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Boys hoops stung by Green Hornets

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Emmaus finally got the monkey off its back.

After losing three times to Parkland last year, the Green Hornets were able to get revenge, and hand the Trojans their first loss in the Lehigh Valley Conference last Tuesday night 55-52 in front of a packed house at Emmaus.

After a Derrick Tannous three that untied the score at 8-5 in favor of Emmaus, the Green Hornets never trailed again, and the Hornets nest nearly blew the roof off with the volume of cheers for both teams.


Stock helps keep Trojans unbeaten

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

Outside the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena, the weather was sloppy. Inside the arena, the Parkland Trojans played three very clean periods of hockey.

The Trojans defeated Beca/Central 7-2 to improve to 11-0-1, behind seven goals from seven different players, along with stellar goalkeeping.

The Trojan defense was an impenetrable force all night, allowing Beca/Central to get off just nine shots on goal. Head coach Gerry Chandik stresses defense to his team day in and day out.


YOUTH RESULTS Parkland teams have winning weekend

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports


Parkland Gray 58,


Township 28

Six Gray wrestlers got pins as to lead a 30-point win over Bethlehem Township in Week 5 of VEWL action.

Parkland wrestlers took nine of 15 contested bouts in the win, also picking up a pair of forfeits.

Trey Spring kicked off the bout with a pin at 46 pounds and Blake Bednar helped build the lead with another at 54 pounds.

Bethlehem Township fought back, but Parkland began to gain control when...

McHale's four lifts Trojans

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

On the eve of the National Hockey League finally ending the lockout, the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League returned to action after a long holiday break.

Bret McHale netted four goals to help propel Parkland (10-0-1) to an easy 7-0 win over Northampton last Monday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

The Texas hat trick brings McHale's season tally to a league-leading 26 goals.

"It's all about teamwork out there," said McHale. "Our guys look for each other. We pass the...

Boys light up scoreboard, Liberty

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Astin Jones had a night he will never forget.

Parkland's senior swingman found himself leading his team to one of its biggest wins of the season.

Jones confidently knocked down three straight first quarter three-pointers, and led four players in double figures in a 90-78 Trojan win over Liberty in a high-scoring shootout at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The 168 total points are the most scored in a game during head coach Andy Stephens' five years at the school. Parkland'...

Wrestlers dominate Duals

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Parkland claimed the team championship at the Parkland Duals over the weekend, as they weren't tested in five matches.

The Trojan wrestlers topped their opponents by an average of 55-11 and lost no more than five matches in wins over Garnet Valley, Upper Perk, Delaware Valley, Pleasant Valley and Western Wayne.

Five Trojan wrestlers stood out with perfect 5-0 records on the day. The list included Jacob Lizak (106), Ethan Lizak (113), Ian Evans (132), Nezar Haddad (182) and...

Polaha leading girls team

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Megan Polaha is making her mark on the Parkland swimming and diving team. The senior is the top girls performer, and the leader of a team looking to repeat as District 11 champions, a run that dates back to the 2008-09 season.

Polaha has been an instrumental part of this program. She has won the 100 breastroke each of the last three years. Her freshman year, at Central Catholic, Polaha earned gold in the 200 individual medley as well as the 100 breastroke.

Transitioning from AA...

Girls run win streak to eight

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls basketball team entered Tuesday night's contest against Liberty without having suffered a loss in a little more than three weeks.

In large part to a number of seniors, the Trojans kept that winning streak alive with a 52-32 victory over Liberty at Parkland High School. The win was the Trojans' eighth consecutive overall and fourth in a row in conference play.

"It's really big because we came in knowing that if we were to not win our division because Nazareth...

Boys win Holiday Classic crown

Monday, January 7, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Before the final of the Parkland Holiday Classic, Trojans head coach Andy Stephens handed his team shirts with the slogan "Be the teammate you want to play with."

This phrase could not be more accurate of the Trojans this season. Their seven-game winning streak has been in large part to teamwork and unselfish play.

Austin Beidelman tallied 17 points in an opening game win over Quakertown last Thursday, and the next night Justin Zajko led the team with 20, helping Parkland to...

Girls hit stride at Spring-Ford tourney

Monday, January 7, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls basketball team continued its strong play over the winter break, winning all three games it played in the Spring-Ford Holiday Classic.

The Trojan girls topped Downingtown West (60-51) to open the tournament and followed that with a pair of relatively easy wins against Daniel Boone (63-16) and Great Valley (60-31).

After averaging just over 41 points in their first five of the season, the girls began to find an offensive flow, going for 60 or more in all three...