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Girls soccer falls in quarterfinals

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a quirk of scheduling, the sixth-seeded Freedom girls soccer team essentially hosted the number-two seed Emmaus last week in the semifinals of the EPC playoffs when the two teams met at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

Fortunately for the Hornets, the location didn’t matter and Emmaus downed the Patriots 3-0 a couple weeks ago.

In the District 11 quarterfinals, Freedom had to travel to Emmaus’ home field and this time around it was Freedom that came out on top with a...

Field hockey holds off Parkland for title

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus field hockey captured its fifth straight East Penn Conference championship last week in a 3-1 win over Parkland at the Zephyr Sports Complex at Whitehall High School. Emmaus dominated much of the play, but Parkland goalkeeper Tess Garchinsky put on an impressive display to keep Emmaus from getting too far in front early on.

The Hornets collected eight penalty corners in the first 14 minutes of the game, but were able to score on just one of them, when Maddi Bruns took an assist...

Hornets win boys soccer crown

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A three-game skid brought on by a rash of injuries during the regular season dropped Emmaus out of a sure number-one seed in the East Penn Conference playoffs and into the two-seed. The positioning didn’t matter to the Hornets, who cut their way through the conference bracket for a showdown against number-one Liberty.

The result was a 1-0 Emmaus win on a goal by senior A.J. Febbraro that sealed this year’s league title.

The two teams hadn’t met during the regular season, adding...

Emmaus girls XC claims league championship

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus girls cross country program has been perfect all season. Why change now?

Placing five girls in the top 20 runners, the Green Hornets stormed to an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title Oct. 16 at DeSales University.

The girls claimed EPC gold with 57 points, easily outdistancing second-place Liberty with 79 points.

“The girls worked incredibly hard for this championship win, not only this season but in the offseason,” said Emmaus head coach Kelly Bracetty. “To...

Artis runs to fifth place at league meet

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Salisbury’s senior Shane Artis picked ran to the third straight top-10 Colonial League Championship finish in his stellar career last Thursday at the annual league meet at DeSales University.

The senior took fifth place for the second consecutive year, running the race in 17 minutes and 10.72 seconds.

“I knew coming in here going to be windy and it was going to be tough,” he said after the race. “I was going to have to run pretty smart. Everything had to be played out...

EHS falls to Parkland in final

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland girls soccer teams have met three times this season and the three games have been decided by just two goals.

Unfortunately for Emmaus, it came out on the short end two games while playing Parkland to a scoreless tie in the other contest.

The latest setback came in the championship game of the East Penn Conference playoffs, with the Trojans picking up a 2-1 win over the Hornets.

On a windy night at the Zephyr Sports Complex, Parkland took advantage...

Emmaus storms back to beat Beca

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

In high school football, there are a few laws of the jungle.

When a starting pitcher doesn’t have his best stuff, go to the bullpen.

Control the line of scrimmage, and you control the game.

It’s hard to score lying on your back.

The Emmaus Green Hornets (5-4, 3-4) recovered from a 13-0 deficit to upset Bethlehem Catholic (6-3, 4-3) 27-13 last Friday night at EPSD Stadium. They abided by all those laws to do it.

Seven days before, the Green Hornet defense...

EHS girls XC goes unbeaten

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus girls cross country team capped its second straight undefeated regular season by going 4-0 in last week’s meet.

Emmaus beat Dieruff, Allen, Whitehall and Parkland to finish 17-0 for the second year in a row.

The Hornets’ Hailey Reinhard took first place overall with a time of 19:54. Teammates Keerstin Augustin and Isabella Lees finished second and third, respectively, with both posting a time of 19:57. Kera Reinhard was fifth overall, while Madison Toretta was ninth...

Freedom’s air show grounds Emmaus

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Last year the Emmaus and Freedom football teams played a high school football classic with the outcome not determined until the last play of overtime.

Last Friday’s contest between the schools wasn’t dramatic, as the Patriots (7-1) dominated en route to 63-28 mercy-rule victory at Bethlehem area School District Stadium, which dropped the Green Hornets (4-4) to .500.

It didn’t start out like a rout. The Green Hornets scored on their first three possessions.

Leading the...

Boys soccer beats Pates

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus boys soccer team struggled through a rash of injuries that helped send it on a three-game losing skid late in the season.

The Hornets bounced back to win their final two regular season games and seemed to have found some of the earlier form that they had this season in a 6-0 quarterfinal round win over Freedom (10-9-0) in the East Penn Conference playoffs on Saturday.

The Hornets (16-3-0) opened the year with 13 straight wins before injuries sapped their strength. On...