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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.

PHS boys harriers take 15th at states

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Over the past decade, the Parkland boys cross country team has become very familiar with the state meet. In fact, the boys have had a team run in states in every season since 2004, which includes back-to-back 11th-place finishes in 2005 and 2006.

And while the Trojans weren't able to crack the top 20 teams from 2009-2011, steady strides have been evident in recent years in Hershey.

New league, same Lady Trojans

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

It may be a new conference, but the leader of the pack has remained the same. At least that's the case on the girls cross country scene.

Following three straight Lehigh Valley Conference titles, the Parkland girls added their fourth league title in a row after winning the inaugural Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Meet. Senior Cara Moyer finished in eighth place to pace the Lady Trojans, who finished six points ahead of regular season champ Easton on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Field.