thursday in the opener, Emmaus took down Springfield 67-50 behind 19 points each by juniors Zach Sabol and Bryce Diehl. But in the championship game the next night, the Hornets were...

Young swimmers lead EHS

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus swimming and diving roster consists of 55 student athletes and 32 are freshmen or sophomores, with 20 of that group being freshmen.

With the success of the Emmaus Aquatic Club and the input from some new varsity coaches this season, the younger swimmers are contributing early to the success of the program even as they’re still acclimating themselves to the rigors of Hornet head coach Tim O’Connor’s program.

The young swimmers are really being thrown into two...

Hornets fall to Parkland

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For two-and-a-half quarters it looked as if the Emmaus boys basketball team was not only going to defeat rival Parkland, but it also seemed the Hornets would get a victory rather easily in front of a rowdy, sold out crowd in the Hive.

The script was set for the Hornets to receive an early Christmas present, but then the Trojans came back from down 16 points to win the early season Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game 50-47 last Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Emmaus High School.

Parkland (...

Hornets’ makes scholar-athlete list

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s not everyday that high school students get rewarded for their work in the classroom by getting off from school, but that’s pretty much how it worked out for nine East Penn Conference scholar-athletes during last week’s luncheon at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.

After all those hours put in the classroom over the years, what better way to start off the final week before the Christmas break than to enjoy a luncheon in Stroudsburg and get a free pass from school?

“It is a perk to...

Emmaus’ Bond earns D-11 MVP

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

From her sophomore year to her junior year Emmaus volleyball player Caroline Bond saw improved play, not only individually but also from the Green Hornets program.

Bond finished her junior campaign with 863 assists and 258 digs on her way to earning District 11 MVP honors.

“It’s a great honor because I worked really hard to get to where I am,” said Bond. “Last year I was more passive, and this year, as an upperclassmen, I knew I had to be more aggressive and be more of a leader...

Grapplers fall to Beca, Stroudsburg

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus wrestling team opened the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference season last week with a pair of losses.

The Hornets fell to Stroudsburg in the dual-meet season opener and then lost to Bethlehem Catholic the next night.

Thursday, Dec. 14

Emmaus-Bethlehem Catholic

The defending state champ Golden Hawks beat the Hornets 55-10.

After Joe Barno (285) earned a pin to open the match, Bethleehem Catholic won all but one of the next 13 bouts.

Barno...