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Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Top Performers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships are just a couple weeks away and some Emmaus athletes are starting to jockey for seeding position for the postseason.

The following is a list of the top five performers in each event this season along with the top Emmaus performer in each event.

BOYS

100 — 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.2, 2. tie Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), Zaheer Seabrooks (BC) 10.7, 4. tie Khalil Edwards (PMW), Eddie Brown (ESN), Izaiah McPherson (Em) 10.8;

Hornet volleyball starts season 7-0

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

At the beginning of the season, Emmaus’ third-year boys volleyball head coach Ken Dunkle knew he had a lot to make up for in production lost from graduation, but the talent was there.

Consistency was the key thing Dunkle wanted to see from his team if it was to accomplish its goals of postseason titles.

If the first four weeks of the season is any indication, the Hornets are heeding the word of their coach and playing consistently.

Hornet tennis team faces top competition

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A week from now, the regular season for high school tennis will be over, and the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament will have crowned a champion. For Emmaus, a big 6-0 start has shrunk to a 6-3 record, with losses to Nazareth (10-1, 11-1), Parkland (11-1, 12-1) and Northampton (7-5, 8-5). The losing skid has come at the hands of some of the best teams in the area, and everybody knew the final stretch of the season was going to be a difficult one.

Softball team is winning, having fun

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While their opponents from Blue Mountain High School were going through infield practice Saturday, the Lady Hornets were having a sing along around their bench. Perhaps they want to add the ‘80s girl’s anthem Girls Just Want to Have Fun to their playlist. The song may be too outdated for them, but it’s really what their team is all about this season.

Emmaus beats Parkland

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With Parkland’s Michael Jenkins making it tough to score runs, Emmaus coach Mike Mihalik decided to have his team get a little aggressive late in the game Monday, and it paid off. The end result was a 3-2 Emmaus win and momentum going into other big games.

With the game scoreless going to the top of the sixth inning, Jake Hahn led off with a base-hit, which opened the door to being more aggressive for the Hornets (4-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, 6-2 overall). Zach Schrader followed with a well-executed hit-and-run to move pinch-runner Randy Weldon to second with one out.

Track teams sweep Zephs, T-wolves

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus track and field teams picked up wins over Whitehall and East Stroudsburg North last week.

The Hornets, which hosted the meet, won the boys meet by scores of 79.5-70.5 (over Whitehall) and 99-51 (over East Stroudsburg North). The Emmaus girls team beat Whitehall 77-73 and topped the Timberwolves 104.5-44.5.

Four Emmaus athletes won individual events in the boys meet, including Sean McFarland (400), Del Vierling (1600), Charlie Norelli (3200) and Josh Artis (high jump). The Hornets also won two of the three relays.

EHS boys lacrosse rebounds from loss

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Winning cures all, and the best remedy for a loss is following it up with a win. That’s just what the Emmaus boys lacrosse team did last week over a two-day span.

After a 12-8 defeat to defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion Easton last Monday, the first loss of the season for the Green Hornets, they followed up less than 24 hours later, taking down Liberty 13-0 last Tuesday night at Memorial Field.

It was a welcome sight for sixth-year head coach Scott Ketcham.

EHS softball team falls to Parkland

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus came into Monday’s game at Parkland feeling good about how its season was going so far. A 2-0 start to the season gave the Hornets some confidence, and it showed when the Hornets took on the Lady Trojans.

Facing Aubree Fritzinger, one of the better pitchers in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Emmaus came out swinging and hit the ball hard, but couldn’t find many holes. The end result was a frustrating 6-2 loss to Parkland.

Emmaus snaps skid vs. rival Trojans

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

None of the current Emmaus girls varsity lacrosse players had beaten Parkland in any of the previous three years. The Hornets had not beaten the Trojans in girls lacrosse in much longer than that, and most of the outcomes hadn’t been close on the scoreboard.

But in the first meeting between the two schools of 2017, that streak came to an end.

Emmaus stayed undefeated in league play and beat Parkland for the first time since 2009. The Hornets got a team-high four goals from senior Maddy Dorn in Saturday’s 13-12 victory at Memorial Field.