Parkland Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Girls track starts 3-0

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

You can pick nearly any adjective, but three meets into the 2019 season, the Parkland girls track squad has been awesome.

The Lady Trojans have excelled in virtually all aspects in registering victories over Central Catholic 103-47, Freedom 128-22 and Bethlehem Catholic 129-21 for a 3-0 start.

“We’re doing well and we’re off to a good start,” said coach Scott Levan. “We have a lot of depth.”

Parkland’s Aubrey Semler has excelled in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, while...

Trojans top Emmaus, 17-11

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

“What was that?” asked Parkland baseball head coach Kurt Weber rhetorically as he walked off the field following his team’s 17-11 win over Emmaus recently.

The game was a typical game in the rivalry between the two teams, especially at Emmaus’ Church Lane Field where the two teams have seen weird things happen.

This episode in the rivalry included a combined 23 hits, nine errors, 20 walks, 18 strikeouts and three hours and 15 minutes to play. Much of what happened can be...

PHS softball hands Liberty first loss

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In what could be a preview of both East Penn Conference and District 11 playoff action, Parkland and Liberty softball teams met Monday for the first time this season.

Liberty came into the game undefeated and had rolled through its first five games with a 64-17 margin of victory. The two teams battled until Parkland was able to put up four runs in the sixth inning, taking a 5-1 win over the Lady Hurricanes.

Liberty starter Paige Zigmund and Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney were both...

Parkland girls lacrosse beats EHS

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland’s Morgan Hurd missed much of the 2018 girls lacrosse regular season with a broken wrist. She was able to return for the Trojans’ postseason run that included a district title, but Hurd still admits sitting on the sidelines was tough.

It seems as if the Trojan senior attacker is making up for lost time early this spring.

Hurd scored a game-high five goals as the Trojans jumped out to a big lead over Emmaus, and then cruised to an 18-8 victory on Saturday at Parkland...

Boys T&F team wins first three meets

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Three meets into the Parkland boys track season, the Trojans are showing the rest of the East Penn Conference just how good they can be.

Receiving solid performances from a wealth of returning and new talent, the Trojans defeated Central Catholic 132-18, Freedom 111-39 and Bethlehem Catholic 98-52.

“We’re off to a pretty good start, and are receiving some good showings,” said coach Scott Levan.

Quick off the starting line through the first three meets has been sprinter...

Trojan bats are starting to heat up

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Slowly but surely, the bats are warming up for the Parkland baseball team. And that spells trouble for the rest of the East Penn Conference. In the past week, the Trojans have scored 31 runs in three games, including a 9-0 win over Nazareth (2-2 overall, 2-2 EPC) on Monday and a 15-0 pasting of Central Catholic (0-5, 0-3) last Thursday. In between came a 7-3 win against Wilson-West Lawn, and all of a sudden, Parkland is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the EPC.

It’s worth noting that the...

Boys tennis wins first six matches of ‘19

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Only six matches into the season, the Parkland boys tennis team has shown it is calm, cool and collected.

The Trojans have also shown they are a perfect 6-0. Perhaps more impressive is that most of Parkland’s roster is too young to know they’re not supposed to be this good this early.

“They are playing well and they are extremely young guys,” said head coach Mike Hingston. “They are definitely showing me something.”

What they are showing Hingston transcends tennis...

Hornets take season’s first match vs. PHS

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys volleyball team had been finding a rhythm during the first two weeks of the regular season. It won its opening Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matches and earned victories against state-ranked opponents in Ambridge and Lower Dauphin, number one and number eight in the Class 2A rankings, respectively.

But the Trojans lost their rhythm last Monday evening in a three-set loss to defending EPC and District 11 champion Emmaus by scores of 25-20, 25-15 and 25-23 at...

Pitching, defense lead to softball win

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In high school softball, a little bit of offense can go a long way if you’ve got strong pitching and defense. That’s been the recipe in the early going for Parkland and coach Barry Search doesn’t see that strategy changing too much throughout the season. Parkland’s latest win was a 1-0 victory over Nazareth on Monday to move to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the East Penn Conference.

The game’s lone run came when Olivia Ondrejca doubled to center field with a runner on first and two outs in...

Boys lacrosse remains unbeaten

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team improved to 5-0 with a 17-0 win over Liberty Tuesday.

The Trojans were led by five goals and three assists from Greg Santa-Anna. Sam Schmidt added two goals and two assists, while Zach Poremba scored two goals and assisted on one. Eight other Trojans had one goal apiece in the win.

Parkland’s closest game this season came last Thursday, March 28, against Central Catholic.

James Cipolla scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the...