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Van Den Elzen selected as Gatorade POY

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus High School senior volleyball player Macy Van Den Elzen was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Pennsylvania Volleyball Player of the Year.

It is the 35th year of the award and the first time a Green Hornets student-athlete received the honor.

“I’m really humbled by it,” said Van Den Elzen. “It’s an incredible honor to be a part of this 35-year prestigious award. Gatorade’s Pay it Forward program gave me the opportunity to donate a $1,000 grant to Special Olympics. That’s what I’m most proud of.”

Swim teams compete in Wilson Relays

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus swimming teams competed in the highly competitive Wilson Relays on Saturday and came out of the event with good results.

As a team, the boys finished in third place with a score of 272 points with La Salle College High School winning the meet with a score of 315. The girls placed fifth with Wilson West Lawn winning the meet with a score of 311 compared to Emmaus’ 231. Boys teams had nine top-five finishes while the girls team had five. Emmaus also had three second-place finishes in mixed events.

Cheerleaders win D-11 title

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

Emmaus High School’s varsity cheerleaders won their division and a ticket to the state championships after competing in the District 11 Cheerleading Competition on Jan. 4 at Easton Area Middle School.

“It has been our goal to get to states, but winning the division title was icing on the cake,” said Emmaus cheerleading head coach Lori Schaeffer.

The Hornets were up against Nazareth in the large division, where only one squad would make it to states. Nazareth had placed higher against Emmaus at the East Penn Conference Championship, so the competition was intense.

EHS girls focus on one quarter at a time

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Welcome to 2020!

Since its loss to the defending state champion Bethlehem Catholic team on the second day of the year, Emmaus rattled off four wins in an eight-day stretch to bring its season record to 6-7 overall.

The Hornets have won the four games by an average of 15 points and came from behind to beat Wilson West Lawn 46-41 Saturday at Emmaus.

Four Hornets place at BHWC

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus wresting program dished out a few lumps and took a few as well during the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic, held Dec. 28-29 at Liberty High School.

Four Green Hornets - Geovanni Lainez at 113, Evan Camire wrestling at 126, 138-pounder Kordell Waiters and Cody Lafaver in the 220-pound category - claimed first-round victories. Marco Albanese at 106, Caden Wright at 182, James Santichen at 285 along with Waiters were victorious in the tournament’s second round.

EHS ice hockey battles unbeaten PHS in 4-2 loss

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Trailing by three goals to Parkland, winner of the last nine Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League titles, Emmaus could have given up, but that’s not what happened.

The Green Hornets battled back and almost made it all the way back. They scored two consecutive goals in the third period and threatened to tie the score, but could not make it all the way back, falling to the Trojans 4-2 on Monday, Dec. 30 at the Lehigh Valley rink.

Emmaus has lost four straight games and is now 2-11-1 overall for five points.

Second-half surge lifts Beca over Emmaus

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It has been an up-and-down 2019-20 season thus far for the Emmaus boys basketball team.

Following the graduation of a successful senior class last year, including its entire starting lineup and sixth-man, head coach Steve Yoder knew this year would be difficult and would take some time to get some inexperienced varsity players acclimated to the new level.