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Boys lax faces Trojans a fourth time

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team had to be happy to look across the field and see another team besides rival Parkland.

The last two games that the Green Hornets played were against the Trojans, and both were losses, 12-9 in the regular season finale and 13-9 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals.

After two straight defeats, Emmaus was looking for some momentum and wanted to keep its 2017 campaign going when it hosted Pleasant Valley in the first round of the District 2...

Relay team earns trip to Ship

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus girls 3200-meter relay team has been preparing all season for this time of year.

The foursome’s goal was to run its best at exactly this time of the season, and through two postseason races it has accomplished that mission.

The foursome of Abby Dalton, Katrina Durrwachter, Sophie Pickering and Abby Heilenman ran its best time of the season for the second straight week to take the silver medal in last week’s District 11 Class 3A Championships, posting a 9:28.82 and...

Eyer earns 250th win

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For 18 seasons now, John Eyer has led the Emmaus High School softball program through a lot of successful seasons. In 2000, Eyer took the team to its only state championship and he’s guided it through ups and downs in every season since.

The ups have well outweighed the downs, to the point where Eyer recently celebrated his 250th win as the Emmaus coach.

The team is experiencing a resurgence this season as it plays in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs, looking for...

Gery’s walk-off hit beats Pates

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus pitcher Matt Lanzone had to suffer through a strange and controversial first inning that resulted in three runs for Freedom, but he settled in well and kept his team in position for seventh-inning heroics and a 4-3 win over the Patriots in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinals at Emmaus Community Park Monday night.

Liberty scored three times against Lanzone in the first inning. Uncharacteristically, Lanzone walked leadoff hitter Jonah Mateo on four pitches to open...

Volleyball heads to title match

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team took its undefeated record into this week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference volleyball tournament and earned a trip to the league championship match.

The Hornets came in as the No. 1 seed and beat Nazareth 3-0 in Monday’s first round. They were slated to take on Whitehall in the league title game Wednesday. See next week’s Press for coverage of that game.

Emmaus (17-0) will be the top seed in the District 11 Class 3A tournament, which begins...

Hornet 3200 relay comes up golden

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Katrina Durrwachter has been to league track and field championships for all four of high school. And the Emmaus senior had success in all of those meets.

But heading into her final league meet last week there was one small void. She hadn’t come away with a gold medal in any of her three previous trips to leagues.

That changed last week as Durrwachter and teammates Sophie Pickering, Abby Heilenman and Abby Dalton won the 3200-meter relay at the Eastern Pennsylvania Track and...

Emmaus softball reaches EPC final

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Maybe it’s Tina The Turtle, or maybe it’s something else. Tina, a stuffed turtle who can generally be found watching Emmaus softball games from atop the water dispenser, has become a good luck charm for Emmaus softball. As proud as Tina may be of her role, the players are using more than luck to produce wins, as they’ve advanced to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title game with wins over Stroudsburg and Liberty.

Against Stroudsburg last Friday, Hannah Palinkas threw a no-hitter...

Girls lacrosse falls in EPC semifinal

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus girls lacrosse head coach Roxann Betz understood how big of a challenge it would be to take down No. 2 seeded Easton last Thursday in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals.

Not only did the Hornets suffer one of their two league losses to the Red Rovers last month, Emmaus was playing without two of its top players this time around.

The Hornets hung around with Easton for a half, but the Red Rovers’ firepower turned out to be too much. Holding a 10-6 lead at...


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships were held Tuesday-Wednesday, May 9-10 at East Stroudsburg South High School

The following results include the top four finishers in each event as well as all Emmaus competitors that finished events.




Tuesday, May 9


3200 – 1. Seth Slavin (PV) 9:38.02, 2. Ryan Murphy (PV) 9:43.52, 3. Gabe Sullivan (PV) 9:47.03, 4....

EPC softball playoffs set

Friday, May 12, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference softball playoffs will look to beat the rain and get under way Friday afternoon.

By virtue of a perfect mark, the Parkland Trojans are this year’s number-one seed. They will face off against Northampton, which sneaks in as the number-eight seed. The two, of course, are very familiar Skyline Division opponents.

Liberty will take the second seed after finishing 14-2 in the EPC. They will take on seven-seed Whitehall, which is coming off a 9-8 shootout...