With a remaining schedule filled with tough matches, the Emmaus girls tennis team really needed a win against Northampton. Like Emmaus, the Konkrete Kids were in need of a win to keep their District 11 rankings in place. The two teams usually play each other tough and the latest meeting was no different, with Northampton escaping with a 4-3 win.
The loss dropped Emmaus to 6-4, while Northampton moves to 5-4 on the season.
For the Parkland field hockey team, coming into Saturday’s game at Memorial Field was like heading into the Super Bowl. Not only were the Trojans facing their rival, but they would have liked nothing more than to deny coach Sue Butz-Stavin her 900th career victory. They came close, but in the end, the Hornets celebrated the milestone after a 2-1 win in overtime.
The Emmaus football team bounced back from two straight losses with a win over Pocono Mountain West last Saturday to improve to 2-2.
The Hornets host Northampton Friday night hoping to start their first win streak of the 2017 season.
The Konkrete Kids have twice as many wins as they’ve earned the past two years as they are 2-2 this year with wins over East Stroudsburg North and Pleasant Valley.
A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.
The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.
Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to keep his team unbeaten at 4-0.
The first seven minutes of last Friday night’s game couldn’t have gone much better for Emmaus. But the next 41 minutes were a different story.
After taking a 14-0 lead just over halfway through the first quarter, Emmaus saw Bethlehem Catholic battle back with three unanswered first-half scores to take a lead before holding on for a 28-21 win.
Coming off last year’s league championship season, Emmaus had high hopes for this year’s Hornet football team.
After their first district playoff win since 2008, the Hornets wanted even more out of this season after going 9-1 in the 2016 regular season.
Despite two losses straight losses and a 1-2 record through three games, the team hasn’t changed its goals.
After a six-game winning streak put the Lehigh Valley IronPigs into the playoffs, a seventh straight win gave them a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five divisional series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, that wase their last win of the season as the RailRiders went on to take the next three games to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals in the International League.
The Pigs weren’t helped by what a video replay showed to be a bad call in game four of the series.
The Emmaus tennis team lost its perfect record when it dropped a 4-3 decision to Central Catholic. The Vikettes (5-3, 6-3) swept the singles matches and picked up their fourth win in number-two doubles. Emmaus rebounded quickly though with a sweep of Pocono Mountain East on Monday to move its record to 6-1 on the season.
In addition to losing for the first time as a team, it was the first time that any of the Emmaus singles players lost a match this season, and was the first loss of the season for the doubles team of Xinyi He and Shannon Stewart.
The Emmaus girls volleyball team has gotten a lot accomplished through just the first two weeks of the 2017 regular season.
In their first weekend of match play, the Hornets came out of the First Kill Tournament on top after defeating Liberty. The Hurricanes are the defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champions and beat Emmaus in the same game last year.
Emmaus won the 12-team tournament, posting a 9-3 record overall while proving to themselves and the district that they will be a force this season.
After opening the season with a loss to rival Parkland, Emmaus boys soccer team could have gotten into a bad place pretty quickly. Instead, the Hornets regrouped and came back the next day with a win over a tough Cumberland Valley team. Since then, they’ve rattled off wins against Whitehall and Nazareth. On Monday they added Central Catholic to the list.