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Boys fall in title game

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Coaches of both Parkland and Emmaus don’t like the fact that their teams wind up playing each other a minimum of three times, and often four times in a season. The teams meet twice in the regular season and then usually play against each other in the conference playoffs and in districts.

Their third meeting of the season went much like the two regular season games, with Parkland coming out with a 2-1 win to take the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship. The Trojans were helped...

Hornets hold off Easton

Saturday, October 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.


The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.

Emmaus quarterback Blake Reed (10-for-16 for 145 yards) threw a pair of first-quarter...

Castro blows by Hurricanes

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus senior quarterback Blake Reed and junior wide receiver Deonte Castro both had career-best performances in leading the Emmaus football team to a 28-13 victory over Liberty at East Penn School District Stadium on homecoming night last Friday.

Reed completed 11 of 20 passes for a career-high 195 yards, including three touchdowns. Castro caught five passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, both career highs. Castro’s second touchdown gave the Green Hornets (5-3 overall, 3-3 Eastern...

Hornets end perfect regular season

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Teams always want to take a shot at the target on the back of the Emmaus field hockey team. This season, no team has come closer to the bullseye than Parkland, which battled Emmaus to overtime in their first regular season meeting and then stayed tough before bowing 3-0 in the final game of the season at Parkland High School.

Trojan goalie Brie Barraco turned away 26 shots in the latest battle between the two teams and Kelsey Higgins added a defensive save for Parkland.


Girls get revenge on PME

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When Emmaus and Pocono Mountain East met during the regular season, Hornet head coach Sarah Oswald didn’t leave the field in a good mood.

It may have been the low point of the season for her team performance-wise as it lost to the Cardinals 4-1 at Memorial Stadium, putting Emmaus in a bit of a bind as far as the standings were concerned.

To make matters worse, Emmaus lost its regular season finale to Central Catholic, meaning that the Cardinals leap-frogged the Hornets in the...

Football hosts Red Rovers Friday night

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus football team could not have asked for a better way to end its 2017 regular season home part of the schedule.

Looking for their fourth win in the five home games this year, the Hornets (5-3 overall, 3-3 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division) host a tough matchup against Easton (6-2, 4-2) Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium.

Both Easton and Emmaus, who sit at third and fifth, respectively, in the EPC South standings, are coming into the game off...

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...

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...