East Penn Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Football routs Central Catholic to stay unbeaten

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Allentown Central Catholic Vikings did their best to hang around against the Emmaus football team during the first quarter of their Oct. 6 clash at J. Birney Crum Stadium. After Emmaus scored on its first possession to take a 8-0 lead, the Vikings responded and cut the deficit to 8-7.

But throughout the season the Green Hornets have displayed a penchant for going for the jugular. They used the rest of the game to pull away from the Vikings.

Two 7-0 teams meet Friday night

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus has already had two memorable confrontations this season, one against Nazareth and another against Easton. This week’s battle could be even better.

The undefeated Freedom Patriots (7-0, 5-0 EPC) should prove to be a worthy nemesis for the Green Hornets Friday at 7 p.m. at East Penn School District Stadium. It is a match up of two talented offensive teams and rugged defenses.

Hornet harriers are impressive

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls cross country teams continue to impress after an Oct. 2 meet that left the girls team undefeated at 12-0 and the boys at 10-2.

The talented Green Hornet girls downed a tough Liberty squad 27-30, Freedom 18-42 and Bethlehem Catholic 15-50 on the day, showing outstanding individual and team effort in the process. The boys defeated Freedom 20-41 and Bethlehem Catholic 18-45, but lost a close meet to Liberty 27-28.

Jewish Community Center of Lehigh Valley marks 100th year

Friday, October 5, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Enter the front door of the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley and make the first right. Head down the hall and you’ll see them on your left. Literally hundreds of class photos dating back more than half a century. Smiling children with their classmates and teachers.

“Let me see where mine is,” says Amy Sams, JCC adult program and event coordinator. “Oh, here it is.”

There in a small frame is a class photo of when she was a young girl. Just like it is for thousands of other students.

Emmaus girls tennis caps regular season

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The 2018 Emmaus girls tennis team served and volleyed with modest improvement during the recently completed 2018 regular season and the Hornets’ coach, Brian Bleam, thinks his team’s best days could be ahead.

“I think we did pretty good,” said the first-year coach in assessing his team’s 7-8 record, an improvement from last year’s 6-9 mark. “I was hoping for a .500 season and we were very close to that. This past season was a bit of a learning process.”

Hornets must stop Central Catholic RB Bachman

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team’s seventh game of the 2018 season puts them helmet-to-helmet with the Allentown Central Catholic Vikings (3-3, 1-3) at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.

Coach Bob Pietrobon’s Vikings are fighters. After surrendering 75 points to Whitehall on Sept. 14 in a 75-35 loss, the Vikings regrouped and potentially salvaged their season.

Emmaus shuts out Bears

Friday, September 28, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team recorded a win Friday as it swarmed the Pleasant Valley Bears during a lopsided Sept. 14 contest, scoring 42 points in the first quarter en route to a convincing 56-0 win and a 4-0 record.

Hornet head coach Harold Fairclough told anyone who would listen that good teams do not play down to their competition. Clearly his troops got the message, eradicating any hopes the struggling Bears (0-4) may have had of pulling a massive upset or even making the game competitive.

Emmaus faces Liberty Friday at BASD Stadium

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team hasn’t lost a game through the first five weeks of the season and looks to keep it that way when it travels to Bethlehem Area School District Stadium this Friday to take on the Liberty Hurricanes (2-3).

The Hurricanes are coming off a loss to Parkland in which they were tied at halftime before the Trojans pulled away in the second half for a 19-3 win.

Liberty managed just 83 yards of total offense against Parkland.