Parkland Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

So. Parkland wins six straight in LVL

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Since playing to a 0-0 tie against Coplay, South Parkland has pulled things together and has won six straight Lehigh Valley Legion games by a combined score of 49-10. That stretch includes a 13-1 win over rival North Parkland Tuesday night, upping the Trojans record to 9-5-1, leaving them just five points out of first place as the Lehigh Valley Legion heads into the final weekend of the regular season.

Tuesday night’s game was shortened to five innings by the league’s mercy rule.

Young Buffs getting healthy for playoffs

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The last week has been a difficult one for North Parkland’s Legion team. The Buffaloes were swept over the weekend by Coplay, falling by 4-3 and 18-1 scores. On Tuesday, North Parkland dropped a game to rival South Parkland 13-1 in five innings.

The Buffaloes got off to a good start against South Parkland when Carson Fracas and Alex Brosius delivered back-to-back one out doubles, with Brosius driving home Fracas with the go-ahead run, making it 1-0. There was no way of telling that from that strong start North Parkland would go on to struggle for hits through the rest of the game.

‘Canes knock off undefeated PHS

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland softball team never takes anything for granted. Even though they were 25-0 on the season coming into the District 11 Championship, the Trojans knew that anything could happen. They attacked the game just as they had all 25 other games this season, with a strong senior pitcher on the mound in Aubree Fritzinger and a balanced offense that had different contributors from game-to-game.

Liberty outlasts Parkland for title

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the optimists in the room, Parkland has won three of the last five District 11 baseball championships. The pessimists will dwell on the fact that two years in a row now, Parkland has been in the district final, but didn’t put away a win to take home gold.

This year’s foray into the championship game ended with a 2-1 loss to Liberty in extra innings. A ninth-inning sacrifice fly from Caleb Tereska drove home what proved to be the winning run.

Softball stays unbeaten with semifinal win

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It certainly wasn’t their easiest win of the season, but it may have been their most persistent. An eighth-inning single from Mackenzie Wolf plated the game-winning run as Parkland downed Easton 2-1 in the District 11 semifinals. The win puts Parkland into the district championship against Liberty Thursday at Patriots Park. The win also guarantees the Trojans a spot in the PIAA Tournament, which gets underway Monday.

PHS softball team manufactures game-winning run

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout the season, Parkland’s seniors have talked about the underclassmen and how they’ve been able to contribute to the team’s success during its 24-0 season. Last week, one of the young players came through with a big hit to give the seniors four straight conference championships with a 1-0 win over Emmaus in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Patriots Park in Allentown.