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Lorah, Trojans hold off Diocese

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

Shot after shot was fired on net in the third period, and each one found the glove, stick or pads of Parkland senior goalie Jordan Lorah. Lorah came up big in the final frame, preventing any goals from crossing his line to preserve a 3-2 win over the Diocese team consisting of Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic and Notre Dame (Green Pond) last Monday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

The win keeps Parkland (10-0-1) undefeated on the season.

It was a stark contrast from the first time these teams met last month, with the Trojans taking that game 7-0.

Trojans top Vikings

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

Last year, all of the talk was about how good the Allentown Central Catholic boys basketball team was. The 2013-14 Vikings went undefeated throughout the regular season, winning league and district championships, and their lone blemish was to the eventual state champion Neumann-Goretti in the PIAA quarterfinals.

Central Catholic defeated Parkland twice last year, but 2014-15 could feature a role reversal with all of the hype around the Trojans.

Parkland (7-0) did not disappoint the big home crowd last Tuesday night with a 58-46 victory over the Vikings.

Young wrestlers will help team reload

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

There is good news and bad news for Parkland's wrestling team heading into the 2014-15 season.

The bad news is the program loses eight quality wrestlers to graduation. The good news is head coach Ryan Nunamaker has seen an increase in numbers that can hopefully make up for some of those losses for a team that finished last season with a 20-4 record and was the runner up at District 11 team duals, just one point behind Nazareth.

PHS boys hoops must replace four graduates

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

When the Parkland boys basketball team suits up for its first game at Stroudsburg on Friday night, there will be a different look to it. For the past two seasons, head coach Andy Stephens could pencil in four players into his starting lineup every night.

Jimmy Hahn, Nick Rindock, Nick Salvaggi, and Justin Zajko have graduated, and each one left his own mark on the program the last few years.

Now, with only one starter returning, the Trojans will have some questions about who is going to score and who is going to lead.

Character leads girls volleyball to state title

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

Walt Disney could not have written a better script. The Parkland girls volleyball team was not a Cinderella by any means. The Lady Trojans the best team in the state for much of the year, but the 2014 season was a magical one.

They finished the year undefeated at 45-0-1 in all sets, and won 115 of 122 games played in the sets, on their way to league, district, and state championships.

Girls sign with Division I teams

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

This year has be a successful one for Parkland girls athletic programs.

The accolades led to several Trojans being recruited to play in college. Some of those athletes announced their college plans as a group two weeks ago.

Seniors Sophie Castillo (Colorado, lacrosse), Mackenzie Galli (Virginia Commonwealth, lacrosse), Hannah Pany (Ohio State, field hockey), Brooke Robertson (Delaware, volleyball) and Avery Semler (Iowa, field hockey) signed college letters of intent at a recent ceremony.

St. Joe's Prep has become a familiar foe in state playoffs

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

The Parkland football team will once again be practicing on Thanksgiving.

"It's always something we talk about even dating back to when I was at Central Catholic," Morgans said. "The kids love it. Our booster club cooks turkeys, and we have the parents and alumni there. It means that you're making a run in states, so it's always a good thing to practice on Thanksgiving."

The Trojans (11-2) got to this point by taking down Easton 13-10 in overtime for their third straight district championship.