East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

EHS swim team in the midst of busy schedule

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The first month of the winter sports season can be a hectic one. With scheduled time off for Christmas and the New Year, time for training and working on specific things can be rare as games come fast and furious.

That’s been the case for Emmaus swimming, which opened the season with the Cedar Crest Classic and then had meets with Whitehall, Liberty and Nazareth on the schedule.

The latest triumph saw the Emmaus girls down Nazareth 132-52, while the boys beat the Blue Eagles 114-71. Both teams have opened the season with a 3-0 start.

Hornet swimmers sweep Hurricanes

Monday, December 24, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus swept Liberty in a recent East Penn Conference dual swim meet.

The Hornet boys won 127-58 with victories in all three relays and six individual events. Nick Soares (individual medley, butterfly) was the only Emmaus boys swimmer to win two individual events. Teammates Devin Metzger (50 freestyle), Brendan McCourt (diving),Evan Bova (500 free) and Michael Iacobelli (breaststroke).

Haas selected to take over Emmaus baseball program

Monday, December 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Two months ago, Mike Mihalik stepped down as the coach of the Emmaus baseball team when he took the position as supervisor of secondary curriculum for the East Penn School District. The demands of the job just aren’t compatible with full-time coaching duties.

Pending board approval, Jeremy Haas, an assistant under Mihalik, will take over as the head coach for the 2019 season.

Haas played high school ball at Southern Lehigh and was a four-year varsity player. Collegiately, Haas played at George Mason University and was a center fielder, taking a starting role for two seasons.

Hoppes named CSAC Defensive POY

Monday, December 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Plenty of history was made in 2018 for the Cedar Crest College women’s volleyball team. And former Emmaus High School standout Tiffany Hoppes was at the center of it.

Hoppes even set some personal history this past fall with the Falcons.

Cedar Crest (18-8 overall, 6-2 in CSAC) won its first ever playoff match this season, defeating Clarks Summit University in five sets in the Colonial States Athletic Conference quarterfinal in late October. It was the first time the Falcons had been to the playoffs since 2012.

Girls battle through strong early schedule

Monday, December 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nobody said things would go easily for the Emmaus Lady Hornets this season, especially in the early going. With a young team, the growing pains are hitting full force early on, but those pains are bringing some positive signs with them.

Senior Anne Glowacki leads the team in scoring through the early going, averaging 7.5 points per game, with junior Alyssa Burkhart averaging six points per game. Both players have looked to do their part to help pull a struggling offense along.

Hornets handle Parkland, 63-50

Monday, December 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus boys basketball team has had trouble knocking off Parkland over the course of the last five-plus years.

But the Green Hornets had a fast start to the game and never looked back, opening up a 16-2 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 63-50 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over the Trojans last Tuesday night at Emmaus High School, just their first victory over Parkland in more than two years.

Northwestern tops Lady Hornets

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Tigers from Northwestern Lehigh put up 51 points in a win over Whitehall Friday night, so Emmaus knew it would be a tough opponent when they squared off against Northwestern Saturday afternoon on the Hornets’ home court.

The Tigers showed no fatigue from playing the night before and came out red hot with junior Sydney Sevrain leading the way with eight first-quarter points. Northwestern picked up a 50-34 nonconference win over Emmaus in the Hornets’ season opener.