Having to play three games in four days this week to finish out the regular season, Emmaus needed its pitchers to make the most of their allotted innings. Last Monday night a senior took the initiative.
Matt Lanzone went six innings, giving up just five hits and two runs in leading his team to a 7-2 win against Nazareth at Emmaus Community Park.
Despite some possible weather woes, April is the typical month when races across the Lehigh Valley and neighboring area tend to take shape. This spring has proved once again to be a bearing one with the possibilities of productive summer and fall seasons ahead.
Emmaus recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its 4-mile classic April 9. A total of 361 runners participated in ideal conditions in the annual race that runs through the town. Proceeds from the race benefitted the Ed Thompson/ Nicole Reinhart Memorial Scholarship fund.
After a successful first-year in college, Emmaus High School gradaute Trey Hinkle wanted to make a change. The 2015 graduate suited up for Centenary University baseball in his first college season. And he immediately made an impact at the Hackettstown, NJ, school.
He was named to the ECAC Division III South Region First-Team and was the D3baseball.com Mid-Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year.
Emmaus swept Central Catholic in last week’s track meet as the Hornet boys team won 113-46 and the girls beat the Vikettes 95-54.
Chase Pavelko won three events (pole vault, long jump and triple jump) for Emmaus, while Del Vierling came up with a pair of wins (800, 1600). The Hornet boys swept the three relay races.
In the girls meet, nine different Hornets took first place in 10 events as only Amber Ziegler won two events (high jump, triple jump).
Emmaus 113, Central Catholic 46
As much as they tried, the Hornets could never take momentum back from Parkland and hold onto it during Monday’s boys lacrosse game. If they could have just gotten that one go-ahead goal, it might have been a different outcome.
Emmaus tied Monday night’s boys lacrosse game five times after the Trojans scored the opening goal. But Parkland had an answer all five times before pulling away late for a 12-9 win over the Hornets at Memorial Field.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.”