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Parkland pummels Hornets

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Coming off one of its best games of the season, the Emmaus football team seemed ready to give an undefeated Parkland team a fight in the regular season finale last Friday night.

But the Trojans had other ideas. They capped their perfect regular season with a 42-7 win over the Hornets.

Parkland came out throwing the ball, with quarterback Michael Ruisch completing 16 of 23 first-half passes for 289 yards. He finished the game with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns.


Hornets win fiield hockey title

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus field hockey team continued its run of success with another championship.

Two first-half goals from junior forward Riley Baughman were enough as the Hornets surrendered a second-half goal to defeat Liberty 3-1 last Thursday night in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Whitehall High School.

Emmaus (21-0 overall) has won 76 straight games dating back to the 2015 season, and the win over the Hurricanes (18-3), which halted their 14 game win streak, gave...

Boys fall in title game

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Coaches of both Parkland and Emmaus don’t like the fact that their teams wind up playing each other a minimum of three times, and often four times in a season. The teams meet twice in the regular season and then usually play against each other in the conference playoffs and in districts.

Their third meeting of the season went much like the two regular season games, with Parkland coming out with a 2-1 win to take the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship. The Trojans were helped...

EHS falls to Nazareth in league playoffs

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team’s time in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament was shorter than the Hornets had hoped. They were the three seed and came into the quarterfinal round matchup with a 14-3-1 league record.

But the top six teams in the conference are all very evenly matched. Any one could beat another on any given night, and that happened last Tuesday.

Nazareth tookthe Hornets to the brink and then left Emmaus High School with the victory in five games, f...

EHS downs Easton, 30-20

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Hornets didn’t need a statement win. But they sure wanted one badly.

With two weeks remaining the in the regular season, the Emmaus football team put together it’s best overall game of this season and came away with a 30-20 win over Easton.

Emmaus played its best defensive performance of the year, while making plays on special teams and showing a balanced offense. The Hornets (6-3) also cut down on penalties and mistakes that have plagued them this season.


Hornets visit PHS for season finale

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Everyone around the Emmaus and Parkland football programs remembers the last matchup between these two rivals that ended the 2016 regular season.

A goal-line stand on fourth and one propelled the Green Hornets to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title in 2016, finishing the regular season 9-1 overall.

It is a new year and a different venue as Emmaus and Parkland will once again meet in the season finale Friday night, this time at Parkland School District Stadium.


Dalton takes 7th at EPC Championship

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Abby Dalton knew she was a few places back of the position she hoped to be at the start of last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Championships.

The Emmaus senior wanted to be out near the leaders at the start of the race and in first place at the end of it. But she got stuck early and was 20 seconds behind her usual time in the first mile. She battled back to earn a seventh-place, finishing in 19:59.30.

“I’m a little disappointed,” she said. “I wanted to be...

Artis takes 10th place at leagues

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski have been among the top 10 in all of the Colonial League regular season cross country races this year. But the Salisbury sophomores still felt some nerves heading into last Wednesday’s league championship meet at DeSales University.

When the race started the nervousness left and they let their ability take over. Artis ran to a ninth-place finish in 17:41.35. Sosnowski was not far behind in 15th place in 18:01.52.

“I’m pretty happy with my place...

Hornets hold off Easton

Saturday, October 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.


The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.

Emmaus quarterback Blake Reed (10-for-16 for 145 yards) threw a pair of first-quarter...

Castro blows by Hurricanes

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus senior quarterback Blake Reed and junior wide receiver Deonte Castro both had career-best performances in leading the Emmaus football team to a 28-13 victory over Liberty at East Penn School District Stadium on homecoming night last Friday.

Reed completed 11 of 20 passes for a career-high 195 yards, including three touchdowns. Castro caught five passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, both career highs. Castro’s second touchdown gave the Green Hornets (5-3 overall, 3-3 Eastern...