Parkland Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

PHS swimmers sweep PME

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swim teams each picked up wins over Pocono Mountain East Saturday in an East Penn Conference meet. The girls won all but one event, while the boys won all 11 of their events.

Kayla Johnson helped three relay teams finish first, while Leyna Fleischaker placed first in one individual event (100 breaststroke) and the 200-yard medley relay.

James Zhang led the boys with four first-place finishes. Gavin Webb earned two victories in his individual events: 100 butterfly (54.97) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.17).


Parkland 133, PM East 37

PHS golfers prepare for league tournament

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With the regular season coming to a close this week, the Parkland golf team now shifts its focus to the postseason. Despite not being pegged as one of the favorites heading into Monday’s East Penn Conference Tournament, Trojan head coach Ryan Kilpatrick believes this unit is capable of having success next Monday at Olde Homestead Golf Course.

Consuelos places sixth in nation

Sunday, August 25, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Maddie Consuelos ran competitively all four years of high school career at Northwestern, even for years before that. But after she was looking for something new to challenge herself athletically after high school.

When one of her running coaches brought up the idea of participating in triathlons, Consuelos was initially hesitant and unsure. But she eventually gave in during the summer before her senior season at Northwestern and never looked back.

Aungst, Giants even series

Sunday, August 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northampton pitcher Justin Aungst took a few steps off the mound toward the Giants dugout in the fourth inning, having thought a called third strike was coming from the home plate umpire. Instead, the former Salisbury ace had to walk back up the dirt after a called ball.

Limeport’s Damin Muth singled on the next pitch to bring home the Bulls’ first run of the game, leaving Aungst visibly upset.

Zephyrs sweep Parkland in championship match

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It certainly wasn’t a rebuild year for the Parkland boys’ volleyball team, but few probably thought the Trojans would be where they were last Thursday night.

Parkland, the No. 3 seed in the District 11 Class 3A tournament, found itself playing for a district title after being bounced early from the East Penn Conference tournament a week earlier.

While top-seeded and unbeaten Whitehall picked up a 3-0 win (25-19, 25-13, 25-20), the Trojans kept it competitive in the championship match at Catasauqua High School.

Patriots surprise Parkland

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Most people likely expected Parkland to punch a ticket into the East Penn Conference boys’ volleyball championship game. And it would have been a good. After all, the Trojans had beaten Freedom twice this spring and they were meeting the Patriots again in the conference semifinal. The latest meeting went in favor of Parkland just 10 days prior in four games, while the Trojans swept the first match back in late March.

Trojans win 10th straight title

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s been a decade of dominance.

No team in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League other than Parkland has won a league championship since 2010. The Trojans earned their 10th straight crown last week and their 13th overall.

In Game 3 of the championship series, Parkland broke away late in the third period to hand Northampton a 6-1 loss last Friday at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena. It kept the Trojans’ streak of LVSHL titles alive after being doubted for most of the year.