East Penn Press

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Girls soccer looks for big week

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls soccer team seemed to be rolling with wins over Whitehall and Nazareth followed by a 2-2 tie against Central Catholic that saw the Hornets fall behind early and then rally to tie the Vikettes. After that came a 9-0 win against East Stroudsburg North and a 1-0 nonleauge loss at Wilson West Lawn against a tough Owls team.

The Hornets figured to bounce back against Pocono Mountain East (6-1) on Saturday. Instead, the team came out flat and lost 4-1.

Girls tennis drops close match to Kids

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a remaining schedule filled with tough matches, the Emmaus girls tennis team really needed a win against Northampton. Like Emmaus, the Konkrete Kids were in need of a win to keep their District 11 rankings in place. The two teams usually play each other tough and the latest meeting was no different, with Northampton escaping with a 4-3 win.

The loss dropped Emmaus to 6-4, while Northampton moves to 5-4 on the season.

IronPigs end season in playoffs

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a six-game winning streak put the Lehigh Valley IronPigs into the playoffs, a seventh straight win gave them a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five divisional series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, that wase their last win of the season as the RailRiders went on to take the next three games to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals in the International League.

The Pigs weren’t helped by what a video replay showed to be a bad call in game four of the series.

Tennis team suffers first defeat of 2017 season

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus tennis team lost its perfect record when it dropped a 4-3 decision to Central Catholic. The Vikettes (5-3, 6-3) swept the singles matches and picked up their fourth win in number-two doubles. Emmaus rebounded quickly though with a sweep of Pocono Mountain East on Monday to move its record to 6-1 on the season.

In addition to losing for the first time as a team, it was the first time that any of the Emmaus singles players lost a match this season, and was the first loss of the season for the doubles team of Xinyi He and Shannon Stewart.

EHS cruises to early wins

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus field hockey team hasn’t faced a lot of tough competition yet this season. Through four games, the Hornets have outscored opponents by a combined mark of 41-0, including a 12-0 dismantling of Council Rock North over the weekend.

That’s going to change this week when Emmaus gets its first real test against an undefeated Liberty team that knocked off Easton this season, and has opened some eyes through the early going.

Two players score hat tricks in win

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus field hockey rolled to a 10-0 win in its season opener at Nazareth, with two players scoring three goals each in the win. Emmaus took 47 shots in the game, but held the Blue Eagles to just three shots on goal.

Annika Herbine, the lone freshman on the team, opened the scoring 2:12 into the game off an assist from Emily Ingalls.

Herbine beat goalkeeper Adrianna Johns to the right side of the goal cage to put Emmaus up 1-0. About six minutes later, Herbine scored her second varsity goal, this time on an assist from Riley Baughman.

Bulls-Creekers battle in BML semi

Friday, August 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Martins Creek Creekers and Limeport Bulls may be the first and fourth seeds in the Blue Mountain League playoffs, but most observers of the league figure that the BML Championship may have to go through one of those teams.

The Bulls came into the postseason as the two-time defending champions, while the Creekers led the league through the regular season, finishing with an impressive 24-6 record. The Bulls finished with the fourth-best record in the league at 19-11. As luck would have it, the two teams faced each other in the league semifinals.

Cornell, EHS boys win national titles

Friday, August 4, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The boys fitness team at Emmaus is catching up to the girls. The boys won their 13th national championship recently in a competition in San Diego, leaving them just one shy of the 14 titles held by the girls team. This year’s girls team finished second in the national competition.

The boys also crowned an individual national champion in Jac Cornell, who was competing in his senior season. Cornell was making his third trip to San Diego and showed progress in the national competition in each season.