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Slow start hurts Hornets in 18-8 loss to Parkland

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Saturday’s girls’ lacrosse matchup was a tale of two halves for Emmaus. Unfortunately, the Hornets dug themselves into a hole they could not fully crawl out of.

Despite Emmaus scoring the first three goals of the second half, Parkland’s lead was too much to overcome. The Trojans (4-3 overall; 3-0 in EPC) scored the next four to regain control and cruise to an 18-8 victory at Parkland High School.

“This game is a game of possession, and we weren’t getting possession off the draw...

Hornet softball breaks two-game skid

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Hornets broke a two-game skid with a 7-5 win over Whitehall recently. Emmaus used a four-run third inning to take an early lead and then fought off a Zephyrs’ comeback bid after Whitehall scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Emmaus picked up a first inning run on an RBI single from Abby Bartels and then added four runs in the top of the third. A Whitehall error led to the first two runs of the inning ahead of Bartels’ two-run home run that put Emmaus up 5-0.


EHS boys lax starts 6-0

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was an early season battle of unbeaten teams that included both of the top two boys lacrosse squads in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 when Emmaus and Easton met on a rainy field last Friday afternoon at Easton High School.

The Green Hornets (6-0 overall, 5-0 EPC) took control of the game and gave themselves some breathing room in a three-goal second quarter where they held the Rovers (5-1, 4-1) scoreless and then outscored Easton 6-3 during the final two...

EHS girls lax goes 2-1 in early games

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus girls lacrosse team posted a 2-1 record in three nonleague games to start the season.

The Hornets beat Upper Perkiomen 14-5 on opening day, March 22. Grace Hall had four goals and a pair of assists in the win, while Taylor O’Brien added three goals and one assist. Teammates Olivia Chase, Tori Brinckman and Kaitlyn Csensits scored two goals each, while Julia Cote added the other Hornet goal.

Emmaus goal keeper Chloe Gerhard made seven saves in the win.


Emmaus volleyball sweeps Parkland

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Rome was not built in a day.

That is kind of the type of motto that the Emmaus boys volleyball team may have used to open its 2019 regular season. It took five sets to win the season-opening match against Liberty two weeks ago, after a 2018 campaign that saw the Green Hornets win every Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match via a 3-0 sweep.

But Emmaus has seemed to find itself, winning its next two matches in three sets, and did so again at rival Parkland Monday night, defeating...

EHS boys tennis starts season 7-1

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus boys tennis head coach Brian Bleam likes slogans and likes to issue challenges.

One of those slogans is “become the best version of yourself.” After eight matches this season you could say his team is doing just that, with a solid 7-1 record.

“We’ve definitely played well,” says Bleam. “But we have some tougher matches coming up where we will need to be at our best.”

The challenge is to step up their games as the upcoming scheduled includes dates against some...

Hornets edge Zephs

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a pair of 2-0 wins to open the season, the Emmaus offense has been starting to find a little bit of its groove. The Hornets downed Pottsville 5-1 in a non-conference game Saturday and found themselves in their freewheeling offensive game of the year in a 9-8 win over Whitehall Monday.

The game against the Zephyrs entered the seventh inning tied 8-8. Keegan Nytz led off the seventh by being hit by a pitch and one out later, Jude Negron singled to put runners on first and second....

Haas has high hopes for Hornets

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The high school baseball season was supposed to get underway last week, but as often happens with spring sports, the weather didn’t cooperate. For the Green Hornets, getting back onto the field is something they’ve been anticipating since they went 12-4 in the East Penn Conference and 16-6 overall last season, reaching the conference semifinals. The team has 12 seniors on the roster, giving it lots of experience for new head coach Jeremy Haas.

Haas takes over for Mike Mihalik, who...

Geiger caps strong season at RIT

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several former Emmaus High School athletes competed on college teams during the recently completed winter season.

Rochester Institute of Technology senior sprinter Curtis Geiger capped a stellar winter season earlier this month. At the AARTFC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Geiger placed third in the 200-meter dash in 22.43 seconds. He also helped the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams come in fifth place. A week earlier, he took first in the 200-meter dash (22.22 seconds), second in...

EHS boys volleyball wins opener

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

During the 2018 season, the Emmaus boys volleyball team rarely was tested. The talent and experience possessed by that group led to back-to-back Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 championships.

Entering the 2019 campaign, head coach Ken Dunkle and his team knew that they would have to work hard for every set, and that showed right off the bat in the season-opener. The Green Hornets were taken to the final game in a five-set match win at Liberty last Friday afternoon in...