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Girls make strides under Gallagher

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Kelsey Gallagher completed her first season as the head coach of the Emmaus girls team when her team downed Whitehall 46-44 in the season finale.

The win left Emmaus with an 8-14 record on the season and finished a campaign that fell short of where the Hornets wanted to be in wins, but may be looked at as a turnaround season for the program.

“Overall, it kind of exceeded what I expected, not talking so much about wins and losses, but just the experience in general,” said...

Boys close in on postseason berth

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Allentown Central Catholic has been known as a knockdown-shooting team from behind the three-point line this season, and last Friday night at Emmaus High School was no different.

The Vikings connected on six 3-pointers by four different players in the first quarter to help them take a 22-9 lead after the opening frame, and while the Green Hornets fought back, they just did not have enough firepower to make it all the way back, falling 56-44 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference...

Senior swimmers look for big finish

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The senior swimmers on this year’s Emmaus team had a bit of an advantage when coach Tim O’Connor rejoined the Emmaus Aquatic Club staff specifically to work with the seniors on the team.

The added work seemed to give them more insight into what it takes to compete in the sport and has helped them develop new routines, which have helped them make it through their final high school season.

One of the seniors, Ricky Thomas, told O’Connor back in January that he had “figured it out...

Sabol leads Hornets past Huskies

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For a few weeks in the middle of the season, the Emmaus boys basketball team missed it’s big man, as junior forward Zach Sabol was sidelined with an ankle injury. He recently returned and had one of the best games of his career last week against Dieruff.

Sabol pulled in 31 rebounds, to go along with 18 points in a 60-44 victory over the Huskies in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game at Emmaus High School. The 31 rebounds were the most that Sabol has recorded during his three years...

EHS falls to unbeaten PHS

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Take away one period and Monday’s ice hockey meeting between rivals Emmaus and Parkland could have been a completely different game.

The Trojans (13-0 overall, 26 points) scored five goals in the opening period to jump out to a 5-0 lead on the Hornets (6-6-1, 13 points) on their way to a 7-1 in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League action.

“We got off to a slow start and that definitely hurt us,” said Emmaus head coach Jamie Rieder. “When you fall behind by five goals to any...

Grabowski accepts new role

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

High school athletes always look forward to their senior season. They are generally looked up to by the younger players and they get that last shot at a big season either personally or as part of their team.

Cayley Grabowski was no different. She had added reason to look forward to her senior season after being named to the third team EPC all-stars as a junior. The two-sport player was also going to have new coaches in both basketball and softball for her senior season with a lot of...

Emmaus grapplers beat Cardinals at EPC Duals

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There are a number of talented wrestlers for Emmaus, ones that have medaled at districts and advanced to regionals in the past. But the Hornets found an unlikely hero on Saturday afternoon in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Duals.

Dylan Baldwin pinned his Pocono Mountain East opponent at 138 pounds, one of a number of toss-up matches that went the Hornets’ way, as Emmaus defeated the Cardinals for 11th place. The Hornets won nine of the 14 bouts, securing the 40-26 victory at...

Hornet wrestlers are headed to EPC tourney

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus took fourth place at the Denver Duals last weekend at Cocalico High School.

The Hornets opened the tournament with a 55-21 win over Wyomissing. The Hornets fell to the hosts 41-35 in the second round. They beat Wilson 36-28 in the third round and fell to Garden Spot in the third place match, 40-24.

Emmaus dropped a dual meet to Northampton last Friday, 55-15.

Peyton Brown (106) and Kordell Waiters (113) both earned pins for Emmaus. Caden Wright (160) was the only...

McCourt wins at EPC Meet

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As a freshman, Jess Hurlburt won the District 11 diving championship and went on to place third in states. Then, a shoulder injury sidelined her and put a major obstacle in her way. She didn’t dive with the high school team in the past two seasons, but returned for her senior season and is showing that she’s back to form.

Brendan McCourt had much the same introduction to high school diving as a freshman, but many times found himself finishing second to teammate and good friend Andrew...

Boys win two important games

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team was in need of a spark. Having lost two games in a row earlier this month, the Green Hornets fell below .500 with a 5-6 record overall. They were also without regular starters in juniors Zach Sabol (foot injury) and Bryce Diehl (illness) for much of that stretch, and struggled to find an offensive rhythm.

But a two-game in two-day stretch last week brought back a ton of momentum for the program. Diehl returned in an 80-28 victory over Palisades last...