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Dalton wins D-11 gold

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Abby Dalton entered the District 11 Class 3A track and field championship meet as the top seed in both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs, and she did not disappoint. Dalton won the 1600, running for a personal-best time of 5:03.45, and had a time of 11:00.83 in the 3200 for second place last Wednesday and Thursday at Whitehall High School.

It is the first district championship for Dalton.

EHS girls fall in semi

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus girls lacrosse second-year head coach Roxann Betz knew that her team had to avoid a slow start in its game with Parkland. The two teams know each other well and meet at least twice a year, sometimes three or four times.

Coming from behind is difficult against any team, let alone the defending District 11 3A champions.

Unfortunately for the Green Hornets, they faced an 8-2 deficit late in the first half and were unable to come all the way back, falling to Parkland 14-8 Monday evening in the district semifinals at Northampton Area High School’s Al Erdosy stadium.

Emmaus wins EPC volleyball

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team decided to continue with its trend for the 2018 season.

In somewhat nondramatic fashion, the Green Hornets have won all but one of their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches this season by 3-0 sweeps. That only time they didn’t sweep an opponent was last week against Parkland in the EPC semifinals, where the Hornets were taken to the brink, winning in five games.

Boys lax falls in EPC semi

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Unlike in its last game, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team fell behind, and this time the Hornets could not cut their deficit to withing striking distance as they fell to Central Catholic 16-8 last Thursday evening in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals at Northampton High School.

The Hornets (12-7) started slow in their regular season finale, allowing the first three goals to Parkland. They climbed back to eventually take a late lead before losing in overtime. But three days later in the postseason, the early hole proved to be too much to overcome.

Kammerer caps stellar career in K-town

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Mike Kammerer has had a whirlwind week-and-a-half. The East Penn School District resident and Kutztown University pitcher started his last game for the Golden Bears his team’s home finale against Shippensburg on Friday, May 4. Then, the following weekend, the redshirt-senior walked across the stage at graduation and received his diploma, capping a stellar career in Kutztown.

But looking back five years ago, baseball was not a definitive choice, as the two-sport star at Central Catholic also saw success on the hardwood.

Emmaus tests Trojans in OT loss

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Thirty nine seconds. That’s all that was left for the Emmaus boys lacrosse team to earn a victory in its regular season finale. But in lacrosse, thirty nine seconds can be a long time.

In a back-and-forth emotional roller coaster of a game, the Hornets were two goals ahead with that much time left on the clock. But Parkland scored twice in that span to force overtime, and then scored the golden-goal 49 seconds into the overtime to win a thrilling Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game, 15-14 Monday night at Parkland High School.

EHS volleyball stays undefeated with win

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Earlier in the week, the Emmaus boys volleyball team was dealing with injuries. Not having lost a set in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play all season, the job was a bit harder without some of its regular contributors.

But after another unscathed week, the Hornets were back to full strength when they needed to be most. Facing Whitehall, the second-place team in the EPC, first-place Emmaus defeated the Zephyrs in three games, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-14 last Friday night in front of a packed gymnasium on the Hornets’ senior night.

One big inning puts Parkland past Hornets

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus softball team was playing strong for the first three innings of its game against Parkland, but two miscues in the field to begin the fourth inning proved to cost the Green Hornets as they fell to the Trojans 2-1 Monday afternoon at Parkland High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

Leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Emmaus (7-5 overall, 4-4 EPC) had allowed the first four batters in the Parkland lineup to reach base.

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.