Parkland Press

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Blue Eagles visit Orefield for final regular season home game of 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

Coming off of its second loss of the season, the Parkland football team needed a win to gather some momentum heading into the final weeks of the regular season. It was a senior that stepped up the week before his final home game.

Preston Saylor came up big on both sides of the ball, rushing for a touchdown and clinching the game with an interception in the fourth quarter.

Girls volleyball wins First EPC title

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

All season long the Parkland Trojans have been the best volleyball team in the area, as their No. 1 state ranking for a better half of the year showed. So it was fitting that in the inaugural East Penn Conference final, the championship would go to the top team. And the Trojans would not be denied that honor, sweeping the championship match against Emmaus by scores of 25-13, 25-22, and 25-18 last Thursday night at Whitehall high school.

Girls soccer builds tricycles for Easter Seals

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

Giving back has always been the motto for the Parkland community, and in particular, the girls soccer team.

For the last five years, the Trojans varsity and junior varsity squads partake in a team building function held at the practice fields where they build tricycles from scratch for families that have children who would appreciate a gift such as this.

It all started from head coach Al Haddad and his business firm, and took off from there, becoming a yearly tradition for his team to see what giving back really means.

Another unbeaten awaits in Freedom

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

Parkland was able to execute well and do things they wanted to do last Friday night against Easton, but turnovers and two big plays kept the Trojans from knocking off the unbeaten Red Rovers 28-21.

Parkland (5-2, 3-2) contained the electric Shane Simpson, holding him in check for more than three and a half quarters, but also had their own problems running the ball. They finished with just 47 yards and a costly fumble. The Trojans threw for 267 yards.

Boys lax routs K-Kids

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team finished off a long stretch of games with a convincing 18-1 victory at Northampton high school last Monday afternoon, where nine different Trojans found the back of the net.

It was the kind of game Parkland (8-2 overall) needed coming off a six-day span where it played five games. The stretch started with a 20-4 win at Nazareth last Wednesday. Then the Trojans defeated Freedom on Friday, and followed that up with a win at Exeter Saturday and a heart breaking loss at home to North Allegheny the next day.