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New coach brings new energy to girls volleyball team

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in

There is a new leader at the helm inside the Emmaus High School auxiliary gym, as first-year girls volleyball head coach Brianne Giangiobbe brings in new life and a change to the program after longtime head coach Gwen Millets stepped down following the 2018 season.

Giangiobbe played the sport at a high level, first at Freedom High School, then as a Division I player at Lafayette College. It is her first opportunity as a head coach, but one she is ready for.

Giangiobbe takes helm of Emmaus girls volleyball

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There is a new leader at the helm inside the Emmaus High School auxiliary gym as first-year girls volleyball head coach Brianne Giangiobbe brings in new life and a change to the program after longtime head coach Gwen Millets stepped down following the 2018 season.

Giangiobbe played the sport at a high level, first at Freedom High School and then as a Division I player at Lafayette College. It is her first opportunity as a head coach, but one she is ready for.

EHS girls show signs of growth at tourney

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Summer basketball is all about getting better as a team and the Emmaus girls basketball team has improved with each passing game. That continued in its second major summer tournament at the A-town Throwdown at Cedar Beach Park two weeks ago.

The Green Hornets did not have the type of tournament that they wanted, losing all three games in pool play.

Emmaus was on the wrong end of games against Moravian Academy, University of New Jersey and Sankofa. But it’s not all about wins and losses during the summer and third-year head coach Kelsey Gallagher knows that.

Emmaus boys teams both fall in overtime

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The two Emmaus boys soccer teams, Hornets Green and Hornets Gold, were evenly split with varsity and JV members as head coach John Cari tried something different this summer. Each team competed in one of the two different divisions, both finishing at or near the top of the standings, with Green going 9-0 for the top spot and Gold going 6-2-1, good for second place.

O’Brien did it all for her team in 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Recent Emmaus High School graduate Taylor O’Brien knew what she had to do on the lacrosse field for her team to be successful. And it was a lot.

She was a special player, a four-year starter, and led the Green Hornets in several statistical categories during the 2019 season including goals (59), assists (27), draw controls (84), ground balls (56) and caused turnovers (16), on her way to being honored as the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Most Valuable Player.

O’Brien was also named this year’s East Penn Press Female Athlete of the Year.

EHS teams win in LVSSL playoffs

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Both Emmaus boys soccer teams advanced to the playoffs of the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League playoffs.

Hornets Green went 9-0 and was in first place in Group A, while Hornets Gold was 6-2-1 and placed second in Group B.

With the two squads competing in the same time slot of the opening round, Cari coached the Gold team and assistant coaches Andy and Matt Squire were in charge of the Green team.

While both teams came out on the winning end of their first-round matchups, they took different routes to end up on top.

Emmaus goes 1-2 in playoffs

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a 5-11 season, Emmaus came into the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs as the eighth-seeded team, having to face undefeated South Parkland in the first round of the double-elimination tournament. The Hornets played a tough game against the Trojans, with South Parkland coming away with a 2-1 win, sending Emmaus to the loser’s bracket.

The Trojans went on to win the league title Monday evening, defeating Northern Valley in the title game.

EHS boys field two teams in LVSSL

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Summer league soccer is about working in new players, schemes and just trying to get better overall for the upcoming fall season that is now less than two months away.

The Emmaus boys soccer program is also trying something different this year. For the first time in their Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League play, the Hornets split into two teams in the two divisions, dividing half of their varsity and JV squads equally between the two teams.