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Hornets fall to Liberty in extras

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When the District 11 baseball semifinal game against Liberty went extra innings, fans had to figure that Emmaus had a bit of an advantage. After all, the Hornets were the team that battled Parkland to a 16-inning, 1-0 win during the regular season, so playing longer games was nothing new to them.

The Baseball Gods had other ideas on Monday as Liberty erased a two-run deficit with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Emmaus 4-3 and end the Hornets’ season.

In a game...

Emmaus wins district title

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was just another match. Just like every other match against an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponent this season. The Emmaus boys volleyball team had taken down every league foe that it faced in 2017 and added one more to the total last Thursday night at Allen High School. But this one carried a bit more importance.

The Hornets swept Whitehall by scores of 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 and won the District 11 Class 3A championship last Thursday for their first title since 2013. They are...

Parkland downs EHS in D-11 final

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emmaus couldn’t have asked for a better start when it opened up last week’s District 11 Class 3A boys lacrosse championship with a quick 3-0 lead over top-seeded Parkland. The only thing Hornet head coach Scott Ketchum thought might have deterred his team was that the Hornets might have gotten a bit complacent.

Parkland quickly tied the game at 3-3 minutes later. And after two 30-minute weather delays in the first half, the No. 1 seeded Trojans eventually captured their first district...

Relay competes at Ship

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year over Memorial Day Weekend the best of the best high school track and field athletes in the state of Pennsylvania compete at the annual PIAA Championship Meet at Shippensburg University.

The Emmaus girls 3200-meter relay team earned a place in the meet for the second straight season.

The foursome of Katrina Durrwachter, Abby Dalton, Sophie Pickering and Abby Heilenman ran to 12th place in their heat at states, finishing in 9:54.09 and 23rd place overall.

“I’m so...

Boys lax faces Trojans a fourth time

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team had to be happy to look across the field and see another team besides rival Parkland.

The last two games that the Green Hornets played were against the Trojans, and both were losses, 12-9 in the regular season finale and 13-9 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinals.

After two straight defeats, Emmaus was looking for some momentum and wanted to keep its 2017 campaign going when it hosted Pleasant Valley in the first round of the District 2...

Relay team earns trip to Ship

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus girls 3200-meter relay team has been preparing all season for this time of year.

The foursome’s goal was to run its best at exactly this time of the season, and through two postseason races it has accomplished that mission.

The foursome of Abby Dalton, Katrina Durrwachter, Sophie Pickering and Abby Heilenman ran its best time of the season for the second straight week to take the silver medal in last week’s District 11 Class 3A Championships, posting a 9:28.82 and...

Trojans end Emmaus’ season in semi

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland opened Monday’s district girls’ lacrosse semifinal game with two goals in two minutes. But Emmaus, which lost to the Trojans to end its regular season by a 14-2 final score, proved this time would be much more competitive.

Despite a hard-fought effort with a short-handed team that was missing four starters, the end result was the same.

Emmaus rallied from the early two-goal deficit and even led by a goal late in the second half. But Parkland, coming off an Eastern...

EHS baseball faces K-Kids in D-11 first round

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If one were to list the best local high school baseball games of the regular season, it’s possible that number-two would be Emmaus’ 3-1 win over Parkland early in the season.

The top game would have to be the 1-0 Emmaus win over Parkland in 16 innings in a rematch of the two teams at Community Park. That made the third go-around, in the semifinals of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs that much more interesting.

The third showdown between the two teams wasn’t exactly...

Hornets are EPC champions

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Back on April 28, many inside the Whitehall High School gymnasium thought that the two best teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference were on that court. The atmosphere and high level of play during that midseason game showed signs of things to come. And three weeks later, Emmaus and Whitehall met again, this time for the league title.

Instead of the four-game, tightly contested match that was played in the regular season, the Green Hornets came away with an easier win, keeping...

Young Hornets fall in league title game

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus Hornets are a very young softball team.

Last week, they got to experience championship varsity softball for the first time when they faced Parkland with the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship on the line. Parkland (23-0) used a senior and a sophomore to pull out a 1-0 win in a closely-contested game at Allentown’s Patriots Park.

The senior part of the equation was pitcher Aubree Fritzinger, who was able to pitch Parkland to its third win over the Hornets...