Parkland Press

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Cedar Crest wins NEAC swimming championship

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Cedar Crest College women’s swim team left the North Eastern Athletic Conference championships a bit disappointed, but still somewhat satisfied to have finished in the top three at this year’s conference meet.

Then things changed on the way home from the meet, which was held SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill, NY.

Cedar Crest head coach Kaitlyn Rockwell got the results via email and looked at them during the ride back to Allentown. She noticed her team was listed as the first-place finisher by one point.

D-11 wrestling coaches name scholar-athletes

Friday, June 12, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 Wrestling Coaches Association announced this year’s scholar-athelete nominees and winners this week.

The overall scholar athlete winners receive $1,500 each and the essay winners receive $300 each.

This year’s scholarship winners were Northwestern Lehigh’s Harrison Bernhard in Class 2A and Bethlehem Catholic’s Kenny Hermann in Class 3A. Essay winners were Andrerw Cerniglia of Notre Dame (Green Pond) and Caden Wright of Emmaus.

Gottwald will continue diving at Bucknell

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Some high school students spend a few years and log many miles trying to find the right college. For Parkland senior Kate Gottwald, the process was much more efficient.

Her first and only visit was to Bucknell University. She immediately liked the school, its diving program and her future teammates.

“Everyone was super tight and close-knit,” Gottwald said.

She wanted to be close to her teammates the way she was during four years as a varsity diver at Parkland. And Bucknell’s program reminded her of the one she was part of in Orefield.

Allen, Bethlehem Catholic win EPC titles; SL, Notre Dame take Colonial League crowns

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.

In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.

Three PHS golfers reach district tourney

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Trevor Grimm posted a solid round of golf in last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament.

After shooting 79 in the event, held Monday, Sept. 23 at Olde Homestead, the Parkland senior finished in a tie for seventh place in a bunched boys field that saw just four strokes spate the boys winner from the eighth place finisher.

“I had my goal set on winning, which didn’t happen,” said Grimm. “But that’s all right. I can’t be too mad about shooting in the 70s here. I wanted to shoot under 80. That was kind of my goal coming into today, so that was good.”

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.

POSITION PLAYERS

Red wins McD’s All-Star Classic

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Red wins McD’s All-Star Classic

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonal’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

Salau earns state medal

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After coming away from preliminary heats with the seventh-best time in the Class 3A field at last weekend’s state championship meet, Parkland sophomore Mustapha Salau knew he was guaranteed a place in the finals and a state medal.

He wanted even more. While the championship final didn’t go exactly as he planned, Salau learned a lot at his first state meet and will be better equipped to return next season and run even faster.

After posting a 49.43 in the preliminary, Salau ran a 53.35 for eighth place in the final.