Parkland Press

Friday, February 21, 2020

Trojan ice hockey team takes league title

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After nearly completing the 2019-20 season without a loss, the Parkland ice hockey team dropped a game and was held without a goal when Northampton beat the Trojans 4-0 last Friday night in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League regular season finale at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

The Trojans (13-1-2 overall) had not lost or been shut out in their first 15 games this season. Parkland was coming off of one of its two ties this season, a 2-2 draw against Phillipsburg.

Despite the loss, the Trojans were still crowned league champions for another year.

Boys fall to Allen in EPC semi

Thursday, February 13, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland High School boys basketball head coach Andy Stephens had nothing but good things to say about his team Monday’s difficult loss.

In a fast-paced, back-and-forth game on the big stage in the big city, the Trojans fell to Allen 66-61 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinal game Monday night in the nightcap of a doubleheader at the PPL Center. The opening game saw Liberty defeat Central Catholic 60-53 to set up a rematch between the Canaries and Hurricanes in the championship game Thursday.

Boys keep it rolling

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Last week the Parkland boys basketball team had arguably one of its best victories, rallying from down double-digits in the first half to take down Easton last Friday night.

The win was important, not only because it was a league victory, but the Red Rovers were at the top of their division, so it gave the Trojans a ton of confidence.

They used that added confidence in their next game as Parkland started fast and kept it moving forward in defeating rival Emmaus 66-47 last Tuesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division action at Emmaus High School.

PHS swim teams prepare for big meets

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swim teams are as focused as ever as they prepare for the final stretch of the 2019-20 season in the upcoming weeks.

The Trojan swim teams sport undefeated 7-0 records and while the they have a few dual meets left in the season, there’s one that Parkland swimmers look forward to most year in and year out. They take on Emmaus on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The Hornets are defending district champions in boys and girls divisions, breaking a 10-year run by the PHS girls last season.

Boys go 3-2 over seven days

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team had the season’s busiest and longest stretch of games conclude with a victory. The Trojans played five games in a span of seven days and ended the rough stretch 3-2 after a 43-28 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Pleasant Valley last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

Parkland (10-5 overall, 7-3 EPC) fell to Freedom on Tuesday, Jan. 7, then defeated Notre Dame (Green Pond) the following night and Dieruff two nights later. The Trojans were taken down by Lower Merion on Sunday before they were victorious over the Bears two nights later.

PHS hockey tops Easton

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It doesn’t happen often, but the Parkland ice hockey team found itself trailing after one period of action. But the deficit didn’t last long as the Trojans scored four unanswered goals, three of which came in a pivotal second period comeback as Parkland defeated Easton 8-3 last Monday night in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action at the Lehigh Valley Ice Rink.

The Trojans (13-0-1 overall, 27 points) tallied three second period goals after falling behind 2-1 following the opening period of play, and remained in first place in the league table with the victory.

Boys beat PMW

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Senior captains Jake Melady and Jared Kucharczuk have both grown and come onto their own this year in their final seasons in red and white. The duo combined to score more than half of the Trojans’ points as Parkland ran away in the fourth quarter in a 71-57 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West last Thursday night at Parkland High School.

The win over the Panthers (4-7 overall, 2-4 EPC) was the second in-a-row for the Trojans (7-4, 5-3).

Trojan ice hockey tops Southern Lehigh

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team continued to show its dominance against league opposition as it took down Southern Lehigh 6-1 last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Rink in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action.

The Trojans (10-0-1) remain at the top of the standings, while the Spartans (8-5) are third. In a matchup of top-three teams one team showed it’s talent.

Parkland boys go 1-1 at Allen Tournament

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After winning the first four games to start the 2019-20 campaign, the Parkland boys basketball team had tripped up a little bit, losing two of its next three games. But the Trojans got back to their winning ways quickly.

Following a narrow defeat to Wilkes-Barre Area on Friday evening in the opener of the Allen High School’s Holiday Tournament, Parkland bounced back to take down Springfield Delco 55-33 Saturday afternoon in Sewards Gymnasium.