East Penn Press

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gold team wins McD’s All-Star Football game

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Fans of all-star games expect a lot of offense. At last Thursday’s 48th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Game, there was a good bit of scoring, but most of it came from one side.

The Gold team, made up of players from Northampton County and Phillipsburg and Palisades High Schools, beat the Red Team (Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe counties) 35-7.

Hornets are 7-1 in summer league

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

With the school year wrapped up, boys varsity summer league basketball is beginning to heat up.

This weekend begins the first of two major local summer basketball tournaments, with the Cedar Beach Showcase, otherwise known as the Bash at the Beach, opening up its double-elimination style format Thursday.

But teams have been going at it in the Cedar Beach Summer League for weeks. The league wrapped up its first half of the regular season last Thursday.

EHS baseball season ends in district quarterfinal

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball team saw its baseball season come to an end with a 7-3 loss to Pocono Mountain East in the District 11 quarterfinals.

Emmaus finishes the season with a mark of 16-6 after finishing their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference schedule at 12-4. The 2018 season almost mirrored the results of the previous year when it went 16-7, 12-4 and lost to Parkland in the EPC semifinals and to Liberty in the district semifinals.

Softball team completes up-and-down season

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus softball came into the season with extremely high expectations. After a 20-5 campaign in 2017 and five seniors on their roster, it was assumed that the Lady Hornets would simply breeze through the season.

Nothing is ever easy in the East Penn Conference and after starting 4-0 with three of the wins coming against non-conference opponents, reality started to set in. Emmaus went on to lose three straight and then take a bit of a roller coaster ride through much of the schedule with a win or two followed by a loss or two. The team finished the season 11-10 overall.

Volleyball reaches state quarterfinal

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Against Council Rock North, the Emmaus boys volleyball team had a major test of character and responded accordingly.

The Hornets, who have breezed through opponents in three games for much of the season, battled through the final two games after a potentially momentum-changing swing and rallied for a 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21) victory over the Indians in a PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal match at Exeter High School.

EHS girls compete in state track meet

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After four years as one of Emmaus’ top distance runners, senior Abby Dalton had the pleasure of finishing her high school career on the biggest stage this state has to offer for high school track and field competitors.

Dalton, along with a foursome of teammates, competed in the PIAA Track and Field Championships last weekend at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Dalton ran the 3200-meter run in 11:21.62 on a hot and humid day in central Pennsylvania to take 13th place in Class 3A.

Hornet baseball, softball eliminated from districts

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball and softball teams saw their season come to an end last week in the District 11 Class 6A playoffs.

The Hornet baseball team, which was the No. 3 seed in districts, lost 7-3 to Pocono Mountain East in the quarterfinal round last Thursday at Church Lane Park.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings and added a run in the top of the fifth inning before Emmaus put up a pair of runs in the fifth.

EHS wins D11 volleyball title

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus senior core has been playing together for years. Seniors James Haag and Cam Parsons have been playing together even longer, back to when they were maybe 10 or 11 years old.

The chemistry between those two was quite clear in Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A boys volleyball championship game. And it was only fitting the two would connect for the match-ending point.