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Second half surge leads to first win

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

What was said by a number of the Parkland leaders during halftime of last Friday's game against Northampton seemed to spark the Trojans in the second half.

After a first half that included four turnovers and two punts for the Trojans, and a 43-22 play discrepancy in favor of the Konkrete Kids, Parkland knew they were a better team than the scoreless first 24 minutes indicated.

"A couple of our leaders stepped up, and we realized our performance in the first half was...

No. Parkland 95s run wild in big win

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

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Saucon Valley 12,

No. Parkland 6

The 125s couldn't come up with enough offense to solve a stingy Panther defense in a 12-6 loss.

The Buffs only trip to the end zone came when Michael Ruisch found Adam Salvaggio for a 20-yard touchdown pass. It was North Parkland's second loss of the year.

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North Parkland 29,

Saucon Valley 12

Dante Medlar scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Buffaloes past Saucon in the 110-pound...

Hess finds Rams to be the right fit

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

It's been three years removed from the switch.

Arialle Hess competed her freshman year at Temple University, but transferred after that year to Virginia Commonwealth, and it couldn't have been better for the 2009 Parkland graduate.

"So far it's worked out perfectly," Hess said. "I'm really happy here and I really like the coaching staff. I think overall this program has changed a lot. It seems that I have fit in well to what they are trying to do. The main reason I came here...

Late heroics life SPYA 125s to victory

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

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So. Parkland Black 20, Lower Macungie 16

South Parkland Black 125s came back from eight-point deficit in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter to defeat the Lower Macungie Mustangs.

Harper Puckett was deadly all night going 7-for-10 and 152 yards passing with two touchdown strikes. Puckett twice found Braxton Hayes for scores.

With the score 20-16, Lower Macungie drove the ball to Trojan two-yard line. The Mustangs had a first and goal at the...

Mazalewski making history at La Salle

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Breanna Mazalewski's name is one you'll find throughout the La Salle University volleyball team's record books.

The senior libero entered her final season in sixth place in school history for total career digs with 1,041. While the number one spot on the list will continue to be occupied by Carolyn Judge with 2,080 career digs, Mazalewski's goal of climbing the ladder is happening before our eyes.

After 14 matches played this season, Mazalewski has tallied 220 digs on the...

Girls record two straight clean sheets

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Coming off of an 8-0 white wash of Dieruff in the Don Hunt Memorial Challenge over the weekend, the Parkland girls soccer team has had no problem finding the back of the net.

Monday night, it took seven shots before the Trojans notched their first goal of the night in a 6-0 non-conference win over Pottsville at home.

"We started off a little bit slow," said Hannah Gombos, a senior forward. "But when we play to feet and look to make diagonal runs that has seemed to help us get...

Mueller a team player at VCU

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Whether it is pumping up her teammates after a mistake, or being one of the first to congratulate a teammate after a goal, Kayla Mueller has been a leader on and off the field for the Virginia Commonwealth field hockey team.

Mueller, a 2010 graduate of Parkland, has seen an increased amount of playing time her first two years on the campus of VCU. The junior is looked at as a leader and a great teammate.

"Off the field I just want to be a good teammate and cheer everyone on,"...

Second half goal keeps boys perfect

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was only a matter of time until the Trojans got on the scoreboard in Thursday's boys soccer matchup with Liberty.

Parkland dominated possession and shots, a hallmark to their young season thus far.

Nick Hutchinson slid a pass into the path of Logan Howell who directed a shot over the arms of Liberty goalkeeper Anthony Silva to give the Parkland boys soccer team a 1-0 Lehigh Valley Conference victory at home last Thursday afternoon.

"When Nick found me I just chipped a...

Trojans look to build some momentum against 'Canes

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Trojan football team finally got into the win column last Friday night with a 28-0 victory over Northampton in a Lehigh Valley Conference matchup. The win comes after two tough losses by a combined nine points.

"I congratulated them, and I was excited that we got our first win," said head coach Jim Morgans. "I told them to soak it in for a little while, and then get ready for next week. I also told them that we are capable of scoring and capable of more. We just can't...

South Parkand teams have strong week

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Sports

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So. Parkland 45,

Hokendauqua 0

The SPYA 125s rebounded from a tough opening day loss in a big way by blanking the Hokey Eagles 45-0 in a SYFL matchup on Saturday.

The Trojans (1-1) rushed for over 300 yards on the day. Dominic Nelson scored on a 80-yard run on the second play of the game as well as scoring on a 65-yard run on the Trojans second possession. Nelson ended the game with 167 yards rushing, five sacks and 10 tackles.

Nate Yandle led...