East Penn Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bulls-Giants knotted at 1-1 in BML

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading up to the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Northampton Giants had coasted throughout the playoffs. The Giants took Game 1 of the finals against the Limeport Bulls last week to continue that hot streak.

And while Game 2 wouldn’t decide the series, Limeport took it as a must-win situation. Then, the Bulls did what no other team could do in the postseason thus far: they beat the Giants.

Bulls-Giants knotted at 1-1 in BML finals

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading up to the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Northampton Giants had coasted throughout the playoffs. The Giants took Game 1 of the finals against the Limeport Bulls last week to continue that hot streak.

And while Game 2 wouldn’t decide the series, Limeport took it as a must-win situation. Then, the Bulls did what no other team could do in the postseason thus far: they beat the Giants.

Lower Mac falls to Salisbury in LVL

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s not as if Lower Macungie didn’t have its chances. But when it did, it wasted them and it cost the No. 2 seed mightily.

Lower Mac squandered 10 runners on base, and top-seeded Salisbury capitalized on those wasted opportunities. The Falcons used a six-run fourth inning to pull away from Lower Mac and end its season last Tuesday, 8-1, in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

Lady Hornets go 1-2 at tourney

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus girls’ basketball team was without three of its key players at this past weekend’s SportsFest “A-Town Showdown Divaz” basketball tournament. But head coach Kelsey Gallagher still saw plenty of positives during the Lady Hornets’ run on Saturday.

Emmaus finished 1-2 on Saturday with a win over Dieruff to open the tournament at Percy Ruhe Park in Allentown. The Lady Hornets then came up short against Cedar Crest and Bethlehem Catholic, the eventual tournament runner-up, on Saturday night.

LM earns No. 2 seed in LVL playoffs

Friday, July 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Sunday’s regular season finale against Northern Valley had no implications on the legion baseball standings for Lower Macungie.

Despite falling 5-2 to the Chargers, Lower Mac (12-6) finished the regular season as the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs that begin this week. Salisbury finished as the top seed with a 14-2 record.

“[Northern Valley] needed that I believe,” Lower Mac manager Jeff Smith said. “They are kind of in a dogfight, I think, with two or three other teams seeding-wise. We’ll see what shakes out.

EHS girls go 0-2 at Beach Bash Tourney

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The annual “Bash at the Beach” basketball tournament was held this past week at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. A total of 40 teams competed in the boys varsity tournament, while 17 girls squads entered the girls varsity tournament.

The Emmaus girls opened the tournament against an unfamiliar foe in Bangor on Thursday night. The Slaters, however, would have enough in the tank to edge the Hornets 30-29 on the tournament’s opening night. The Hornets’ run then came to an end on Saturday in the consolation bracket against Whitehall, 27-14.

EHS wins D11 volleyball title

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Emmaus senior core has been playing together for years. Seniors James Haag and Cam Parsons have been playing together even longer, back to when they were maybe 10 or 11 years old.

The chemistry between those two was quite clear in Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A boys volleyball championship game. And it was only fitting the two would connect for the match-ending point.

Gerhard keeps EHS close vs. PHS

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Despite Parkland’s untarnished record in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, head coach Roxann Betz and the Emmaus girls’ lacrosse team didn’t fear the Trojans heading into last week’s late season meeting.

Then the Hornets nearly pulled off the upset.

Emmaus, which was tied with Parkland early in the second half and trailed by one midway through it, came up just short against the league’s dominant team.

The Trojans (15-2 overall; 10-0 in EPC) scored four of the final five goals to down the Hornets (10-7; 6-4) last Thursday at Parkland High School.

EHS tops Trojans, 3-0

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Fresh off a district championship in 2017, questions arose for the Emmaus boys volleyball team after graduating five seniors.

It looks as if most of those questions have been answered early this spring for a Hornet team that appears just as strong as it did a year ago.

Emmaus stayed unbeaten with last week’s dominant sweep over rival Parkland. The Hornets (9-0) jumped out to an 11-5 lead in the first set and downed the Trojans (25-9, 25-15, 25-20) last Tuesday at Emmaus High School. Emmaus had not lost a set all season through the win over Parkland.

Lacrosse teams play for PanCan, HEADstrong

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For Emmaus junior lacrosse player Grace Hall, Saturday’s game against Southern Lehigh hit home in a special way.

Memorial Field at Emmaus High School was the site of the Third Annual PanCan event in which proceeds and donations benefited HEADstrong Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. And for Hall, she has a personal attachment during each year’s event.