East Penn Press

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Emmaus softball closes in on district playoff berth

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus came into the final week of the regular season with its task easily defined, but not necessarily easily achieved.

The Hornet softball team had to find two wins among its final three games of the season to reach districts. That task includes games against Whitehall (7-8 EPC, 11-8 overall), East Stroudsburg South (3-12, 3-15) and Central Catholic (3-13, 3-15).

With Whitehall being the toughest of the three games, the Lady Hornets didn’t shy away from the challenge and...

Gerhard keeps EHS close vs. PHS

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite Parkland’s untarnished record in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, head coach Roxann Betz and the Emmaus girls’ lacrosse team didn’t fear the Trojans heading into last week’s late season meeting.

Then the Hornets nearly pulled off the upset.

Emmaus, which was tied with Parkland early in the second half and trailed by one midway through it, came up just short against the league’s dominant team.

The Trojans (15-2 overall; 10-0 in EPC) scored four of the final...

Jaeger wins gold

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It might have been his first time in the District 11 tennis finals, but it was clear last week Sean Jaeger was ready to play at the highest level high school tennis has to offer.

Taking on Nazareth senior Gabe Knowles, the top seed in the tournament, No. 2 seed Jaeger, an Emmaus High School freshman, showed poise and court savvy en route to his 6-3, 6-3 win in the Class 3A title match.

“I know Gabe’s a big hitter, so I was trying to stay as consistent as I could,” said Jaeger...

EHS volleyball stays undefeated with win

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Earlier in the week, the Emmaus boys volleyball team was dealing with injuries. Not having lost a set in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play all season, the job was a bit harder without some of its regular contributors.

But after another unscathed week, the Hornets were back to full strength when they needed to be most. Facing Whitehall, the second-place team in the EPC, first-place Emmaus defeated the Zephyrs in three games, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-14 last Friday night in front of a...

Tennis team advances in D-11 tourney

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When Emmaus beat Pleasant Valley very early in the season, the Hornets won in convincing 5-2 fashion as the Bears got off to a 1-5 start. Fast forward to the District 11 team tournament and that 1-5 team came in at 13-5, riding a 12-match winning streak.

For third-seeded Emmaus, the red hot sixth-seed Pleasant Valley wasn’t necessarily a great draw, but Hornet head coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos also saw some bright spots in the matchup.

“I knew this matchup was going to be tough...

Big second half lifts PHS lax to win

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

What a difference one half can make in a lacrosse game.

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team was leading Parkland 2-1 after the first quarter, and then trailed by one, 4-3 at halftime. But the next 24 minutes (two quarters) proved to be too much for the Green Hornets to overcome, as they did not find the back of the net again, and the Trojans scored seven more times, winning the rivalry game 11-3 last Thursday night at Memorial Field at Emmaus High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference...

EHS girls beat So. Lehigh

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus girls’ lacrosse team opened last week with a rough stretch of back-to-back games. After a 14-6 loss to Easton, Freedom scored a game-winning goal with four seconds to play two days later.

So naturally, the Hornets just wanted to get back on the field to try and get that sour taste out of their mouths. And they did just that against a formidable opponent over the weekend.

Three different players scored four goals as Emmaus (6-6 overall; 4-3 in EPC) used a strong end...

Lacrosse teams play for PanCan, HEADstrong

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For Emmaus junior lacrosse player Grace Hall, Saturday’s game against Southern Lehigh hit home in a special way.

Memorial Field at Emmaus High School was the site of the Third Annual PanCan event in which proceeds and donations benefited HEADstrong Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. And for Hall, she has a personal attachment during each year’s event.

“My friend Tori lost her mom to pancreatic cancer and I am close with her family,” Hall said. “It was such an...

EHS tops Trojans, 3-0

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Fresh off a district championship in 2017, questions arose for the Emmaus boys volleyball team after graduating five seniors.

It looks as if most of those questions have been answered early this spring for a Hornet team that appears just as strong as it did a year ago.

Emmaus stayed unbeaten with last week’s dominant sweep over rival Parkland. The Hornets (9-0) jumped out to an 11-5 lead in the first set and downed the Trojans (25-9, 25-15, 25-20) last Tuesday at Emmaus High...

One big inning puts Parkland past Hornets

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus softball team was playing strong for the first three innings of its game against Parkland, but two miscues in the field to begin the fourth inning proved to cost the Green Hornets as they fell to the Trojans 2-1 Monday afternoon at Parkland High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

Leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Emmaus (7-5 overall, 4-4 EPC) had allowed the first four batters in the Parkland lineup to reach base.

The Trojans (9-1, 7-1)...