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Gery’s walk-off hit beats Pates

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus pitcher Matt Lanzone had to suffer through a strange and controversial first inning that resulted in three runs for Freedom, but he settled in well and kept his team in position for seventh-inning heroics and a 4-3 win over the Patriots in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinals at Emmaus Community Park Monday night.

Liberty scored three times against Lanzone in the first inning. Uncharacteristically, Lanzone walked leadoff hitter Jonah Mateo on four pitches to open...

Volleyball heads to title match

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team took its undefeated record into this week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference volleyball tournament and earned a trip to the league championship match.

The Hornets came in as the No. 1 seed and beat Nazareth 3-0 in Monday’s first round. They were slated to take on Whitehall in the league title game Wednesday. See next week’s Press for coverage of that game.

Emmaus (17-0) will be the top seed in the District 11 Class 3A tournament, which begins...

Hornet 3200 relay comes up golden

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Katrina Durrwachter has been to league track and field championships for all four of high school. And the Emmaus senior had success in all of those meets.

But heading into her final league meet last week there was one small void. She hadn’t come away with a gold medal in any of her three previous trips to leagues.

That changed last week as Durrwachter and teammates Sophie Pickering, Abby Heilenman and Abby Dalton won the 3200-meter relay at the Eastern Pennsylvania Track and...

Emmaus softball reaches EPC final

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Maybe it’s Tina The Turtle, or maybe it’s something else. Tina, a stuffed turtle who can generally be found watching Emmaus softball games from atop the water dispenser, has become a good luck charm for Emmaus softball. As proud as Tina may be of her role, the players are using more than luck to produce wins, as they’ve advanced to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title game with wins over Stroudsburg and Liberty.

Against Stroudsburg last Friday, Hannah Palinkas threw a no-hitter...

EPC softball playoffs set

Friday, May 12, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference softball playoffs will look to beat the rain and get under way Friday afternoon.

By virtue of a perfect mark, the Parkland Trojans are this year’s number-one seed. They will face off against Northampton, which sneaks in as the number-eight seed. The two, of course, are very familiar Skyline Division opponents.

Liberty will take the second seed after finishing 14-2 in the EPC. They will take on seven-seed Whitehall, which is coming off a 9-8 shootout...

Trojans get revenge

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Offense was the focal point of their first matchup when Emmaus and Parkland combined to score 25 goals in the Hornets’ one-goal victory.

Offense was once again on full display on Monday, at least for one of those teams.

Parkland dominated from the opening whistle to avenge last month’s 13-12 defeat to their rivals. The Trojans (9-1 in EPC, 14-4 overall) scored eight goals in the first 25 minutes, took a 9-0 lead early in the second half, and closed out a 14-2 victory over...

Corpora scores 100th goal in loss

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As much as they tried, the Hornets could never take momentum back from Parkland and hold onto it during Monday’s boys lacrosse game. If they could have just gotten that one go-ahead goal, it might have been a different outcome.

Emmaus tied Monday night’s boys lacrosse game five times after the Trojans scored the opening goal. But Parkland had an answer all five times before pulling away late for a 12-9 win over the Hornets at Memorial Field.

“Just not enough,” said Emmaus head...

Hornets sweep CC

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus swept Central Catholic in last week’s track meet as the Hornet boys team won 113-46 and the girls beat the Vikettes 95-54.

Chase Pavelko won three events (pole vault, long jump and triple jump) for Emmaus, while Del Vierling came up with a pair of wins (800, 1600). The Hornet boys swept the three relay races.

In the girls meet, nine different Hornets took first place in 10 events as only Amber Ziegler won two events (high jump, triple jump).

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Emmaus 113...

Hinkle helps Huskies in first D-II season

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a successful first-year in college, Emmaus High School gradaute Trey Hinkle wanted to make a change. The 2015 graduate suited up for Centenary University baseball in his first college season. And he immediately made an impact at the Hackettstown, NJ, school.

He was named to the ECAC Division III South Region First-Team and was the D3baseball.com Mid-Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year.

But after the season, he decided he needed a change, and transferred to Bloomsburg for...

Article By: Jeff Moeller Special to the Press

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Despite some possible weather woes, April is the typical month when races across the Lehigh Valley and neighboring area tend to take shape. This spring has proved once again to be a bearing one with the possibilities of productive summer and fall seasons ahead.

Emmaus recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its 4-mile classic April 9. A total of 361 runners participated in ideal conditions in the annual race that runs through the town. Proceeds from the race benefitted the Ed...