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Lady Trojans are acing tests

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

Remember that feeling of taking a test in high school and it actually turned out to be pretty easy? Well, for the Lady Trojans (2-0, 2-1), two of their three on-court tests this season have been pretty easy and they aced both of them. The latest test had Parkland downing Pleasant Valley 46-12 Tuesday night. That easy test was much like the first game of the season when Parkland beat East Stroudsburg South 68-44 to open the season.

There was also that one test that the girls didn't have some answers for in a 40-28 loss to Scranton Prep this past Saturday.

Lady Trojans have depth, experience in 2014-15

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

A year ago, Parkland girls basketball head coach Wes Spence wasn't sure who was going to be in his starting lineup for opening night since his team had graduated all five starters from the 2012-2013 season.

Fast forward to the present and once again, he's wondering who is going to be in his starting lineup for opening night. But this time it's because he has so many players to choose from. The dilemma comes from a successful season where Spence readily mixed and matched players as they gained a lot of varsity experience.

St. Joe's Prep holds off Parkland

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

The third time was almost the charm for the Parkland Trojans in the PIAA quarterfinals, but they were unable to hang on to a late lead and fell to St. Joe's Prep 34-30. It marked the third straight season that the Trojans made it to the quarterfinals, but it was also the third straight season that they were eliminated at that point. It was also the second straight season that the Hawks were the ones to eliminate Parkland.

Boys soccer falls to So. Lehigh in semifinal

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

The Parkland soccer team was hoping to become the first Class AAA boys team to repeat as District 11 Champions since it accomplished the feat back in 2007 and 2008. Unfortunately for the Trojans, that didn't happen as Southern Lehigh, the sixth-seeded team in the tournament, downed Parkland 2-0. The Trojans came in as the second-seed.

With just over 10 minutes gone in the first half, the Spartans' Ryan Fowler took a pass from Alex Sabram and poked it past goalkeeper Evan Bleiler for the first score of the game.

Field hockey falls to Emmaus

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

The Parkland Lady Trojans came into their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinal game with Emmaus as the only team to have scored against the Hornets in two games this season. They were also the only team to put a dent in the Hornets record when they played them to a 1-1 tie in the first regular season meeting between the two teams. Unfortunately, they weren't able to cash in either of those two accomplishments and lost to Emmaus 6-1 in Tuesday's semifinals.

Boys soccer teams with EHS in Red Card Cancer

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON in HS Sports

While Emmaus and Parkland were battling against each other in their two regular season games this season, they were also playing on the same team in helping raise money and awareness for cancer research. More specifically, the two teams were helping 2011 Emmaus grad Andrew Schaefer, who is fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Schaefer has somewhat of a bond to both teams, since he played under both Parkland coach Patrick Birns and Emmaus coach John Cari when the two were on the same staff at Emmaus.