It was a long time coming. For the entire Emmaus girls volleyball roster, it hadn’t happened during any of their high school careers.
When the Green Hornets took down rival Parkland in straight sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-16) last Wednesday night at Emmaus High School, it was the first victory for Emmaus over the Trojans since the 2013 season.
The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.
In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.
The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.
With league tournaments less than two weeks away and district competition in the weeks that follow, the Emmaus golf team remains unbeaten.
The Hornets won recent tight matches over Southern Lehigh and Northampton to improve to 15-0.
Emmaus faced Parkland Tuesday and wraps up the regular season Thursday at Stroudsburg. Next Tuesday (Sept. 26) the team will compete in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Woodstone.
The Hornets beat Southern Lehigh 386-396 at Brookside Country Club Monday. Individual scores were not reported.
The Emmaus girls soccer team seemed to be rolling with wins over Whitehall and Nazareth followed by a 2-2 tie against Central Catholic that saw the Hornets fall behind early and then rally to tie the Vikettes. After that came a 9-0 win against East Stroudsburg North and a 1-0 nonleauge loss at Wilson West Lawn against a tough Owls team.
The Hornets figured to bounce back against Pocono Mountain East (6-1) on Saturday. Instead, the team came out flat and lost 4-1.
Sone Ntoh expected to be part of a backfield tandem at Emmaus this season. The Hornet coaching staff and fans expected that too. But with an injury to his running mate, Ntoh moved into a lead role as the feature back and has been Emmaus’ workhorse for the past three games.
Saturday the junior tied his career high with four touchdowns in a 63-13 win over Pocono Mountain West. He carried the ball just nine times for 136 yards.
The Emmaus girls volleyball team has shown its talent at the beginning of the 2017 season.
The Hornets swept Bethlehem Catholic 3-0 last Wednesday.
With a remaining schedule filled with tough matches, the Emmaus girls tennis team really needed a win against Northampton. Like Emmaus, the Konkrete Kids were in need of a win to keep their District 11 rankings in place. The two teams usually play each other tough and the latest meeting was no different, with Northampton escaping with a 4-3 win.
The loss dropped Emmaus to 6-4, while Northampton moves to 5-4 on the season.
For the Parkland field hockey team, coming into Saturday’s game at Memorial Field was like heading into the Super Bowl. Not only were the Trojans facing their rival, but they would have liked nothing more than to deny coach Sue Butz-Stavin her 900th career victory. They came close, but in the end, the Hornets celebrated the milestone after a 2-1 win in overtime.
The Emmaus football team bounced back from two straight losses with a win over Pocono Mountain West last Saturday to improve to 2-2.
The Hornets host Northampton Friday night hoping to start their first win streak of the 2017 season.
The Konkrete Kids have twice as many wins as they’ve earned the past two years as they are 2-2 this year with wins over East Stroudsburg North and Pleasant Valley.
A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.
The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.
Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to keep his team unbeaten at 4-0.