With the regional trout season underway, and with portions of the Lehigh River getting stocked April 2 by the Lehigh River Stocking Association, there should be lots of leftover trout in area streams and lakes, especially since the rainy weather made for a light turnout on the opener. And with predicted cold weather, it will make the fish lethargic, as well as the angler. Best fishing then is in the afternoons when air and water temperatures rise.
200 MEDLEY RELAY
Siena Salvaggio, Megan Sicinski, Kira Karopoulos, Alison Lin
Sabrina Krotzer, Julia McCarthy, Kayla Drago, Maggie Walters
Kaitlyn Hur, Lydia Garton, Miranda O’Donald, Lexi Ruth
Chelsea Gravereaux EMM, Victoria Connolly PARK, Casey Young EMM
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Alison Lin PARK, Katie Champagne EMM, Julia McCarthy LIB
Siena Salvaggio PARK, Mairead Doyle WHI, Nathalie Paczes EAS
100 BUTTERFLY Alexa KutchEAS
There are mile markers in every sport and every season. For Emmaus tennis, a showdown with defending district champion Freedom was one of those markers in what the Hornets hope is going to be a successful season as they look to perhaps be the one to dethrone the Patriots.
The Hornets passed this marker with flying colors, picking up a 5-2 win over Freedom, including winning two of the three singles matches.
Emmaus Lucas Schaf earned a place on this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Star Wrestling team. The Hornet senior was named to the second team.
The following are this year’s EPC wrestling all-star teams.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently released its girls all-star team for the 2015-16 season.
Nazareth junior Tessa Brugler was named the league Most Valuable Player.
The following are this year’s EPC girls basketball all star teams.
Tessa Brugler (Jr., Nazareth), Aja Bount (Jr., Northampton), Gabby Blochuk (Jr., Easton), Madison Capuano (Sr., Liberty), Kaylin West (Sr., Liberty)
MVP - Tessa Brugler (Jr., Nazareth)
The Lady Hornets started last season by picking up wins in 10 of their first 12 games, but didn’t add another win after that, finishing 10-11 on the season, with nine straight losses.
This season, the team comes having lost four seniors, but also with a lot of experienced players who will provide depth for a team looking to turn things around. They also have a lot of young players looking to make their mark with the team.
Coming up just short has been in the backs of the minds of the Emmaus girls lacrosse program for four straight years. The Hornets have fallen in the conference finals each of the last four seasons. Last year, they dropped a 14-10 contest to Parkland, and then were sent home in the first round of the District 11 tournament with a 12-4 defeat to Moravian Academy.
But 2016 is a different year, and Emmaus brings back plenty of experienced players that are looking to break through in the league and district tournaments.
In just a few short months, Emmaus senior Joey Polczynski will begin his college days at York College. Shortly after, he’ll tip off his freshman basketball season as a member of the Spartans.
But before that, Polczynski was a key piece in helping guide the Emmaus boys’ basketball team to one of its best seasons this past winter. It concluded with a trip to the second round of the PIAA Class 4A tournament.
The Emmaus boys volleyball team finished 2015 with a 17-4 overall record and a second-place finish in District 11, advancing to the PIAA second round after taking down District 12 champion George Washington in the first round. But 2016 will look quite different for the Green Hornets.
The Kachelries brothers have been a big part of the Hornet basketball team over the past three seasons.
Both Kachelries were honored with selections to the league all-star team.
David, who led the Hornets in scoring this season, was named to the first team, while brother Matt was picked for the third team.
Parkland’s Kyle Stout earned the league Most Valuable Player honors.
The following are this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball all-star teams.