Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

SP goes 20-0, wins LVL title

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The South Parkland Legion team made it through the regular season and playoffs undefeated, finishing 20-0 and holding the Lehigh Valley Legion championship trophy Monday night after beating Northern Valley 2-0 at Weiland Park on the campus of De Sales University.

The Trojans made it through games against Emmaus and North Parkland in the postseason in addition to beating Northern Valley (11-11) twice in the double-elimination tournament. The win sends South Parkland into the Region Two playoffs, which begin Friday.

Hornets upset Parkland in summer league basketball

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team has had a ton of success during its summer league season and in the tournaments it has been a part of. Even in the offseason when wins and losses don’t carry as much weight, the Trojans had won seven of 10 games in the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League. The also advanced deep into the Cedar Beach Bash at the Beach tournament last month.

Buffs fall to NV in semifinal

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The North Parkland Legion team saw its season come to an end Sunday in a 9-4 loss to Northern Valley. The Buffaloes finished the season at 14-6.

Northern Valley came into the game as one of the hottest teams in the league after a cold streak early in July saw the Chargers fall in the LVL seedings before garnering the fifth seed. North Parkland was consistent throughout the season and finished as the number-two seed coming into the postseason.

Parkland beats Bangor in summer league

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It wasn’t pretty for either team. But it got better. And it started at one end of the floor.

After a lackluster first half, the Parkland boys basketball team picked it up on both ends of the court to come out on the winning end of its Lehigh Valley Summer League basketball game Tuesday evening at Cedar Beach, taking down Bangor 43-34 in the Big School Division.

The Trojans moved to 6-3 overall and are in the top-five of the league standings with just a few weeks left of the regular season.

North Parkland makes late-season run

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

North Parkland (12-4) put together an impressive run late in the season and heads into the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league.

Since dropping their rivalry matchup against South Parkland (15-0), the Buffaloes have gone 4-0, outscoring opponents 42-6 in those four games.

The numbers are skewed by a 21-1 pasting of Coplay (5-9-1) in a game shortened to four innings by the 15-run rule. Another game against Coplay was played just five days earlier and saw the Buffaloes pick up a 7-0 win.

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.

POSITION PLAYERS

SP tops NP to remain unbeaten

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the first meeting between the North and South Parkland Lehigh Valley Legion baseball teams, South Parkland prevailed with a 9-1 win back on June 15. The win put the Trojans at 7-0 on the season and since then they had put together two more wins to reach 9-0 coming into the showdown with North Parkland last week.

For their part, the Buffaloes followed up their earlier loss to South Parkland with a loss to Lower Macungie, but then put together an impressive 11-2 win over Emmaus, leaving them ready for their counterparts from the south.

Trojans, Buffs enjoy friendly rivalry

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Like any high school baseball team, the Parkland Trojans spend much of the year hanging out together, putting in time in the indoor batting cages during the offseason and then banding together for a long high school season.

Unlike many of the local high school teams, though, the group is split in two for the Lehigh Valley Legion baseball season. The one, tight-knit team is divided between North Parkland and South Parkland. Twice each LVL season, and often in the playoffs, they go up against each other.