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Seniors stand out at D-11 track meet

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Track and field athletes prepare all spring in hopes to qualify for the postseason. They dream about the final stride, the last good heave or that concluding hoist in the air that edges their competitors and earns them a district medal.

For most this is only a fantasy that never becomes a reality during their high school career. For Mikayla Stoudt she is living that dream over and over again. And she is only a freshman.

Last week at the District 11 Track and Field Championships...

Girls lacrosse beats Easton in semifinal

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Courtney Lonesky found the back of the net for the fifth time. This goal brought Parkland's lead to 12-11 with 5:11 to go and forced head coach John Seitzinger to call timeout.

Three unanswered goals followed and the No. 1 seeded Trojans held on to defeat No. 4 seed Easton 15-11, Tuesday night in the District 11 Class AAAA girls lacrosse semifinals at Emmaus High School. They advance to their second straight district final.

There was no sign of rust as a seven-day layoff from...

Trojans win LVC, fall in districts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Less than a week after winning the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball championship, Parkland suffered an early upset loss in the district tournament. The Trojans' season ended Tuesday with a loss to Emmaus in the district semifinal.

"We went on cruise control in parts of the game when we shouldn't have," said Parkland head coach Scott Trumbauer. "A lot of things that went wrong happened in key moments. It's just disappointing for our seniors because they've worked so hard to get to...

Trojans fall in LVC title game

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Pitching and defense win championships and unfortunately for Parkland, Whitehall had an exceptional day in both areas to down the Trojans, 5-2 in the Lehigh Valley Conference Championship.

Pitcher Elliot Mortimer provided the pitching and third baseman Jeff Charles provided one big defensive play after another to boost Whitehall (19-2) to the championship and the top seed in the District 11 Tournament.

The loss dropped Parkland (19-3) down to the three seed, just behind Pocono...

D-11 volleyball begins Thursday

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 3A volleyball tournament is set to kick off Thursday and Friday with first-round action with Whitehall and Delaware Valley playing in Thursday's only opening match up of the tournament.

In the top half of the district bracket, Parkland earned the top-seed and a bye after defeating Emmaus in Monday's LVC semis as well. The Trojans get the winner of the four-five matchup between Emmaus and Northampton, which will be played Friday night at Emmaus.

"We should go...

Trojan tennis team wins second striaght D-11 crown

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Parkland's path to the District 11 team tennis title included all of its biggest rivals over the past few years. And the Trojans made short work of all of them.

The top-seeded Trojans, which went undefeated against opponents from District 11 this season, earned the top seed in this year's team tournament.

In the first round, the Trojans knocked out Freedom, the team they faced in last year's title match.

In the second round, they took out Southern Lehigh, the team that...

Parkland boys win team track title; girls take second

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys track and field team has been the best boys program in the Lehigh Valley Conference this year, finishing at 9-0 and winning the regular season and league-meet titles.

"The guys were just really loaded," said head coach Scott Levan. "This is the first year in over 29 years that we've coached that we've scored over 100 points on every team that we've faced. Usually there are one or two meets that are close. In the pole vault, we're taking [four of the top five places...

Five Falcons invited to Lions Soccer Classic

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game...

Kudlak's OT goal seals win for boys team

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

When Brad Schifko came back for his second stint as head coach of Parkland's boys lacrosse program, he was thinking about a three-year, or maybe even a five-year plan to pull the Trojans up to the ranks of the elite teams in the Lehigh Valley.

Then he got a look at his players.

"The first time I had an opportunity to step into the auxiliary gym and watch," Schifko said. "I knew we had a special group of real talented kids here. That expedited the process for us."

In his...

Carlon, Castillo account for nine goals in Lady Trojan win

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

No matter what the sport, Parkland-Emmaus is always an intense rivalry.

It has even spilled over to lacrosse.

A ferocious feud has brewed between Parkland's and Emmaus' girls lacrosse squads. When the teams met in Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference championship game at Nazareth's Andrew S. Leh Stadium, it was their third meeting off the season.

The Lady Trojans won both regular season games against the Hornets and they came out of the match victorious by a score of 12-11...