After a five-game losing skid, the Emmaus girls basketball team has now won two of its last three games, downing Scranton in a nonconference game and then beating Pocono Mountain East in convincing fashion in a 47-26 win. The only loss came against defending Class 4A state champion Bethlehem Catholic.
Trey Weber and Chad Parton aren’t necessarily two of the top scoring threats for the Salisbury boys’ basketball team. The two combined for just one point in the opening game of the Falcons’ annual holiday tournament—a 46-38 loss to Saucon Valley on Friday night.
But 24 hours later, the duo played a huge role in the Falcons’ second game of the tournament. Weber’s 21 points led all scorers as Salisbury (5-4 overall, 3-2 in Colonial League) defeated Quakertown, 57-33, in the third-place game on Saturday evening. Weber and Parton combined for 32 points in the win.
The Emmaus boys and girls swimming and diving teams both got off to strong starts this season in dual meets and in the annual Cedar Crest Invitational held at Parkland (swimming) and Emmaus (diving) high schools.
In dual meets, the Emmaus teams are both 5-0, including a tri-meet win over both East Stroudsburg South and Stroudsburg recently.
The Emmaus High School cheerleaders were confident they had done well before learning of their top-five finish at the East Penn Conference Cheerleading Competition earlier this month at Easton Area Middle School.
“My stunt group did the best that we’ve ever done, ever. My jaw dropped when we went up,” said Emmaus cheerleader Mikayla Cannon. “It was so great, and I was having a good feeling about the other groups too.”
Fifteen squads competed, and Emmaus was second to perform.
The Emmaus boys basketball team was outscored 39-26 in the second half in falling to Whitehall 64-52 last Tuesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division action at Emmaus High School.
“We had too many unforced turnovers and did not execute well enough on offense or defense,” said Hornet head coach Steve Yoder. “As a result, Whitehall was able to pull away. It was a combination of Whitehall executing very well, and us not matching that execution.”
Swimming is one of those sports where individual and team battles take place at the same time. Swimmers are often focused on improving their times with an eye toward winning individual championships, while at the same time, helping the team to win both in relays and in team points that are accumulated based on those individual times.
The Emmaus wrestling team found itself trailing Parkland early on last week as the Trojans were victorious in three of the first four, but that changed rather quickly and in a big way over the final 10 matches.
The Green Hornets earned two consecutive pins to take the lead and won eight of the last 10 bouts to defeat the Trojans 48-19 last Wednesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action at Parkland High School.
The win was the second straight for Emmaus, which took down Pocono Mountain East back on December 13.
The 2019-20 edition of the Emmaus boys basketball team has a lot of youth and inexperience. from 12th-year head coach Steve Yoder’s perspective.
After losing a majority of its top scorers last season, including all five starters, the Green Hornets feature plenty of fresh, new faces this year under 12th-year head coach Steve Yoder.
The young Emmaus team showed plenty of positive signs in its Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opening game, leading for nearly half of the contest before falling to rival Parkland 61-49 last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.
The Emmaus boys and girls swimming and diving teams are both off to strong starts to the season. Both have perfect 2-0 records with wins over Whitehall and Liberty and they also won the Cedar Crest Invitational this past weekend at Parkland High School. In beating Liberty, several Emmaus swimmers also set personal bests and pool records, as did some swimmers and a diver in the Invitational meet.
Emmaus traveled to Liberty last week and rewrote the record book for pool records at Liberty High School.
The Emmaus girls basketball team opened the season against two tough nonconference opponents and hoped it would prepare them for the tough EPC schedule. They were prepared and played well, but have found the early part of a difficult schedule to be rough sledding. To open the season, Emmaus had to play Parkland (5-0 overall, 3-0 EPC), Northampton (4-1, 2-1) and Nazareth (5-0, 3-0) last week and there’s not much that can prepare you fully for that type of schedule.