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Hornets fall just short in title match

Friday, November 8, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In the rubber match against the Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams, neither team gave in, and several sets were decided by just a few points. One set even went well past the 25-point victory.

The third-seeded Green Hornets (18-7 overall) played energized and were ready for the bright lights, but their fight came up just short, and the fifth-seeded Trojans (17-5) once again stepped up when it mattered most in winning the District 11 4A title 3-1 by scores of 35-33, 25-17, 17-25...

Boys soccer beats Pates

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The last time that Emmaus (19-3) and Freedom (11-10) boys soccer teams met, Emmaus beat the Patriots 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the EPC playoffs.

Freedom downed East Stroudsburg South in the first round of districts to force the rematch with Emmaus in the quarterfinals.

While Freedom played a much stronger game than in the last meeting, the Patriots were still outplayed by Emmaus, who picked up a 2-0 win to advance to the District 11 semifinals.

With 22:27 left in the...

Cox earns medal at state championships

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus golfer Michelle Cox earned a state medal last week. The junior shot 5-over par for 36 holes at the two-day PIAA state championship tournament to finish fourth in the Class 3A girls field.

Cox, an three-time East Penn Conference champ and the 2019 District 11 girls champ, shot 75 in the first round and 74 the second day of competition at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York. She played in the No. 1 spot for Emmaus this season and finished the year with three postseason medal....

Boys harriers place fourth at districts

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus boys cross country team presented its fans with a strong closing performance to the 2019 season, finishing fourth in the District 11 Class 3A Cross Country Championships held Oct. 23 at DeSales University.

Keshav Shankar, who qualified for state competition, paced the Green Hornets and finished 16th overall in 17:23.

“We came out here with the mentality that we want to win,” Shankar said after the race. “I think we put a hard effort out there. We got a little caught...

Hornets fall to PHS in season finale

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY AND STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

On a night in which its offense was nearly extinct, the Emmaus football team was defeated last Friday night by the Parkland Trojans 24-3 (8-2) in each school’s regular season finale at Parkland School District Stadium.

Too many mistakes and too much Parkland defense made this installment of the “Battle for Cedar Crest” a miserable one for Emmaus. The Green Hornets (5-5) were held to their lowest scoring output of the season. In 53 plays, Emmaus managed just 128 yards and eight first...

EHS girls claim gold

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

For the first time in a decade, the Emmaus girls cross country team earned a District 11 Class 3A title with a superb performance Oct. 23 at DeSales University.

Their 50-point performance easily outdistanced a quality Liberty squad, which earned second place with 72 points. What made the victory more impressive was the team did it without its No. 5 and 6 runners, out due to injuries and illness.

Keerstin Augsustin led the way for the Green Hornets and finished second overall...

Sparing hens could boost turkey population

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The fall turkey hunting season gets underway this Saturday (Nov. 2) in some parts of the state, some of which have split seasons (consult the Hunting/Trapping Digest for dates). The exceptions are in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 5C and 5D and that’s due to low turkey population numbers.

In some areas, the dates were adjusted because of low numbers due to several cold, wet springs that limited turkey reproduction.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, shorter fall...

Gibbons, Kubinsky bring home D11 hardware

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury girls tennis head coach Rob Benson knew the likelihood of juniors Bryn Kubinsky and Paige Gibbons teaming up for a third straight year in the District 11 Class 2A doubles tournament was high. That’s why the Lady Falcons’ top two singles players practiced together at doubles throughout the regular season often.

That extra time on the court certainly paid off. Kubinsky and Gibbons won three matches in the Class 2A tournament and picked up a top-four finish at Parkland High...

EHS tops PV in quarterfinal

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In her first season as head coach, Brianne Giangiobbe has the Emmaus girls volleyball team in the postseason competing for championships.

Following a setback in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals, the Green Hornets (16-5) were victorious in their first district game. Emmaus earned the No. 3 seed for districts and took down sixth-seeded Pleasant Valley (11-7) in straight sets 3-0 by scores of 25-9, 25-20 and 25-9 last Thursday night at Emmaus High School in the District 11...

Girls tennis improved through 2019 season

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The 2019 Emmaus girls tennis season featured progress and improvement. After an 8-10 regular season record in 2018, the Green Hornets went 13-5 this year and played competitively in the postseason.

“I feel that we really improved over the course of the season, which is all you can ask a team to do,” said first-year head coach Robert Dragotta. “I am pleased with how much better a tennis team we are today compared to the beginning of the season.”

A talented and hard-working...