East Penn Press

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Kammerer caps stellar career in K-town

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Mike Kammerer has had a whirlwind week-and-a-half. The East Penn School District resident and Kutztown University pitcher started his last game for the Golden Bears his team’s home finale against Shippensburg on Friday, May 4. Then, the following weekend, the redshirt-senior walked across the stage at graduation and received his diploma, capping a stellar career in Kutztown.

But looking back five years ago, baseball was not a definitive choice, as the two-sport star at Central...

Lehman one-hits Liberty

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus’ senior baseball players had to be ready for a playoff game the day after attending their prom. While there were no signs of fatigue, the soon-to-be graduates were greatly helped by a member of the junior class.

Junior Dylan Lehman struck out 10 Liberty batters and allowed just one hit to help his team get past Liberty 10-0 in five innings Saturday afternoon at Church Lane Park.

“This was a tremendous outing,” said Emmaus head coach Mike Mihalik. “I don’t think anybody...

Girls track has bright future

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus girls track and field team had a phenomenal season in 2018. Everything seemed to come together for the Hornets as they went unbeaten (11-0) in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meets to earn the league’s co-championship for the regular season.

But that could be just the beginning of the story for this unit. With nearly all of it’s top point-scorers returning for next season and some for two or three more, the Hornets are stacked up to be one of the league’s best teams for...

Boys lax falls in EPC semi

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Unlike in its last game, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team fell behind, and this time the Hornets could not cut their deficit to withing striking distance as they fell to Central Catholic 16-8 last Thursday evening in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals at Northampton High School.

The Hornets (12-7) started slow in their regular season finale, allowing the first three goals to Parkland. They climbed back to eventually take a late lead before losing in overtime. But three days...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

EHS girls earn league title

Friday, May 11, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus girls track and field team finished off an undefeated season last week to earn a share of this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title with an 11-0 record. The Hornets will share this year’s title with 10-0 Stroudsburg, which did not face Emmaus in the regular season.

The Lady Hornets completed the perfect season with a 103-47 win over Central Catholic last week. Emmaus girls captured first place in 13 events with 10 different individuals earning victories and all...

Hornets fall to Trojans in D-11 tennis

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Unlike most seasons, there was no clear favorite to win this year’s District 11 boys tennis team title. Any of the top four teams felt they had as good a shot as the others to bring home the trophy.

Nazareth came into the tournament as the top seed with an undefeated record. Parkland, the No. 2 seed, entered the tournament as one of the hottest teams in the area.

Emmaus, seeded third, had district singles champ Sean Jaeger at the top of the line up, which amounted to almost a...

Hornets hang 20 runs on Nazareth

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The plan was for Emmaus and Northampton to play their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York, the site of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The weather didn’t cooperate and left the teams to just hang out at the soggy field dreaming about what it might have been like to play there. Fortunately, there are a lot of other things to do in Cooperstown, not the least of which is a tour through the Hall of Fame museum.

“It was a good trip and if nothing...

Emmaus tests Trojans in OT loss

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Thirty nine seconds. That’s all that was left for the Emmaus boys lacrosse team to earn a victory in its regular season finale. But in lacrosse, thirty nine seconds can be a long time.

In a back-and-forth emotional roller coaster of a game, the Hornets were two goals ahead with that much time left on the clock. But Parkland scored twice in that span to force overtime, and then scored the golden-goal 49 seconds into the overtime to win a thrilling Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game,...

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...