Parkland Press

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Salvaggio earns two silver medals

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls swimming team came home from Bucknell University with a sixth-place finish. The finish matched where the girls placed in the state meet last season.

Sophomore Siena Salvaggio led in the 100-yard freestyle event after the preliminaries and finished .01 seconds off the top pace in the finals, capturing a silver medal by finishing over two-seconds ahead of her 16th place time from last season. Salvaggio just missed another gold medal when she finished .04 seconds behind Council Rock's Tommie Dillione in the 200-yard freestyle.

Three Bross sisters are part of two state playoff teams

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Bross sisters are about as close as any sisters you can find. The only distance between them is on the basketball court, where senior Ashley plays for Central Catholic and twin juniors Erica and Erin play for Parkland.

The three could have all been on the same team, but chose different paths because of friendships that they had developed, leading to head-to-head matchups with both teams competing in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

PHS girls win fifth straight D-11 trophy

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the fifth straight year and the ninth time in the last 10 years, the Parkland girls are District 11 Champions in swimming. The Lady Trojans held off a challenge from Emmaus and Liberty to come out on top and sophomore Siena Salvaggio performed well enough to capture the Dennis A. McGinley Award as the events top female swimmer.

Trojan boys divers go 1-2-3 at districts

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the second straight season, the only District 11 boys divers heading to states are from Parkland. Senior Josh Anderson and freshmen Jon Hansell and Chris Lehman finished first, second and third, respectively, in last weekend's District 11 Diving Championships. The trio repeated what Anderson, Jacob Lenhart and Mitchell Keller did at last year's district meet.

Parkland girls reach District 11 title game

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After beating Northampton twice during the regular season, it would have been sweet revenge for the Konkrete Kids to beat Parkland when it mattered most, in the district playoffs.

That could have very easily happened, but a couple of big plays at just the right time led Parkland to a 45-43 win and a trip to the District 11 finals.

PHS girls fall to ACC, move on to districts

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As the Lady Trojans prepared for the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, they were given the daunting task of trying to repeat their effort against Central Catholic earlier in the season, when they beat the Vikettes 42-38 in late January.

Beating a good team twice in the span of just over two weeks is a tough task and Parkland fell short in their bid for an LVC Championship, falling to Central Catholic 41-35.

Parkland takes second at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland had to take a tough road into the PIAA wrestling tournament, losing what turned out to be a tight match to Nazareth for the District 11 Championship and then bouncing back to beat Liberty in what the district termed the "ultimate qualifier" match for the district's second spot in the state tournament. The PIAA Tournament got under way Tuesday night with Parkland taking a 35-20 win over Garnet Valley to advance.