The Emmaus boys basketball program had one of its best seasons in school history last year. The Hornets went 22-7 overall and were 7.9 seconds away from clinching a berth in the state semifinals before falling to Carlisle 78-74 in double overtime of the PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal round.
Emmaus used a high-powered offense to win the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division, reach the District 11 Class 6A semifinals and win two games in the state tournament, the most in program history.
Emmaus saw their hopes for a third straight PIAA championship come to an end with a 3-1 loss to Downingtown West. The loss snapped an 81-game winning streak for the Lady Hornets, who finished the year at 26-1.
While the season fell short of another championship, it was not without its highpoints. The team did capture their 29th straight District 11 Championship when it downed Easton 2-1 in overtime at the Zephyr Sports Complex in Whitehall. Emmaus also captured the EPC Championship, beating Liberty 3-1.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently announced it’s 2017 girls volleyball all-star team.
Emmaus had two players named to the first team and two on the second team.
Junior Caroline Bond and senior Adelina Woolard-Rivera earned places on the EPC First Team, while senior Georgia Traynor and sophomore Macy Van Den Elzen earned second-team recognition.
Rachel Hess of Central Catholic was named the league’s MVP this season.
The following are this year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls volleyball all-stars:
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced girls soccer all-stars last month during the league’s championship week.
Emmaus saw one player named to the All-EPC First Team and two players earn league all-star status at some level.
Hornet sophomore defender Jada Tha was named to the first team, while senior midfielder Sophie Pickering earned a place on the second team this season. Parkland’s Brooke Schutter was named league MVP for the 2017 season.
The following is a list of this year’s league all-stars:
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference named golf all-star last month at the conclusion of the regular season.
Michelle Cox, a freshman on the EPC regular season champion Emmaus team, was named to the second team.
Pocono Mountain East’s Brett Wagner was named this year’s EPC golf boys MVP, while Stroudsburg’s Olivia Patrow was named girls MVP.
The following are this year’s EPC All-Star golfers:
Brett Wagner (Pocono Mountain East), Matt Kalamar (Central Catholic), Jordan Barker (Liberty), Collin Seip (Nazareth), Andrew Hozza (Northampton).
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recognized it’s boys soccer all-stars during last month’s league championship games.
Emmaus had two players named to the first team in Dakota Bauer and James Haag.
East Stroudsburg South senior forward Darryl Langdon was named league MVP for this season.
The following are this year’s EPC Boys Soccer All-Stars:
The adage winners find a way to win was very applicable Saturday afternoon for the Emmaus field hockey team.
Locked in a deadlock with Owen J. Roberts, the Lady Hornets needed to find a way to capitalize with time just over 20 minutes of play after taxing the Lady Wildcats defense nearly the entire contest, it finally happened.
It’s late in a high school basketball game and the score is close. Time is running out, so the coach of the team trailing on the scoreboard instructs his players to start fouling in an effort to stop the clock and hope that the opposing team misses their foul shots. The strategy turns the final minute of a game into a 10-minute affair.
Abby Dalton recalled four years ago, during her first trip to the state cross country meet, the “experts” that showed her the way. On Saturday, she was one of those experts in her final trip to Hershey.
Dalton placed 25th and earned the final medal of the PAA Class 3A girls race, running a time of 19:36 to pace the Hornet finishers. Dalton also provided guidance to freshman Kera Reinhard, who placed 103rd in 20:32.
The annual tradition of Emmaus field hockey winning the District 11 championship continued last week when the Hornets downed Easton 2-1 in overtime to win their 29th straight district championship. Now, the team turns its focus to winning its third straight PIAA championship.
The win over Easton didn’t come easily, with Emmaus battling a number of illnesses and injuries. Emmaus was without Olivia Krogermeier, who is battling a calf injury and wasn’t cleared to play, but was cleared to shoot a penalty stroke if the opportunity presented itself.