East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Boys soccer splits first two games

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a hard fought 3-2 win over Northampton Friday afternoon, the Emmaus boys soccer team was back at it again just under 24 hours later to face a tough Cumberland Valley team at Memorial Field.

The Hornets never really seemed to get on track and fell 2-0 to the Eagles, who got a goal from Christian Esquivias early in the first half and then another almost halfway into the second half of the game from Eric Leach.

Hornet harriers open season at invitational

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Emmaus cross country teams opened the season Saturday at the Northampton Invitational at Bicentennial Park in Allen Township.

The Hornet girls team took third place in the Class 3A division, with Keerstin Augustin (seventh place) and Kera Reinhard (12th place) leading the way.

The Emmaus boys team was eighth out of 14 teams at the event. Jacob Brown was the team’s top finisher in 20th place.

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.

Easton-Whitehall

The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback Nate Nimeh completed 11 of 18 passes for 176 yards and a score.

Potent Nazareth offense awaits Hornets

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus football (1-0) travels north in the season’s second encounter to battle the Nazareth Blue Eagles (1-0), who proved dominant in their opener defeating Pocono Mountain East 35-7.

Nazareth coach Tom Falzone’s roster presents a challenge, according to Emmaus coach Harold Fairclough. The Blue Eagles saw some serious offensive talent leave the field after the 2017 campaign when Jahan Dotson graduated and went to Happy Valley.

Hornets hammer Canaries 62-6

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus football revved the engine, stepped on the pedal and tore out at 100 mph right over the Allen Canaries in their 2018 season opener Aug. 24.

The Hornets steamrolled the Caries 62-6 last Friday night in Emmaus. Here’s how they did it.

Offense

The Hornets showed great depth at the skill positions, with eight different men carrying the ball.

Emmaus posted 299 total yards with 249 yards coming through a blistering ground assault.

EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.

Allen-Emmaus

The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from quarterback Ethan Parvel in a 62-6 rout of Allen.