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EHS girls fall in semi

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus girls lacrosse second-year head coach Roxann Betz knew that her team had to avoid a slow start in its game with Parkland. The two teams know each other well and meet at least twice a year, sometimes three or four times.

Coming from behind is difficult against any team, let alone the defending District 11 3A champions.

Unfortunately for the Green Hornets, they faced an 8-2 deficit late in the first half and were unable to come all the way back, falling to Parkland 14-8...

Easton tops EHS in EPC baseball playoff

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Hornets left Scranton earlier and unhappier than they hoped to last Friday. Now Emmaus needs to regroup and be ready to play its best baseball when it matters most.

After falling in Friday’s league semifinal, 7-1 to Easton, Emmaus hosts Pocono Mountain East on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the District 11 Class 3A playoffs, where it must win two games to reach the championship and earn a berth in the state playoffs.

“I think they’ll be all right because now there...

Softball advances in districts

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Eight different players drove in runs for Emmaus in the opening game of the District 11 softball playoffs to lead the Lady Hornets to a 15-7 win over Whitehall. The win advances Emmaus to the quarterfinals against a tough Parkland team that has beaten the Hornets twice during the regular season.

Emmaus had not played since May 9 and had to wait through the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs – won by Parkland – before getting a chance to hit the field again for districts. The...

Dalton wins D-11 gold

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Abby Dalton entered the District 11 Class 3A track and field championship meet as the top seed in both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs, and she did not disappoint. Dalton won the 1600, running for a personal-best time of 5:03.45, and had a time of 11:00.83 in the 3200 for second place last Wednesday and Thursday at Whitehall High School.

It is the first district championship for Dalton.

“I’ve been wanting to break the five-minute mark [in the 1600], but that didn’t happen today...

district 11 track and field championship results

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The following are results from last week’s District 11 Track and Field Championships, held at Whitehall High School.

Results include the top three finishers in each event and all Emmaus finishers.

Class 3A

GIRLS

Team Standings

1. Easton 69, 2. Stroudsburg 65.5, 3. Emmaus 63, 4. tie Liberty, Southern Lehigh 56, 6. Blue Mountain 51, 7. Saucon Valley 33, 8. Whitehall 32, 9. Nazareth 31, 10. Parkland 28.

100 – 1. Amanda Crooks (Whitehall) 12.26, 2. Kylie...

Boys lax falls in EPC semi

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Unlike in its last game, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team fell behind, and this time the Hornets could not cut their deficit to withing striking distance as they fell to Central Catholic 16-8 last Thursday evening in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals at Northampton High School.

The Hornets (12-7) started slow in their regular season finale, allowing the first three goals to Parkland. They climbed back to eventually take a late lead before losing in overtime. But three days...

Dalton wins pair of EPC gold medals

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Abby Dalton wasn’t trying to provide fans with an exciting race at last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championships.

The Hornet senior would have been happier to cruise to a victory. But when Stroudsburg freshman Ciara Conboy challenged her in the final stages of the 1600-meter relay, Dalton knew what she had to do to secure her second gold medal of the meet. She finished strong and earned the win by seven hundredths of a second, finishing in 5:08.65 while Conboy came in at 5...

Kammerer caps stellar career in K-town

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Mike Kammerer has had a whirlwind week-and-a-half. The East Penn School District resident and Kutztown University pitcher started his last game for the Golden Bears his team’s home finale against Shippensburg on Friday, May 4. Then, the following weekend, the redshirt-senior walked across the stage at graduation and received his diploma, capping a stellar career in Kutztown.

But looking back five years ago, baseball was not a definitive choice, as the two-sport star at Central...

Lehman one-hits Liberty

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus’ senior baseball players had to be ready for a playoff game the day after attending their prom. While there were no signs of fatigue, the soon-to-be graduates were greatly helped by a member of the junior class.

Junior Dylan Lehman struck out 10 Liberty batters and allowed just one hit to help his team get past Liberty 10-0 in five innings Saturday afternoon at Church Lane Park.

“This was a tremendous outing,” said Emmaus head coach Mike Mihalik. “I don’t think anybody...

Girls track has bright future

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus girls track and field team had a phenomenal season in 2018. Everything seemed to come together for the Hornets as they went unbeaten (11-0) in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meets to earn the league’s co-championship for the regular season.

But that could be just the beginning of the story for this unit. With nearly all of it’s top point-scorers returning for next season and some for two or three more, the Hornets are stacked up to be one of the league’s best teams for...