East Penn Press

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Trojans get revenge

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Offense was the focal point of their first matchup when Emmaus and Parkland combined to score 25 goals in the Hornets’ one-goal victory.

Offense was once again on full display on Monday, at least for one of those teams.

Parkland dominated from the opening whistle to avenge last month’s 13-12 defeat to their rivals. The Trojans (9-1 in EPC, 14-4 overall) scored eight goals in the first 25 minutes, took a 9-0 lead early in the second half, and closed out a 14-2 victory over Emmaus (8-2 , 13-5) at Parkland High School.

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Top Performers

Saturday, April 29, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference (EPC) track and field regular season is just around the corner. Athletes are making one last push to qualify and earn a top seed in the upcoming league and district meets.

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), Julian Colon (Park) 10.8;

Hornets end Parkland’s dominance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference might have just witnessed a shift in power across the top of the volleyball standings.

Over the previous two seasons, Parkland and Emmaus have usually been the top two teams. Parkland had not lost to a league opponent in 2015 or 2016. The Hornets’ only regular season losses to an EPC opponent over that time came against Parkland.

EHS softball starts to believe

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus softball team was looking forward to putting its eight-game winning streak on the line against Parkland on Monday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

The Lady Trojans (8-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, 10-0 overall) are the only team to have dealt Emmaus a loss this season, and the Hornets aren’t shying away from getting another shot at the Trojans. Because of a wet playing field, they will now meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Kiwanis Field.

Long competes in District 11 singles tourney

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 2017 tennis season is turning out to be a very difficult one for Emmaus and longtime coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos. After graduating seven of his nine starters from last season, Diamandopoulos knew there was some heavy lifting to be done, but when his two remaining returning starters both suffered injuries, things got really tough.

“In my 25 years of coaching, I’ve never had a season like this where we’ve had so many injuries,” said Diamandopoulos. “We’ve been able to hang in there against some teams, but it certainly hasn’t been easy.”

Hornets slow down Trojans in 6-4 loss

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With a few veteran leaders and a lot of young players, the Emmaus boys lacrosse team will improve as the 2017 season goes along.

The Hornets had a mid-term exam last week when they headed to Parkland’s new turf field for their first of two meetings with the Trojans this spring.

While Emmaus came out on the short end of a 6-4 final, there were plenty of positives to take away from the game.

Emmaus girls lacrosse bounces back after loss

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus girls lacrosse head coach Roxann Betz, in her first year at the helm, saw a lot of good things from her young team last Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in the week, the Hornets saw their undefeated mark in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference come to an end when they lost to Easton. They had won the previous five league contests, including a one-goal victory against defending champ Parkland.

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.