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Parkland softball edges Emmaus, 2-1

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Softball can be a game of failure. More times than not, batters make an out rather than get a hit. The Parkland softball team used the miscues of Emmaus to score two runs in the fourth inning, as it came from behind and held on for a 2-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) win last Monday afternoon at Parkland High School.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Trojans had their first four batters successfully reach base. Parkland had two hits in the inning as eight...

Staib earns three medals at ASD

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There were plenty of busy athletes at last Friday’s Allentown School District Invitational Track and Field Meet.

But there might have been none busier than Parkland junior Shelby Staib.

While many track and field competitors participate in several events, few of them take their talents from one discipline to another. Staib, however, excels in both throwing and jumping events. She competed in two events in each discipline last Friday and earned top five finishes in each one....

Trojans sweep season series with Emmaus

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

After a lopsided loss to Parkland the first time the teams met this season, the Emmaus baseball team looked forward to Monday’s meeting against Parkland. The Hornets surely remembered the 14-run shelling the Trojans put up in one inning the first time around.

Monday’s game went right down to the wire. And in dramatic fashion, a 4-3 Trojan win that was far different than the 17-1 drubbing a few weeks ago.

Contrary to the previous time Parkland and Emmaus teams tangled, Parkland...

Big second half pushes Parkland past EHS

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Junior attacker James Cipolla had a night to remember. The Ohio State commit had five goals and an assist in leading the Parkland boys lacrosse team to an 11-3 win last Thursday night against Emmaus in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action at Emmaus High School’s Memorial Field.

The Trojans (10-3 overall, 8-1 EPC) blitzed the Green Hornets (8-5, 7-3) in the second half, outscoring them 7-0 after intermission, with six of those goals coming in the fourth quarter.

“Patience,...

Hornets hand Trojans first volleyball loss

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland and Emmaus both entered Tuesday’s much-anticipated meeting with identical unbeaten records at 7-0. But Trojan head Scott Trumbauer was well aware of the pedestal that the Hornets sat on atop the area’s top volleyball teams.

Then, Emmaus went out and proved why it is the class of the District 11 landscape. And it did so with relative ease.

Emmaus (8-0) jumped out to a comfortable lead in the opening set and never looked back, as the Hornets defeated Parkland, 3-0 (25-9...

PHS girls lax still unbeaten in EPC

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team stayed unbeaten in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play with a win over Freedom this week. The Trojans (8-3 overall, 6-0 EPC) also suffered a couple nonleague losses to some quality opponents from outside of District 11.

Abby Pope, Camryn Barnett and Maeve Leonzi combined for 13 goals in Tuesday’s 16-5 win over Freedom. Pope had five goals in the win. Barnett scored four goals and assisted on another, while Leonzi added four goals. Mackenzie Roth (goal...

April snow wipes out tennis match

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Everyone – fans, players, coaches – stood around thinking ‘this can’t be right.’ It’s mid-April and two rival high school tennis teams, both among the better teams in District 11 and the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, were just trying to play a simple tennis match.

But it was cold, bitterly cold. It was windy enough to misdirect not only volleys but serves. And oh yeah, it was snowing. Snowing!

Parkland coach Mike Hingston and Emmaus coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos conferred...

Smith no-hitter beats Vikings

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After putting up a 17-run outburst against Emmaus, the Parkland offense has continued to swing the bats better than expected this season. They put up six runs in a win over Northampton and then scored 13 against North Penn in a wild 13-12 non-conference win.

Those 12 runs combined with eight given up to Liberty the game before seemingly had the pitching staff on the ropes.

On Tuesday, Adam Smith delivered a big blow in the form of a no-hitter, that will likely reset the...

Six Trojans sign letters of intent

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland High School recently celebrated six student athletes who have made their college choice and received financial assistance to attend various schools. This group of students will have majors ranging from the medical profession to business, engineering and education.

Three female swimmers announced their college choices at the ceremony. Twins Abby and Zoe Sheridan will attend Siena and the University of Rhode Island, respectively. Abby will major in biology and looks to become a...

Two Trojans named to Big 33

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland senior football players Jahan Worth and Kobe Thomas have had decorated careers on the gridiron the last four years. And the duo will get to continue their high school football careers for one more game before heading off to play on the Division I level in college.

Worth and Thomas were recently selected to play in the 61st Annual 2018 Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association Big 33 Football Classic, which will take place on Saturday, June 16 at Landis Field in...