East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

EHS falls to Nazareth

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team worked a little too hard on the Friday night before Labor Day weekend to help the Nazareth Blue Eagles win a football game at East Penn School District Stadium, 36-24.

Take nothing away from the Blue Eagles. They amassed 19 first downs to Emmaus’ nine. They also out-gained the Hornets 324 to 273 yards. Nazareth also held Emmaus (1-1, 1-1 conference) to only four of 13 on third down conversions.

But three crucial interceptions were the difference....

Field hockey opens season with victory over Nazareth

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If their opening game is any indication, it’s going to be another big season for Emmaus field hockey. The Lady Hornets downed Nazareth 11-0 to open the season with an East Penn Conference win.

Emmaus jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first half and didn’t look back. Elizabeth Mazzella got the scoring underway with the first goal of the season for Emmaus. Annika Herbine assisted on the goal and would later score a goal of her own.

After Abby Burnett added an unassisted goal...

Boys soccer wins first two games

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sometimes, when teammates have played together enough, they develop a sixth sense about where the other guy is going to be and how they can get the ball to them.

Emmaus boys soccer players Andrew Gaines and Hudson Peck had that working for them on Saturday as Gaines twice fed Peck, who fired a shot into the net. The goal helped Emmaus to a 4-0 win over Northampton. The win came on the heels of a 1-0 win at Cumberland Valley on Friday, starting Emmaus with a 2-0 record for the season...

Hornets expect Zephs to give their best effort

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus football coach Harold Fairclough and his team will attend a reunion of sorts this Friday night.

His Green Hornets (1-1, 1-1) travel to Whitehall to take on the Zephyrs (0-2, 0-1) at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Whitehall is under the direction of new head coach Matt Senneca. For the past three seasons, Senneca served as Fairclough’s offensive coordinator at Emmaus.

“Matt’s a good coach,” said Fairclough. “He relates well to his players and he knows the ins and outs. He’s going to...

Hornets beat Allen in opener

Friday, August 30, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The unsung guys who work in the pits win football games. That doesn’t mean you should forget names like Brandon Camire, Gabe Trexler or Jared Groller or any of the other skill players who made the Green Hornets’ opening night 62-33 win over the William Allen Canaries a reality. But there’s a saying that all running backs look identical when nobody blocks for them.

“This was a good win over a much-improved football team,” said Emmaus head coach Harold Fairclough. “We ran the ball...

Giangiobbe takes helm of Emmaus girls volleyball

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There is a new leader at the helm inside the Emmaus High School auxiliary gym as first-year girls volleyball head coach Brianne Giangiobbe brings in new life and a change to the program after longtime head coach Gwen Millets stepped down following the 2018 season.

Giangiobbe played the sport at a high level, first at Freedom High School and then as a Division I player at Lafayette College. It is her first opportunity as a head coach, but one she is ready for.

“I was the...

Head to Jersey shore for salt water action

Sunday, August 25, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With temperatures forecasted to be in or close to 100 degrees this week, these dog days of summer make for tough fishing in local streams, rivers and lakes. If you crave big, good eating fish, head to the Jersey shore for some saltwater action.

According to our On the Water fishing reporter, more keeper fluke were reported in northern New Jersey as anglers make the most of the dwindling summer flounder season.

Boat anglers continue to get the better fish on bucktails on rough...

Bulls win fourth title in five years

Sunday, August 25, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Limeport head coach Mike Cudwadie and plenty of other Bulls remember when Northampton swept them in the championship series in their first season in the Blue Mountain League back in 2014.

Jorge Montes doesn’t recall the deflating feeling five years ago. Montes is from Puerto Rico, and recently moved back to the Lehigh Valley area in 2017.

He came up with the Bulls’ biggest hit in Game 5 of the championship series in his first season with the team. Montes blasted a three-run...

Giants take Game 2 at Limeport

Sunday, August 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northampton pitcher Justin Aungst took a few steps off the mound towards the Giants dugout in the fourth inning, having thought a called third strike was coming from the home plate umpire.

Instead, the former Salisbury ace had to walk back up the dirt after a called ball.

Limeport’s Damin Muth singled on the next pitch to bring home the Bulls’ first run of the game, leaving Aungst visibly upset.

But he didn’t let that adversity affect him. Aungst got Pat Rhoads to pop...

LVNFF holds football media night

Sunday, August 18, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

In the fast-paced world of high school football, Emmaus head coach Harold Fairclough still tries to step back and look at the big picture.

It’s his version of smelling the roses and keeping some moderation.

“Over time, I think I have tried to slow things down and enjoy everything that goes into it,” said Fairclough recently at the Lehigh Valley Football Foundation (LVFF) media night at Northampton High School Aug. 6. He was among 18 coaches from the greater Lehigh Valley who...