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EHS volleyball beats Freedom

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team has been clicking on all cylinders so far through the 2018 season. The Hornets continued their win streak last Thursday night by defeating Freedom in straight sets by scores of 25-12, 25-22 and 25-18 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action at Freedom High School.

Emmaus (7-1 overall, 6-0 EPC) has now won six conference games in a row, including three in straight sets. It is 4-0 in Skyline Division games, with the Patriots (4-3, 4-2) playing in the...

Emmaus faces Liberty Friday at BASD Stadium

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team hasn’t lost a game through the first five weeks of the season and looks to keep it that way when it travels to Bethlehem Area School District Stadium this Friday to take on the Liberty Hurricanes (2-3).

The Hurricanes are coming off a loss to Parkland in which they were tied at halftime before the Trojans pulled away in the second half for a 19-3 win.

Liberty managed just 83 yards of total offense against Parkland.

But Emmaus coach Harold...

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for...

Girls tennis looks to have big week

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Girls Tennis team is 3-4 after seven contests this season, but that doesn’t surprise, or concern, head coach Brian Bleam.

“We were looking to improve on last year’s 6-9 record and that continues to be our goal,” Bleam said. “We are looking to improve as the season goes along.”

One of Bleam’s preseason goals was to have “the most agile team” in the conference. He has worked diligently to develop his players’ quickness through various footwork drills and on developing...

EHS knocks off Parkland

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus vs. Parkland matchups are important in every sport. The student-athletes know each other and want to beat one another.

In volleyball, the Trojans have been a dominant force over the last decade-plus, winning the last four District 11 championships. They have also gotten the better of the Hornets in a majority of those years.

But last Thursday night at Emmaus High School, Emmaus broke through and defeated Parkland, coming from behind in dramatic fashion.

Down two...

Emmaus football faces winless Bears

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

There hasn’t been much pleasant in Pleasant Valley’s 2018 football season.

The Bears’ 63-0 loss to Northampton last Friday night is an example of what they’ve endured already during the 2018 season. But before your write off the Bears for the season keep in mind they have some young talent and are capable of improving as the season progresses.

First-year head coach Matt Kosciolek acknowledges his team is taking their lumps, but adds the team is making progress. He vows the...

Hornets top Zephs

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets play football like commandos jumping through skylights with machine guns blazing.

The third game of the season saw Emmaus dismantle Whitehall 56-21 to go 3-0 behind an explosive offensive and nasty defense. The Hornets have excelled in nearly every facet of the game.

Last Friday night running back Lubens Myers was a one-man wrecking crew for Emmaus, gaining 165 yards on 27 carries and hitting paydirt twice. Quarterback Ethan Parvel was 8-for-11 for 98...

Boys fall on late goal

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams know each other well. They sometimes square off as many as four times in a year, like last year.

The Trojans went 4-0 against the Green Hornets last season on their way to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 championships, breaking Emmaus’ streak of two straight district titles.

But despite all of those setbacks last season, this year’s Green Hornets team has a lot of talent and experience returning, while the Trojans lost...

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.

Parkland-Freedom

Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came...

EHS can’t look past 0-2 Zephs

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

Last Friday night’s thrilling 43-42 last-second triumph over Nazareth left Emmaus football players buzzing.

But coach Harold Fairclough knows the season’s third game, which comes this Friday against Whitehall (0-2), is not going to be easy.

“This is the type of game you can get punched in the mouth,” the Hornet head coach said.

Guarding against complacency is Fairclough’s goal this week. In fact, it was the first thing he told his squad when it assembled for practice...