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Zephyrs hand EHS first league setback

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team recently experienced something it had not in over a year: a loss in league play.

The Hornets (8-1) won their first seven Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches to begin the year, continuing a streak that spanned all of their league matches in 2018. But last Thursday night at Whitehall, Emmaus suffered its first setback in two seasons, falling to the Zephyrs (9-0) in straight sets.

That must not have sat well for the current group of players, and...

Emmaus track earns split vs. Liberty

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus and Liberty split an East Penn Conference dual meet last week.

The Hornet girls improved to 3-1 with a 92-58 win over the Hurricanes, while the Emmaus boys team, which fell to 3-1, lost 97.5-52.5 to the unbeaten Hurricanes.

Laurel Widdoss (long jump, triple jump) captured first place in two events in the girls meet, while teammates Alanna Smith (100), Kayla Smith (200), Kera Reinhard (1600), Isabella Lees (3200), Julia Rakowsky (high jump) and Morgan Belisle (pole vault...

Emmaus falls to Trojans

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sometimes, the easiest way to describe a game like the one that Emmaus and Parkland played recently is to just look at the numbers: A combined 23 hits, nine errors, 20 walks, 18 strikeouts and three hours and 15 minutes to play.

It all resulted in a 17-11 loss for Emmaus on a cold, windy day at Church Lane Park.

“The message to the team was that we probably played the ugliest game we ever could play,” said Hornet head coach Jeremy Haas. “We played the worst game we could ever...

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 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....

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...