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Hornet track teams compete in quad meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus track and field teams are more than halfway through the season.

The Hornet girls team remains undefeated at 8-0, while the boys team is 7-1 heading into this week.

Emmaus had several first-place finishers in a recent meet at Pocono Mountain West that also included Liberty and Pleasant Valley.

The Hornets’ Abby Dalton (1600), Amanda Lavana (3200), Laurel Widdoss (triple jump) and Kaitlin Renschen (discus) all won individual events in the girls meet, while the...

PHS edges EHS in second meeting

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

After a lopsided loss to Parkland the first time the teams met this season, the Emmaus baseball team looked forward to Monday’s meeting against Parkland. The Hornets surely remembered the 14-run shelling the Trojans put up in one inning the first time around.

Monday’s game went right down to the wire. And in dramatic fashion, a 4-3 Trojan win that was far different than the 17-1 drubbing a few weeks ago.

Contrary to the previous time Parkland and Emmaus teams tangled, Parkland...

Emmaus lax beats Hershey

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A game that was supposed to open Emmaus’s season was postponed until mid-April due to some unfortunate weather early this spring.

When Hershey visited the Hornets this past Friday, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team continued its hot start to the season and showed no signs of slowing down. The Hornets broke an early 2-2 tie with four straight goals and defeated the Trojans, 12-4, at Memorial Field.

“We ran the offense and listened to coach,” sophomore Michael Leschinsky said. “We...

Hornet baseball beats Blue Mtn., Whitehall

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a slight bump in the road, the Emmaus offense has come roaring back and the Hornets have won three straight games to push their record to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. To go with the hot hitting, the team’s pitching has surrendered just four runs over those last three games.

With their first loss of the season coming just a day before, Emmaus got right back to their winning ways, beating a strong Blue Mountain team 2-1. The Eagles figure to be a...

EHS track teams sweep Zephyrs, T-wolves

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Hornets swept Whitehall and East Stroudsburg North in a track and field meet last Thurday.

Emmaus’ girls team beat the Zephyrs 106-43.5 and tookd down the Timberwolves 117-32. The Hornet boys team beat Whitehall 88.5-61.5 and topped the T-wolves 104-45.

Alanna Smith (100, 200) won a pair of individual events for Emmaus while several of her teammates won one event each.

GIRLS

Emmaus 106.5, W’hall 43.5

Emmaus 117, ES North 32

100 - 1. Alanna Smith...

One inning dooms Hornets vs. PHS

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When two coaches who have seen their share of weird things happen in baseball agree that one particular inning was extraordinary, you know there had to be a lot going on. That was how both Emmaus coach Mike Mihalik and Parkland coach Kurt Weber viewed the fifth inning of Friday’s game that ended with a 17-1 loss for Emmaus.

In the inning, 13 straight batters reached base for the Trojans and they scored 14 runs on 13 hits, 10 of which were singles. Three walks and an error also helped...

Hornet tennis wins first nine matches

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Spring may not have shown its face yet this year, but that has not slowed down the Emmaus boys tennis team. When there is no rain or snow and the courts are playable, the Hornets (9-0 overall) have taken to the courts and left winners thus far during the 2018 season.

That continued last Monday afternoon at Emmaus High School when the Hornets defeated Pocono Mountain East 7-0 on a cold, windy day to remain undefeated.

“It’s been a good start for us here so far,” said head coach...

Volleyball starts 12-0

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team entered its 2018 season with high goals and expectations. To this point in the season, the Hornets have met those expectations.

Last Wednesday, Emmaus remained unbeaten by taking down Allen in straight sets by scores of 25-16, 25-14 and 25-20 at Emmaus High School.

“We’ve had a good start to the season and that’s always important,” said senior Matt Swanson. “We’ve been coming together as a team and really focusing on gelling and playing together...

EHS softball falls to Trojans in extra innings

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nobody really wanted to admit it, but the softball game between Emmaus and Parkland was kind of a big deal. Not only are the two teams rivals who are both pretty good, but first-year Emmaus head coach Brittany Frederick-D’Agostino took over at her alma mater this year after serving as Parkland’s pitching coach the past few seasons.

The game remained scoreless through eight innings when things suddenly became very interesting in the ninth.

In the top of the decisive inning,...

EHS softball off to 3-0 start

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When John Eyer retired as the coach of the Emmaus softball team at the conclusion of last season, one of the reasons he gave for the timing was that he the program had a very promising future and he wanted to leave the team in good shape for the next coach. The recipient of that plan was Brittany Frederick-D’Agostino, who took over the team this season and has been able to open the season with a 3-0 mark.

The wins have come through a combination of big offense and shutdown pitching....