East Penn Press

Sunday, July 21, 2019

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.

Shorthanded Hornets hang with Red Rovers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Missing a couple of starters and/or regular players in its rotation, and facing the runner-up from the Cedar Beach Bash at the Beach Tournament last weekend, not many would have given the Emmaus boys basketball team a chance in its summer league game against Easton last week.

But the Green Hornets battled and held on until the very end, falling to the Rovers 65-56 in overtime last Thursday night in the Lehigh Valley boys basketball summer league at Cedar Beach.

Despite loss, Hornets reach ‘gold standard’

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Momentum is something that every team wants to have.

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team was outscored 5-1 in the second half of its first-round state playoff game and fell 7-3 to District 12’s St. Joe’s Prep last Friday evening in the PIAA Class 3A tournament at Northampton High School’s Al Erdosy Stadium.

The loss defeat came after Emmaus took down two-time defending District 11 champion Parkland to win the program’s first district title since 2015.

EHS stuns Trojans in title game

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team has not only been a thorn in the side of Emmaus over the last couple of years, but it has also given the same feeling to every other District 11 boys program.

The Trojans had won the last two district championships, and grabbed a couple of Eastern Pennsylvania Conference titles along the way. They entered this year’s district title game undefeated at 20-0.