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Big second half lifts PHS lax to win

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

What a difference one half can make in a lacrosse game.

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team was leading Parkland 2-1 after the first quarter, and then trailed by one, 4-3 at halftime. But the next 24 minutes (two quarters) proved to be too much for the Green Hornets to overcome, as they did not find the back of the net again, and the Trojans scored seven more times, winning the rivalry game 11-3 last Thursday night at Memorial Field at Emmaus High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

Hornet tennis wins first nine matches

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Spring may not have shown its face yet this year, but that has not slowed down the Emmaus boys tennis team. When there is no rain or snow and the courts are playable, the Hornets (9-0 overall) have taken to the courts and left winners thus far during the 2018 season.

That continued last Monday afternoon at Emmaus High School when the Hornets defeated Pocono Mountain East 7-0 on a cold, windy day to remain undefeated.

Girls lacrosse hopes to contend for titles

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls lacrosse team lost some of it’s best players to graduation last season, including a couple All-Conference second team selections. But the Hornets return three players that accounted for over 100 goals combines last season and will look to pick up where they left off with what was a young team in 2017 that will be a more experienced group this spring.

Here’s a look at the team heading into the 2018 season:

Last year’s record: 14-7 overall…Lost to Easton in EPC playoffs…Beat Nazareth, lost to Parkland in District 11 playoffs.

EHS boys lax has plenty of upperclassmen

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys Lacrosse team has been among the top teams in its league and District 11 since the sport was introduced at the varsity level. This year’s Hornets will once again look to compete for titles despite losing several key players to graduation after last year’s season.

Here’s a look at the Hornet boys lacrosse team heading into the 2018 season:

Last year’s record: 13-9 overall (8-5 EPC)

Hornets look to defend titles

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team is coming off its most successful season in program history last year. The Hornets finished 2017 with a 39-5 overall record, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 championships, and a spot in the PIAA Class 3A final four.

With a healthy chunk of its lineup back this year, Emmaus has the look of a repeat champion. But this year, it will not sneak up on anyone and will get every team’s best shot.

Young players will lead tennis team

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Head coach Dimitri Diamondopoulos and the Emmaus boys tennis team will be looking to youth at the top of the lineup this spring. The Hornets graduated their No. 1 singles player from last season and will look to younger players to play key roles on this year’s team.

“To start, we have a solid freshman playing number one singles this year, Sean Jaeger,” said Diamondopoulos. “Playing in the two position is junior Grant Haffner and three is Keving Gee. The doubles teams are being decided with Aman Malik and Stefan Zarkov, two seniors teaming up.

Lehighton’s Wentz wins scholar-athlete award

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Lehighton Area High School senior football player Nolan Ryan Wentz became the second Lehighton football player in the past 12 years to earn the Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete Award.

Wentz earned the honor on March 4 at the 58th annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter banquet.

The annual banquet honors a high school football senior from one of 33 schools that best represents achievements both on and off the football field.

Emmaus’ ic hockey season ends in LVSHL tournament

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland divided up its scoring as it found the back of the next in each of the three periods, almost dividing the goals evenly throughout, taking down Emmaus 6-0 last Friday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in one Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League playoff semifinal game, ending the Green Hornets season.

The defending LVSHL champion Trojans scored twice in the opening period, once in the second, and three times in the final period on their way to its 16th win in 16 tries. Emmaus ends its season at 6-9-1, but fell one game shy of the league championship series.