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EHS handles Liberty in league semifinal

Friday, May 15, 2015 by PETE CAR in HS Sports

Emmaus volleyball coach Ken Dunkle wanted to see more energy from his team during Monday night's East Penn Conference semifinals against Liberty.

The Hornets had their moments of energy lapse but took care of business, defeating Liberty in four games (25-11, 25-20, 21-25, 25-20) to move on to Wednesday's finals against top-seeded Parkland, who had little trouble dismantling Northampton with a three-game sweep (25-17, 25-17, 25-9) in Monday's nightcap.

After jumping out to a 10-...

Baseball team clings to EPC playoff hopes

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

Emmaus qualified for the District 11 baseball playoffs with a win over Northampton 10 days ago, which was the Hornets' 10th win of the season. Until a recent three-game losing skid, it looked like they were destined for the EPC Playoffs as well. Since putting together a seven-game losing skid, Emmaus has gone 2-4, dropping its conference record to 8-6.

With two league games to play, Emmaus came into the week hanging onto seventh spot for the eight-team playoff, having a leg up on...

Trojan lacrosse avenges early-season loss to EHS

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

Unlike the last time Parkland and Emmaus met last month, a 10-8, back-and-forth contest won by the Green Hornets, Emmaus led by four goals Monday afternoon at Orefield Middle School. But the Hornets lost it in the second half as the Trojans stormed back to win 11-6.

"Possession was the key," said head Emmaus coach Scott Ketcham. "We weren't able to possess for the better part of two and a half quarters. Even if you have a good defense, it's going to wear you down if the offense doesn'...

Softball team looks forward to districts

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

The Emmaus softball team certainly isn't making it easy on itself or coach John Eyer. The early part of the season was filled with comeback wins, with the Lady Hornets (8-7, 10-8) finding ways to pull out games in the late innings.

Not always a great strategy, but they opened with a 7-0 record, so it seemed to be working. Since that auspicious start, Emmaus has gone just 3-8, which has gotten them a spot in the District 11 Tournament, but has left them on the outside looking in for...

EHS girls lax starts slow in loss to Trojans

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

It was a tale of two different games for the Emmaus girls lacrosse team and its rival Parkland.

In the first matchup, a 20-9 loss on April 7, the Green Hornets were right there neck-and-neck with the Trojans, just one goal down at halftime.

But last Thursday afternoon, Parkland raced out to an early 5-0 lead in the first five minutes before Emmaus could even get a shot on goal, and the early deficit was too much to overcome as the Green Hornets fell to the Trojans 12-5 at...

White tops list of local draft prospects

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by PETER CAR in Sports

The waiting game is nearly over for all football fans when the NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night at 8pm on ESPN and the NFL Network, but the nerves for several local football prospects will last throughout the weekend when the draft ends Saturday evening.

One local player that won't have to wait long to hear his name called is former Emmaus wide receiver Kevin White, as the West Virginia Mountaineer could become the highest drafted NFL player to ever come from the Lehigh Valley,...

EHS boys volleyball handles Hurricanes in three games

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

It was one game that could have been the difference in last week's showdown between Liberty and Emmaus on the volleyball court, but that game also turned out to be the nail in the coffin for the Hurricanes.

Liberty was swept in three games last week 25-16, 34-32, 25-17, but a defining game two was the decisive bout throughout the match that determined the outcome for both sides.

Battling to a 34-32 defeat was a game that Liberty head coach Neiad Ammary knew would be the...

EHS shines at ASD Invitational

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Emmaus has had a tradition of successful distance runners in recent years.

The current group of Hornets leading those distance events isn't new to the scene. During the William Allen Invitational on Saturday at J. Birney Crum Stadium, juniors Katie Bacher and Ryan Paradise continued their successful seasons on the track.

Bacher and Paradise each took second place in the girls and boys 1600-meter run, respectively, while also anchoring relay teams to appearances on the medal...

Emmaus softball team wins three straight

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

Earlier in the season, as his team was rolling right along with a perfect record, softball coach John Eyer predicted there would be some rough spots for his team to get past at some point in the season.

The key would be how his team would handle that adversity and how quickly it could get past those spots.

Rough spots, in the form of Whitehall and Bethlehem Catholic, hit 10 days ago, giving the Lady Hornets back-to-back losses. How long did they last? Just those two games, and...

FitzMaurice wins district title

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

Matt FitzMaurice is in his third year of high school and in each of those seasons, he reached the finals of the District 11 singles tennis tournament. The first two times, he came up short, losing to Freedom's Andrew Sinai in the finals. This season was different for FitzMaurice as he downed Parkland's Nick Kshatri 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the district finals to earn his first berth in the PIAA Tournament.

Kshatri captured the first set, but both players seemed to have issues with the...