Two local companies are teaming up in a partnership that will have implications for Major League Baseball.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced an agreement with uniform maker Majestic that will give players the same materials and styles worn by players in the majors.
Majestic, the official supplier of uniforms for MLB, is known for its innovation in materials and research and development into uniform styles to make today’s players more comfortable on the field, while providing durable materials that can take the beating of a major league season.
Emmaus girls lacrosse head coach Nancy DeBellis has high goals for her team in 2016. And it shows when looking at the schedule. Two of the first three games this season were against high-caliber teams from outside of the area.
The first one, an 8-5 loss at Wilson West Lawn last Wednesday, did not go the way the Hornets had hoped. But they were back at it last Friday afternoon against Central Bucks East.
In an offensive showing for both teams, the Patriots outlasted Emmaus (1-2) 19-15 at Emmaus High School.
Several Emmaus swimmers earned places on this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-League team.
Tom Schlechter and Ethan Carr both earned three first-team selections. Schlecter was first team in the 100-yard butterfly and 500 freestyle. Carr earned top honors in the individual medley and 100 backstroke. They teamed up with Connor DeJohn and Patrick McAllister as the top 400-yard freestyle relay team in the league. DeJohn also earned first-team for the 200-yard freestyle.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently released its first list of this year’s top track and field performers.
Emmaus’ Katie Bacher is at the top of the list for the 800-meter run and several other Emmaus athletes are among the league leaders in their events.
The following are the top five performers in each event through the first week, along with the top Emmaus performer in each event.
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.