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EHS bounces back from EPC loss

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

What a difference two weeks made for the Emmaus boys basketball program.

On Friday, February 10, the Hornets were riding a wave of emotions. They were the top seed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament, going a league-best 15-1, and their star senior player David Kachelries was within striking distance of a school record. But all of that buzz and potential celebration came to a screeching halt with a disappointing home loss to East Stroudsburg North in the first round of...

Vanim takes silver in D-11 Diving

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As teammates on the Emmaus diving team, Andrew Vanim, Brendan McCourt and Drew Stenger are used to battling each other in competitions. On Saturday, they also had to battle the best divers in District 11 as they fought for spots in the PIAA Championships later this month at Bucknell University.

Vanim edged McCourt for second place in Saturday’s District 11 Class 3A Championships at Emmaus High School, earning one of two guaranteed spots to Bucknell. McCourt will have to wait to see if...

Brown, Custer advance

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Just about everything was on Reed Custer’s side a couple of months ago. The Emmaus senior was 15-2 on the mat and was arguably wrestling the best of his career as the New Year hit.

But then a meniscus injury in mid-January, the same injury that forced him to miss districts last year, cost him the rest of the regular season. Custer, however, made his return to the mat for this weekend’s District 11 Class 3A Wrestling Championships and made it a memorable one.

Custer went 3-2...

Mantone nominated for scholar-athlete award

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus’ Brian Mantone will represent the Hornet football team at this year’s Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete Banquet. The 6-foot, 170-pound wide receiver and free safety, he ranks 121st out of 673 students. He is an honor roll student and member of the Curricular Honor Society. He serves as class president, is editor of the school newspaper, participates in varsity track, the Architecture Building Team, Hornet Ambassadors, the Lunch Buddy Program, and is a powder puff coach. He...

D-11 Wrestling Roundup: Eight from LVP area earn gold

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic had 11 place-winners and earned the team title at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3 Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School.

The following is a team-by-team recap of the top finishers from Lehigh Valley Press-area teams. For more about your local teams pick up a copy of this week’s Press.

CLASS 3A

Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks had two champions, 10 regional qualifiers and 11 place winners to edge Nazareth 240-223 in the team points...

District Basketball roundup: Iorio carries Parkland past Mounties

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.

Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.

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

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class 6A

Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.

The senior scored 18 points in a decisive...

WRESTLING ALL-STARS: Hawks, Kids place four on EPC First Team; BC’s Labriola named MVP

Saturday, February 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With 11 wrestlers making one of the three teams, including league MVP Mikey Labriola, Bethlehem Catholic wrestlers were well-represented on the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Star team.

Four of the 14 first-team members were Golden Hawks, including Labriola, Zach Glenn, Mikey Lewis and Niko Camacho.

Northampton also placed four grapplers on the first team as Julian Chlebove, CJ Fenstermacher, Dan Moran and Cade Moisey all made the list.

The following are...

District basketball roundup: Parkland, Northampton girls advance; ENS stuns Zephs

Friday, February 24, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 basketball quarterfinal rounds got under way Thursday and will continue through Saturday. Here’s a look at how the Class 5A boys and 6A girls games unfolded.

BOYS BASKETBALL

East Stroudsburg North-Whitehall

The No. 6 seed Timberwolves knocked off No. 3 Whitehall, 52-50 in a Class 5A quarterfinal.

The Timberwolves, which upset top-seeded Emmaus in the league playoffs, saw just four players score and only three players with more than two points in...

Hornets sweep Trojans

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When it comes to swimming, Emmaus and Parkland are always on a collision course and that course ended last Thursday when the two schools came into their final regular season meet undefeated in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The winner would take home the EPC championship.

In previous seasons, the Emmaus boys had the edge over Parkland, while the Lady Trojans had pretty well handled the Lady Hornets in head-to-head competition.

This season, Emmaus not only got the boys...

PFBC releases trout stocking schedules

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

One can tell the trout fishing season is near when the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission makes the 2017 trout stocking schedule available. And it’s available online as well as on the PFBC’s Fish BoatPA free mobile app that’s available for smart phone users from the Apple App and Google Play stores.

To check the schedules, go to www.fishandboat.com and click on the link ‘Fish’ in the upper right corner, then select ‘Trout Stocking Schedules...