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Parkland tops rival Hornets for volleyball crown

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

It may have been a timeout that saved a district championship.

Trailing 23-21 against Emmaus and staring their first set loss of the season right in the face, Parkland head coach Scott Trumbauer called a timeout.

That break in the action not only turned around that first set against Emmaus, but it very well could have given the Trojans the momentum they needed.

Parkland sends three to state track meet

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Parkland sophomore Devyn Anderson didn't take much consideration into seeding prior to the 800-meter run at last week's district track and field meet.

After placing seventh at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Meet a week ago in that same event, Anderson had higher goals on an even higher stage. Finishing in the top two and advancing to states was at the top of her list.

Hugo sets PR in pole vault, finishes third

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Zach Hugo thought he had it. He barely grazed the bar at 13 feet, 9 inches in the pole vault event at last week's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships. It was the closest he's been to that mark in his career.

But despite missing out on that mark by the smallest of margins, a height that would have tied Nazareth's Nicholas Miller for first, Hugo still produced a solid showing. His height of 13-3 awarded him a third-place finish in the pole vault last Wedneday, Day 2 of competition at Whitehall High School's Zephyrs Sports Complex.

Geiger, Kyvelos finish in top 10 at ASD Meet

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Parkland's distance runners have been a big factor in the Trojan boys track and field team's 9-1 record in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC).

During Friday's William Allen Invitational at J. Birney Crum Stadium, two of the Trojan's top boys runners placed in the top 10 of the 3200 meter run. Sophomore Hailemichael Geiger placed fourth, while junior Daniel Kyvelosc crossed the finish line in eighth place.

PHS sweeps Emmaus, wins tourney

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

It's been smooth sailing for the Parkland boys volleyball team all season long.

The Trojans continued that hot streak last week against their toughest league opponent yet.

Against the only other undefeated team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Parkland took the first two sets (25-13, 25-18) against Emmaus relatively easily. And while the Hornets tied the third game late at 24-24, the Trojans' 26-24 victory in that third game secured a sweep for Parkland (24-1 overall, 8-0 in EPC) last Thursday.

Spring sports feel the wrath of Mother Nature

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The first day of spring, Friday, March 20, is a little more than a week away, but like recent years, high school spring sports teams are in a familiar position as their second week of practice is almost finished.

A late winter with periods of heavy snow have once again caused baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis and track and field teams issues with their outdoor practice schedules that began last Monday, March 2.

Hollan led Husky defense in 2014

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Bloomsburg University junior Chrissy Hollan spent her first two seasons as a defensive midfielder on the Huskies womens soccer team.

But as this past season got underway, Hollan was moved to the center back spot, a role she was familiar with from her days as a Trojan. With that position switch came an increase in responsibility and leadership.

The former Parkland High School graduate thrived in that leadership role to produce her best collegiate season yet.

Parkland Area Soccer Club to hold 10th anniversary celebration

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Since the Parkland Area Soccer Club formed 10 years ago after breaking from the Schnecksville Playground Association, plenty of players and coaches have gone through its ranks.

At an upcoming event, PASC will bring together members that helped form the decade-long tradition.

The 10-year anniversary ceremony Saturday, Dec. 6, at St. Joseph's the Worker Church in Orefield is scheduled from 6-10 p.m.

DiGirolamo's pick seals PHS victory

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Senior Erik DiGirolamo was the first Trojan to receive a gold medal following Friday's District 11 Class AAAA championship bout with Easton.

And rightfully so.

While it was a complete team effort for the Trojans on defense, DiGirolamo came up with the game's most significant play when the Red Rovers were yards away from punching in the game-winning touchdown.

After Jake Bissell's field goal gave Parkland a 13-10 lead in overtime, Easton had one possession to tie or win the game.