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EHS girls beat So. Lehigh

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus girls’ lacrosse team opened last week with a rough stretch of back-to-back games. After a 14-6 loss to Easton, Freedom scored a game-winning goal with four seconds to play two days later.

So naturally, the Hornets just wanted to get back on the field to try and get that sour taste out of their mouths. And they did just that against a formidable opponent over the weekend.

Big second half lifts PHS lax to win

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

What a difference one half can make in a lacrosse game.

The Emmaus boys lacrosse team was leading Parkland 2-1 after the first quarter, and then trailed by one, 4-3 at halftime. But the next 24 minutes (two quarters) proved to be too much for the Green Hornets to overcome, as they did not find the back of the net again, and the Trojans scored seven more times, winning the rivalry game 11-3 last Thursday night at Memorial Field at Emmaus High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

EHS track teams sweep Zephyrs, T-wolves

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Hornets swept Whitehall and East Stroudsburg North in a track and field meet last Thurday.

Emmaus’ girls team beat the Zephyrs 106-43.5 and tookd down the Timberwolves 117-32. The Hornet boys team beat Whitehall 88.5-61.5 and topped the T-wolves 104-45.

Alanna Smith (100, 200) won a pair of individual events for Emmaus while several of her teammates won one event each.

GIRLS

Emmaus 106.5, W’hall 43.5

Emmaus 117, ES North 32

Hornet baseball beats Blue Mtn., Whitehall

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a slight bump in the road, the Emmaus offense has come roaring back and the Hornets have won three straight games to push their record to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. To go with the hot hitting, the team’s pitching has surrendered just four runs over those last three games.

With their first loss of the season coming just a day before, Emmaus got right back to their winning ways, beating a strong Blue Mountain team 2-1. The Eagles figure to be a force in District 11 play and are 6-2 overall on the season.

Emmaus lax beats Hershey

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A game that was supposed to open Emmaus’s season was postponed until mid-April due to some unfortunate weather early this spring.

When Hershey visited the Hornets this past Friday, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team continued its hot start to the season and showed no signs of slowing down. The Hornets broke an early 2-2 tie with four straight goals and defeated the Trojans, 12-4, at Memorial Field.

“We ran the offense and listened to coach,” sophomore Michael Leschinsky said. “We listened to what we have to do and put the ball in the back of the net.”

EHS softball falls to Trojans in extra innings

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nobody really wanted to admit it, but the softball game between Emmaus and Parkland was kind of a big deal. Not only are the two teams rivals who are both pretty good, but first-year Emmaus head coach Brittany Frederick-D’Agostino took over at her alma mater this year after serving as Parkland’s pitching coach the past few seasons.

The game remained scoreless through eight innings when things suddenly became very interesting in the ninth.

Hornet tennis wins first nine matches

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Spring may not have shown its face yet this year, but that has not slowed down the Emmaus boys tennis team. When there is no rain or snow and the courts are playable, the Hornets (9-0 overall) have taken to the courts and left winners thus far during the 2018 season.

That continued last Monday afternoon at Emmaus High School when the Hornets defeated Pocono Mountain East 7-0 on a cold, windy day to remain undefeated.

One inning dooms Hornets vs. PHS

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When two coaches who have seen their share of weird things happen in baseball agree that one particular inning was extraordinary, you know there had to be a lot going on. That was how both Emmaus coach Mike Mihalik and Parkland coach Kurt Weber viewed the fifth inning of Friday’s game that ended with a 17-1 loss for Emmaus.

In the inning, 13 straight batters reached base for the Trojans and they scored 14 runs on 13 hits, 10 of which were singles. Three walks and an error also helped the Parkland rally against three different Emmaus pitchers.

Track teams split opener vs. Trojans

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Cold and wet spring weather has delayed much of the start of the high school sports season. While Emmaus’ first track meet of the season was postponed for a couple days, the Hornets are unlikely to get another meet in until next week with the forecast for the first week of April looking much the same as the past two weeks of March.

The Emmaus track and field teams had successful seasons last year, with the girls finishing 8-3 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and the boys going 7-4 in the league.