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Girls lax returns offense

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

There is not a lot the Parkland girls lacrosse team could have done better during the 2013 season. The Trojans won the Lehigh Valley Conference title, and had one of the top offensive attacks in the league.

But they fell one game short of their main goal of winning a District 11 championship and advancing to the state tournament. Parkland lost to Southern Lehigh 9-7.

The outlook for the 2014 season looks very bright for the Trojans. Losing two starters from last year's team,...

Rustin takes out Parkland

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys basketball seniors were the leaders and the heart and soul of the team all season. They went 65-21 over the last three seasons, and had made it to three District 11 4A championship games, winning the last two. But the team fell just short of advancing to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2009, falling to District One's Bayard Rustin of West Chester 60-57 last Wednesday night at the Geigle Complex at Reading High School.

Two of the seniors, and leading...

Salvaggio earns two silver medals

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls swimming team came home from Bucknell University with a sixth-place finish. The finish matched where the girls placed in the state meet last season.

Sophomore Siena Salvaggio led in the 100-yard freestyle event after the preliminaries and finished .01 seconds off the top pace in the finals, capturing a silver medal by finishing over two-seconds ahead of her 16th place time from last season. Salvaggio just missed another gold medal when she finished .04 seconds...

Hockey team falls in Flyers Cup semifinal

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

After 32 minutes, the semifinals of the Flyers Cup at Warwick Ice Arena looked like it was anyone's for the taking. With each team scoring a goal each period, the game likely could have been won with just one more goal. But four third period goals from Central Bucks South ended any hopes, and the season, for Parkland (22-2-1) last Thursday night.

It was the second straight year the Trojans reached the final four of the Flyers Cup.

"CB South was an outstanding team, who had a...

Trout season opens next weekend

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to The Press in Sports

Thanks to a few days of warmer weather, this year's trout opener that kicks off March 29 in 18 southeastern counties, should not have snow covered banks if they get direct sunlight. The remainder of the state has an April 12 opening.

This year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have stocked 3.2 million trout in 731 streams and 124 lakes (like Leaser in Lehigh County). Of that total, 2.01 million are rainbow trout, 647,000 are brownies and 527,000 are brookies. Plus, the...

Tennis team looks to continue win streak

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys tennis team reached a milestone last April when it recorded a 6-1 win over Freedom for the program's 100th straight league win.

The streak is still going strong at 103 games, but the defense of the streak will have to go on without some key players from last year's squad.

Graduation took its toll on the Parkland boys tennis team, which lost players like Egor Ivanov, Roshan Joshi, Marcus Spiegel, Mike Adams and Donovan Snyder, who all played key roles on last...

Parkland uses depth in first-round win

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

With just under two minutes gone in the second quarter of the PIAA first-round game last Saturday night at Freedom high school, the Parkland boys basketball team was in a bind.

Three starters (Jimmy Hahn, Nick Selvaggi and Justin Zajko) all picked up two fouls and were forced to sit. But just when the Trojans could have put their heads down, the team showed its depth as other players raised their games to send Parkland to a 63-51 win over Central Bucks West out of District One.

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Three Bross sisters are part of two state playoff teams

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Bross sisters are about as close as any sisters you can find. The only distance between them is on the basketball court, where senior Ashley plays for Central Catholic and twin juniors Erica and Erin play for Parkland.

The three could have all been on the same team, but chose different paths because of friendships that they had developed, leading to head-to-head matchups with both teams competing in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Parkland picked up a key regular season win...

Haddad takes silver; five Trojans medal

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Parkland may have finished third in the team standings at last weekend's PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, but it certainly didn't feel that way.

The Trojans placed all five of their wrestlers, but came away with no gold medals, as Nezar Haddad's trek to the 195-pound finals ended in anguish following a 6-0 defeat to Jan Johnson of Governor Mifflin.

Haddad's loss compounded the disappointment the program went through earlier, as two-time state champion Ethan Lizak (120)...

PHS girls fall to Rustin in PIAA second round

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland's quest for a state championship ended Tuesday night with a 56-36 loss to West Chester Rustin in the second round of the PIAA Tournament. The loss finished Parkland's season at 19-9.

Last week, the Lady Trojans pulled off a 32-30 win over CB East that had fans holding their breath until the final buzzer sounded. With Parkland up 32-28, East's Katelyn Miller drove to the basket to bring her team within two and Parkland looked to move the ball up court, but lost the handle and...