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Hornets end Parkland’s dominance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference might have just witnessed a shift in power across the top of the volleyball standings.

Over the previous two seasons, Parkland and Emmaus have usually been the top two teams. Parkland had not lost to a league opponent in 2015 or 2016. The Hornets’ only regular season losses to an EPC opponent over that time came against Parkland.

Both teams entered last week’s meeting once again as two of the premier EPC teams, both unbeaten on the season....

Emmaus girls eke out victory over PV

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus girls track and field team beat Pleasatn Valley by the slimmest of margins, winning via criteria after a 75-75 tie. The Hornet boys team fell to the Bears.

The following are results from the meet.

BOYS

Pleasant Vy. 86.5, Emmaus 63.5

100- 1. Izaiah McPherson (E) 10.8, 2. Michael Mitchell (PV), 3. Sone Ntoh (E);200- 1. Lubens Myers (E) 23.0, 2. Brian Mantone (E), 3. Mitchell (PV);400- 1. Brenden Gilleece (PV) 52.5, 2. Sean McFarland (E), 3. Connor Dries (...

EHS boys lacrosse rebounds from loss

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Winning cures all, and the best remedy for a loss is following it up with a win. That’s just what the Emmaus boys lacrosse team did last week over a two-day span.

After a 12-8 defeat to defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion Easton last Monday, the first loss of the season for the Green Hornets, they followed up less than 24 hours later, taking down Liberty 13-0 last Tuesday night at Memorial Field.

It was a welcome sight for sixth-year head coach Scott Ketcham....

Track teams sweep Zephs, T-wolves

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus track and field teams picked up wins over Whitehall and East Stroudsburg North last week.

The Hornets, which hosted the meet, won the boys meet by scores of 79.5-70.5 (over Whitehall) and 99-51 (over East Stroudsburg North). The Emmaus girls team beat Whitehall 77-73 and topped the Timberwolves 104.5-44.5.

Four Emmaus athletes won individual events in the boys meet, including Sean McFarland (400), Del Vierling (1600), Charlie Norelli (3200) and Josh Artis (high jump...

Emmaus beats Parkland

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With Parkland’s Michael Jenkins making it tough to score runs, Emmaus coach Mike Mihalik decided to have his team get a little aggressive late in the game Monday, and it paid off. The end result was a 3-2 Emmaus win and momentum going into other big games.

With the game scoreless going to the top of the sixth inning, Jake Hahn led off with a base-hit, which opened the door to being more aggressive for the Hornets (4-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, 6-2 overall). Zach Schrader...

Softball team is winning, having fun

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While their opponents from Blue Mountain High School were going through infield practice Saturday, the Lady Hornets were having a sing along around their bench. Perhaps they want to add the ‘80s girl’s anthem Girls Just Want to Have Fun to their playlist. The song may be too outdated for them, but it’s really what their team is all about this season.

“We’re just here to have fun and that’s a really big part of it,” said second baseman Cassie Burke. “That really contributes to how we’...

Hornet tennis team faces top competition

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A week from now, the regular season for high school tennis will be over, and the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament will have crowned a champion. For Emmaus, a big 6-0 start has shrunk to a 6-3 record, with losses to Nazareth (10-1, 11-1), Parkland (11-1, 12-1) and Northampton (7-5, 8-5). The losing skid has come at the hands of some of the best teams in the area, and everybody knew the final stretch of the season was going to be a difficult one.

“When we were 6-0, I kept...

Hornet volleyball starts season 7-0

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

At the beginning of the season, Emmaus’ third-year boys volleyball head coach Ken Dunkle knew he had a lot to make up for in production lost from graduation, but the talent was there.

Consistency was the key thing Dunkle wanted to see from his team if it was to accomplish its goals of postseason titles.

If the first four weeks of the season is any indication, the Hornets are heeding the word of their coach and playing consistently.

Emmaus (7-0) has won its first seven...

EHS softball team falls to Parkland

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus came into Monday’s game at Parkland feeling good about how its season was going so far. A 2-0 start to the season gave the Hornets some confidence, and it showed when the Hornets took on the Lady Trojans.

Facing Aubree Fritzinger, one of the better pitchers in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Emmaus came out swinging and hit the ball hard, but couldn’t find many holes. The end result was a frustrating 6-2 loss to Parkland.

“We hit the ball harder than they did,” said...

Hornets hammer Whitehall

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Matt Lanzone didn’t let a little early trouble get him down Monday when Emmaus took on Whitehall at Coca-Cola Park.

The senior starting pitcher allowed three hits and a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. But he got out of the inning and bounced back with five shutout innings as the Hornets came back to beat the Zephyrs 12-2 in six innings.

“I was feeling good,” Lanzone said of the first inning. “They just hit a couple. I left a couple [pitches] too much over the plate...