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PHS hockey closes in on another title

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some of us may cringe at the thought of winter—the cold weather, ice and snow. But for Chad Loomis, it’s a season that he’s able to work a little bit of magic.

Every year for the past six or so, Loomis, the head coach of the Parkland ice hockey team, has built an ice rink in his backyard with the help of other parents. It’s become a haven for the Trojans and a big part to their success over the past decade.

Four from 6A will go to state hoops tourney

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A number of area teams have already qualified for the district playoffs even though that tournament is still a month down the road. The Allen and Emmaus boys basketball teams, both who are ranked in the state Class 6A rankings, have already cemented a spot.

But when those district tournaments do tip off starting on February 21, the scene will look slightly different than in years past. The biggest change fans will notice is the increase from four PIAA classifications to six based on student enrollment numbers.

PHS glides to 12th win

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team has taken the ice 12 times this season. And 12 times it has come away with victory, all largely in the same fashion.

Last Monday at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena, Freedom was Parkland’s latest victim. The Trojans (12-0) stayed unbeaten with a dominant 6-1 victory over the Patriots (4-5-3). The way Parkland won on Monday—in convincing fashion—is how it has been all season long.

Parkland boys find groove against Kids

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Wins haven’t been easy to come by for the Parkland boys basketball team.

But just a couple of days into 2017, the Trojans earned their most impressive win of the young season.

Parkland (4-5 overall, 2-4 in EPC) had doubled-up Northampton late in the second quarter with a 24-12 lead, was ahead by as much as 31 points in the third quarter before holding on to beat the Konkrete Kids (3-4 overall, 1-4 in EPC), 55-35, on Tuesday night.

Trojans stay unbeaten with win over Kids

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team found itself in an unfamiliar position in last week’s game against Northampton. Throughout their perfect season thus far, the Trojans had been pretty much cruising to victories.

Last Friday night, however, Northampton trailed by just a goal with five minutes to play after three unanswered scores. Nerves started to settle in for Parkland, but the Trojans never lost their cool on the ice at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

Boys basketball falls to unbeaten Hornets

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s been quite some time since Parkland boys basketball lost to a conference foe in the regular season on its home court. Trojan head coach Andy Stephens couldn’t recall the last time his Trojans walked off the court in that scenario against an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference or Lehigh Valley League opponent.

That all changed on Tuesday night when Parkland stepped on its home court for the first time this season after starting with four straight road games.

Zimmerman caps career with district appearance

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland’s golf season officially came to an end just over two weeks ago. And although none of the Trojan golfers advanced to the PIAA Regional qualifier, there was plenty of positive play at the District 11 Golf Championships.

Kevin Zimmerman led all Trojan participants with a round of 88 at districts to earn a 16th place finish back on October 10 at Locust Valley Golf Club. Alec Cwienkala (91) finished close behind in a tie for 20th and Ben Hembel (98) came in 28th.

For Zimmerman, his round at districts ended a solid high school golf career that he won’t soon forget.

Cwienkala takes fifth in EPC

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Alec Cwienkala holds himself to a high standard. When he set a lofty goal of finishing in the top five of last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Golf Championships, there was no question that he couldn’t achieve it. It was all a matter of how he executed his game plan.

After a slow start to the round, he proved he was up to the challenge. Cwienkala shot an 80 last Monday at Bethlehem Golf Club to earn fifth place in the conference championships. The top-five finish exempted him from having to play in the district-qualifying round.