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QB Erney leads Liberty's potent offense

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Emmaus got back to .500 with a win last week. Liberty dropped to 2-2 with a loss.

Their records are one of the few similarities between the two teams that will stand on opposite sidelines Friday Night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The Hurricanes bring a spread offense in which quarterback Doug Erney has several different receivers as well as the run the ball himself.

Emmaus brings a hard-nose running game, led by backs Andrew Davidson and Wyl Miller.

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Football falls to Freedom, 35-14

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

It was a big game for Freedom's football program last week and the Patriots used their big boys up front to turn a halftime draw into a 35-14 victory over Emmaus at East Penn School District Stadium.

Joe Santos rushed for three touchdowns and 94 yards on the night, as Freedom collected three turnovers as well, en route to starting the season 3-0 for the first time since 2011.

The Patriots and Hornets went into halftime evened up at 14 apiece, but Freedom jumped on the hosts...

Girls volleyball falls in showdown between top teams

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team faced some adversity for the first time this season last Monday night in its home gym. The Green Hornets were undefeated and hadn't lost more than one game in a match yet this season, but Parkland came out strong and took three straight games, 25-17, 25-18, and 25-21, in a match featuring the top two teams in the state according to Max Prep.

The Trojans sent a message, but also amassed some revenge after being ousted from the district tournament a year...

Field hockey settles for tie with Trojans

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus field hockey team knows that it has a target on its backs every game. That's what long-term success does. No team makes the target bigger than Parkland and the latest meeting between the two teams resulted in a 1-1 tie, with the Lady Trojans becoming the first team in six games to score against the Lady Hornets.

Neither team was able to score in the first half, which was the first time Emmaus (5-0-1 overall, 5-0-1 EPC) was held scoreless in a half all season.

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Golf team hands Trojans first loss

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

With two matches left to play heading into last week's meeting against Parkland, the Emmaus golf team still had goals of capturing the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference regular season title.

One of the biggest hurdles standing in the Hornets' way was undefeated Parkland.

But much like last season's meeting, the Hornets were able to knock off the unbeaten Trojans to keep those league title aspirations alive. All five Emmaus scorers shot 83 or under, led by Patrick Bryan's 79, to...

Girls soccer falls at Parkland

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was a Saturday afternoon girls soccer game that would have been a perfect fit for the turf of Emmaus High School's Memorial field, but it was played up the road on Parkland's grass field.

The Trojans (7-0) remained unbeaten thanks to two goals from sophomore forward Brooke Schutter, and solid defensive play, holding the Green Hornets (3-2-1) scoreless for a 2-0 defeat on a rainy, muddy field.

The conditions were not in the favor of either team, especially for Emmaus, which...

Landis' goal leads EHS over Parkland

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

One of the stronger components of the Emmaus-Parkland rivalry comes in boys soccer and this season is apparently going to be no different. The two teams had their first meeting this past weekend with the Hornets pulling out a 1-0 win in a fiery battle between two of the better teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Just under 15 minutes into the second- half, Parker Landis fired a shot from about 25 yards put and was able to put it past Parkland goalie Evan Bleiler for the only...

Velasco shines at FMU

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

At a time during his junior year at Emmaus High School, Brian Velasco was feeling the love during the recruitment period. Division I schools from the Patriot League, including Lehigh and Lafayette, and the University of Pennsylvania all kept in regular contact with Velasco, and all wanted him to be a part of their programs.

But then they changed course, and decided to look elsewhere.

While Velasco could have gotten down over this, he kept moving forward, and with the help of...

Cari gets 150th win as boys soccer coach

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

The early part of the season has been huge for the Emmaus boys soccer program. Coach John Cari, who is in his tenth season, came into the year with 149 wins and his team quickly put him at the 150 mark with a season-opening win over Easton.

"I've had a lot of talented kids, that's all it comes down to," said Cari. "I've been very fortunate to have talented players who want to work hard and succeed."

Cari currently ranks second in career wins in the Emmaus boys soccer program,...

Rovers hand Hornets first loss

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

After each team's first possession, last Friday night's Emmaus-Easton game looked like it was going to be a slugfest between two teams with powerful running games.

But after a three-play touchdown drive to open the game, the Hornet offense failed to produce any more points against a stout and aggressive Red Rover defense.

Easton (2-0) scored five unanswered touchdowns over the rest of the game for a 35-7 win at Cottingham Stadium.

"They're a really good team," said...