Parkland Press

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Article By: CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press

Friday, November 9, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball team has been playing its best volleyball recently and at the right time.

The Trojans were too much for Emmaus as they swept the Hornets by scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 27-25 last Thursday night at Catasauqua High School in the District 11 Class 4A final.

It is the fifth consecutive district championship for Parkland, as it defeated Emmaus for the second time this season and became just the second team all year to beat the Hornets in straight sets.

Girls volleyball seeks fifth straight district title

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In a rematch of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship game, the Parkland girls volleyball team flipped the script and got the better of Nazareth 3-0 by scores of 25-10, 25-20 and 25-11 in the District 11 Class 4A semifinal round Tuesday night at Catasauqua High School to advance to another district final.

The Trojans have won four straight district championships. They will take on top seed Emmaus Thursday for this year’s crown. That game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. back at Catasauqua High School.

PHS boys soccer advances in district tourney

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys soccer team fired shot after shot on the East Stroudsburg South net, but was having trouble getting one by the goal keeper.

After 21 shots and nearly 70 minutes of game action, the seventh-seeded Trojans finally broke through for a goal. They did so once more in downing the Cavaliers 2-0 last Tuesday night in the first round of the District 11 Class 4A playoffs at Parkland High School.

Senior Teagan Mangahas and junior Jackson Vanderpool both found the back of the net about four minutes apart from each other in the game’s final 11 minutes.

PHS boys soccer takes down Emmaus in PKs

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Brian Badawika had been practicing a kick from the exact spot several times during the days before Tuesday’s East Penn Conference boys soccer playoff game. He was ready.

His time came last Tuesday at Emmaus High School’s Memorial Field.

Badawika walked up to the penalty spot from about 10 yards away with a chance to deliver the Parkland boys soccer team a postseason win over rival Emmaus.

Girls volleyball avenges loss

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Back on Sept. 6, nearly a month before their latest meeting, the Emmaus girls volleyball team got the better of rival Parkland, coming back from down two sets to one to earn an important early season win over a team that it has not found much success against of late.

But that was in the friendly confines of the Hornets’ Nest. Last Monday night, it was a different story.

Trojans top Zephyrs

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It may have been the festivities and fun atmosphere of homecoming weekend, or it may have been playing a rival on the opposite side of the field, but whatever it was, the Parkland football team found its mojo last Friday night.

The Trojans (5-2 overall, 4-2 EPC South) put together a strong second half to take down Whitehall 49-21 last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium for their third straight win, the team’s longest win streak of the season.

Trojans look to beat Zephs, win three straight

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It hasn’t been done yet this season through six regular season games, but the Parkland football team will try to win its third consecutive game on Friday night when it hosts Whitehall at Parkland School District Stadium in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division rivalry game.

Coming off victories over Nazareth and Liberty the last two weeks, the Trojans (4-2 overall, 4-2 EPC) will look to make it three straight against the Zephyrs (1-5, 1-5), who are facing a down year and a first-year head coach.