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EHS takes top 5 in EPC

Monday, December 30, 2019 by KATIE McDONALD in Sports

The Emmaus High School cheerleaders were confident they had done well before learning of their top-five finish at the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Competition earlier this month at Easton Area Middle School.

“My stunt group did the best that we’ve ever done, ever. My jaw dropped when we went up,” said Emmaus cheerleader Mikayla Cannon. “It was so great, and I was having a good feeling about the other groups too.”

Fifteen squads competed, and Emmaus was second to perform....

Hornet wrestlers take down Parkland

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus wrestling team found itself trailing Parkland early on last week as the Trojans were victorious in three of the first four, but that changed rather quickly and in a big way over the final 10 matches.

The Green Hornets earned two consecutive pins to take the lead and won eight of the last 10 bouts to defeat the Trojans 48-19 last Wednesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action at Parkland High School.

The win was the second straight for Emmaus, which took...

Rautzahn siblings helping lead team

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Swimming is one of those sports where individual and team battles take place at the same time. Swimmers are often focused on improving their times with an eye toward winning individual championships, while at the same time, helping the team to win both in relays and in team points that are accumulated based on those individual times.

Siblings Peyton and Luke Rautzhan are both in that phase now of helping the team in relays, but also looking to advance individually and hope to compete...

Zeph’s big second half tops Emmaus

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team was outscored 39-26 in the second half in falling to Whitehall 64-52 last Tuesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division action at Emmaus High School.

“We had too many unforced turnovers and did not execute well enough on offense or defense,” said Hornet head coach Steve Yoder. “As a result, Whitehall was able to pull away. It was a combination of Whitehall executing very well, and us not matching that execution.”

The Green...

EHS Wrestlers win tourney

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program has performed well early, earning a 6-1 overall record and a 1-1 East Penn Conference mark in its first seven matches.

In the Hornets’ Dec. 13 EPC win over Pocono Mountain East, coach Thad Smith’s club received good efforts from Marco Albanese at 106, who claimed a 2-0 decision over Mikey Hollar. Geovanni Lainez took care of PME’s Josh Marrero in a fall at 5:45. At 152, Jack Brion flexed his muscles over Khalif Ransom in a fall at 3:21, while...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls basketball team opened the season against two tough nonconference opponents and hoped it would prepare them for the tough EPC schedule. They were prepared and played well, but have found the early part of a difficult schedule to be rough sledding. To open the season, Emmaus had to play Parkland (5-0 overall, 3-0 EPC), Northampton (4-1, 2-1) and Nazareth (5-0, 3-0) last week and there’s not much that can prepare you fully for that type of schedule.

Parkland has faced a...

Swim teams start season with wins

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls swimming and diving teams are both off to strong starts to the season. Both have perfect 2-0 records with wins over Whitehall and Liberty and they also won the Cedar Crest Invitational this past weekend at Parkland High School. In beating Liberty, several Emmaus swimmers also set personal bests and pool records, as did some swimmers and a diver in the Invitational meet.

Emmaus traveled to Liberty last week and rewrote the record book for pool records at...

Boys find positives in loss at Parkland

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The 2019-20 edition of the Emmaus boys basketball team has a lot of youth and inexperience. from 12th-year head coach Steve Yoder’s perspective.

After losing a majority of its top scorers last season, including all five starters, the Green Hornets feature plenty of fresh, new faces this year under 12th-year head coach Steve Yoder.

The young Emmaus team showed plenty of positive signs in its Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opening game, leading for nearly half of the contest...

EHS boys start season 1-1

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team dropped its first two games of the season over the weekend.

The Hornets lost a nonleague game against Southern Lehigh Friday night, 46-41. They fell to Abington Heights on Saturday, 51-33.

On Friday, Chris Andrews led the Spartans with a game-high 23 points. Darryl Coleman chipped in with 10 points.

Emmaus’ Jayden Walsh (12 points) and Ryan Todd (11 points) led the way against Southern Lehigh. The Hornets held a 22-20 hafltime lead but...

Girls must replace grads

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team is coming off one of its better seasons in years.

Last season, the Hornets beat Parkland to complete an 11-0 season and win the East Penn Conference championship. Then they took team gold in districts and went to Bucknell University and put on a good showing in states. Unfortunately, that team was senior-laden and lost a lot of talent, leaving some holes for this year’s squad to patch up.

“When you look at the number of points that we...