The friendship between Jenna Peng and TuQuyen Pham goes back a long time.
The junior duo met when they were "really little" through their fathers, who were colleagues at Air Products.
Little did they know that they'd one day reunite as teammates on the Parkland tennis team. The pairing has been a fruitful one for the Trojans the last three seasons and the friendship was brought to the forefront on Monday, when Peng and Pham won a District 11 singles title at West End Racquet...
The road for the Parkland boys soccer team to defend its LVC title would have to go through a familiar foe in Northampton, who they defeated 2-0 a week ago.
After a scoreless first half of Tuesday's Lehigh Valley Conference boys soccer semifinals at Whitehall Zephyrs Sports Complex, the top-seeded Trojans wasted no time in the final 40 minutes. It took the Trojans just 1:44 to get on the scoreboard when junior Belal Mohammed connected on a Dylan Engel through ball on the first of two...
A chance at capturing perfection for the Parkland girls cross country team would most likely come down to the Trojans and Emmaus. Both teams entered last Wednesday's meet at the Lehigh Valley Parkway undefeated on the season.
It was freshamn Mikayla Stoudt who finished in second place with a time of 19:36 that led five Trojan runners in the top nine to defeat Emmaus (23-38), Whitehall (15-49) and Central Catholic (20-43).
"I'm actually really proud of this team," said Stoudt. "...
The Homecoming dance wasn't until Saturday night at Parkland High School, but that didn't stop running back Jarel Elder from breaking out some moves on the sidelines near the end of last Friday's football game.
"That's the ice cream and cake [dance]," said Elder. "My little brother showed me that one. We decided we had to do it today."
The Trojans had plenty to celebrate in a 41-7 win over the Patriots.
Elder and backfield mate Eli Redmond both crossed the 100-yard mark...
So. Parkland 24,
Saucon Valley 22
For the second time in three weeks, the resilient Trojans down three scores at half turned it on again and this time knocked off the undefeated Saucon Valley Panthers 24-22 in a hard fought division SYFL battle.
Saucon Valley, behind the running of the tough Zach Petiet, scored on the third play of the game with a long run of 75 yards. With the score 8-0, the Trojans answered when quarterback Jake Yannes stepped up in...
Throughout the girls tennis season, Parkland junior Jenna Peng has relied on her patience and mental toughness.
Facing East Stroudsburg South's Brittany Poje in the District 11 Class 3A girls tennis final at West End Racquet Club, those attributes were on full display.
But so was the power and skill of Poje, who outdueled Peng in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to win her first district title.
The Cavalier sophomore stormed to an early lead, overwhelming Peng in the first set,...
North Parkland 32,
Upper Saucon 20
Ian Haggerty had three touchdowns to lead the Buffaloes past Upper Saucon 32-20 in SYFL play last weekend.
Haggerty scored on runs of 40, 10 and seven yards to pace the offense. Michael Ruisch also added a two-yard touchdown run.
Josh Lee contributed on special teams, taking a punt 65-yards to the house for another score.
Josh Wagner converted one extra point kick and Brenton Cassium had a pair of sacks...
Being able to salvage a good score on a day that isn't so good is what separates the average golfers from the great ones.
Chad Hess didn't do everything right at Monday's District 11 Championship Tournament, held at the Shawnee Golf Resort. But the Parkland junior managed to take third place in Class AAA, shooting a two-over par 110 over 27 holes.
"It was a scrambling day," said Hess. "When I didn't hit the fairways and greens I needed to pull through and hit the shots that I...
It didn't take long for Tara Huber to put a stamp on the Bloomsburg soccer program.
She played in 19 games as a freshman in 2010 and led the team in goals with nine. She also had four assists that year, and helped Bloomsburg reach the PSAC tournament finals.
In 17 games as a sophomore the next year, Huber tallied six goals and four assists.
"I came in and worked really hard," Huber said. "Once you get onto the soccer field, you don't look at it as if you're in different...
In the third quarter of last Friday night's game against Nazareth, Parkland held a slim 21-14 lead after fumbling inside the 10.
After forcing a Blue Eagle punt on the next possession, Eli Redmond found an opening and raced along the sideline 85 yards to give the Trojans a 14-point lead and all but seal the game.
"I think I did a pretty good job rushing, but I want to give credit to the offensive lineman," Redmond said. "Coach McGorry said he wanted to see me use the blocking...