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Trojans avenge volleyball loss with sweep

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams last took the court against each other two weeks ago, the Hornets accomplished a feat that was not only a long coming for them, but also every other team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11.

Emmaus swept the Trojans in straight sets two weeks ago, ending a 120-match win streak for Parkland dating back to 2009.

But beating a team twice in the same season, let alone in a two-week span is tough, and Parkland...

Hornets head to Nazareth

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Emmaus football team walked off the field last weekend at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium, the Hornets knew they let one slip away. They dropped another one-score game, and one that could have went in their favor if not for a couple of plays.

“We have to eliminate penalties and play with consistent energy and effort,” said head coach Harold Fairclough. “We had over 420 yards of total offense, but we consistently shot ourselves in the foot. We had a touchdown called...

Second-half goals push Parkland past Emmaus, 2-1

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus girls soccer head coach Sarah Oswald stressed the importance of playing a full 80 minutes of solid soccer before Monday’s game against rival Parkland. Unfortunately, a 10-minute stretch was the deciding factor against the Trojans.

Parkland broke a scoreless game in the second half with two goals in the first six minutes from Brooke Schutter. That turned out to be the deciding factor in keeping the Trojans (13-0 overall; 12-0 in EPC) unbeaten with their second win over the...

Mistakes doom EHS in 24-17 loss to Freedom

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when the Emmaus offense and Freedom defense met up Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The Hornets came into the game averaging 43.2 points per game. The Patriots’ defense had been allowing just over 10 points per game and was coming off a 24-17 loss to Parkland, the most points it had given up all season.

Freedom’s defense won the battle Friday night as it kept the Hornets out of the end zone until late in the third quarter en route to...

Cox wins EPC title

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Michelle Cox might not have played her best golf in last Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference golf tournament, but the Emmaus freshman got her high school tournament golf career off to a great start with a first-place finish in the girls.

Cox shot 82 to finish nine strokes ahead of Stroudsburg’s Olivia Patrow last week at Woodstone Golf Club.

“I feel like I hit the ball fine,” said Cox, “but I didn’t putt well so there’s still that element of disappointment.”

Cox was...

Boys soccer falls to Parkland, 3-0

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the Emmaus boys soccer team’s second game of the season against rival Parkland, the two teams played much the same script as they did in the season opener. In both games, Parkland got an early goal to make things tough on Emmaus. In the latest game though, Emmaus couldn’t match Parkland’s effort and fell to the Trojans 3-0.

“I’m disappointed in our effort,” said Emmaus head coach John Cari. “We didn’t do much well, from simply clearing a ball to making a pass, to our runs, we...

Field hockey shuts out Kids

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When a team’s average margin of victory is nine goals and it wins by five, there’s sometimes a reason to be a little disappointed. Coach Sue Butz-Stavin thought her team could have played much better in a 5-0 win over Northampton (7-4 EPC, 9-4 Overall).

“We lacked intensity, too many careless turnovers,” said Butz-Stavin. “I don’t know if we weren’t focused. We did a terrible job trying to adjust to the field and the fact that it’s heavy and there’s a lot of fill, so you can’t do what...

Football Roundup: Trojans top Zephyrs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.

Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

Parkland-Whitehall

The Trojans overcame an early deficit to...

EHS golfers head into postseason

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team wrapped up the regular season last week with a win over Stroudsburg. The win gives the Hornets the regular season Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title with a 14-1 record in league play.

“We’re a pretty strong team,” said Hornet senior Connor Wambold, a three-year varsity player. “We lost some players last year but we have some freshmen that can play pretty well.”

The win over Stroudsburg came just two days after the Hornets suffered their only loss of the...

Hornets shut out K-Kids

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus’ defense had its ups and downs over the first three weeks of the 2017 high school football season.

But last Friday against Northampton the Hornets posted their first shut out of the season. And it’s not a coincident that the shut out came just two games after nose guard Joe Barno was cleared to get back with the team after a preseason concussion kept him out of hte first three weeks of the season.

Barno and the Hornets held the Konkrete Kids to negative-34 rushing yards...