East Penn Press

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Boys reach Sunday at Throwdown

Friday, July 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team was on the wrong end of its opening game of the Sportsfest A-town Throwdown. The lost 68-39 to perennial power Constitution High School of Philadelphia.

Emmaus bounced back, winning both of its remaining two games in pool play to qualify for Sunday’s playoffs. The Hornets’ run ended that day, falling to eventual semifinalist Northampton. Hornet head coach Steve Yoder saw more positives than negatives over the weekend.

Girls win two at SportsFest

Friday, July 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Emmaus girls basketball team took the court for its first game last Friday night, there was a new look. The Honrnets not only had new starters and role players from a year ago, but also new head coach.

First-year head coach Kelsey Gallagher officially took over for Carl Scheitrum within the past two weeks.

Gallagher was not around yet for the first major tournament of the summer, the Cedar Beach Bash at the Beach, but quickly made her mark with her new team last weekend back at Cedar Beach for Sportsfest.

Emmaus beats Freedom in summer league game

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The excitement of the Emmaus boys basketball team’s historic 2016-17 season is in the rear view mirror. A new group of Hornet players took the court in front of Lehigh Valley fans recently as the Allentown Summer Basketball League recently got underway.

With the graduations of four-year varsity players David and Matthew Kachelries, along with program staples Eric Cichocki and Daryn Lewis, the Green Hornets are looking for new leaders to step up and take control of the team.

Emmaus wins district title

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was just another match. Just like every other match against an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponent this season. The Emmaus boys volleyball team had taken down every league foe that it faced in 2017 and added one more to the total last Thursday night at Allen High School. But this one carried a bit more importance.

The Hornets swept Whitehall by scores of 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 and won the District 11 Class 3A championship last Thursday for their first title since 2013. They are 19-0 against EPC teams this year.

Boys lax faces Trojans a fourth time

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team had to be happy to look across the field and see another team besides rival Parkland.

The last two games that the Green Hornets played were against the Trojans, and both were losses, 12-9 in the regular season finale and 13-9 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals.

After two straight defeats, Emmaus was looking for some momentum and wanted to keep its 2017 campaign going when it hosted Pleasant Valley in the first round of the District 2-11 Class 3A boys lacrosse subregional tournament.

Hinkle helps Huskies in first D-II season

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a successful first-year in college, Emmaus High School gradaute Trey Hinkle wanted to make a change. The 2015 graduate suited up for Centenary University baseball in his first college season. And he immediately made an impact at the Hackettstown, NJ, school.

He was named to the ECAC Division III South Region First-Team and was the D3baseball.com Mid-Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year.

Emmaus girls lacrosse bounces back after loss

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus girls lacrosse head coach Roxann Betz, in her first year at the helm, saw a lot of good things from her young team last Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in the week, the Hornets saw their undefeated mark in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference come to an end when they lost to Easton. They had won the previous five league contests, including a one-goal victory against defending champ Parkland.