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Hornets have playoffs in sight

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Having to play three games in four days this week to finish out the regular season, Emmaus needed its pitchers to make the most of their allotted innings. Last Monday night a senior took the initiative.

Matt Lanzone went six innings, giving up just five hits and two runs in leading his team to a 7-2 win against Nazareth at Emmaus Community Park.

“I just wanted to pitch well and deep into the game and just give our team a chance to win,” said Lanzone. “We knew we needed one of...

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Top Performers

Saturday, April 29, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference (EPC) track and field regular season is just around the corner. Athletes are making one last push to qualify and earn a top seed in the upcoming league and district meets.

The following is a list of the top five performers in each event this season along with the top Emmaus performer in each event.

BOYS

100 — 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.2, 2. tie Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), Zaheer Seabrooks (BC) 10.7, 4. tie Khalil Edwards (PMW), Eddie Brown (ESN),...

Emmaus girls eke out victory over PV

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus girls track and field team beat Pleasatn Valley by the slimmest of margins, winning via criteria after a 75-75 tie. The Hornet boys team fell to the Bears.

The following are results from the meet.

BOYS

Pleasant Vy. 86.5, Emmaus 63.5

100- 1. Izaiah McPherson (E) 10.8, 2. Michael Mitchell (PV), 3. Sone Ntoh (E);200- 1. Lubens Myers (E) 23.0, 2. Brian Mantone (E), 3. Mitchell (PV);400- 1. Brenden Gilleece (PV) 52.5, 2. Sean McFarland (E), 3. Connor Dries (...

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Top Performers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships are just a couple weeks away and some Emmaus athletes are starting to jockey for seeding position for the postseason.

The following is a list of the top five performers in each event this season along with the top Emmaus performer in each event.

BOYS

100 — 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.2, 2. tie Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), Zaheer Seabrooks (BC) 10.7, 4. tie Khalil Edwards (PMW), Eddie Brown (ESN), Izaiah...

Emmaus girls lacrosse bounces back after loss

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus girls lacrosse head coach Roxann Betz, in her first year at the helm, saw a lot of good things from her young team last Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in the week, the Hornets saw their undefeated mark in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference come to an end when they lost to Easton. They had won the previous five league contests, including a one-goal victory against defending champ Parkland.

But Emmaus (9-3 overall, 7-1 EPC) bounced back two days later and beat Freedom on...

Hornets slow down Trojans in 6-4 loss

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With a few veteran leaders and a lot of young players, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team will improve as the 2017 season goes along.

The Hornets had a mid-term exam last week when they headed to Parkland’s new turf field for their first of two meetings with the Trojans this spring.

While Emmaus came out on the short end of a 6-4 final, there were plenty of positives to take away from the game.

“I think our defense answered a lot of questions tonight,” said Emmaus head coach...

Long competes in District 11 singles tourney

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 2017 tennis season is turning out to be a very difficult one for Emmaus and longtime coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos. After graduating seven of his nine starters from last season, Diamandopoulos knew there was some heavy lifting to be done, but when his two remaining returning starters both suffered injuries, things got really tough.

“In my 25 years of coaching, I’ve never had a season like this where we’ve had so many injuries,” said Diamandopoulos. “We’ve been able to hang in there...

EHS softball starts to believe

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus softball team was looking forward to putting its eight-game winning streak on the line against Parkland on Monday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

The Lady Trojans (8-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, 10-0 overall) are the only team to have dealt Emmaus a loss this season, and the Hornets aren’t shying away from getting another shot at the Trojans. Because of a wet playing field, they will now meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Kiwanis Field.

Emmaus head coach John...

Hornets end Parkland’s dominance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference might have just witnessed a shift in power across the top of the volleyball standings.

Over the previous two seasons, Parkland and Emmaus have usually been the top two teams. Parkland had not lost to a league opponent in 2015 or 2016. The Hornets’ only regular season losses to an EPC opponent over that time came against Parkland.

Both teams entered last week’s meeting once again as two of the premier EPC teams, both unbeaten on the season....

EHS boys lacrosse rebounds from loss

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Winning cures all, and the best remedy for a loss is following it up with a win. That’s just what the Emmaus boys lacrosse team did last week over a two-day span.

After a 12-8 defeat to defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion Easton last Monday, the first loss of the season for the Green Hornets, they followed up less than 24 hours later, taking down Liberty 13-0 last Tuesday night at Memorial Field.

It was a welcome sight for sixth-year head coach Scott Ketcham....