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Schneckville to host national midget race

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Next week will not only be a big week for the Keystone State Quarter Midget Club. It’ll be a historic week for the city of Schnecksville as well.

The Keystone State Quarter Midget Club track, located in Schnecksville, will host a dirt grand national race event in the upcoming week. The week-long event begins on Monday and concludes Saturday with the championship 40-lap race for each of the 12 classes. Participants range from age 5 to 16 and will compete on the club’s dirt oval track.

Trojans win Stellar playoff quarterfinal

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The summer league basketball for the Parkland boys basketball team continued just two days after an Elite Eight appearance at SportsFest. And the Trojans didn’t miss a beat.

There were no signs of tired legs or worn down bodies. The Trojans amassed 58 points on some good outside shooting, winning their quarterfinal Stellar Summer League playoff game 58-48 versus Bangor Tuesday evening at Cedar Beach Park.

NP will play for LVLBL Knee-Hi championship

Thursday, July 7, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The cards were stacked against the North Parkland knee-hi baseball team. But despite the odds, North Parkland finds itself as one of the final two teams playing for a Lehigh Valley Little Baseball League Knee-Hi championship.

North Parkland advanced to that title game after its 6-0 shutout victory over rival South Parkland on Tuesday evening at Wehr’s Dam. It was a six-inning, scoreless effort from ace Drew Sorrentino and relief pitcher Ryan Correll closed it out in the seventh inning.

Iorio leading charge as playoffs near

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Rising senior Sam Iorio walked off the court last Wednesday in the final minutes after being subbed out. Parkland was already well out in front of Emmaus when the Trojans’ leader exited.

That’s been a familiar scene for Parkland this summer.

The Trojans beat Emmaus 65-37 last week at Parkland High School. Iorio scored 15 while Jake Bartholomew added a team-high 16 points in the rare Wednesday summer league game that was a make up date for a previously postponed contest.

Kriz puts his name in Vassar College record books

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Vassar College senior Reno Kriz recently capped a historic season for the school’s men’s volleyball team. The former Trojan finished the spring season with 385 kills, 147 digs and 68 blocks. His 358 kills wasn’t just tops on the team, but that ranked him third amongst all United Volleyball Conference (UVC) competitors. Kriz finished his career with 1,352 kills (third in Vassar history) and school records in attack attempts (3,381), sets played (426) and matches played (125).

Trojans overcome Liberty

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

During last week’s District 11 Class 3A volleyball championships, Liberty was able to accomplish something against Parkland that no other Eastern Pennsylvania Conference team was able to do this season—win a set.

After Parkland jumped ahead 2-0 and held a 10-7 lead in the third set, Liberty began the journey of reversing that trend. Shortly later, the Hurricanes had won a set over the top-ranked team in the state in Class 3A and were very much alive late in the fourth set, trailing just 23-22.

Trojans have bulls-eye on their back

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland volleyball team finished last year as the top team in the state, collecting gold with a win over District 7’s Fox Chapel. With nearly that entire squad back in 2016, the expectations were high once again for Scott Trumbauer’s crew.

According to Trumbauer, the Trojans have had “a target on their back in every match” this spring. It’s hard to argue with him.

Four individuals, one Trojan relay team qualify for states

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A week after capturing EPC gold in the 400-meter dash, Parkland junior Connor Tempro was back for more. This time, however, he entered the District 11 Class 3A Track and Field Championships seeded third, with the top two finishers automatically qualifying for states.

But that didn’t shy away Tempro one bit from running one of his best races of the season and making it to Shippensburg University for his first state trip.

Tempro runs to gold in EPC 400

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland’s Connor Tempro received news on Wednesday that would drastically alter the stage of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys 400-meter dash.

Tempro, who was seeded second in the event, got word that No. 1 seed Nate Fogle had dropped out of competition due to an injury. That was his biggest competition going into the event, with Fogle seeded roughly a second faster. But when he found out Fogle wouldn’t be a threat, there was little doubt in Tempro’s mind as to who would win the 400.