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Hornets top Trojans, 60-51

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There aren’t many better feelings in sports than beating a rival. What’s even better is beating a rival team twice in the same season.

That’s exactly what happened last week as four Emmaus boys basketball players scored in double-figures and Emmaus fought back in the second half to take down Parkland 60-51 last Thursday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference showdown on the road at Parkland High School. It was the second straight victory for the Green Hornets (17-3 overall, 12-2 EPC) over the Trojans (13-7, 9-5) and the sixth consecutive win overall for Emmaus.

Second-half spurt lifts EHS

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team came alive after halftime and used a third-quarter spurt to win the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division game 52-49 last Friday night at Emmaus High School on senior night.

The Green Hornets, playing in their final home game of the 2018-19 regular season, honored a large number of seniors, eight total, before the game with the Kids. Josh Moyer, Bryce Diehl, Stefan Rollins, Cameron Brooks, Ethan Parvel, Mark Swedberg, Zach Sabol and Devon Boyko round out the 2019 senior class for the Emmaus program.

Hornets win three straight

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team had faced its first adversity of the 2018-19 regular season earlier this month when it lost its two out of three games in a span of a week. But since January 11, the Green Hornets have won their last three games and righted the ship.

They have depth and are experienced, and they used both last Friday night as senior starter Zach Sabol and senior sixth-man Mark Swedberg combined to score 47 points in a 71-66 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game over Allen at Emmaus High School.

Hornets bounce back, beat P-town

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team needed some momentum. After winning nine of its first 10 games, including eight in a row to start the 2018-19 season, the Green Hornets lost two of their next three, both by double-figures.

One night after falling at home to Liberty, Emmaus returned to the Hornets Nest looking to get back on the right foot. It did just that, led by two of its seniors.

Zach Sabol and Bryce Diehl combined for 49 points in a 70-57 non-conference win over Pottstown Saturday night.

Hornets suffer first league loss

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team had slow starts to both the first and fourth quarters in Saturday’s match up against Bethlehem Catholic. The Hornets were unable to overcome the deficits and dropped the highly-anticipated showdown between two of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top teams. The host Hawks came away with an 80-67 win.

The Green Hornets (9-2, 5-1) scored the game’s opening basket, but then Becahi answered with 15 straight points.

Emmaus ice hockey drops close game

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus ice hockey team gave up two third-period goals, one in heartbreaking fashion at the end of regulation, in falling to Southern Lehigh 3-2 last Monday night in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action on a cold night on the outdoor rink at the Bethlehem Municipal rink.

With the score tied at 2-2 and less than five minutes to go, each team battled and had several good opportunities in front of net, but only one team was able to break through.

EHS boys go 2-1 in Fla.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

While the week between Christmas and New Years is a time when many local high school basketball teams to compete in local holiday tournaments, the Emmaus boys basketball team spent the days after Christmas in Orlando, Florida.

The Green Hornets spent five days in the Sunshine State and plaed three games while down south. They won two of the three games against opponents from three different states.

Hornets handle Parkland, 63-50

Monday, December 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team has had trouble knocking off Parkland over the course of the last five-plus years.

But the Green Hornets had a fast start to the game and never looked back, opening up a 16-2 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 63-50 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over the Trojans last Tuesday night at Emmaus High School, just their first victory over Parkland in more than two years.