Parkland Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Softball stays unbeaten with semifinal win

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It certainly wasn’t their easiest win of the season, but it may have been their most persistent. An eighth-inning single from Mackenzie Wolf plated the game-winning run as Parkland downed Easton 2-1 in the District 11 semifinals. The win puts Parkland into the district championship against Liberty Thursday at Patriots Park. The win also guarantees the Trojans a spot in the PIAA Tournament, which gets underway Monday.

Aubree Fritzinger was brilliant on the mound and didn’t allow a hit...

Seniors bring title back to Parkland

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

As sophomores, Michael Jenkins, Harsha Bollu, Ryan Giovenco and Austin Mueller experienced their first Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships.

As juniors, classmates Ethan Imler and Matt Mellinger joined Parkland’s core group of varsity players. While the group went without a title last season, it made sure to grab gold the first chance it got this year.

On Friday night at Hackett Park, the seasoned Trojan veterans led the way as the team knocked off top-seeded Liberty...

Baseball beats Hurricanes, 6-3

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

There were memorable victories in the 2017 regular season. There were also some game results that Parkland head baseball coach Kurt Weber would like to forget about.

On Friday night at Hackett Park, Weber watched his Trojan baseball team get some revenge for one of those forgettable losses.

With a three-run lead entering the bottom of the seventh, Trojan senior Harsha Bollu recorded strikeouts for two of the last three outs and the Trojans celebrated a 6-3 victory to capture...

Boys lax beats Rovers, faces Hornets in final

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It looked as if Parkland was out to make a statement after losing a heartbreaker to Central Catholic in last week’s East Penn Conference championship game.

Message received loud and clear.

The top-seeded Trojans scored the first four goals, led by five at intermission, and disposed of No. 4 Easton on Tuesday night at Northampton High School’s Erdosy Field. The win advances Parkland to Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A championship against Emmaus where it will look for that...

PHS 3200-meter relay runs to district gold

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There are a lot of positives about the race Parkland’s boys 3200-meter relay team ran at last week’s District 11 Championship Meet.

For one thing, the team earned the gold medal with a winning time of 8:08.24. On top of that, the group knows it can run even faster in this weekend’s PIAA Class 3A Championship at Shippensburg University.

“It was just a good team effort all around,” said sophomore Riley Williamson. “We all knew what we had to do and we all did it. We didn’t all...

PHS softball team manufactures game-winning run

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout the season, Parkland’s seniors have talked about the underclassmen and how they’ve been able to contribute to the team’s success during its 24-0 season. Last week, one of the young players came through with a big hit to give the seniors four straight conference championships with a 1-0 win over Emmaus in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Patriots Park in Allentown.

With a runner on second and one out, Megan Fenstermaker poked a groundball through the right...

Barnett scores five in win

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some people that follow high school lacrosse in the Lehigh Valley thought Parkland’s Camryn Barnett should have been the East Penn Conference MVP. The junior midfielder scored five goals in the Lady Trojans conference championship win last week.

And again on Monday, Barnett made a solid case for those MVP arguments.

Barnett scored a game-high five goals for Parkland, including pivotal back-to-back scores midway through the second half to give the Lady Trojans a two-goal lead...

Volleyball falls in district semifinal

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland and Whitehall have had some epic matches this season.

Tuesday’s District 11 Class 3A semifinal was the third time the teams have met in the past three weeks and not once has the match been settled in three games.

Tuesday’s night’s game had a bit more on the line than the last two meetings, with the winner advancing to the state playoffs and Thursday’s district title match against top-seeded Emmaus.

The Zephyrs came out on top Tuesday, 3-1 (25-28, 24-26, 25-18,...

PHS baseball beats Kids in league playoffs

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland and Northampton could meet one more time this season, depending how the district playoff brackets shakes out. If that happens, the Kids will surely hope Trojan starting pitcher Mike Jenkins isn’t on the mound again.

The LaSalle-bound senior beat Northampton for the third time this year when he held the Kids to four hits Monday in a 4-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinal win.

In three games this season against Northampton, Jenkins has allowed no runs on 11 hits...

Boys lacrosse falls in league final

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Spirits were certainly low after the way Central Catholic defeated Parkland in Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys lacrosse championship. But all is not lost if you ask Trojan head coach Brad Schifko.

Just as Parkland seemed to take control of the game in the third quarter, Central had an answer. The top-seeded Vikings (19-1 overall; 12-1 EPC), after trailing 10-7 in the third, scored six of the next seven goals to secure their first EPC championship in school history with a...