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Strauss, Salvaggio lead swimmers past Liberty

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland's final league meet before the postseason was also one of the most important in terms momentum. With one loss each, the Liberty boys and girls would prove to be a tough test, especially swimming in their final home league meet.

The Trojans were up to the task. The girls stayed undefeated with a close 105-81 win, and the boys controlled their meet by taking it 134-52 last Thursday night at Liberty.

Chris Strauss and Rhett Karopoulos won each event that they swam in,...

Marano makes a memorable entrance into 100-win club

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Michael Marano credits one major factor to his success over his four years at Parkland - the realization that hard work pays off.

The senior recently won his 100th match, and joins an illustrious group of Trojans that hang from a banner in the gymnasium.

"I was real excited to get it," Marano said. "It was cool because all of the other guys that got to 100 this year, we have been together since the elementary program. To get it all around the same time is something cool. It's...

Strong third quarter leads boys over K-Kids

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Despite leading 17-9 heading into halftime of Tuesday's game against Northampton, the news wasn't all good for the Parkland boys basketball team.

The teams were tied 2-2 after the first quarter of play and the Trojans had hit just seven of their first 25 shots.

But if there was any reason for concern, that was quickly dismissed in the third quarter.

The Trojans outscored the Konkrete Kids 21-2 during that third quarter stretch, building their lead to as much as 27 at one...

Girls march back for big win over Nazareth

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For three straight games, the Parkland girls basketball team has been matched up with three of the top Lehigh Valley Conference teams.

Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic and Nazareth all lead their divisions when the Trojans faced them. Last Friday night at Parkland was no different.

But after losses to both Becahi and Central, Parkland finally broke into the win column against another league power.

Hannah Gombos and Sierra Derti each tallied 10 points and lead a...

Parkland, Easton follow familiar script in district final

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

The reality of the situation was difficult for Parkland to handle. It was written across the face of their wrestlers, heard from the crackle of their voices and showed in their reluctance at accepting another silver medal.

When the dust settled at the District 11 team wrestling championships last Saturday evening at Freedom High School, Parkland had yet again failed to conquer Easton on the final mat.

Easton overcame a 13-point deficit en route to claiming their fourth straight...

Heist adds name to 100-win club

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Shaun Heist has had a memorable year so far, and there is so more to come.

The senior was a defensive force on the football team which won the Lehigh Valley Conference, District 11 and reached the PIAA quarterfinals. More recently, the dual-sport star won his 100th match on the wrestling match.

"It's a great accomplishment to get to 100 wins for sure," Heist said. "It's kind of cool thinking that I can look at my name on the banner with all of the other Parkland wrestlers that...

Boys fall to national power

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The name of the school may have changed, but the boys basketball program hasn't. The Patrick School, formerly known as Saint Patrick's out of Elizabeth, NJ, still has the Division I type athletes, and national recognition.

Some of those type of players were on display last Sunday in the second game of the 18th annual Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase event held at Parkland High School.

Parkland (13-4) held firm and battled until the end, but just could not match the size and...

Vikettes top Trojans in LVC showdown

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

After putting together a winning streak of 13 games over the course of nearly a month, the Parkland girls basketball team is now in the midst of a two-game losing skid, their longest of the season.

While Tuesday night's 39-27 defeat to Central Catholic at Rockne Hall was just their second in a row, the Trojans fell to 7-3 in the LVC and remain behind the Vikettes, Becahi and Nazareth in the conference standings.

The Vikettes (16-3, 10-1 LVC) pulled away from the Trojans (14-3,...

Parkland Gray, Red have similar weekends

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Both of Parkland's teams in the Valley Elementary Wreslting League went 1-1 over the weekend with each dropping a five-point match with Saucon Valley and each topping Lehighton in varsity action.

The JV matches went the same with, with Saucon going 2-0 against Parkland teams and Lehighton losing both matches.

The Red team defeated Lehighton 56-37 and fell to Saucon 51-46 in a match they forfeited five bouts.

Leo Kern (46), Dalen Hartzell (58), Lucas Kern (73) and David...

Mike Rose named coach of the year

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Last month, Parkland Area Soccer Club U19 girls coach Mike Rose got a letter in the mail from the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association naming him the organization's Recreation Coach of the Year.

His reaction?

"To be honest, I don't want to call it a prank, but occasionally you get a letter and you find out later it's a marketing ploy," Rose said. "I thought, 'Really?' So I asked some people in the club, and they didn't know anything about it either. We ended up...