East Penn Press

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Hornets host Trojans in regular season finale

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Like the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the Parkland Trojans will field a quality football team. Their reputation is well-known and they are an established Lehigh Valley powerhouse. They consistently turn out well-disciplined, fundamentally sound football teams. They usually have great individual talent and are always well coached. They are a football machine.

But this year’s version of Troy is 6-3, and in last week’s game against Easton, the team was embarrassed. The...

Boys soccer falls to PHS in semifinal

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was just another Parkland-Emmaus boys soccer postseason game. Another one-goal, overtime thriller that has become the norm when the two teams meet, especially in the postseason.

The Trojans and Hornets were tied at halftime, and then tied at the end of regulation and again after both 15-minute overtime periods. The game would have to be decided in penalty kicks.

The sixth-seeded Trojans made all five of theirs, while the third-seeded n Hornets missed one as Parkland won the...

Football faces Beca Saturday

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team has little time to sulk as it prepares for a its next encounter of the 2018 campaign against a rugged Bethlehem Catholic squad that is 6-2 overall and 4-2 in league play.

Coach Joe Henrich’s Golden Hawks are playing clutch football down the stretch. Last week they were tied 7-7 at half against Easton. The Golden Hawks dominated play in the second half and scored the last 21 points to win going away 28-7, their third straight win.

The team boasts an...

Emmaus’ Cox advances to state golf championship

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Michelle Cox knows she could have played better in Monday’s PIAA East Regional Golf Championships. But she also knows that she accomplished her primary goal and will advance to next week’s state championship tournament.

The Emmaus sophomore shot 7-over par 79 at regionals to finish in a four-way tie for fifth place Monday at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood.

“I was fine until the last six holes,” she said. “The last six holes I was six over (par) so that’s never fun. I made...

Mistakes lead to OT loss

Sunday, October 21, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

For more than 44 minutes, the Emmaus football team was the better football team in its battle against Freedom last Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium. The stats showed it and for more than 44 minutes the scoreboard proved it.

When Lubens Myers (20 carries for 148 yards) took it to the house on a 4-yard run with 3:39 left in the fourth quarter, the Hornets led 24-9. The Patriots were in position for a very quiet bus ride back to Bethlehem.

Emmaus was simply the...

Girls volleyball beats Zephs on senior night

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The performance was unlike the 2018 Emmaus girls volleyball team this season. The Green Hornets had won their first 12 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches, including wins over some of the top teams in the league.

But the last full week of the regular season was unkind to the Hornets.

Emmaus dropped two East Penn Conference matches last week, falling to Parkland and then Nazareth.

But the Green Hornets (14-3 overall, 13-2 EPC) bounced back on senior night, and took...

Hornet girls harriers go undefeated

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus girls cross country team capped an undefeated regular season with a 5-0 showing at last week’s final regular season meet.

The host Hornets edged Parkland 27-28 at the meet to hand the Trojans their only loss of the season. Emmaus also beat Allen (15-50), Dieruff (15-50), Central Catholic (15-50) and Whitehall (19-42) at the meet to finish this season at 17-0.

Parkland’s Madison Zaun won the girls race in 19:25, but Emmaus runners grabbed the next three spots as...

EHS girls soccer prepares for districts

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a while, it looked like Emmaus was going to pull off a big Senior Night win over Whitehall, which came into the game with just one loss in the East Penn Conference. However, the Zephyrs’ Kate Bonshak put up two goals in the second half to lead Whitehall to a 2-1 win over Emmaus.

As a nod to the seniors, Hornet head coach Sarah Oswald started with seniors in the lineup, including having Allie Stanley in goal. Stanley played about 10 minutes before starter Alexa Ryan took over for...

EHS field hockey reaches EPC semifinal

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus field hockey head coach Sue Butz-Stavin admits Saturday’s win over Parkland wasn’t one of the Hornets’ better outings through 19 games. But at this point in the season, it’s a win-and-advance motto across the Lehigh Valley.

The Hornets lived to fight another day, but Butz-Stavin understands a lot must change moving forward in the playoffs.

Emmaus (19-0 overall, 17-0 in EPC) scored three first-half goals and disposed of Parkland, 4-0, on Saturday at Memorial Field in the...

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.


The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first...