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Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a while, it looked like Emmaus had a very real shot at winning both the boys and girls Eastern Pennsylvania Conference swimming and diving championship trophies.

The boys took an early lead over Parkland and stretched it out throughout the meet, while the girls used their underdog status and put up a hard fight before eventually falling to the rival Trojans, who took the girls championship. The boys kept the EPC championship securely in the trophy case at Emmaus.

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Calling it “my favorite part of the job as athletic director,” Dennis Ramella launched into a celebration of 11 student athletes from Emmaus who signed letters of intent recently. The signers represented eight different sports and earned 48 varsity letters during their high school athletic careers.

Among the student athletes who signed their letters of intent at the ceremony were Jess Hurlburt (diving), Olivia Ann Krogermeier (field hockey), Patrick McAllister (swimming), Elizabeth Ninesling (lacrosse) and volleyball players Abigail Perkins and Adelina Rivera-Woolard.

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s very possible that a few years down the road, if you suffer an injury of some sort, someone from this year’s graduating class from Emmaus will be treating you in one way or another. Of the 11 student athletes signing letters of intent last week, five of them are heading for careers in the medical field.

Hunter Krauss (Lacrosse) and Adam LeMaster (baseball) are both heading to college to study physical therapy. Krauss will attend the University of Hartford, while LeMaster is going to be attending East Stroudsburg University.

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the 14th straight season, the Emmaus boys have captured a conference championship in swimming, but this season had to share the honor with Nazareth with the two teams finishing with identical 12-1 overall records, 11-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference records and 3-0 division records. The two teams also shared the title following the 2016-2017 season.

EHS ice hockey falls to K-Kids

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus ice hockey team has dealt with its share of injuries this winter season, particularly as of late. And the scoreboard is reflecting those key losses on the ice for the Hornets.

In what was a night honoring eight Emmaus seniors, Northampton (7-8) played the roll of spoilers once the puck dropped at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena. Northampton scored four first-period goals and went on to defeat the Hornets, 6-0, in their regular season finale of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL).

Hornets set for annual swim rivalry

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Before going into its annual showdown with Parkland on Thursday, there was one piece of business that the Emmaus swimming and diving team had to take care of before facing its ultimate rivals.

A rescheduled meet against Liberty was moved to Emmaus because of ventilation issues at the Liberty pool.

Prior to Monday’s meet, Liberty, Emmaus and Parkland all had 10-0 marks in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, but Emmaus put a blemish on the Hurricanes’ season with a 100-84 win to send the Hornets into the meet with Parkland looking for an EPC championship.

Divers earn league medals

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With the return of Jess Hurlburt to Emmaus diving and the continued emergence of Brendan McCourt, there has been a piqued interest in diving for the Hornets.

At the midseason Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meet, Hurlburt didn’t compete, but McCourt was there and took first place. That set the scene for this past weekend when the EPC held its Diving Championship at Emmaus High School.

The meet ended with a piece of controversy when it was ruled that McCourt had changed the order of his dives without notifying the officials.

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 matchup.