It was a long time coming. For the entire Emmaus girls volleyball roster, it hadn’t happened during any of their high school careers.
When the Green Hornets took down rival Parkland in straight sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-16) last Wednesday night at Emmaus High School, it was the first victory for Emmaus over the Trojans since the 2013 season.
The Emmaus girls volleyball team has shown its talent at the beginning of the 2017 season.
The Hornets swept Bethlehem Catholic 3-0 last Wednesday.
The Emmaus football team bounced back from two straight losses with a win over Pocono Mountain West last Saturday to improve to 2-2.
The Hornets host Northampton Friday night hoping to start their first win streak of the 2017 season.
The Konkrete Kids have twice as many wins as they’ve earned the past two years as they are 2-2 this year with wins over East Stroudsburg North and Pleasant Valley.
Coming off last year’s league championship season, Emmaus had high hopes for this year’s Hornet football team.
After their first district playoff win since 2008, the Hornets wanted even more out of this season after going 9-1 in the 2016 regular season.
Despite two losses straight losses and a 1-2 record through three games, the team hasn’t changed its goals.
The Emmaus girls volleyball team has gotten a lot accomplished through just the first two weeks of the 2017 regular season.
In their first weekend of match play, the Hornets came out of the First Kill Tournament on top after defeating Liberty. The Hurricanes are the defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champions and beat Emmaus in the same game last year.
Emmaus won the 12-team tournament, posting a 9-3 record overall while proving to themselves and the district that they will be a force this season.
The Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams have been putting aside their heated rivalry, and instead have been coming together of late to play for a good cause.
For the fifth straight year, the Green Hornets and Trojans met on the field the Red Card Cancer Game, showcasing awareness for the illness and helping out a local family in need.
The teams wore uniquely colored shirts in pre-game warm-ups, and posed for a photo following the game with the words ‘Fight Cancer.’
The meaning of the game was a win, but the outcome wasn’t as good for Emmaus.
A new identity was formed over the summer. Everyone knew the Emmaus boys basketball team was undertaking a new look with different faces, but not many outside of the Green Hornets program expected the success and growth that the Hornets experienced over the summer months.
Emmaus achieved its yearly goal of qualifying for the final day of the two major summer tournaments, reaching the final four of the Cedar Beach Bash while also making the summer league playoffs at Cedar Beach before falling in the semifinals to Central Catholic.
The Emmaus boys basketball team was on the wrong end of its opening game of the Sportsfest A-town Throwdown. The lost 68-39 to perennial power Constitution High School of Philadelphia.
Emmaus bounced back, winning both of its remaining two games in pool play to qualify for Sunday’s playoffs. The Hornets’ run ended that day, falling to eventual semifinalist Northampton. Hornet head coach Steve Yoder saw more positives than negatives over the weekend.
When the Emmaus girls basketball team took the court for its first game last Friday night, there was a new look. The Honrnets not only had new starters and role players from a year ago, but also new head coach.
First-year head coach Kelsey Gallagher officially took over for Carl Scheitrum within the past two weeks.
Gallagher was not around yet for the first major tournament of the summer, the Cedar Beach Bash at the Beach, but quickly made her mark with her new team last weekend back at Cedar Beach for Sportsfest.
The Emmaus boys basketball team proved to the Lehigh Valley that it would be just fine without two of the program’s all-time great players in David and Matthew Kachelries, who graduated this past May.
New leaders have emerged this summer, and the Green Hornets haven’t skipped a beat.