Ben Youngerman has been entertaining people his whole life. From stand up comedy to school plays to epic air guitar performances in front of thousands, Youngerman lives to entertain.
The 2005 graduate of Parkland High School and 2009 graduate of Syracuse University now goes by the alias of The Utility Man, specializing in any and all entertainment needs of sport venues and organizations.
Youngerman got his first big break with the Trenton Thunder and currently works with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on a full-season basis.
It is said that revenge is a dish best served cold, but in the stifling heat of Coca-Cola Park last week, the Parkland baseball team got its revenge. In a game that featured four errors and fifteen walks, the Trojans defeated rival Whitehall 5-2 to win the District 11 Class AAAA championship for the first time since 2009.
Starting pitcher Tyler Duff went 4 1/3 innings, striking out one and walking seven while getting the win.
The Parkland Ice Hockey team completed a perfect season in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League on Friday, defeating Emmaus 6-1 to win the best of three Pure Division championship series 2-0.
Trojans (17-0-1) dominated the LVSHL from start to finish, with a combination of size, speed, and skill that could not be matched. Head coach Gerry Chandik could not be prouder of his team, and realizes what talent he has on his roster.
The Parkland boy's basketball team beat Bangor 63-51 Saturday night in a District 11 4A quarterfinal game at Pleasant Valley High School.
The Trojans won a game in which they lead nearly wire to wire.
Bangor got off to a quick start, converting two three-point play opportunities, but the crowd inside Pleasant Valley High School quickly learned that senior guard Austin Beidelman was not going to allow his team to fall behind again. The senior scored 10 first quarter points on his way to a game high 26 points.
Outside the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena, the weather was sloppy. Inside the arena, the Parkland Trojans played three very clean periods of hockey.
The Trojans defeated Beca/Central 7-2 to improve to 11-0-1, behind seven goals from seven different players, along with stellar goalkeeping.
The Trojan defense was an impenetrable force all night, allowing Beca/Central to get off just nine shots on goal. Head coach Gerry Chandik stresses defense to his team day in and day out.