East Penn Press

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Allen, Bethlehem Catholic win EPC titles; SL, Notre Dame take Colonial League crowns

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.

In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.

Artis runs to fifth place at league meet

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Salisbury’s senior Shane Artis picked ran to the third straight top-10 Colonial League Championship finish in his stellar career last Thursday at the annual league meet at DeSales University.

The senior took fifth place for the second consecutive year, running the race in 17 minutes and 10.72 seconds.

“I knew coming in here going to be windy and it was going to be tough,” he said after the race. “I was going to have to run pretty smart. Everything had to be played out strategically. Unfortunately the hills got the best of me today, but it wasn’t a bad race overall.”

Zerfass, Cox advance

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Matt Zerfass went into the PIAA East Regional Golf Championships with narrow goals and expectations. He just wanted to play his best and let the chips fall where they may.

He did exactly that. The Emmaus sophomore posted his fourth straight postseason round in the 70s, shooting 71 Monday at Golden Oaks Golf Course to finish tied for fifth at the regional and earn a trip to the state championships next week.

Emmaus golfers win D-11 title

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus golfers took home another team title Monday at The Steel Club in Hellertown, while junior Michelle Cox picked up her first District 11 gold medal with a 1-over par round 73 and sophomore Matt Zerfass finished second in the boys tournament.

Cox, a three-time East Penn Conference champ, earned the district title after finishing second in the tournament last year and third as a freshman.

Emmaus wins EPC golf titles

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

A year ago the Emmaus golf team went undefeated during the regular season, but was edged by a tiebreaker for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament title.

This season the Hornets again went undefeated. But the 2019 Hornets were much more dominant in the regular season. Their closest margin of victory was 18 strokes.

Emmaus’s dominance was on display at last week’s EPC Tournament, held Monday, Sept. 23 at Olde Homestead golf course in New Tripoli.

EHS golf team features deep line up in ‘19

Friday, August 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in

The Emmaus golf team could be pretty tough to beat this season.

The Hornets return most of last year’s line up from a team that went undefeated in the regular season, won the District 11 Class 3A and title and missed out on an email title via a tiebreaker.

“I think we’re going to be really strong,” said head coach Mo Bryan.

Her team returns two-time EPC girls champ Michelle Cox at the top of the line up. Heading into her junior season Cox, a two-time regional qualifier, is a team leader in search of her first district gold.

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.

POSITION PLAYERS

Red wins McD’s Game

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Red team tops Gold 28-14

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last Thursday, the 49th Annual McDonald’s’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Emmaus athletes compete in state T&F championships

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus track and field teams sent three individuals and three relays teams to the PIAA Class 3A Track and Field Championships, which were held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Several seniors capped stellar high school careers at the meet, while a few juniors and sophomores got their first taste of state championship competition and will look to have another next spring.

Leading the way for Emmaus was senior Keyon Carroll-Herring, who placed 14th in high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches.