East Penn Press

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Girls seniors lead vs. ACC

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team beat Central Catholic and then won a quad-meet against Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg South this past Saturday. The wins have the Hornets at 10-1 overall and 10-0 in the EPC this season.

Rival Parkland, who Emmaus swims against next Thursday, is at 8-1 overall and 8-0 in the EPC, while Easton (8-1, 7-1) and Liberty (9-2, 7-2) are following Emmaus and Parkland.

EHS grapplers go 1-2 at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program claimed a tight, 31-25 first round victory over the Freedom Patriots at the District 11 AAA Duals held Jan. 31 at Liberty High School.

Coach Thad Smith’s troops had to dig out of a 10-0 hole to do it. Freshman Quin Scott started the comeback with an 8-4 decision over Chris Nieves to cut the deficit to 10-3. Scott has faced some superb Lehigh Valley competition this year, but continues to learn and improve with each battle.

“This young man is a gamer, he gives me 100 percent,” said Smith.

Future looks bright for Lady Hornets

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout a difficult season, Emmaus girls basketball head coach Kelsey Gallagher has looked for positives to point out to her players.

Sometimes, it comes down to just a play here and there and other times it comes down to how they battled against a tough team. After a recent 44-15 loss to Parkland, it was Parkland coach Ed Ohlson who had some good things to say about Emmaus.

“They’ve got some nice young players,” said Ohlson. “It’s going to be interesting to see how they develop over the next couple of seasons. I really liked that number 40. She’s tough.”

Hornets top Trojans, 60-51

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There aren’t many better feelings in sports than beating a rival. What’s even better is beating a rival team twice in the same season.

That’s exactly what happened last week as four Emmaus boys basketball players scored in double-figures and Emmaus fought back in the second half to take down Parkland 60-51 last Thursday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference showdown on the road at Parkland High School. It was the second straight victory for the Green Hornets (17-3 overall, 12-2 EPC) over the Trojans (13-7, 9-5) and the sixth consecutive win overall for Emmaus.

Semifinals set in District 11 team wrestling

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The opening rounds of the District 11 team championships took place on Thursday without a lot of surprises.

In the 3A competition, the biggest “upset” was 5-seed Nazareth making it through to the semifinals. Along the way they beat 12-seed Whitehall 65-6 and then knocked off 4-seed Stroudsburg 57-12.

That sets up the Eagles third meeting with Liberty in just two weeks. The Hurricanes are the top seed after beating Nazareth in the EPC finals last week. Liberty handled Emmaus 64-7 to advance after the Hornets beat 8-seed Freedom 31-25 in the pigtail round.

Hornet grapplers top ESS at EPC Duals

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets wrestling program continues to improve, earning a 37-30 victory over East Stroudsburg South on Jan. 26 in the EPC Duals Championship at Easton Area Middle School.

The win secured Emmaus the ninth seed in the upcoming PIAA District 11 Class 3A Team Championships, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Liberty High School against Freedom, the eighth seed.

Second-half spurt lifts EHS

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team came alive after halftime and used a third-quarter spurt to win the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division game 52-49 last Friday night at Emmaus High School on senior night.

The Green Hornets, playing in their final home game of the 2018-19 regular season, honored a large number of seniors, eight total, before the game with the Kids. Josh Moyer, Bryce Diehl, Stefan Rollins, Cameron Brooks, Ethan Parvel, Mark Swedberg, Zach Sabol and Devon Boyko round out the 2019 senior class for the Emmaus program.