Parkland Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

Field hockey falls to EHS in playoff game

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The seniors on this year’s Parkland field hockey team were freshmen when head coach Lizzie Millen took over the program for the 2015 season. The team has played well for Millen over the four years, but the one thing it hasn’t been able to do is beat rival Emmaus.

Unfortunately for the Trojans, they drew Emmaus in the first round of both the EPC and District 11 playoffs and had their season ended with a 7-0 loss in districts. The teams also met in a regular season finale in which...

Hornets hand PHS loss in season finale

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus High School Marching Band was performing the 1982 Michael Jackson classic “Thriller” as the Parkland Trojans were on what proved to be their final offensive drive in their Oct. 26 game against the Green Hornets.

It was an apt musical selection, as this year’s edition of the Battle of Cedar Crest Boulevard was certainly a thriller. Down four points with two minutes remaining, Trojan quarterback Tanner Lewis had the boys methodically on the move for the go-ahead and possible...

PHS boys earn silver

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The District 11 3A Boys Cross Country Championships proved to be another exhibit of the power and depth of the Parkland team. The Trojans finished second out of 15 schools during the meet, held Oct. 24 at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, with a time of 16:55.

The duo of seniors Nicholas Bower and Riley Williamson ran strong, with both finishing in the top 10. Bower finished fifth overall 16:31, while Williamson finished ninth. Both young men have consistently produced all season for...

Zaun takes third in D-11

Sunday, November 4, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland Girls cross country team had some work to do between the week of the East Penn Conference meet and the District 11 Cross Country Championships. And the team managed to get the work done.

The Lady Trojans had a nice performance at the district meet, held Oct. 24 at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, finishing fourth out of 14 schools overall with an average time of 20:43. Unsurprisingly, the talented senior Maddie Zaun led the squad, finishing third in the field with a time...

Hornets top Trojans in soccer semifinal

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Trojans came out firing thanks to a goal by junior Jackson Vanderpool less than two minutes into their District 11 semifinal game, but Emmaus responded well and finished Parkland’s season with a 3-2 win in a game played at Whitehall High School’s sports complex. Emmaus will now face Freedom in the district championship game.

Vanderpool took a feed from fellow junior Alex Wilsterman and pushed it past a diving Aidan Connolly, who was in goal for Emmaus. For the next 18 minutes the...

Zaun takes second in EPC

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The thing about the Parkland girls cross country team is that they are good. They’re so good that when they finish second out of 14 teams, the mindset is that they can do better.

“We still have a lot of work to do,” Trojan head coach Loretta Dodson said after her team’s second-place finish Oct. 16 at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Championships, held at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. “I think just maybe working on individual goals and what they need to do to be a...

Adversity made success more satisfying

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

“This is a sweeter victory than anything else.”

That’s how Parkland coach Al Haddad summed up his team’s fifth straight Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship Saturday after beating Nazareth 1-0 in overtime.

While Haddad wasn’t going to compare his current team to previous teams, he was quick to talk about how satisfying this year’s win is and the fact that it feels a little more special than the others because of the adversity that the team faced during the regular...

Rovers roll over Trojans

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland and Easton football programs have a lot of rich tradition of winning. At least one of the two teams has played in the district final every year since 1996.

But when squaring off against each other on the gridiron over the last half decade, the results have been rather one-sided in favor of the Trojans.

Parkland had won the last seven meetings dating back to the 2014 season, including a couple of games in the district tournament. It had also outscored Easton 235-37...

Girls volleyball falls in league championship

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland did a solid job in the fourth set of Saturday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships, limiting Nazareth hitter Maria Harding and tying the match at 2-2. It suddenly seemed as if all of the momentum swung to the Trojans’ bench.

And it had, until Harding and the Blue Eagles stepped on the court in the match-deciding fifth set.

Harding had a number of her team-high 21 kills in that fifth set to lift No. 4 seed Nazareth over No. 2 Parkland (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 14...

PHS boys soccer advances in district tourney

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys soccer team fired shot after shot on the East Stroudsburg South net, but was having trouble getting one by the goal keeper.

After 21 shots and nearly 70 minutes of game action, the seventh-seeded Trojans finally broke through for a goal. They did so once more in downing the Cavaliers 2-0 last Tuesday night in the first round of the District 11 Class 4A playoffs at Parkland High School.

Senior Teagan Mangahas and junior Jackson Vanderpool both found the back of...