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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.

Liberty-Whitehall

The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.

Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to keep his team unbeaten at 4-0.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a touchdown with 1:15 left in the first half that gave his team a 21-14 lead.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.

Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.

In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.

Emmaus-Whitehall

The Zephyrs beat Emmaus 42-35.

Hornets hammer Dieruff

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It says a little something about the expectations of this year’s Emmaus High School football team that after a 62-19 opening-night win, the focus immediately after the horn sounded was on getting better for next week.

The Hornets routed Dieruff in front of a home crowd to open the 2017 season. Seven different Emmaus players scored touchdowns and the mercy-rule clock was running the entire second half.

But 10 penalties in the game were the first thing quarterback Blake Reed talked about after throwing three touchdown passes in the win.

LV falls in first round of Carpenter Cup

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team lost in the opening round of this year’s tournament, falling to Jersey Shore Thursday 4-2.

Lehigh Valley struck out 15 times in the nine-inning game and managed just three hits off Jersey Shore, which used five pitchers in the game.

“We expected more out of our bats,” said LV head coach Ted Plessl. “Other than one hanging curveball we were in the ballgame, but down here we know you have to score runs in order to compete. They’re all good hitters but we just didn’t get it done today at the plate.”

Gold team wins 47th Annual McDonald’s All-Star Classic

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The top senior high school football players in the Lehigh Valley got one last chance to suit up and take the field last Thursday night in the 47th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic.

Three Emmaus players were part of the Red team, which lost 37-34 to the Gold team.

“We all banded together and put 100 percent effort,” said Emmaus defensive back Brian Mantone. “We played for a great cause. At the end of the day we want to win, but when you play for a great cause and put everything in that you have, you can walk away and sleep well at night.”

LV falls in Carpenter Cup opener

Monday, June 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team lost in the opening round of this year’s tournament, falling to Jersey Shore Thursday 4-2.

Lehigh Valley struck out 15 times in the nine-inning game and managed just three hits off Jersey Shore, which used five pitchers in the game.

“We expected more out of our bats,” said LV head coach Ted Plessl. “Other than one hanging curveball we were in the ballgame, but down here we know you have to score runs in order to compete. They’re all good hitters but we just didn’t get it done today at the plate.”

EHS volleyball exits in state semi

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus volleyball team was exactly where it hoped to be last Tuesday night as the PIAA Class 3A semifinals were being played. But when Saturday’s state final rolled around, the Hornets were not the ones on the court competing for the big prize as they had hoped all season long.

Emmaus fell in last week’s semifinal round, dropping a four-game match to District 3 champ Central York 22-25, 25-15, 25-23, 27-25. The Panthers went on to beat North Allegheny in four games for this year’s state title.