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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for the other score.

Zamar Brake completed 11 of 17 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Boys fall on late goal

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams know each other well. They sometimes square off as many as four times in a year, like last year.

The Trojans went 4-0 against the Green Hornets last season on their way to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 championships, breaking Emmaus’ streak of two straight district titles.

But despite all of those setbacks last season, this year’s Green Hornets team has a lot of talent and experience returning, while the Trojans lost more than half of their starting lineup.

Emmaus football faces winless Bears

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

There hasn’t been much pleasant in Pleasant Valley’s 2018 football season.

The Bears’ 63-0 loss to Northampton last Friday night is an example of what they’ve endured already during the 2018 season. But before your write off the Bears for the season keep in mind they have some young talent and are capable of improving as the season progresses.

EHS knocks off Parkland

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus vs. Parkland matchups are important in every sport. The student-athletes know each other and want to beat one another.

In volleyball, the Trojans have been a dominant force over the last decade-plus, winning the last four District 11 championships. They have also gotten the better of the Hornets in a majority of those years.

But last Thursday night at Emmaus High School, Emmaus broke through and defeated Parkland, coming from behind in dramatic fashion.

Girls tennis looks to have big week

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Girls Tennis team is 3-4 after seven contests this season, but that doesn’t surprise, or concern, head coach Brian Bleam.

“We were looking to improve on last year’s 6-9 record and that continues to be our goal,” Bleam said. “We are looking to improve as the season goes along.”

One of Bleam’s preseason goals was to have “the most agile team” in the conference. He has worked diligently to develop his players’ quickness through various footwork drills and on developing technically and tactically adroit tennis players.

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.

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Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came out on top, handing the six-time defending district champs a 21-20 loss.

Cole’s goal helps EHS down K-Kids

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a game where both teams had a lot of scoring opportunities that they couldn’t cash in on, Emmaus wound up with a 1-0 win over Northampton to open the high school soccer season this past Saturday.

Grace Eisenhard’s shot bounded back to the front of the net and even though junior Sydney Cole had a Northampton defender on her, the things she learned in camp this summer came into play as she was there to fight off the defender for what looked like an easy goal.

Hornets’ gamble pays off

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

Last Friday night, the Emmaus football team became the Lehigh Valley’s pride and poise boys.

Trailing by seven points with seconds left and looking at a fourth and seven from the Nazareth 8-yard line, Emmaus needed a touchdown and had to keep cool.

The offense sent three wide receivers to the right and quarterback Ethan Parvel then went to his right on a designed rollout.

Hornet golfers win first 11 matches of ‘18

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus High School golf team is off to an 11-0 start to the season, picking up its first nine wins over a three-day stretch to start the season.

The Hornets opened the season with a 3-0 effort at an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quad match. Emmaus scored 410 to beat Central Catholic (457), East Stroudsburg South (591) and Freedom (474) back on Aug. 20 at Brookside Country Club.