Parkland Press

Monday, June 17, 2019

Parkland falls to Reading in summer league

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday in it’s summer basketball game against Reading.

The Trojans trailed the perennial state power Red Knights by nearly 20 points in the first half. But Parkland never gave up and came within one shot of a win.

The early deficit proved too much to overcome as the Trojans lost the game against the Red Knights 52-48 last Tuesday evening in the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League.

The Trojans were down by 18...

Softball team graduates nine seniors

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s hard to blame the Parkland softball team for the early-season hitting slump that they encountered this year.

The Trojans went to play in the warm sunshine of Florida and returned to cold, windy conditions at home and their offense shivered in the cold weather.

The season opened with a 2-0 loss to Northampton, which would prove to be one of the tougher teams in the East Penn Conference throughout the season.

At the time, Parkland head coach Barry Search worried that...

Marstellar, Polash picked to play in Carpenter Cup

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, a double-elimination tournament that is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies and features high school all-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to...

Trojans’ run ends

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the end, the Parkland softball season came down to one bad inning.

It was the second inning of its PIAA quarterfinal game against Spring-Ford. The inning saw the Rams score four times and bang out five of their seven hits in the game en route to a 4-1 win, which ended Parkland’s season at 25-3.

The inning came down to three key hits, an RBI double, a lined single and a bloop single that did most of the damage, bringing home two runs in the inning.

When all of the...

Three from PHS selected to Carpenter Cup

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Two Emmaus players made the team in Dylan Lehman and Brandon Robinson.

This year’s LV Carpenter Cup roster inlcudes: Kyle Mahady, P, Nazareth; Ben Piripavel, OF, Liberty; Blake Barthol, 2b, Parkland;...

Girls lacrosse season ends in PIAA tourney

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After defeating Easton for the second time this season and second time in a postseason game, the Parkland girls lacrosse team was riding a six-game win streak and carrying momentum at the right time of the year.

But the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 Class 3A champion Trojans (15-8) met a powerful Radnor (18-5) team out of District 1. The 2017 Class 2A state champions jumped out in front early and Parkland could not dig itself out of an early hole, falling 15-3 last...

Trojans played waiting game before final

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It wasn’t until two hours or so before the District 11 Class 6A softball final that Parkland knew who it would be facing.

Three days worth of unsettled weather caused postponements and continuations for both softball and baseball teams in the area, so it was a toss up between Northampton and Whitehall.

The Konkrete Kids and Zephyrs finished their semifinal prior to the district final as it had been stopped in the fifth inning the day before.

“All throughout the school...

Softball advances to PIAA quarterfinal

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Another game, another postseason victory for the Parkland Trojans.

With a first-round matchup close to home at Patriots Park, Parkland took on Conestoga, the fifth-place team out of District 1, and fought its way to an 8-0 win over the Pioneers. The win moves Parkland into the quarterfinal round against Spring-Ford, also out of District 1.

Throughout the game, Parkland took advantage of miscues by the Pioneers and turned them into big advantages.

It started early when...

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:



Finals, Thursday, May 30

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PHS baseball will gratuate 11 seniors

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Like most top-tier high school sports programs, Parkland’s baseball team seems to reload every season. No matter how many great players graduate, there seem to be more waiting in the wings.

Next season the Trojans will have to replace nearly a dozen players, however the few they have returning will provide a solid foundation.

Parkland’s roster has 11 seniors, which will provide a big hit looking ahead to next season. There will be just three starting players – Jeremy...