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EHS baseball earns D-11 silver

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus baseball team was probably one of the better teams to ever be seeded eighth in District 11 Class 6A tournament. A funk of six straight losses during the season dropped the Hornets’ seeding, but the losses were more of a mirage than anything. The lower ranking may have made their postseason run a little sweeter by giving them the chance to knock off higher seeded opponents along the way to reaching the district finals against number-two seed Liberty.

Emmaus (13-12) put up a...

Despite loss, Hornets reach ‘gold standard’

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Momentum is something that every team wants to have.

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team was outscored 5-1 in the second half of its first-round state playoff game and fell 7-3 to District 12’s St. Joe’s Prep last Friday evening in the PIAA Class 3A tournament at Northampton High School’s Al Erdosy Stadium.

The loss defeat came after Emmaus took down two-time defending District 11 champion Parkland to win the program’s first district title since 2015.

“To put the whole season...

Trojans get revenge in District softball final

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus was one of just two EPC teams to beat Parkland this season and Parkland players readily admitted they wanted another shot at the Hornets.

The Trojans got their chance when the two rivals met in the District 11 semifinal game last week at Patriots Park in Allentown. The result was a 10-0 Parkland win that eliminated Emmaus from districts, ending their season.

In each of the first two innings, Emmaus had opportunities, putting a runner in scoring position each inning. In...

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:

BASEBALL

CLASS 6A

Finals, Thursday, May 30

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Emmaus athletes compete in state T&F championships

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus track and field teams sent three individuals and three relays teams to the PIAA Class 3A Track and Field Championships, which were held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Several seniors capped stellar high school careers at the meet, while a few juniors and sophomores got their first taste of state championship competition and will look to have another next spring.

Leading the way for Emmaus was senior Keyon Carroll-Herring, who...

EHS stuns Trojans in title game

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team has not only been a thorn in the side of Emmaus over the last couple of years, but it has also given the same feeling to every other District 11 boys program.

The Trojans had won the last two district championships, and grabbed a couple of Eastern Pennsylvania Conference titles along the way. They entered this year’s district title game undefeated at 20-0.

But this was a different year, and the Green Hornets wanted to turn the tide. The Hornets...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Kellan Tulio came into the season as the ace of the Emmaus pitching staff. Each of his starts had scouts from major league teams in attendance to get an idea of whether they would consider drafting him in the MLB Draft, which takes place next week.

An oblique injury interrupted Tulio’s season, but Emmaus had another pitcher, Braden Waller, emerge to take over as the staff ace after opening the season as the team’s closer.

While the Hornets struggled at times during the season,...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a team that lost its last six regular season games and hung on to get a spot in the EPC playoffs and districts, Emmaus is doing some damage to other team’s chances in the postseason. First came an upset of Parkland in the EPC playoffs, then chipping apart Northampton’s Konkrete Kids in the first round of districts. On Sunday, Emmaus beat Easton for a trip to the District 11 Class 6A finals and a spot in the PIAA playoffs. Not bad for a team seeded eighth in the district.

“We’re...

Tennis team exceeded expectations in 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus boys tennis program had a new boss and a new attitude during 2019.

Brian Bleam, in his first season as the team’s head coach, imported a philosophy that focused on consistent improvement. Whether it was conditioning, footwork, fundamentals, strategy, developing new volleys, the Green Hornets knew each practice and each match was an opportunity to become a better tennis players.

The direction paid dividends. The boys realized an outstanding 14-3 record overall and a...

EHS boys volleyball battled adversity late in 2019 season

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team dealt with some unexpected adversity all season. Unlike the past few seasons, this year’s team had a young and inexperienced roster and then injuries and roster turnover made it more difficult to win matches in a balanced Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11.

After falling to EPC champion Whitehall in the semifinals of the league tournament, the Green Hornets, the defending district champs, fell to Freedom in straight sets 25-12, 25-23 and 25...