East Penn Press

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Tennis team his difficult part of schedule

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Even before the tennis season got underway, Emmaus coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos warned that the schedule was much tougher late in the season than it was early in the season.

When the team won its first five matches, he was still singing the same tune. When they were 6-1, he pointed out remaining matches against Freedom, Nazareth, Parkland and other teams who were all strong.

Turns out that the coach knew what he was talking about. After a disappointing 4-3 loss to Northampton...

Dalton takes first at Whitehall XC meet

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls cross country teams had a solid showing last week in EPC competition.

The girls (5-1) won all three of its races last Wednesday against Pleasant Valley (15-50), Pocono Mountain East (15-48) and Pocono Mountain West (15-50). The boys (3-3) picked up convincing victories over Pocono Mountain East (17-45) and Pocono Mountain West (15-50), while coming up short against Pleasant Valley (27-30).

Abigail Dalton finished first in a time of 21:06 at Whitehall’s...

Girls soccer wins three straight

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just as quickly as the Emmaus girls soccer team lost a bit of its swagger, the Hornets got it right back. A disappointing loss to Pocono Mountain East was met with a challenge from head coach Sarah Oswald. She asked her team to win three conference games this past week to put it back in good standing in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The challenge was accepted and Emmaus picked up wins against Stroudsburg (3-6-0, 4-6-0), Northampton (5-3-1, 6-3-1) and Bethlehem Catholic (3-5-0,...

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...

Girls volleyball knocks off Trojans

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was a long time coming. For the entire Emmaus girls volleyball roster, it hadn’t happened during any of their high school careers.

When the Green Hornets took down rival Parkland in straight sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-16) last Wednesday night at Emmaus High School, it was the first victory for Emmaus over the Trojans since the 2013 season.

“Coming into any game against Parkland, everyone is always hyped up,” said junior setter Caroline Bond. “It’s a huge rivalry in every sport....

High School Football Roundup: Hawks’ Clements throws for 372 yards in win over Liberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.

Northampton-Emmaus

The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.

Sone Ntoh rushed for a pair of Emmaus touchdowns while piling up 125 yards on 18 18 carries....

EHS takes out Trojans in OT

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the Parkland field hockey team, coming into Saturday’s game at Memorial Field was like heading into the Super Bowl. Not only were the Trojans facing their rival, but they would have liked nothing more than to deny coach Sue Butz-Stavin her 900th career victory. They came close, but in the end, the Hornets celebrated the milestone after a 2-1 win in overtime.

While Parkland (4-4-1) has had some tough stretches this season as its young forwards look to establish themselves, it wasn’...

Girls tennis drops close match to Kids

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a remaining schedule filled with tough matches, the Emmaus girls tennis team really needed a win against Northampton. Like Emmaus, the Konkrete Kids were in need of a win to keep their District 11 rankings in place. The two teams usually play each other tough and the latest meeting was no different, with Northampton escaping with a 4-3 win.

The loss dropped Emmaus to 6-4, while Northampton moves to 5-4 on the season.

Early on, it looked like Emmaus had the advantage....

Girls volleyball tops Golden Hawks

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team has shown its talent at the beginning of the 2017 season.

The Hornets swept Bethlehem Catholic 3-0 last Wednesday.

“Our girls knew from last year that Bethlehem Catholic was a tough team and would be again this year,” said head coach Gwen Millets, whose team improved to 4-1 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play. “We had a good practice the night before and really tried to prepare for what we were going to see versus Becahi. The team was...