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Cox wins league golf title

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus golf team got its postseason started last week at Eastern Pennsylvania Golf Championships at Woodstone Golf Club.

The Hornets’ Michelle Cox won this year’s girls title while teammate Mitch Machulsky claimed second place in the boys tournament. Emmaus, which won its second straight EPC regular season title this year, finished a close second in the team standings at the league tournament.

Cox, a sophomore, shot 7-over par 79 for first place and her second straight...

Emmaus girls tennis caps regular season

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The 2018 Emmaus girls tennis team served and volleyed with modest improvement during the recently completed 2018 regular season and the Hornets’ coach, Brian Bleam, thinks his team’s best days could be ahead.

“I think we did pretty good,” said the first-year coach in assessing his team’s 7-8 record, an improvement from last year’s 6-9 mark. “I was hoping for a .500 season and we were very close to that. This past season was a bit of a learning process.”

Emmaus nearly pulled off...

Emmaus shuts out Bears

Friday, September 28, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team recorded a win Friday as it swarmed the Pleasant Valley Bears during a lopsided Sept. 14 contest, scoring 42 points in the first quarter en route to a convincing 56-0 win and a 4-0 record.

Hornet head coach Harold Fairclough told anyone who would listen that good teams do not play down to their competition. Clearly his troops got the message, eradicating any hopes the struggling Bears (0-4) may have had of pulling a massive upset or even making the game...

Girls top Red Rovers

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a big win over Parkland, the Emmaus girls soccer team had a bit of a letdown with a 4-0 loss to Nazareth and a 2-0 loss to Whitehall. Sandwiched between the two losses was a 2-1 win over Wilson West Lawn. The Hornets quickly got things back on track and downed Easton 2-1 last week.

The Red Rovers came out firing against Emmaus with three shots on goal in the first five minutes of the game. Goalie Alexa Ryan was impenetrable and turned aside all three shots.

“They were...

EHS field hockey improves to 6-0

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s hard to find a flaw with the Emmaus field hockey team. But if there’s one thing through the Hornets’ first six games that could be a cause for concern, it’s the fact that they haven’t been tested yet in 2018.

Emmaus (6-0) cruised to a dominant win over Hazleton on Saturday afternoon. Riley Baughman and Annika Herbine each scored four goals in the Hornets’ 12-0 shutout at Memorial Field.

“Regardless of their age group and being young, [Hazleton] has hockey ability and they...

Former EHS players remain close

Friday, September 28, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The ultimate measure of a high school coach isn’t always wins and losses. At the scholastic level, a coach’s legacy can be judged more by the impact he has on his players in the long term.

Former Emmaus High School head coach Al Neff left a lasting impact. He began his career at EHS in 1953 as offensive coordinator under Luke Lobb.

He eventually took over the head coaching reigns and guided the Hornets to their first league title, which came in 1962 when quarterback Evan Burian...

Boys soccer builds five-game streak

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It wasn’t the prettiest game of soccer, but Emmaus was still able to pick up a 2-0 win over Whitehall. The game was marred not only by the rain, but five yellow cards were handed out and there were two ejections from the game.

Emmaus had the upper hand through most of the first half and kept constant pressure on Zephyrs’ goalie Justin Mattison, who turned aside some big shots. Thomas Hanvey played a ball into the box perfectly for teammate Jake Groh, who beat Mattison for the first...

EHS girls tennis team drops matches to BM, Nazareth

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by The Press in Sports

With the 2018 high school girls tennis season winding down, Emmaus is even at 7-7 overall and 6-5in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches.

The Hornets recently dropped matches to Blue Mountain and Nazareth, two teams that are among the top of the three in their respective District 11 Classifications.

Nazareth beat the Hornets 5-2 on Sept. 20. Emmaus’ Alyssa Mugavero and Julia Marcks teamed up for a win at No. 1 doubles, while Abirami Chinnakaruppan and Payton McGlory earned...

Hornet football team edges Easton, 30-28

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

For all its formations, strategy and planning, football games are won or lost by executing fundamentals. Sometimes it comes down to winning individual match ups and making fewer mistakes than the other guy.

That’s what the Emmaus offensive line did on their final drive of the game last Friday against Easton, running the clock out with superb blocking on a 13-play, 58-yard drive that consumed 6:42 to run out the clock to preserve a 30-28 win Easton at East Penn School District Stadium...

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...