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EHS looks to extend shutout streak

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the second time this season, Emmaus boys soccer team has a five-game shutout streak going. Overall, heading into Tuesday’s Eastern Conference semifinals, the Hornets had recorded 13 shutouts, 12 wins and a tie. For head coach John Cari, that’s exactly how he wants his teams to win games.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I build a team defensively first,” said Cari. “I’m confident in what I have back there. I know they’re going to do their job. I know they’re going to stand tall and...

Cox reaches regional

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team competed in last week’s District 11 Class 3A Championship Tournament.

The Hornets finished fourth as a team led by freshman Michelle Cox, who shot 82 for third place in the girls tournament.

Four Emmaus boys golfers also competed in the individual district tournament. Junior Luke Lanzone and senior Connor Wambold were the team’s top finishers at the event as both shot 91 to tie for 25th place. Senior Jake Caversly shot 92 at districts and freshman Sean...

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...

Liberty has two-game win streak

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

This Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium a matchup of two Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division football teams come into the game after wins last weekend, and both teams could use another victory to improve their District 11 playoff standing.

Emmaus (4-3 overall, 2-3 EPC South) bounced back from a one-score loss to Freedom with a high-scoring 55-42 win last weekend at Nazareth. Liberty (3-4, 1-4) comes to Emmaus riding a two-game win streak with victories over...

Hornets outlast Blue Eagles

Friday, October 13, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Needing a win to stay above .500 this season, Emmaus went to Nazareth hoping for a quick start. The Hornets got what they were looking for.

Although the Blue Eagles made it close for most of the game, Emmaus left Andrew Leh Stadium with a 55-42 that keeps it in the top five in the District 11 Class 6A rankings with three games left in the season.

“Overall we did what we had to, we came out of here with a win, which is what we desperately needed,” said Emmaus head coach Harold...

Boys soccer prepares for league playoffs

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With playoffs set to open this weekend, the Emmaus boys soccer team appears to be heading toward the postseason with a head full of steam after wins over Northampton and Whitehall by a combined score of 9-0. The Hornets have games against Nazareth and Central Catholic to wrap up the regular season. After that the Hornets will await official word of who they’ll play in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs, which begin Saturday.

The impressive part of Emmaus’ 6-0 win over...

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Jahan Worth ran for 243 yards and scored three Parkland...

Trojans avenge volleyball loss with sweep

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams last took the court against each other two weeks ago, the Hornets accomplished a feat that was not only a long coming for them, but also every other team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11.

Emmaus swept the Trojans in straight sets two weeks ago, ending a 120-match win streak for Parkland dating back to 2009.

But beating a team twice in the same season, let alone in a two-week span is tough, and Parkland...

Hornets head to Nazareth

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Emmaus football team walked off the field last weekend at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium, the Hornets knew they let one slip away. They dropped another one-score game, and one that could have went in their favor if not for a couple of plays.

“We have to eliminate penalties and play with consistent energy and effort,” said head coach Harold Fairclough. “We had over 420 yards of total offense, but we consistently shot ourselves in the foot. We had a touchdown called...

Second-half goals push Parkland past Emmaus, 2-1

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus girls soccer head coach Sarah Oswald stressed the importance of playing a full 80 minutes of solid soccer before Monday’s game against rival Parkland. Unfortunately, a 10-minute stretch was the deciding factor against the Trojans.

Parkland broke a scoreless game in the second half with two goals in the first six minutes from Brooke Schutter. That turned out to be the deciding factor in keeping the Trojans (13-0 overall; 12-0 in EPC) unbeaten with their second win over the...