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Red wins McD’s Game

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Defense hurts Hornets in LVL play

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus Legion head coach Ryan Schaffer has been pleased with his team’s pitching in each of the past two games. The Hornet pitchers have done their jobs on the mound and been worthy of picking up wins.

But inconsistent defense has caused Emmaus to lose each of its past two games. And Saturday morning’s meeting with Lower Macungie was no different.

The Hornets (2-4) committed six errors that helped Lower Mac hold on for a 5-4 victory at Limeport Stadium over the weekend in a four-game legion rivalry day event.

LM tops Emmaus on rivalry day

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Lower Mac’s Ryan Kasye didn’t view Saturday’s legion game against Emmaus so much as a rivalry. It was more fun for Kasye and the Mustangs.

And Kasye believes that when Lower Mac is having fun, it’s at its best.

Despite a comeback from Emmaus that saw the Hornets score two runs in the seventh inning, Lower Mac (2-4) held on for a 5-4 win at Limeport Stadium in the first of four games of a Lehigh Valley Legion rivalry day.

Red team tops Gold 28-14

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last Thursday, the 49th Annual McDonald’s’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Sisonick makes CC team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Emmaus shortstop Marah Sisonick decided to try out for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team after her high school coach, Brittany D’Agostino, made the suggestion.

“I want to keep playing and keep improving,” said Sisonick, who will also play second base and has experience as a catcher.

“For awhile, I caught and would often go back and forth,” she said. “The action behind the plate is a different point of view.”

Sisonick is one of five players who is a lone representative of her school. There are 15 players on this year’s Lehigh Valley roster.

Emmaus bats go cold in loss to Carbon

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Over half of the Emmaus legion baseball team are former Connie Mack players in their first year at the legion level. And many of them are playing a key role for the Hornets.

Head coach Ryan Schaffer admits the young players are playing even bigger roles than he anticipated, which has caused an up-and-down early portion of the summer season.

It didn’t help when one of the league’s top teams visited Emmaus Community Park last Friday night. The Carbon Monarchs (3-1) received a solid pitching performance from starter Justin Marykwas as they downed the Hornets, 9-1.

EHS softball season ends in District 11 semifinals

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a 10-0 loss to Parkland in the District 11 semifinals, the Emmaus softball season came to a somewhat abrupt end. While the Hornets had lost some tough games along the way this season, they hadn’t experienced the type of loss that they did against their rivals and it left a bit of a sting on the team.

Even with the sudden end, the season was generally a strong one for a team on the upswing.

Trojans get revenge in District softball final

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus was one of just two EPC teams to beat Parkland this season and Parkland players readily admitted they wanted another shot at the Hornets.

The Trojans got their chance when the two rivals met in the District 11 semifinal game last week at Patriots Park in Allentown. The result was a 10-0 Parkland win that eliminated Emmaus from districts, ending their season.