Parkland Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Boys go 3-2 over seven days

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team had the season’s busiest and longest stretch of games conclude with a victory. The Trojans played five games in a span of seven days and ended the rough stretch 3-2 after a 43-28 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Pleasant Valley last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

Parkland (10-5 overall, 7-3 EPC) fell to Freedom on Tuesday, Jan. 7, then defeated Notre Dame (Green Pond) the following night and Dieruff two nights later. The Trojans were...

Trojans host annual duals

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland Duals, held Jan. 4 at Parkland High School, proved to be an educational encounter for the host team.

“Parkland had a very good experience,” said Trojan wrestling head coach Jon Trenge. “We competed well and several of our wrestlers were very successful on the day.”

Wrestling tournaments have become commonplace over the last decade, but the question becomes does volume equal value? What is the advantage for a school tor participate?

“Getting schools from...

PHS swimmers sweep PME

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swim teams each picked up wins over Pocono Mountain East Saturday in an East Penn Conference meet. The girls won all but one event, while the boys won all 11 of their events.

Kayla Johnson helped three relay teams finish first, while Leyna Fleischaker placed first in one individual event (100 breaststroke) and the 200-yard medley relay.

James Zhang led the boys with four first-place finishes. Gavin Webb earned two victories in his individual events:...

PHS hockey tops Easton

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It doesn’t happen often, but the Parkland ice hockey team found itself trailing after one period of action. But the deficit didn’t last long as the Trojans scored four unanswered goals, three of which came in a pivotal second period comeback as Parkland defeated Easton 8-3 last Monday night in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action at the Lehigh Valley Ice Rink.

The Trojans (13-0-1 overall, 27 points) tallied three second period goals after falling behind 2-1 following the...

Girls win three straight

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A three-game winning streak has Parkland (10-4 overall, 7-3 EPC) on the verge of clinching a spot in the district playoffs and has them in good shape for a spot in the EPC tournament at the end of the regular season. The latest win was a 42-33 win at Pleasant Valley and came on the heels of wins over Dieruff and Southern Lehigh.

Lindsay Berger has been the big scorer for Parkland, having hit for 20 against both Southern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley. Against Dieruff, it was Carissa Foght...

Lehman wins midseason diving meet

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Competition among teammates can breed a lot of success. That’s been the case for Parkland diving for a while and it continues to be the case. At this year’s midseason East Penn Conference diving competition, Parkland divers showed up often at the top of the leader’s board with Lexi Lehman winning on the girls side and Ethan Radio finishing second among boys.

Lehman combined with Kate Gottwald and Alexa Brinker to give Parkland the top three spots among the girls. Lehman finished at...

Diaz shines at tounrey

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Parkland wrestlers had an opportunity to measure themselves against some top-flight competition Dec. 28-29 at the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic, held at Liberty High School.

Trojan head coach Jon Trenge was pleased with what he saw, but acknowledged there is work ahead.

“We are improving, but it is a process,” Trenge said when asked about the Trojans’ showing at BHWC. “I see improvements in the bottom position, and on the feet mostly. We are hand fighting far better than...

Boys beat PMW

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Senior captains Jake Melady and Jared Kucharczuk have both grown and come onto their own this year in their final seasons in red and white. The duo combined to score more than half of the Trojans’ points as Parkland ran away in the fourth quarter in a 71-57 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West last Thursday night at Parkland High School.

The win over the Panthers (4-7 overall, 2-4 EPC) was the second in-a-row for the Trojans (7-4, 5-3).

“Jake and...

Parkland boys go 1-1 at Allen Tournament

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After winning the first four games to start the 2019-20 campaign, the Parkland boys basketball team had tripped up a little bit, losing two of its next three games. But the Trojans got back to their winning ways quickly.

Following a narrow defeat to Wilkes-Barre Area on Friday evening in the opener of the Allen High School’s Holiday Tournament, Parkland bounced back to take down Springfield Delco 55-33 Saturday afternoon in Sewards Gymnasium.

“I thought [Friday’s] game was...

Trojan ice hockey tops Southern Lehigh

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team continued to show its dominance against league opposition as it took down Southern Lehigh 6-1 last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Rink in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action.

The Trojans (10-0-1) remain at the top of the standings, while the Spartans (8-5) are third. In a matchup of top-three teams one team showed it’s talent.

“Although Southern Lehigh is very talented, our work as a team really shut them down,” said Parkland’s...