East Penn Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

EHS falls to Nazareth in league playoffs

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team’s time in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament was shorter than the Hornets had hoped. They were the three seed and came into the quarterfinal round matchup with a 14-3-1 league record.

But the top six teams in the conference are all very evenly matched. Any one could beat another on any given night, and that happened last Tuesday.

Nazareth tookthe Hornets to the brink and then left Emmaus High School with the victory in five games, f 25-21, 26-28, 25-19, 15-25 and 15-10.

Football hosts Red Rovers Friday night

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus football team could not have asked for a better way to end its 2017 regular season home part of the schedule.

Looking for their fourth win in the five home games this year, the Hornets (5-3 overall, 3-3 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division) host a tough matchup against Easton (6-2, 4-2) Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium.

Both Easton and Emmaus, who sit at third and fifth, respectively, in the EPC South standings, are coming into the game off of two consecutive victories.

Liberty has two-game win streak

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

This Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium a matchup of two Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division football teams come into the game after wins last weekend, and both teams could use another victory to improve their District 11 playoff standing.

Emmaus (4-3 overall, 2-3 EPC South) bounced back from a one-score loss to Freedom with a high-scoring 55-42 win last weekend at Nazareth. Liberty (3-4, 1-4) comes to Emmaus riding a two-game win streak with victories over Dieruff and Northampton the last two games.

Hornets head to Nazareth

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Emmaus football team walked off the field last weekend at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium, the Hornets knew they let one slip away. They dropped another one-score game, and one that could have went in their favor if not for a couple of plays.

“We have to eliminate penalties and play with consistent energy and effort,” said head coach Harold Fairclough. “We had over 420 yards of total offense, but we consistently shot ourselves in the foot. We had a touchdown called back and a first-and-goal from the 10 yard-line and ended up with fourth-and-goal from the 25.”

Trojans avenge volleyball loss with sweep

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams last took the court against each other two weeks ago, the Hornets accomplished a feat that was not only a long coming for them, but also every other team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11.

Emmaus swept the Trojans in straight sets two weeks ago, ending a 120-match win streak for Parkland dating back to 2009.

But beating a team twice in the same season, let alone in a two-week span is tough, and Parkland had even more motivation this time around.

EHS faces up and coming Kids

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

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.