Parkland Press

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PHS grads excel at next level

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by TODD in Sports

Several Parkland High School graduates played on college teams last fall.

The Northwestern University field hockey team once again qualified for the Big Ten tournament, but unfortunately came up short against Maryland. One of the main pieces in that team was senior defender Kelley Stump, who played in all of the Wildcats’ games and made 17 starts. She scored twice this past season and finishes her career with 12 goals and four assists.

Trojans return to state final

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by TODD in Sports

En route to its current unblemished record of 25-0, the Parkland girls’ volleyball team hasn’t been tested too often.

But the Lady Trojans knew a time would come when adversity would pop up, even just a little bit. Head Coach Mike Krause understood that the team’s trip to Arizona in early October, one in which Parkland faced some of the country’s top teams in the Nike Tournament of Champions, would play a key role in those gritty situations come postseason play.

A brief moment in Tuesday’s PIAA Class AAA semifinals proved that Parkland was prepared for some adversity.

Geiger leads Trojan boys at state XC

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by TODD in Sports

Two weeks ago, Parkland junior Hailemichael Geiger finished the district cross country meet in ninth place. Unfortunately, he was facing an iron deficiency at the end of that race that required immediate medical attention.

About a week and a half later, Geiger returned on the biggest stage of the season at Saturday’s PIAA Cross Country Championships in Hershey. And he capped his season with arguably his best performance of the fall.

Trojans gearing up for playoffs run

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by TODD in Sports

Following losses to Emmaus (3-0) and Liberty (2-1) on back-to-back days last week, the Trojan field hockey team had hopes of putting that mini skid behind them on Tuesday night in their final regular season road game.

Behind an all-around game from Grace Royer (2 goals, 1 assist), Parkland (10-6-1 overall, 6-5-1 in EPC) built a quick 2-0 lead in the first half and held on for the 3-1 decision over Nazareth (8-9, 4-9). The win strengthens the team’s position for a district playoff spot set to begin after next week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament.

Gombos plays key role at ESU

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by TODD in Sports

No one, not the East Stroudsburg University coaching staff or the players, could have envisioned how last season played out. Especially after a 1-0 shutout loss against Kutztown in the Warriors’ season opener.

But the ESU women’s soccer team didn’t just respond from that loss. The Warriors put together a historic season on the field that ended with a spot in the record books.

Gombos plays key role at ESU

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by TODD in Sports

No one, not the East Stroudsburg University coaching staff or the players, could have envisioned how last season played out. Especially after a 1-0 shutout loss against Kutztown in the Warriors’ season opener.

But the ESU women’s soccer team didn’t just respond from that loss. The Warriors put together a historic season on the field that ended with a spot in the record books.

Parkland boys soccer gets 500th victory

Friday, September 18, 2015 by TODD in Sports

The Parkland-Exeter boys soccer match up has been a common nonconference meeting in recent years under head coach Patrick Birns.

But unfortunately for Birns and the Trojans, the home team has come away with the victory.

So, with Parkland traveling to Exeter Township High School on Saturday, the trend wasn’t on its side. It turns out that trend was put to rest with Parkland’s 1-0 shutout to keep the Trojans (3-0, 2-0 in EPC) unbeaten on the young season.