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Wrestlers qualify for team states

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

It seemed like déjà vu for the Parkland wrestling team last weekend at the District 11 team dual meet at Freedom High School.

Nearly a month ago the Trojans were beaten by Bethlehem Catholic 51-3. Then, after a first round victory over Bangor on Thursday in the second round of the Distric 11 Duals, Parkland met the Hawks again. But it was the same result, a lopsided loss by the Trojans, 58-3.

Beidelman handles new role

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Austin Beidelman was used to being the go-to guy on his high school basketball team. He was counted on to take the last shot his junior and senior seasons, and finished each season as the leading scorer for Parkland.

But as he left high school behind and went on to play at Division II Kutztown University, Beidelman was not depended on to take 20 shots a game, or even the last one for that matter.

Trojans pull away from Kids in fourth

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

For most of their East Penn Conference contests this season, the Parkland boys basketball team has put away their opponents early on and held large leads by halftime which allowed head coach Andy Stephens to cruise through the final parts of the games.

But last Friday night against Northampton, the Trojans struggled to put away the Kids, before a fourth-quarter surge gave Parkland the 63-41 win on senior night at Parkland High School to remain undefeated in the East Penn Conference.

Parkland shows depth in win over Nazareth

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

For a better part of the season, the Parkland boys basketball team has had several different players score in double figures in each game. No one has been quite as consistent at that as junior guard Devante Cross.

Cross has led the team in scoring for more than half of its games. But last Friday night, the Trojans showed just how good they really are, with Cross being the distributor in a 65-36 win against Nazareth at Parkland High School.

Wrestlers hold on against Emmaus

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

A pin is the highest scoring win that a wrestler can achieve from a match as it earns his team bonus points. Those points add up and usually determine which team wins the match.

Two straight pins from Dan Oberle (182 pounds) and Tom Alcaro (195) put Emmaus in front of Parkland for the first time all night with two bouts remaining last Wednesday at Parkland High School.

Redmond earns all-conference at Moravian

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Over the last three years, Eli Redmond has switched positions several times. He has gone back-and-forth between his two primary spots on the field.

During his junior year at Parkland in 2012, Redmond was one of the main running backs that gave a thunder and lightning one-two punch with Jarel Elder. In Redmond's senior season, head coach Jim Morgans felt that the team would be better if he moved Redmond to wide receiver, specifically in the slot where receivers use speed in the open field.

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.