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Cox wins EPC title

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Michelle Cox might not have played her best golf in last Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference golf tournament, but the Emmaus freshman got her high school tournament golf career off to a great start with a first-place finish in the girls.

Cox shot 82 to finish nine strokes ahead of Stroudsburg’s Olivia Patrow last week at Woodstone Golf Club.

“I feel like I hit the ball fine,” said Cox, “but I didn’t putt well so there’s still that element of disappointment.”

Cox was...

Boys soccer falls to Parkland, 3-0

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the Emmaus boys soccer team’s second game of the season against rival Parkland, the two teams played much the same script as they did in the season opener. In both games, Parkland got an early goal to make things tough on Emmaus. In the latest game though, Emmaus couldn’t match Parkland’s effort and fell to the Trojans 3-0.

“I’m disappointed in our effort,” said Emmaus head coach John Cari. “We didn’t do much well, from simply clearing a ball to making a pass, to our runs, we...

Field hockey shuts out Kids

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When a team’s average margin of victory is nine goals and it wins by five, there’s sometimes a reason to be a little disappointed. Coach Sue Butz-Stavin thought her team could have played much better in a 5-0 win over Northampton (7-4 EPC, 9-4 Overall).

“We lacked intensity, too many careless turnovers,” said Butz-Stavin. “I don’t know if we weren’t focused. We did a terrible job trying to adjust to the field and the fact that it’s heavy and there’s a lot of fill, so you can’t do what...

Football Roundup: Trojans top Zephyrs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.

Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

Parkland-Whitehall

The Trojans overcame an early deficit to...

EHS golfers head into postseason

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team wrapped up the regular season last week with a win over Stroudsburg. The win gives the Hornets the regular season Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title with a 14-1 record in league play.

“We’re a pretty strong team,” said Hornet senior Connor Wambold, a three-year varsity player. “We lost some players last year but we have some freshmen that can play pretty well.”

The win over Stroudsburg came just two days after the Hornets suffered their only loss of the...

Hornets shut out K-Kids

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus’ defense had its ups and downs over the first three weeks of the 2017 high school football season.

But last Friday against Northampton the Hornets posted their first shut out of the season. And it’s not a coincident that the shut out came just two games after nose guard Joe Barno was cleared to get back with the team after a preseason concussion kept him out of hte first three weeks of the season.

Barno and the Hornets held the Konkrete Kids to negative-34 rushing yards...

Girls volleyball knocks off Trojans

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was a long time coming. For the entire Emmaus girls volleyball roster, it hadn’t happened during any of their high school careers.

When the Green Hornets took down rival Parkland in straight sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-16) last Wednesday night at Emmaus High School, it was the first victory for Emmaus over the Trojans since the 2013 season.

“Coming into any game against Parkland, everyone is always hyped up,” said junior setter Caroline Bond. “It’s a huge rivalry in every sport....

Tennis team his difficult part of schedule

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Even before the tennis season got underway, Emmaus coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos warned that the schedule was much tougher late in the season than it was early in the season.

When the team won its first five matches, he was still singing the same tune. When they were 6-1, he pointed out remaining matches against Freedom, Nazareth, Parkland and other teams who were all strong.

Turns out that the coach knew what he was talking about. After a disappointing 4-3 loss to Northampton...

Dalton takes first at Whitehall XC meet

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys and girls cross country teams had a solid showing last week in EPC competition.

The girls (5-1) won all three of its races last Wednesday against Pleasant Valley (15-50), Pocono Mountain East (15-48) and Pocono Mountain West (15-50). The boys (3-3) picked up convincing victories over Pocono Mountain East (17-45) and Pocono Mountain West (15-50), while coming up short against Pleasant Valley (27-30).

Abigail Dalton finished first in a time of 21:06 at Whitehall’s...

Girls soccer wins three straight

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just as quickly as the Emmaus girls soccer team lost a bit of its swagger, the Hornets got it right back. A disappointing loss to Pocono Mountain East was met with a challenge from head coach Sarah Oswald. She asked her team to win three conference games this past week to put it back in good standing in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The challenge was accepted and Emmaus picked up wins against Stroudsburg (3-6-0, 4-6-0), Northampton (5-3-1, 6-3-1) and Bethlehem Catholic (3-5-0,...