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Hornets rebound on Day 2

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus swim team overcame a couple of early issues at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University last week and made the event an overall success. Freshman Katie Champagne was disqualified in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard freestyle team was also disqualified in events on the opening day of the meet, but that didn’t set the tone for the meet overall.

Hornets fall to Red Knights

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by SAM MATTA in Sports

POTTSVILLE – Unless you’ve watched the Emmaus boys’ basketball team play on more than one occasion and not a Johnny-come-lately, nothing should surprise you about this scrappy squad.

Unyielding through a frenzied, physical matchup with one of the state’s top ranked class 4A teams Reading High, the Green Hornets (20-9) seemed so determined to continue a season of hope that even at the end of the game in a jammed-packed Martz Hall, they kept playing like it was a schoolyard meeting.

Schaf goes 1-2 at wrestling championships

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It wasn’t the way the PIAA tournament was supposed to go for Emmaus senior Lucas Schaf. Coming off a medal performance at last year’s state tournament, the expectations were to equal or surpass his eighth-place finish from a year ago.

But the reality of any PIAA wrestling championship is that you never know what’s going to happen and for Schaf (132), his road and career at Emmaus ended with a 3-1 overtime loss to North Penn’s Ryan Vulakh in the second round of consolations during day two of AAA action.

Boys win district title

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

There was no argument over who got to hoist the District 11 trophy over the heads of their teammates after the Emmaus boys captured the District 11 Swimming and Diving Championship for the ninth straight season. Lone senior Tom Schlechter did the honors, with others later joining in after Emmaus finished ahead of second place Liberty 388-353.5, with Parkland finishing third with 314.5 points.

Youth shines at D-11 Meet

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus’ swimming program is a perennially strong program that has gathered a string of conference championships, district championships and even state champions. The boys just picked up their ninth straight district title and they’ve got an 11-season streak of winning conference championships. On the girls side, things have been a little leaner. Their last conference title came in 2008 and their last District 11 championship was in 2007, although they have been district runner-up in seven of the last eight seasons.

Hornets beat MLK

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As the third-place team out of District 11, Emmaus entered Saturday’s game against District 12 runner-up Martin Luther King High School as an underdog.

Despite the Cougars’ 15-12 overall record, their reputation preceded them as they were a state semifinalist last year and play in one of the state’s strongest areas for high school basketball.