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Wrestlers fall in final bout

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Heading into last week's wrestling match, Parkland head coach Ryan Nunamaker understood a trip to Nazareth against the Blue Eagles would be a grind.

With the Trojans (0-1) set to open their conference schedule against the Blue Eagles (4-0) last Wednesday night, Nunamaker understood whichever team executed even a tad better would be at an advantage.

Unfortunately for his squad, the Trojans came up just short in the match's final bout as the Blue Eagles' Jordan Gray defeated...

Girls cruise past Mounties for victory

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last month, head coach Wes Spence noted that the key to a successful season for his Trojans basketball team was shooting the ball well.

His statement was heard loud and clear last Saturday night as the Parkland girls basketball team scored 56 points to cruise to a 56-17 win over Stroudsburg out of the Mountain Valley Conference.

"It's a nice win," Spence said. "Our goal is to keep getting better. And I think we did some things tonight that we may have left on the floor last...

Swimmers get split with Emmaus

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season when Parkland and Emmaus met in swimming, the Trojans picked up a win on the girls side, but a loss on the boys side.

The results this season were the same, but a momentary error in scoring initially caused a lot of jubilation on the Parkland side, which turned into disappointment when the error was corrected, giving Emmaus a 95-90 win. The Parkland girls took a 101-85 victory for the day.

As it turned out, the backstroke would be an important event for the Trojans...

Girls use strong defense to top Northampton

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Without a go-to scorer this year, the Parkland girls are focusing on two things - defense and the transition game.

Both worked to their advantage Tuesday night against Northampton as the Trojans coasted to a 40-21 win to move them to 2-1 on the season.

"We go into lulls in the halfcourt game," head coach Wes Spence said. "We don't have a dominant player we look to or run sets for. So I think if we can get the floor spread and get into transition it give us a better chance to...

Parkland Red earns win over Pen Argyl

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports



Parkland Red 60,

Pen Argyl 33

Parkland Red picked up the only win on the VEWL mats for Trojan teams last week, downing Pen Argyl 60-33.

The Trojans were helped by six pins in the match and dominated the upper weights to go to victory.

Luke Yatcilla (64), Lucas Kern (73), Brandon Kassis (80), Ian Royer (85), David Polanki (120) and Zach Fitzgerald (160) were all winners by fall.

46 - Leo Kern (Park) won by forfeit;


Frozen Trojans come back to tie Emmaus

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ryan Dumbach's second goal of the night was scored in dramatic fashion.

With traffic in front of the net, Dumbach scored the game-tying goal with 36 seconds left on the clock to salvage a 6-6 tie for the Parkland ice hockey team against Emmaus Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

"It was a playoff type atmosphere," said head coach Gerry Chandik. "It was crazy out there. I think that kind of got to them a little bit because they wanted to do a little more than they...

Robertson honored as Gatorade Player of Year

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Parkland senior volleyball star Kelly Robertson was selected as the 2012-13 Gatorade Pennsylvania Volleyball Player of the Year last week after leading the team to a second place finish in the state.

Robertson, the 2011-12 Parkland Press Female Athlete of the Year, is the first played from Parkland to win the honor.

In a season which many thought the Trojan volleyball team would take a step back from 2011, when the team won the school's first state title in girls volleyball,...

Krause inducted into PVCA Hall of Fame

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Girls volleyball wasn't a major contributor to the Parkland sports trophy case when Mike Krause arrived at the school in 2004.

In fact, the team wasn't a contributor at all.

But in Krause's nine years as the Trojan head coach, they've had to make some room for the sport not only in the trophy room, but also in the rafters.

His successful turnaround has not gone unnoticed as Krause was recently inducted into the Pennsylvania Volleybal Coaches Association Hall of Fame at...

Patriots boys take first matchup with Trojans

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team was not ready for the atmosphere they faced last Saturday night in the opening game of the season. Freedom played with a lot of energy in front of their crowd, and were on point offensively, taking the finale of the Yasso/Rothrock Christmas City Classic 54-47 at Freedom High School.

The Patriots jumped on the Trojans early in the first quarter, with Nyreef Jackson and Stellar Tournament MVP Derike Chiclana leading the way. Jackson hit three from...

Swimmers sweep opener

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swimming and diving team had an easy go of their first meet of the season, defeating Souderton. The boys won by a score of 114-72, and the girls were 111-75 winners.

The girls are led by senior Megan Polaha. Polaha, along with Katherine Kapelsohn, Erika Freeman and Erin Jordan won the opening event, the 200 medley relay. Freeman and Polaha also took the 400 free relay, partnered with Siena Salvaggio and Shannon Bonner.

Polaha was also a winner in two...