East Penn Press

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Folk music veteran Eric Andersen never gives up on a dream

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Robert Frost’s ambiguous classic poem, “The Road Not Taken,” challenges readers to contemplate life choices: Ultimately, whether to go with the mainstream, or go it alone.

Folksinger-songwriter Eric Andersen’s choice came many years ago and in retrospect he didn’t go it alone, but he most certainly went his own way.

Andersen is in concert, 7 p.m. April 11, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

EHS boys tennis starts season 7-1

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus boys tennis head coach Brian Bleam likes slogans and likes to issue challenges.

One of those slogans is “become the best version of yourself.” After eight matches this season you could say his team is doing just that, with a solid 7-1 record.

“We’ve definitely played well,” says Bleam. “But we have some tougher matches coming up where we will need to be at our best.”

The challenge is to step up their games as the upcoming scheduled includes dates against some solid competition.

Hornet girls must replace key graduates

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Perfection, as we know, is impossible to attain, but it wasn’t for the Emmaus girls track team last spring. The Green Hornets went 11-0 during the regular season and earned an EPC regular season title in the process. Surprising? Yes, even to the team’s leader.

“It was not expected last year,” said coach Kami Reinhard. “It was just one of those years that it all came together, having a top finisher in the majority of events.”

EHS boys track expects higher finish in 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus boys track team wants to improve on last year’s 8-3 record, which relegated the team to 15th place at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Meet and 19th at districts. The Green Hornets not only want to improve, their coach expects it.

“It was not a good showing of our team last year,” said head coach Kami Reinhard. “There were several illnesses and injuries that plagued us at the end of the season. I fully expect them to finish significantly higher this year in both the EPC league and district.”

Volkert inducted into Ball St. Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

As a basketball player at Emmaus High School, Lindsay (Quay) Volkert liked to mix it up.

“We had a lot of players who could score,” Volkert said in reflecting on her incredible career in green and yellow. “I loved playing defense. I have always been a physical player. I enjoyed battles under the basket and boxing out to get rebounds.”

Heilenman, Gravereaux lead girls past Trojans

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming program won the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship with a superlative effort Feb. 14 against rival Parkland, 113-73. With the win, the Green Hornets finished the season undefeated (11-0) and 11-2 overall.

In defeating their Cedar Crest Boulevard antagonists, Emmaus won eight of 12 events. The Hornets opened the meet by claiming the top two spots in the medley relay for an early 12-2 lead in team points.

Boys win eight of 12 events to earn league championship

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus boys swimming team had as close to a perfect day as you can have Feb. 14 at Parkland High School.

The Hornets won eight of 12 events and easily defeated rival Parkland 114-72 . In the process, Emmaus earned the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title and finished the conference portion of their schedule undefeated.

EHS grapplers go 1-2 at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program claimed a tight, 31-25 first round victory over the Freedom Patriots at the District 11 AAA Duals held Jan. 31 at Liberty High School.

Coach Thad Smith’s troops had to dig out of a 10-0 hole to do it. Freshman Quin Scott started the comeback with an 8-4 decision over Chris Nieves to cut the deficit to 10-3. Scott has faced some superb Lehigh Valley competition this year, but continues to learn and improve with each battle.

“This young man is a gamer, he gives me 100 percent,” said Smith.