East Penn Press

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Monday, October 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Cox wins EPC title

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Michelle Cox might not have played her best golf in last Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference golf tournament, but the Emmaus freshman got her high school tournament golf career off to a great start with a first-place finish in the girls.

Cox shot 82 to finish nine strokes ahead of Stroudsburg’s Olivia Patrow last week at Woodstone Golf Club.

“I feel like I hit the ball fine,” said Cox, “but I didn’t putt well so there’s still that element of disappointment.”

Mistakes doom EHS in 24-17 loss to Freedom

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when the Emmaus offense and Freedom defense met up Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The Hornets came into the game averaging 43.2 points per game. The Patriots’ defense had been allowing just over 10 points per game and was coming off a 24-17 loss to Parkland, the most points it had given up all season.

Freedom’s defense won the battle Friday night as it kept the Hornets out of the end zone until late in the third quarter en route to a 24-17 win.

Football Roundup: Trojans top Zephyrs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.

Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

Parkland-Whitehall

The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.

Hornets shut out K-Kids

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus’ defense had its ups and downs over the first three weeks of the 2017 high school football season.

But last Friday against Northampton the Hornets posted their first shut out of the season. And it’s not a coincident that the shut out came just two games after nose guard Joe Barno was cleared to get back with the team after a preseason concussion kept him out of hte first three weeks of the season.

EHS golfers head into postseason

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team wrapped up the regular season last week with a win over Stroudsburg. The win gives the Hornets the regular season Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title with a 14-1 record in league play.

“We’re a pretty strong team,” said Hornet senior Connor Wambold, a three-year varsity player. “We lost some players last year but we have some freshmen that can play pretty well.”