The Emmaus wrestling team opened its season Saturday at the Saucon Valley Invitational.
The Hornets took second place as a team, finishing with 170.5 points. The hosts Panthers, which are five-time defending Colonial League champions, took first place at 263.5.
Emmaus crowned three individual champs in the eight-team event.
With five wrestlers graduating who combined for over 100 wins last season, the Emmaus wrestling team will look for an injection of new talent while a few of its veterans attempt to take a step forward this season.
First-year head coach Nick LeFevre likes what he’s seen so far and is hopingthe team can improve on last year’s 12-7 record that included a berth in team districts as the No. 11 seed.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently announced it’s 2017 girls volleyball all-star team.
Emmaus had two players named to the first team and two on the second team.
Junior Caroline Bond and senior Adelina Woolard-Rivera earned places on the EPC First Team, while senior Georgia Traynor and sophomore Macy Van Den Elzen earned second-team recognition.
Rachel Hess of Central Catholic was named the league’s MVP this season.
The following are this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls volleyball all-stars:
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced girls soccer all-stars last month during the league’s championship week.
Emmaus saw one player named to the All-EPC First Team and two players earn league all-star status at some level.
Hornet sophomore defender Jada Tha was named to the first team, while senior midfielder Sophie Pickering earned a place on the second team this season. Parkland’s Brooke Schutter was named league MVP for the 2017 season.
The following is a list of this year’s league all-stars:
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference named golf all-star last month at the conclusion of the regular season.
Michelle Cox, a freshman on the EPC regular season champion Emmaus team, was named to the second team.
Pocono Mountain East’s Brett Wagner was named this year’s EPC golf boys MVP, while Stroudsburg’s Olivia Patrow was named girls MVP.
The following are this year’s EPC All-Star golfers:
Brett Wagner (Pocono Mountain East), Matt Kalamar (Central Catholic), Jordan Barker (Liberty), Collin Seip (Nazareth), Andrew Hozza (Northampton).
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recognized it’s boys soccer all-stars during last month’s league championship games.
Emmaus had two players named to the first team in Dakota Bauer and James Haag.
East Stroudsburg South senior forward Darryl Langdon was named league MVP for this season.
The following are this year’s EPC Boys Soccer All-Stars:
Coming off one of its best games of the season, the Emmaus football team seemed ready to give an undefeated Parkland team a fight in the regular season finale last Friday night.
But the Trojans had other ideas. They capped their perfect regular season with a 42-7 win over the Hornets.
Parkland came out throwing the ball, with quarterback Michael Ruisch completing 16 of 23 first-half passes for 289 yards. He finished the game with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns.
While two young but up and coming Emmaus cross country teams competed at last Wednesday’s District 11 Championships, a pair of veteran runners took part in their final high school meet in the Lehigh Valley.
The Hornets finished fourth as a team in the boys and girls competitions. Each team had just one senior running and several younger harriers who could make Emmaus one of the top teams over the next three years.
The Hornets didn’t need a statement win. But they sure wanted one badly.
With two weeks remaining the in the regular season, the Emmaus football team put together it’s best overall game of this season and came away with a 30-20 win over Easton.
Emmaus played its best defensive performance of the year, while making plays on special teams and showing a balanced offense. The Hornets (6-3) also cut down on penalties and mistakes that have plagued them this season.
Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski have been among the top 10 in all of the Colonial League regular season cross country races this year. But the Salisbury sophomores still felt some nerves heading into last Wednesday’s league championship meet at DeSales University.
When the race started the nervousness left and they let their ability take over. Artis ran to a ninth-place finish in 17:41.35. Sosnowski was not far behind in 15th place in 18:01.52.