East Penn Press

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LV goes 1-1 in Carpenter Cup

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team went 1-1 in this year’s tournament.

The team won it’s opening game 10-7 over the Suburban One League National and Bicentennial Division All-Stars.

The LV franchise was ousted in the second round of the single-elimination tournament 26-9 by Delaware North’s team.

The event, a showcase for high school players sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, is held annually at FDR Park in Philadelphia with the semifinals and finals played at the...

Volleyball reaches state quarterfinal

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Against Council Rock North, the Emmaus boys volleyball team had a major test of character and responded accordingly.

The Hornets, who have breezed through opponents in three games for much of the season, battled through the final two games after a potentially momentum-changing swing and rallied for a 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21) victory over the Indians in a PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal match at Exeter High School.

Council Rock North (20-1), the District One champs who were...

Softball team completes up-and-down season

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus softball came into the season with extremely high expectations. After a 20-5 campaign in 2017 and five seniors on their roster, it was assumed that the Lady Hornets would simply breeze through the season.

Nothing is ever easy in the East Penn Conference and after starting 4-0 with three of the wins coming against non-conference opponents, reality started to set in. Emmaus went on to lose three straight and then take a bit of a roller coaster ride through much of the schedule...

EHS baseball season ends in district quarterfinal

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball team saw its baseball season come to an end with a 7-3 loss to Pocono Mountain East in the District 11 quarterfinals.

Emmaus finishes the season with a mark of 16-6 after finishing their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference schedule at 12-4. The 2018 season almost mirrored the results of the previous year when it went 16-7, 12-4 and lost to Parkland in the EPC semifinals and to Liberty in the district semifinals.

This season, as the three-seed in...

EHS wins D11 volleyball title

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus senior core has been playing together for years. Seniors James Haag and Cam Parsons have been playing together even longer, back to when they were maybe 10 or 11 years old.

The chemistry between those two was quite clear in Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A boys volleyball championship game. And it was only fitting the two would connect for the match-ending point.

Parsons set up Haag for the final point in the 3-0 victory over Whitehall last week at Allen High School....

Hornet baseball, softball eliminated from districts

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball and softball teams saw their season come to an end last week in the District 11 Class 6A playoffs.

The Hornet baseball team, which was the No. 3 seed in districts, lost 7-3 to Pocono Mountain East in the quarterfinal round last Thursday at Church Lane Park.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings and added a run in the top of the fifth inning before Emmaus put up a pair of runs in the fifth.

Pocono Mountain East had just...

EHS girls compete in state track meet

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After four years as one of Emmaus’ top distance runners, senior Abby Dalton had the pleasure of finishing her high school career on the biggest stage this state has to offer for high school track and field competitors.

Dalton, along with a foursome of teammates, competed in the PIAA Track and Field Championships last weekend at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Dalton ran the 3200-meter run in 11:21.62 on a hot and humid day in central Pennsylvania to take 13th...

Emmaus boys lacrosse falls in district final

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In the third meeting between the Emmaus and Parkland boys lacrosse teams this season, the Green Hornets had a tough time scoring goals.

Recording just one goal in the first half, Emmaus dug itself into a hole that it could not get out of, falling to the Trojans 13-5 in the District 11 3A championship game last Thursday night at Lehigh University’s Ulrich Sports Complex. It was a rematch of last year’s district title game, also won by Parkland.

“They came out with a good game...

Emmaus wins EPC volleyball

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team decided to continue with its trend for the 2018 season.

In somewhat nondramatic fashion, the Green Hornets have won all but one of their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches this season by 3-0 sweeps. That only time they didn’t sweep an opponent was last week against Parkland in the EPC semifinals, where the Hornets were taken to the brink, winning in five games.

They must not have liked how that felt, because last Wednesday night the Hornets...

EHS girls fall in semi

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus girls lacrosse second-year head coach Roxann Betz knew that her team had to avoid a slow start in its game with Parkland. The two teams know each other well and meet at least twice a year, sometimes three or four times.

Coming from behind is difficult against any team, let alone the defending District 11 3A champions.

Unfortunately for the Green Hornets, they faced an 8-2 deficit late in the first half and were unable to come all the way back, falling to Parkland 14-8...