It's not a rarity to see a high school player play in the Tri-County Baseball League.
But in a league composed of mostly collegiate players and players beyond that level, Mike Kammerer, a recent graduate of Central Catholic High School, has already posted a spectacular career in the Tri-County ranks.
After an impressive preseason, Emmaus field hockey has gotten off to a quick 2-0 start with wins over Allen (3-1, 1-1) and Dieruff (3-1, 1-1) by a combined score of 9-1. The team was hit pretty hard by graduation, and offseason injuries to juniors Erika Wilson and Teresa Carotenuto dealt another blow to the team, leaving them with some rebuilding to do.
Against Allen, junior Taylor Bednar and freshman Meredith Sholder each picked up two goals after the team weathered a sluggish start in the early part of the game.
After decisive wins over Allen and Dieruff to start the Lehigh Valley Conference portion of their schedule at 2-0, the Lady Hornet soccer team went up against conference rival Central Catholic and came away on the short end of a 2-1 score.
Last week also included a tough loss to one of the better soccer teams in the state from Neshaminy High School, who beat the Lady Hornets 5-1 at Memorial Field. On the season, Emmaus now stands at 2-2-1, with a 2-1 record in the LVC.
The first few weeks of the season were supposed to be the toughest for Emmaus tennis. With matches against teams like Northampton and Nazareth, battling through the Lehigh Valley Conference figured to be tough right from the start.
That fact makes the 6-0 start that Emmaus is off to that much more impressive, since the Layd Hornets picked up wins over Northampton, the team that beat them in team districts last season, a Nazareth team that was undefeated until running into Emmaus and a solid Freedom team all in the first two weeks of the season.
The East Penn Emmaus Hornets football team kicked off the youth foootball season on Sunday, Sept. 1 against the East Side Youth Center Huskies with an impressive four wins and one tie.
The Hornets Flag team won 21-14. Eliel Torres and Jonathan Serrano ran for touchdowns of 60 yards and one yard, respectively. Serrano also scored on a 50 yard kickoff return. The Hornet defense held strong in the final two minutes with key plays from Joseph Glover and Michael Chies.
Junior Pee Wee
With half of her college field hockey career still in front of her, Ally Evans has already accomplished more than most players could hope for in a four-year collegiate career.
The 2011 Emmaus graduate helped her team to a national title last year while making an All Ivy League team for the second straight year at Princeton University.
The junior striker heads into her third season hoping to continue the success she's enjoyed over her first two years.
"I'm definitely satisfied with my first two years," Evans said. "It's more than I ever could have asked for."
Friday night Randy Cuthbert will be stepping onto the football field in Perkasie.
Friday night the Pennridge football team will be stepping on to the football field in Perkasie.
Both of those events have happened often in the last few years when Randy Cuthbert was the Rams' head coach. It will be a bit different this Friday as Cuthbert will be taking the field as head coach of the Emmaus football.
The ABE League Swimming and Diving Championships were held recently.
Brookside and Lehigh country club teams finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the meet.
Six different Brookside swimmers won events, including Andrew Lamack (8 and under freestyle), Bobby Perose (8 and under breaststroke), Ryan Gertner (9-10 year old breaststroke), Brendan McCourt (12 and under diving), Lila Kohler (9-10 year old breaststroke) and Chelsea Gravereaux (11-12 year old freestyle and butterfly).
When Carly Lenett was just three years old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Now, Carly is eight and she has learned to handle the disease and even monitor her blood sugar and operate her insulin pump all with only minimal supervision. She has also helped to raise $9,000 for the American Diabetes Association and is helping others become aware of the disease.
In some respects, Carly was lucky, because her father, Mitch Lenett has also dealt with Type 1 diabetes since he was a child, giving her an instant support system and mentor in dealing with the disease.
Local cyclists from Sprinters Edge Track Development Team, coached by Andrew Harris, took the podium for several events at the recent Junior National Track Championship at Trexlertown's Valley Preferred Cycling Center.
After qualifying in the top spot with a time of 11.089, James Mellen (above left), rising senior at Parkland High School, took gold in the match sprint. James followed the match sprint victory with a win in the team sprint on day two of the competition.
Mellen also secured a bronze medal in the keirin event.