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Freedom ends Hornets’ football season

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It seemed as if every time Emmaus needed a stop on defense, Freedom had an answer on offense.

The host No. 3 seed Hornets trailed just 6-0 at halftime, yet it felt like much more than that. In the second half, No. 6 Freedom separated itself to pull off the upset on Friday night at Emmaus High School.

The Patriots built on that 6-0 lead with two quikc third-quarter touchdowns. Emmaus got on the scoreboard finally late in the third quarter and once more in the fourth, but Freedom advanced to the District 11 Class 6A football semifinals with a 26-15 victory.

Girls battle undefeated Trojans to double OT

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Even though Parkland has gone undefeated so far this season, one could make an argument that Emmaus (15-8-1) had the momentum coming into the District 11 Class 4A girls soccer championship, thanks to dominating the second half of play against the Lady Trojans in the league championship. Emmaus played a near-perfect game last week, taking Parkland to double-overtime before falling 1-0 to finish as the silver medalists in District 11.

Emmaus ice hockey gets blanked by rival PHS

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland ice hockey teams have sometimes had a good rivalry in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey league.

But when these two teams met for the first time this season on October 23, one team came out and dominated the score column.

The Trojans scored four times the first two periods en route to an 8-0 over Emmaus at the PPL Center.

It was the second straight loss for Emmaus after falling to Freedom 4-1 in its previous game.

Parkland pummels Hornets

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Coming off one of its best games of the season, the Emmaus football team seemed ready to give an undefeated Parkland team a fight in the regular season finale last Friday night.

But the Trojans had other ideas. They capped their perfect regular season with a 42-7 win over the Hornets.

Parkland came out throwing the ball, with quarterback Michael Ruisch completing 16 of 23 first-half passes for 289 yards. He finished the game with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Dalton, Reinhard head to Hershey

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

While two young but up and coming Emmaus cross country teams competed at last Wednesday’s District 11 Championships, a pair of veteran runners took part in their final high school meet in the Lehigh Valley.

The Hornets finished fourth as a team in the boys and girls competitions. Each team had just one senior running and several younger harriers who could make Emmaus one of the top teams over the next three years.

Boys soccer reaches semi

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After playing 80 minutes of soccer in regulation and an additional 15 minutes in the first overtime, tempers started to flare a little between the Emmaus and Whitehall boys soccer teams as they entered the second overtime period locked in a scoreless tie. The result was a couple of yellow cards for players on both sides and a red card to Emmaus’ Jonathan Heberlein, which means he will be suspended for the District 11 Semi-finals against Easton.

EHS hosts Pates in football playoff opener

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the second consecutive year, the Emmaus and Freedom football teams will meet in the District 11 Class 6A tournament.

Last season they met in the district semifinals, this year it will be a round earlier as the Patriots (5-5 overall) travel to East Penn School District Stadium Friday night to take on the Hornets (6-4) in the quarterfinal round.

The teams also met in on the last Friday in September this season with Freedom coming out on top 24-17.