Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

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.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 Wrestling Championships will get underway Friday afternoon at and culminate Saturday evening at Liberty High School.

Parkland has six wrestlers seeded in the top 10 in their weight class, led by No. 6 Cory Border (Sr., 24-11) at 285.

District team champ Bethlehem Catholic has five No. 1 seeds, while Stroudsburg has three and Northampton and Bangor each have two grapplers at the top of their respective bracket.

The top five wrestlers at districts will move on to next week’s Class 3A PIAA Northeast Regional Tournament at Liberty.

CL-SL embark on football co-op

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020 and schedules for the first two seasons were handed out at the event.

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a perfect system, but we’re getting closer,” said Northwestern Lehigh athletic director Jason Zimmerman.

Freedom tops Trojans in D-11 semi

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

By most teams’ standards a 7-5 season and a trip to the District 11 football semifinals would be a pretty good year. Some places it would make history.

At Parkland, winner of six straight district titles from 2013-17, anything short of a trip to the state playoffs might be seen as a disappointing season. But this year’s Parkland team, which had its season end Saturday with a 35-21 loss to Freedom, overcame a lot of adversity to reach seven wins and earn the No. 5 seed in the district playoffs.

Nelson scores five times in 35-0 win

Friday, November 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There’s rain in the forecast for this Friday night. And Dominic Nelson probably doesn’t mind.

The Parkland senior running back had one of the best games of his career last Friday night in a driving rain at Stroudsburg High School. Nelson ran for five touchdowns to lead his team to a 35-0 win over the Mountaineers in a District 11 Class 6A playoff game.

Players struggled to find their footing on the wet artificial turf at SHS. But Nelson piled up 100 yards on 21 carries in the game.

“It’s tough but it’s football,” said Nelson. “I love to play it in the rain.”