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Lehigh Valley ties B-S in all-star game

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley and Berks-Schuylkill Legion All-Star teams battled to a 5-5 tie in 10 innings of baseball at Reading's FirstEnergy Stadium Monday night. Both teams had opportunities to win the game, but just when one team would gain an advantage, the other would come fighting back.

Tamaqua's Matt Roberts started for Schuylkill-Berks and put down Lehigh Valley in order in the top of the first and North Parkland's Nate Kern did the same against Schuylkill-Berks in the bottom of the inning.

LM is motivated for playoffs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A 3-0 extra-inning loss to South Parkland on Sunday served as a snapshot of what the season has been like for Lower Macungie. The team has gotten good enough pitching to beat anybody, but the question is, will it hit enough?

On the season, Lower Macungie is averaging just under five runs per game, but one problem has been that the runs seem to sometimes come in bunches or not at all. Lower Mac has been shut out twice this season, with both coming in its last six games. In the other four games during that stretch, they've scored 25 runs, including a 10-0 shutout over Salisbury.

Lower Mac is still in LVL playoff position

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After starting the season 8-1, Lower Macungie's Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball team has run into some tough times. After having a player deemed ineligible, Lower Mac had four wins erased, not to mention that Jeff Moore, one of LM's stronger players, is now no longer a member of the team. Add to that the presence of senior week and there was no real surprise to the fact that the team looked flat against rival Emmaus and dropped a 3-0 decision.

Emmaus holds first place in Stellar Big School Division

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team has had a strong start to its summer season. With only one loss on the year, coming in an overtime game against Central Catholic, the Green Hornets have been getting contributions from several players, including some newcomers to the varsity program.

Josh Artis is one of those newcomers who came up big in a 54-43 summer league win over Quakertown last Tuesday night at Parkland High School as games were played inside because of rain.

Kish throws shutout vs. rival LM

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Tyler Kish wanted the ball against Lower Macungie on Sunday and he made the most of the opportunity. Kish threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits in a 3-0 Emmaus win in Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball. The win moved Emmaus to 5-7 as the team looks to stay alive in the hunt for a playoff spot.

The main reason Kish wanted the start against Lower Macungie was the opportunity to face a lot of players who he knew as teammates from the high school season. It was a chance for Kish to earn some bragging rights among his friends.

White tops list of local draft prospects

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by PETER CAR in Sports

The waiting game is nearly over for all football fans when the NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night at 8pm on ESPN and the NFL Network, but the nerves for several local football prospects will last throughout the weekend when the draft ends Saturday evening.

One local player that won't have to wait long to hear his name called is former Emmaus wide receiver Kevin White, as the West Virginia Mountaineer could become the highest drafted NFL player to ever come from the Lehigh Valley, since the AFL-NFL merger in 1966.

Watkins gets the point at PSLV

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Former Emmaus basketball standout Drea Watkins couldn't have asked for a better start to her college basketball career, especially considering the circumstances. Not only did Watkins have to adapt to the college game playing for Penn State Lehigh Valley, but she had to do so playing point guard, a position that she had never played before. The results turned out better than anybody could have hoped.

Wolverines' Kinek scores against Bellarmine

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Hanna Brosky has had a solid inaugural winter season for the Lehigh University track and field team. In the Mountain Hawks' indoor season, the freshman had top times of 1:00.23 in the 400 meters, 1:16.63 in the 500, and 2:21.78 in the 800.

Luini Ortiz, a sophomore at Northampton Community College, returns for his second season on the baseball squad. As a freshman, the first baseman/outfielder batted .329 with 19 runs and 19 RBIs. Of batters with more than 30 at-bats in 2014, Ortiz had the third-highest batting average.

O'Brien earns place on girls volleyball team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Several players from Emmaus' girls volleyball team were recently named to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Star team.

Senior Mackenzie O'Brien was the Hornet's only first-team representative, while several others earned places on the second team or honorable mention list.

The following is a list of this year's EPC All-Stars.


Jordan Young (Bethlehem Catholic)

First Team

Courtney Horace (Easton), Mackenzie O'Brien (Emmaus), Kristin Krause (Parkland), Siena Salvaggio (Parkland), Brooke Faust (Nazareth), Avery Perosa (Parkland)

Second Team

McGinnises earn first-team nod for all-conference girls soccer selection

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Several players from Emmaus' girls soccer team were recently named to new league's all-star team.

Midfielder Reilly McGinnis and defender Shannon McGinnis both earned selection to the first team.

The following is a list of this year's EPC All-Stars.


Bria Bittiger (F, Stroudsburg)

First Team

Forwards: Kourtney Cunningham (Whitehall), Amy Strausser (Nazareth), Nikki Brigante (Pocono Mountain West);

Midfielders: Megan Grundhauser (Easton), Reilly McGinnis (Emmaus), Becca Meisse (Stroudsburg);