East Penn Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

EHS looks to extend shutout streak

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the second time this season, Emmaus boys soccer team has a five-game shutout streak going. Overall, heading into Tuesday’s Eastern Conference semifinals, the Hornets had recorded 13 shutouts, 12 wins and a tie. For head coach John Cari, that’s exactly how he wants his teams to win games.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I build a team defensively first,” said Cari. “I’m confident in what I have back there. I know they’re going to do their job. I know they’re going to stand tall and if you’re going to score, it’s going to take an effort.”

Football hosts Red Rovers Friday night

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus football team could not have asked for a better way to end its 2017 regular season home part of the schedule.

Looking for their fourth win in the five home games this year, the Hornets (5-3 overall, 3-3 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division) host a tough matchup against Easton (6-2, 4-2) Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium.

Both Easton and Emmaus, who sit at third and fifth, respectively, in the EPC South standings, are coming into the game off of two consecutive victories.

Hornets end perfect regular season

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Teams always want to take a shot at the target on the back of the Emmaus field hockey team. This season, no team has come closer to the bullseye than Parkland, which battled Emmaus to overtime in their first regular season meeting and then stayed tough before bowing 3-0 in the final game of the season at Parkland High School.

Trojan goalie Brie Barraco turned away 26 shots in the latest battle between the two teams and Kelsey Higgins added a defensive save for Parkland.

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Liberty has two-game win streak

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

This Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium a matchup of two Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division football teams come into the game after wins last weekend, and both teams could use another victory to improve their District 11 playoff standing.

Emmaus (4-3 overall, 2-3 EPC South) bounced back from a one-score loss to Freedom with a high-scoring 55-42 win last weekend at Nazareth. Liberty (3-4, 1-4) comes to Emmaus riding a two-game win streak with victories over Dieruff and Northampton the last two games.

Boys soccer prepares for league playoffs

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With playoffs set to open this weekend, the Emmaus boys soccer team appears to be heading toward the postseason with a head full of steam after wins over Northampton and Whitehall by a combined score of 9-0. The Hornets have games against Nazareth and Central Catholic to wrap up the regular season. After that the Hornets will await official word of who they’ll play in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs, which begin Saturday.