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Field hockey run ends in district quarters

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a 2-0 loss to league champion Emmaus on September 20, the Parkland field hockey team went on a 10-game unbeaten streak to finish off the regular season at 11-6-1.

The Trojans rode that momentum into the District 11 tournament, and defeated East Stroudsburg South 1-0 on home soil in the first round.

The magical ride came to an end, however, three days later with a 2-0 loss at Stroudsburg.

The top seeded Mounties (17-1) tallied a goal in the first 10 minutes of each...

Girls soccer team advances to semifinals

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

During the regular season, Parkland downed Emmaus 2-0, helped by a goal by Jess Wetherhold with just eight seconds left in the first-half.

The two teams met again in the District 11 quarterfinals and Parkland knew that it wasn't facing the same team that it beat a month earlier, but the Trojans were still good enough to come out on the top side of a 1-0 win.

"They were a much improved team, and had been playing better soccer than they were the first time that we saw them, so we...

Look for LVC title share

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Seven straight wins later and the Parkland football team finds itself one victory shy of at least a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference championship.

The season started on the road at Delaware Valley, and it ends on the road against rival Emmaus (5-4) this Friday night.

The Green Hornets are coming off a season-defining win at Nazareth, and if they ever needed to get up more for this game, that will help.

Both teams are looking at potential postseason tournaments, and...

Volleyball is tested in semis

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

On paper, it was a relatively easy, four-game victory over a quality opponent in the league semifinals.

But to the Parkland girls volleyball team, Monday's win over Central Catholic may have been something more - a wakeup call.

"We needed this, we needed this," head coach Mike Krause said. "We needed to be pushed and we need to get up to speed a little bit."

It's the postseason and that means one slip up can spell the end of the year. The Lady Trojans, currently ranked...

Tennis bows out of states

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Even with a new head coach, it was business as usual for the Parkland girls tennis team.

The Trojans once again found themselves in the first round of the PIAA tournament after winning another district team title, this year dropping East Stroudsburg South 3-2 for the crown.

But like last year when the Trojans fell to Hempfield 3-2, the Trojans' (18-1) ran into another hot team. Harriton - who entered its first season at the 3A level after previously dominating play in 2A -...

Boys fall to Green Hornets in LVC title tilt

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

There was only one thing missing from Parkland capping off a near perfect LVC campaign a league championship.

Heading into last week's LVC boys soccer title game against Emmaus at J. Birney Crum Stadium, the Trojans had an undefeated mark, possessed one of the conference's stingiest defenses, and were at one point ranked No. 1 in the Pennsylvania State Coaches Association rankings. A conference championship would be the icing on the cake.

But apparently the Hornets wouldn't let...

Trojans turn on gas to avoid trap game loss

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

This had the symptoms of a trap game - an unusual Saturday night contest against a struggling team after four weeks of dominating, emotional performances.

But after giving up the first touchdown 17 seconds in, Parkland scored the next 45 points en route to a 51-13 win over Bethlehem Catholic at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium. The win was their sixth straight.

It may have looked as if the Trojans were looking past Becahi. A lackluster start has not been the M.O. of this...

Buffs drop three

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

Lower Mac 16,

No. Parkland 8

A late touchdown spelled doom for the Buffaloes as they fell to Lower Mac in the final game of their regular season.

Dylan Barron scored on a 20-yard pass from Michael Ruisch for North Parkland's lone touchdown. Joey Guida added the extra point.

110 pounds

Lower Mac 12,

No. Parkland 7

Much like their 125-pounds counterparts the 110s weren't able to match a late score in a close loss to Lower Mac...

Team wants fast start this week

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It took one play, but the Parkland Trojans were behind.

Against Bethlehem Catholic on Saturday night, Tyler Horton returned the opening kickoff 92 yards, and the Trojans trailed for the first time in three weeks.

It didn't take long for Parkland (6-2) to turn on the gas. The uncomfortable feeling of being behind in a game fired the team up. The Trojans would score the next 45 points in another comfortable win.

"You can talk to your kids until your blue in the face about...

Trojan 110s, 95s take division titles

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Sports

110 pounds

So. Parkland 19,


The South Parkland 110-pound A team finished the SYFL regular season with a perfect 8-0 record after defeating the LCYA Bulldogs 19-0 on Saturday night.

The Trojans scored on three of their first four possessions to take control of the game early. George Hlavac put the Trojans on the board first, hauling in a 17-yard touchdown pass from Vincent Gerbasio. Devin Yeomans intercepted a pass on the Bulldogs next possession, setting up...