East Penn Press

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EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.

Allen-Emmaus

The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from quarterback Ethan Parvel in a 62-6 rout of Allen.

NFF holds LV Football Media Day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As high school football teams were just beginning their first week of preseason preparation last week, the National Football Foundation’s Lehigh Valley Chapter held its first ever Lehigh Valley Football Media Day.

Coaches from all 33 teams in the NFF-LV area were invited to come to Northampton High School’s Erdosy Stadium with their team captains to talk about the upcoming season.

NFF holds football media day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As high school football teams were just beginning their first week of preseason preparation last week, the National Football Foundation’s Lehigh Valley Chapter held its first ever Lehigh Valley Football Media Day.

Coaches from all 33 teams in the NFF-LV area were invited to come to Northampton High School’s Erdosy Stadium with their team captains to talk about the upcoming season.

Lower Mac beats CC to advance in LVL

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Vince Viola had only made one pitching appearance for Lower Macungie during the Lehigh Valley Legion regular season.

Sunday, with the stakes as high as they get in summer baseball, he was called on to take the mound with his team’s season on the line.

Viola came in to the playoff elimination game with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth inning. His team was clinging to a 6-4 lead over the Carbon County Monarchs when Viola got the ball.

Gold team wins McD’s All-Star Football game

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Fans of all-star games expect a lot of offense. At last Thursday’s 48th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Game, there was a good bit of scoring, but most of it came from one side.

The Gold team, made up of players from Northampton County and Phillipsburg and Palisades High Schools, beat the Red Team (Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe counties) 35-7.

EHS girls compete in state track meet

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After four years as one of Emmaus’ top distance runners, senior Abby Dalton had the pleasure of finishing her high school career on the biggest stage this state has to offer for high school track and field competitors.

Dalton, along with a foursome of teammates, competed in the PIAA Track and Field Championships last weekend at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Dalton ran the 3200-meter run in 11:21.62 on a hot and humid day in central Pennsylvania to take 13th place in Class 3A.

Hornet baseball, softball eliminated from districts

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball and softball teams saw their season come to an end last week in the District 11 Class 6A playoffs.

The Hornet baseball team, which was the No. 3 seed in districts, lost 7-3 to Pocono Mountain East in the quarterfinal round last Thursday at Church Lane Park.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings and added a run in the top of the fifth inning before Emmaus put up a pair of runs in the fifth.

Easton tops EHS in EPC baseball playoff

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Hornets left Scranton earlier and unhappier than they hoped to last Friday. Now Emmaus needs to regroup and be ready to play its best baseball when it matters most.

After falling in Friday’s league semifinal, 7-1 to Easton, Emmaus hosts Pocono Mountain East on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the District 11 Class 3A playoffs, where it must win two games to reach the championship and earn a berth in the state playoffs.

“I think they’ll be all right because now there is no choice,” said Hornet head coach Mike Mihalik. “You win, you keep going. You lose, you go home.

Girls track has bright future

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus girls track and field team had a phenomenal season in 2018. Everything seemed to come together for the Hornets as they went unbeaten (11-0) in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meets to earn the league’s co-championship for the regular season.

But that could be just the beginning of the story for this unit. With nearly all of it’s top point-scorers returning for next season and some for two or three more, the Hornets are stacked up to be one of the league’s best teams for years to come.