East Penn Press

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EPC announces championship week matchups

Friday, October 12, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced pairings for championship week in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.

Field hockey action gets underway Saturday.

Emmaus earned the top seed and will take on Parkland, the eighth seed at Emmaus at 1 p.m.

Liberty is the four seed and will host Stroudsburg the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. at BASD.

Pocono East is the third seed and will host sixth-seed Nazareth at 1:30 p.m. Easton is the second seed and will host Northampton at noon...

Hornet harriers are impressive

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls cross country teams continue to impress after an Oct. 2 meet that left the girls team undefeated at 12-0 and the boys at 10-2.

The talented Green Hornet girls downed a tough Liberty squad 27-30, Freedom 18-42 and Bethlehem Catholic 15-50 on the day, showing outstanding individual and team effort in the process. The boys defeated Freedom 20-41 and Bethlehem Catholic 18-45, but lost a close meet to Liberty 27-28.

On the girls side, sophomores Keerstin...

EHS girls soccer looks for EPC playoff spot

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland came out putting constant pressure on the Emmaus defense and goalie Alexa Ryan. While the Hornets fended off the pressure, eventually, Parkland was able to get through the defense and picked up a 3-1 win over Emmaus in a key Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matchup.

The first meeting between the two teams went down as a historic Emmaus win as the Hornets snapped the Trojans’ 70-game District 11 winning streak. This time around, Parkland (12-2-0 EPC, 14-2-0 overall) looked to...

Parkland avenges early-season loss

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Back on Sept. 6, nearly a month before their most recent meeting, the Emmaus girls volleyball team got the better of rival Parkland, coming back from down two sets to one, and getting an important early season win over a team that it has not found much success against of late.

But that was in the friendly confines of the Hornets Nest. Last Monday night, it was a different story.

The Trojans played with a ton of energy, not wanting to give up their home court advantage or be...

Two 7-0 teams meet Friday night

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus has already had two memorable confrontations this season, one against Nazareth and another against Easton. This week’s battle could be even better.

The undefeated Freedom Patriots (7-0, 5-0 EPC) should prove to be a worthy nemesis for the Green Hornets Friday at 7 p.m. at East Penn School District Stadium. It is a match up of two talented offensive teams and rugged defenses.

Coach Jason Roeder’s Freedom squad has played big games this season and come through in the...

Second-half rally helps EHS beat Parkland

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite its sluggish start in the first half, there was no yelling at halftime from Emmaus boys soccer head coach John Cari. Instead, there were words of encouragement and a few adjustments.

It only took a few minutes to see how much different the Hornets looked coming out of halftime against rival Parkland.

Emmaus (11-3-1 overall; 10-2-1 in EPC) erased an early one-goal deficit against with two goals in the second half to defeat the Trojans, 2-1, last Wednesday at Memorial...

Machulsky, golf team win titles

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team wanted a postseason and title and some revenge. The Hornets got both, and more. The Hornets not only won this year’s team title, but they also crowned the team’s first boys individual champion since Brian Belden back in 2004.

The Hornets topped Northampton for the team title, 315-323, and senior Mitch Machulsky shot 75 and won the boys individual gold medal on the third hole of a playoff against Northampton’s Andrew Hozza Monday at Lehigh Country Club.

“I...

Football routs Central Catholic to stay unbeaten

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Allentown Central Catholic Vikings did their best to hang around against the Emmaus football team during the first quarter of their Oct. 6 clash at J. Birney Crum Stadium. After Emmaus scored on its first possession to take a 8-0 lead, the Vikings responded and cut the deficit to 8-7.

But throughout the season the Green Hornets have displayed a penchant for going for the jugular. They used the rest of the game to pull away from the Vikings.

On the ensuing kickoff, Lubens...

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.

Dominic...

Cox wins league golf title

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team got its postseason started last week at Eastern Pennsylvania Golf Championships at Woodstone Golf Club.

The Hornets’ Michelle Cox won this year’s girls title while teammate Mitch Machulsky claimed second place in the boys tournament. Emmaus, which won its second straight EPC regular season title this year, finished a close second in the team standings at the league tournament.

Cox, a sophomore, shot 7-over par 79 for first place and her second straight...