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Boys soccer reaches semi

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After playing 80 minutes of soccer in regulation and an additional 15 minutes in the first overtime, tempers started to flare a little between the Emmaus and Whitehall boys soccer teams as they entered the second overtime period locked in a scoreless tie. The result was a couple of yellow cards for players on both sides and a red card to Emmaus’ Jonathan Heberlein, which means he will be suspended for the District 11 Semi-finals against Easton.

The good news is that Whitehall was...

Dalton, Reinhard head to Hershey

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

While two young but up and coming Emmaus cross country teams competed at last Wednesday’s District 11 Championships, a pair of veteran runners took part in their final high school meet in the Lehigh Valley.

The Hornets finished fourth as a team in the boys and girls competitions. Each team had just one senior running and several younger harriers who could make Emmaus one of the top teams over the next three years.

Senior Abby Dalton led the Hornet girls team with an eighth-...

Parkland pummels Hornets

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Coming off one of its best games of the season, the Emmaus football team seemed ready to give an undefeated Parkland team a fight in the regular season finale last Friday night.

But the Trojans had other ideas. They capped their perfect regular season with a 42-7 win over the Hornets.

Parkland came out throwing the ball, with quarterback Michael Ruisch completing 16 of 23 first-half passes for 289 yards. He finished the game with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns.

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Emmaus ice hockey gets blanked by rival PHS

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland ice hockey teams have sometimes had a good rivalry in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey league.

But when these two teams met for the first time this season on October 23, one team came out and dominated the score column.

The Trojans scored four times the first two periods en route to an 8-0 over Emmaus at the PPL Center.

It was the second straight loss for Emmaus after falling to Freedom 4-1 in its previous game.

“Parkland played an...

Fey hat trick leads girls soccer to semifinal

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Maddie Fey scored three times as Emmaus downed Stroudsburg 7-0 in the first round of the District 11 playoffs and then went on to beat Whitehall 1-0 in the quarterfinals last week. The wins put the Lady Hornets into the semifinals where they faced Easton with an eye toward reaching the District 11 Championship.

Fey’s hat trick was her first of the season and her goals were the first three goals of the game for Emmaus. The first two goals came just a minute apart to give Emmaus quick...

Dalton takes 7th at EPC Championship

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Abby Dalton knew she was a few places back of the position she hoped to be at the start of last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Championships.

The Emmaus senior wanted to be out near the leaders at the start of the race and in first place at the end of it. But she got stuck early and was 20 seconds behind her usual time in the first mile. She battled back to earn a seventh-place, finishing in 19:59.30.

“I’m a little disappointed,” she said. “I wanted to be...

Artis takes 10th place at leagues

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski have been among the top 10 in all of the Colonial League regular season cross country races this year. But the Salisbury sophomores still felt some nerves heading into last Wednesday’s league championship meet at DeSales University.

When the race started the nervousness left and they let their ability take over. Artis ran to a ninth-place finish in 17:41.35. Sosnowski was not far behind in 15th place in 18:01.52.

“I’m pretty happy with my place...

Hornets win fiield hockey title

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus field hockey team continued its run of success with another championship.

Two first-half goals from junior forward Riley Baughman were enough as the Hornets surrendered a second-half goal to defeat Liberty 3-1 last Thursday night in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Whitehall High School.

Emmaus (21-0 overall) has won 76 straight games dating back to the 2015 season, and the win over the Hurricanes (18-3), which halted their 14 game win streak, gave...

Boys fall in title game

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Coaches of both Parkland and Emmaus don’t like the fact that their teams wind up playing each other a minimum of three times, and often four times in a season. The teams meet twice in the regular season and then usually play against each other in the conference playoffs and in districts.

Their third meeting of the season went much like the two regular season games, with Parkland coming out with a 2-1 win to take the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship. The Trojans were helped...

EHS falls to Nazareth in league playoffs

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team’s time in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament was shorter than the Hornets had hoped. They were the three seed and came into the quarterfinal round matchup with a 14-3-1 league record.

But the top six teams in the conference are all very evenly matched. Any one could beat another on any given night, and that happened last Tuesday.

Nazareth tookthe Hornets to the brink and then left Emmaus High School with the victory in five games, f...