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Zerfass, Cox advance

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Matt Zerfass went into the PIAA East Regional Golf Championships with narrow goals and expectations. He just wanted to play his best and let the chips fall where they may.

He did exactly that. The Emmaus sophomore posted his fourth straight postseason round in the 70s, shooting 71 Monday at Golden Oaks Golf Course to finish tied for fifth at the regional and earn a trip to the state championships next week.

“I had no expectations for myself, just come out and play the best I...

Girls tennis competes in D-11 team tourney

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

A year of growth for the Emmaus girls tennis team ended with a 4-1 loss to the Parkland Trojans in the District 11 Class 3A championship team semifinal Oct. 10.

“Playing Parkland, the number one-seeded team, was a good test to see what we need to do to get to that level,” said Emmaus head coach Robert Dragotta. “We lost 4-1, but again we played well.”

Entering the 2019 campaign, perhaps the biggest hurdle the squad had to overcome was its inexperience. Just how quickly the team...

Woodward goal helps girls soccer beat K-Kids

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

One might think that having a first-round opponent in the playoffs who you’ve beaten twice during the regular season would make for an easy win. That’s not always the case.

Emmaus (14-3-1) had to face Northampton (12-6-1) to open the EPC quarterfinals on Saturday. The Konkrete Kids had served notice that they were looking for some revenge against Skyline Division opponents now that the playoffs had arrived.

The two teams battled, but in the end, it was Emmaus that advanced with...

EHS Field hockey stays unbeaten

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus wrapped up the regular season with an impressive 6-0 dismantling of previously unbeaten Parkland (15-1-1).

The Trojans had won their season opener before playing to a 2-2 tie against Pocono Mountain East in their next game. Since that point, they had won 13 straight coming into the game against Emmaus.

Rachel Herbine scored three second-half goals in the win over Parkland, which came into the game with more confidence than at any time they’ve played Emmaus in recent...

EPC playoffs matchups set

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC announced playoff matchups for soccer and field hockey on Thursday.

In boys soccer, Liberty gets the top seed and a home game against Eastburg South, the 8 seed, on Saturday at 12 p.m.. The winner gets Easton (4) or Stroudsburg (5), who play Saturday in Easton at 10 a.m.

On the bottom of the bracket, Emmaus gets the two seed and hosts seventh-seeded Freedom, last year’s District 11 champs. That game is 2:15 p.m. Saturday with the winner playing the Parkland (3)-...

Hornet head coach gets 250th win

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the rain poured down Monday night, Emmaus and Central Catholic battled through a scoreless first half of soccer. The two teams continued to battle through the second half, but Emmaus was able to put two shots through the rain and into the back of the net to gain a 2-0 win over the Vikings in the season finale for the Hornets.

Patrick Walsh was the first to score for Emmaus as he took a corner kick from Hudson Peck and deposited it into the net to give Emmaus a 1-0 lead. Looking for...

Emmaus golfers win D-11 title

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus golfers took home another team title Monday at The Steel Club in Hellertown, while junior Michelle Cox picked up her first District 11 gold medal with a 1-over par round 73 and sophomore Matt Zerfass finished second in the boys tournament.

Cox, a three-time East Penn Conference champ, earned the district title after finishing second in the tournament last year and third as a freshman.

“With the exception of the first few holes I think I played great,” she said. “...

EHS girls volleyball avenges loss to PHS

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams have been in a lot of competitive matches throughout the years, and the rivals have always shared high and low times against each other.

The Trojans beat Emmaus earlier in the season, 3-1 at Parkland. The Green Hornets returned the favor on their home court, taking care of the rematch 3-1 by scores of 25-21, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22 last Thursday night at Emmaus High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division action.


Hornets stumble in 35-17 setback to ACC

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

They weren’t the purple people eaters, but the Allentown Central Catholic Vikings ate up the Emmaus Green Hornets last Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium in a 35-17 victory.

Coming off a 30-point drubbing at the hands of Easton and playing on four days rest, the Vikes broke on top and never trailed in securing the win. The loss dropped Emmaus to 4-3, while ACC improved to 4-3.

“We just did not play our best football,” said Emmaus head coach Harold Fairclough. “I’...

Girls cross country improves to 9-0

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Over a seven-day period, the Emmaus girls and boys cross country teams proved too much to handle for six separate schools.

Hornet head coach Kelly Bracetty hoped this year would be a good one for her girls and boys squads. So far, it’s been good and then some.

On Sept. 17 the girls and boys outdistanced three schools - Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East and Pocono Mountain West - at the Lehigh Parkway meet.

The girls won 18-43, 19-42 and 15-50 over PV, PME and PMW,...