East Penn Press

Sunday, September 23, 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...

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...

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...

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.

Down two...

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.

First-year head coach Matt Kosciolek acknowledges his team is taking their lumps, but adds the team is making progress. He vows the...

Hornets top Zephs

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets play football like commandos jumping through skylights with machine guns blazing.

The third game of the season saw Emmaus dismantle Whitehall 56-21 to go 3-0 behind an explosive offensive and nasty defense. The Hornets have excelled in nearly every facet of the game.

Last Friday night running back Lubens Myers was a one-man wrecking crew for Emmaus, gaining 165 yards on 27 carries and hitting paydirt twice. Quarterback Ethan Parvel was 8-for-11 for 98...

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.

Parkland-Freedom

Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came...

Hornet harriers open season at invitational

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus cross country teams opened the season Saturday at the Northampton Invitational at Bicentennial Park in Allen Township.

The Hornet girls team took third place in the Class 3A division, with Keerstin Augustin (seventh place) and Kera Reinhard (12th place) leading the way.

The Emmaus boys team was eighth out of 14 teams at the event. Jacob Brown was the team’s top finisher in 20th place.

The Hornet girls were the top District 11 team in the standings. Central...

Boys soccer splits first two games

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a hard fought 3-2 win over Northampton Friday afternoon, the Emmaus boys soccer team was back at it again just under 24 hours later to face a tough Cumberland Valley team at Memorial Field.

The Hornets never really seemed to get on track and fell 2-0 to the Eagles, who got a goal from Christian Esquivias early in the first half and then another almost halfway into the second half of the game from Eric Leach.

In the win over Northampton (0-1 EPC, 0-1 overall), Emmaus fell...

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.

A day later the Hornets traveled to Buck Hill Golf Club and earned three more victories. The...