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Girls team adds depth

Friday, November 30, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

There was a time when people speaking about high school swimming in the Lehigh Valley spoke mainly about Emmaus and Parkland. Those days are changing, as the Liberty girls finished last season 13-1 overall and were perfect in the EPC. Girls teams from Easton and Nazareth both won eight EPC meets. The Emmaus girls finished second to Parkland in districts last season, but continue to close the gap between the two rivals.

EHS falls in district title game

Friday, November 23, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The most successful season in Emmaus Green Hornets football history ended with a thud Saturday as the Hornets were beaten by Freedom 49-17 in the District 11 Class 6A final at Andrew S. Leh Stadium in Nazareth.

The Hornets ended the season 11-2, while Freedom (12-1) claimed the school’s first-ever District 11 championship and advanced to the PIAA quarterfinals to play District 12 representative St. Joseph’s Prep.

Girls volleyball falls in state tournament

Friday, November 23, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus girls volleyball team was able to check off all of its major goals this season.The team won a large number of games during the regular season, qualified for both the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 Class 4A playoffs, and competed in the state playoff tournament.

But the Hornets’ magical 2018 run came to an end in the first round of the state playoffs. Emmaus fell to District 1’s Garnet Valley by scores of 25-17, 25-20, 25-23 at Upper Dublin High School.

Field hockey reaches state semifinal

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus captured its third straight one-goal win in the postseason with a thrilling 2-1 win over Central Bucks East to advance to the semifinals of the PIAA Class 3A field hockey championship. Not only was the latest victory a one-goal game, but it took double-overtime to decide the outcome. Emmaus had previously beaten Downingtown West 1-0 and finished off their District 11 championship run with a 1-0 win over Easton.

Boys soccer falls to Galloping Ghosts

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Injuries and a tough postseason schedule finally caught up with the Emmaus boys soccer team as it fell to Abington 4-0 in the opening round of the PIAA soccer championship.

The Hornets limped into the game with a number of players banged up, but were hoping to find a way to win just as they had been doing since late in the regular season when injuries started to mount.

EHS reaches D-11 title game

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

To win a high school football playoff game, teams have to execute, concentrate, limit mistakes and make some big plays.

The Emmaus Green Hornets did all of that in an entertaining 31-24 District 11 Class 6A semifinal playoff win over the Easton on Nov. 10 at East Penn School District Stadium. With the win, the Hornets advance to the District 11 Class 6A final for the first time in their history on Nov. 16, where they will battle the Freedom Patriots. The Patriots earned their trip with a 35-21 semifinal victory over Parkland.

Girls soccer falls to Parkland in District 11 semifinal

Friday, November 9, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Sarah Oswald knows a thing or two about soccer. At halftime of the District 11 semifinals, after observing 60 minutes of play between her team and the Lady Trojans from Parkland, she predicted that the scoreless game would need just one goal to determine a winner. She was right. That goal came from Parkland in a 1-0 game that sent the Trojans on to the district championship and ended the season for Emmaus with an 11-6-2 record.

Hornets flood scoreboard, pour 55 points on Eagles

Friday, November 9, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team’s offense has so many playmakers that opposing defensive units are often rendered somewhere between bewildered and hopeless. The saying “you can’t stop them, you can only hope to contain them” is about right.

But last week, the Green Hornets’ offense ran into an opponent that literally wiped them out.

EHS falls in D-11 final

Friday, November 9, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It had been over a decade since the Emmaus girls volleyball team won a district title. Coming into last week’s finals as the top seed, the Hornets needed only to defeat the four-time defending champs in the title match.

Playing in their first district championship game since 2014 and looking to become just the second girls volleyball program to win a district title since the 1995 team, the Hornets met a tall task in rival and perennial district championship participant Parkland.