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Freedom ends Hornets’ football season

Friday, November 10, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It seemed as if every time Emmaus needed a stop on defense, Freedom had an answer on offense.

The host No. 3 seed Hornets trailed just 6-0 at halftime, yet it felt like much more than that. In the second half, No. 6 Freedom separated itself to pull off the upset on Friday night at Emmaus High School.

The Patriots built on that 6-0 lead with two quikc third-quarter touchdowns. Emmaus got on the scoreboard finally late in the third quarter and once more in the fourth, but Freedom...

Trojans top EHS boys soccer

Friday, November 10, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus coach John Cari wasn’t about to make any excuses for his team’s 2-0 loss in the District 11 championship game against Parkland.

It was the fourth time this season that the Trojans downed Emmaus and the game was filled with officiating that was disputed by both sides and yellow cards that were handed out pretty freely late in the game.

“It was just too little, too late,” said Emmaus head coach John Cari, whose team was looking for a third straight district title. “I think...

Field hockey survives OT final

Friday, November 10, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The annual tradition of Emmaus field hockey winning the District 11 championship continued last week when the Hornets downed Easton 2-1 in overtime to win their 29th straight district championship. Now, the team turns its focus to winning its third straight PIAA championship.

The win over Easton didn’t come easily, with Emmaus battling a number of illnesses and injuries. Emmaus was without Olivia Krogermeier, who is battling a calf injury and wasn’t cleared to play, but was cleared to...

Dalton earns state medal

Friday, November 10, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Abby Dalton recalled four years ago, during her first trip to the state cross country meet, the “experts” that showed her the way. On Saturday, she was one of those experts in her final trip to Hershey.

Dalton placed 25th and earned the final medal of the PAA Class 3A girls race, running a time of 19:36 to pace the Hornet finishers. Dalton also provided guidance to freshman Kera Reinhard, who placed 103rd in 20:32.

“I’m the expert,” Dalton said. “I had a bunch of experts when I...

Dalton, Reinhard head to Hershey

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

While two young but up and coming Emmaus cross country teams competed at last Wednesday’s District 11 Championships, a pair of veteran runners took part in their final high school meet in the Lehigh Valley.

The Hornets finished fourth as a team in the boys and girls competitions. Each team had just one senior running and several younger harriers who could make Emmaus one of the top teams over the next three years.

Senior Abby Dalton led the Hornet girls team with an eighth-...

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.


Emmaus ice hockey gets blanked by rival PHS

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland ice hockey teams have sometimes had a good rivalry in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey league.

But when these two teams met for the first time this season on October 23, one team came out and dominated the score column.

The Trojans scored four times the first two periods en route to an 8-0 over Emmaus at the PPL Center.

It was the second straight loss for Emmaus after falling to Freedom 4-1 in its previous game.

“Parkland played an...

Fey hat trick leads girls soccer to semifinal

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Maddie Fey scored three times as Emmaus downed Stroudsburg 7-0 in the first round of the District 11 playoffs and then went on to beat Whitehall 1-0 in the quarterfinals last week. The wins put the Lady Hornets into the semifinals where they faced Easton with an eye toward reaching the District 11 Championship.

Fey’s hat trick was her first of the season and her goals were the first three goals of the game for Emmaus. The first two goals came just a minute apart to give Emmaus quick...

Field hockey seeks 28th straight D-11 title

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus field hockey team was already banged up coming into its District 11 Class 3A semifinal meeting with Pocono Mountain East on Monday night and the Hornets left even more banged up when Leah Zellner went down with an ankle injury and had to be helped off the field. The good news is that Emmaus picked up a 2-0 win to move to 23-0 and advance to the District 11 Championship as the Hornets look for their 29th straight district title.

Emmaus took a 1-0 lead on a Kacie Patton goal...

EHS hosts Pates in football playoff opener

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the second consecutive year, the Emmaus and Freedom football teams will meet in the District 11 Class 6A tournament.

Last season they met in the district semifinals, this year it will be a round earlier as the Patriots (5-5 overall) travel to East Penn School District Stadium Friday night to take on the Hornets (6-4) in the quarterfinal round.

The teams also met in on the last Friday in September this season with Freedom coming out on top 24-17.

“It’s a new season,...