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Bulls-Giants knotted at 1-1 in BML

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading up to the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Northampton Giants had coasted throughout the playoffs.

The Giants took Game 1 of the finals against the Limeport Bulls last week to continue that hot streak.

And while Game 2 wouldn’t decide the series, Limeport took it as a must-win situation. Then, the Bulls did what no other team could do in the postseason thus far: they beat the Giants.

Buffaloes fall in Legion semifinals

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

North Parkland could pretty much taste a revenge opportunity against South Parkland. Just six outs separated the Buffaloes from earning a rematch with their rival as they held a six-run lead against top-seeded Salisbury last week in the Lehigh Valley Legion loser’s bracket final.

But that’s when North Parkland not only saw that possibility slip away, but also realized its season was coming to a heartbreaking end.

Salisbury scored eight runs over the final two innings to complete its comeback and end North Parkland’s season, 14-12, last Wednesday at Salisbury High School.

Druckenmiller makes AFL cheer team

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Courtney Druckenmiller has been cheerleading for nearly her entire life. She’s been in front of hundreds, even thousands, of fans during her days at Parkland High School and East Stroudsburg University.

But the 2011 graduate of Parkland is experiencing a whole new level of cheering this summer. Druckenmiller recently became a member of the Philadelphia Soul arena football Soulmates dance team. She is currently in the midst of her first season with the Soul, which attract nearly 10,000 fans per home game at the Wells Fargo Center.

SP earns No. 4 seed for LVL playoffs

Friday, July 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some things are still up for grabs regarding the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs that begin on Thursday. Two pigtail single-elimination games on Thursday will solidify the final two slots of the eight-team double-elimination tournament beginning the following evening.

But one thing that is for certain is South Parkland’s opponent to open the tournament. The No. 4 seeded Trojans will host No. 5 Carbon Monarchs on Thursday at Parkland High School at 6 pm.

Girls go 4-2 at Cedar Beach

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Ed Ohlson only took over as the Parkland girls basketball head coach a little over a month ago. The former PHS boys assistant coach got a good look at his team in one of the summer’s top tournaments last weekend.

Parkland advanced to the final day of the Bash at the Beach Tournament at Cedar Beach Park. The Lady Trojans went 4-2 in the 17-team double-elimination tournament.

“Right now we have very few plays,” Ohlson said. “Even if this was my second year, we would have a ton of plays, and people could throw stuff at us and we would know how to handle it.”

LCCC softball team makes history

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Lehigh Carbon Community College softball team did something this season that no other Cougar team had accomplished in the program’s history.

Plenty of local softball players were at the center of the memorable campaign.

LCCC became the first team ever from Pennsylvania to win the Region XIX Championship. The Cougars also advanced to the Division III NJCAA National Championship Tournament for the first time and won a game before its season came to a close in mid-May.

Two Parkland High School graduates were part of that team in Shannon Jacobs and Madison Mohr.

Hornets hand Trojans first volleyball loss

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland and Emmaus both entered Tuesday’s much-anticipated meeting with identical unbeaten records at 7-0. But Trojan head Scott Trumbauer was well aware of the pedestal that the Hornets sat on atop the area’s top volleyball teams.

Then, Emmaus went out and proved why it is the class of the District 11 landscape. And it did so with relative ease.

Emmaus (8-0) jumped out to a comfortable lead in the opening set and never looked back, as the Hornets defeated Parkland, 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-20), at Emmaus High School.