East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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...

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.

There was one problem - no one was open. With the Blue Eagle rush closing fast on the senior...

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.

“I wasn’t...

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.


The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback...

Potent Nazareth offense awaits Hornets

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus football (1-0) travels north in the season’s second encounter to battle the Nazareth Blue Eagles (1-0), who proved dominant in their opener defeating Pocono Mountain East 35-7.

Nazareth coach Tom Falzone’s roster presents a challenge, according to Emmaus coach Harold Fairclough. The Blue Eagles saw some serious offensive talent leave the field after the 2017 campaign when Jahan Dotson graduated and went to Happy Valley.

In addition, the Eagles also graduated the sure-...

Davidson enters senior year

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Army Black Knights offense is as subtle as a punch in the face. While college football has gone pass-mad, the Black Knights acquire territory with a fierce ground attack. Entering their fifth season under Coach Jeff Monken the Knights are winning on their own terms, which involves a triple-option, meat-grinder offense that relentlessly hammers defenses.

The Black Knights are often smaller and less athletic than opponents. A beautifully simplistic triple-option or flexbone...

Hornets hammer Canaries 62-6

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus football revved the engine, stepped on the pedal and tore out at 100 mph right over the Allen Canaries in their 2018 season opener Aug. 24.

The Hornets steamrolled the Caries 62-6 last Friday night in Emmaus. Here’s how they did it.


The Hornets showed great depth at the skill positions, with eight different men carrying the ball.

Emmaus posted 299 total yards with 249 yards coming through a blistering ground assault.

”We did well and got off...

EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.


The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from...

Brennan survives, then gives back

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The irony is a bit chilling. Perhaps unsettling and alarming even.

On a Sunday back in 1988, Ted Brennan’s father suffered a heart attack in church when he was 51 years old. He didn’t survive.

Nearly 30 years later to the day, and at the same age as his father, Ted suffered one as well.

“I have a family history,” Brennan said. “My father at the age of 51, which I am, on May 15, had a heart attack at church. He didn’t survive. He had my brother right there doing CPR and...

Bulls come back to win BML title

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Limeport Bulls kept getting knocked down. But they always found a way to get back up.

After facing a 1-0 deficit to top seeded Northampton in the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Bulls fought back to even things up. The Giants took Game 3, and Northampton led for much of the next game, which would have clinched a title for the Giants.

Instead, the Bulls fought back when their backs were against the wall to force a winner-take-all Game 5. With their ace on the...