Parkland Press

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Girls volleyball caps season in state semi

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The third time was not the charm for the Parkland girls volleyball team when squaring off against Bishop Shanahan.

The Eagles were a thorn in the side of the Trojans, beating them twice during the regular season, then ending Parkland’s season last Tuesday night, winning 3-2 by scores of 25-22, 20-25, 25-20, 15-25, and 15-11 in the PIAA 4A semifinals.

In the two previous meetings in the regular season, the Trojans also fell by just one game.

“Bishop Shanahan is a very...

Trojans uphold legacy

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Continuing the legacy t was something that the Parkland football team’s senior class wanted to do leading up to the District 11 Class 6A championship game last Friday night at Northampton High School’s Al Erdosy Stadium.

Number one seed Parkland used the strength and legs of senior running back Jahan Worth, while its defense kept sixth-seeded Freedom out of the end zone in winning a sixth straight gold medal in the district title game 30-6.

It was the second consecutive year...

Trojans face Pates for sixth straight D-11 title

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The District 11 Class 6A championship game will have a similar look to it this season as it did in 2016.

First-seed Parkland (12-0 overall) and sixth-seeded Freedom (7-5) will meet Friday night at Northampton High School for the second consecutive year. Last season, the Trojans beat the Patriots 24-14 for their fifth straight district title.

Parkland took down perennial playoff rival Easton last weekend in the semifinals 52-10 to advance to the final round of District 11 play....

Trojans advance to D-11 final

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

With just a two-score game at halftime, the Parkland football team knew it needed it more, and didn’t want the same kind of close call it had against Liberty two weeks ago.

So the Trojans erupted for a 28-point second half on their way to a 52-10 victory over Easton last Friday night in the District 11 Class 6A semifinals at Parkland Area School District Stadium.

Number one seed Parkland (12-0 overall) remained undefeated and advanced to the district final Friday night for the...

Boys fall to Conestoga in state soccer quarterfinals

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland boys soccer team checked off a lot of boxes this season. The team beat its biggest rival four times while winning district and league titles. The Trojans went 24-2 and were one of the final eight teams left in Class 4A Saturday night before falling to Conestoga 1-0 in a PIAA quarterfinal game.

While they might not have reached the ultimate goal of a state title, the Trojans left the field at Exeter High School Saturday knowing that it’s within reach for the program.

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SP varsity wins EPYFL championship

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The South Parkland Youth Association football teams wrapped up their seasons over the past few weeks, including a league championship victory for the Trojan varsity team.

VARSITY

Championship

The South Parkland varsity rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the final three minutes of the game to defeat Emmaus 13-12 Saturday, Nov. 11 at Palmer Township. With the win, the Trojans captured the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Football League Varsity Championship and cap an 11-0...

Volleyball reaches semi

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball team hasn’t just been a frequent visitor to the state playoffs. It has been a postseason stalwart that’s put together lengthy postseason runs, including PIAA titles in 2014 and 2015.

This season’s team played its way into the state semifinals and there was a feeling of accomplishment for the Lady Tigers with only two returning starters.

Parkland defeated District 3’s Exeter Township in five sets (23-25, 25-15, 17-25, 25-15, 15-10) on Saturday in...

Frequent postseason football foe awaits

Friday, November 10, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland and Easton in the District 11 football playoffs. That’s nothing new, and it’s music to the ears of Trojans and Red Rovers fans, along with unbiased high school football fans in the Lehigh Valley.

These two teams have met in each of the last five district tournaments, with Parkland coming away as the victor in every one of them.

Each game has been close, however, and the two teams battle until the very end in this rivalry of two of the most successful programs in the...

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Friday, November 10, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Senior leadership is great, but sometimes, it’s nice to have a young player come through with a big play in a big spot. That’s exactly what Jocelyn Fowler did when she took a corner kick for Parkland in the second overtime of the District 11 championship and played it perfectly, leading to the winning goal in a 1-0 game.

Why let a freshman take such an important kick? It turns out that Fowler was simply in the right place at the right time.

“Our outside backs take the corner...

Zaun, Bower pace Parkland at state XC meet

Friday, November 10, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

In just her first year running cross country, Parkland’s Maddie Zaun nearly tasted what the PIAA cross country meet was all about. She was one place shy of earning a trip to states a season ago.

But since that moment, she mad a promise to herself to reach Hershey in her second season. She came through on that promise last weekend.

In the biggest race of her career, on the most coveted stage for high school runners, Zaun capped a junior season in impressive fashion. She ran a...