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Girls suffocate Freedom for victory

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Offensively, the Parkland girls basketball team looked solid in their season-opener against Freedom over the weekend in the Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic.

Three players scored eight or more points, but it was the Trojans' suffocating defense and full-court pressure that was most impressive of their 48-26 victory over the Patriots at Freedom High School last Saturday evening.

"Definitely we got the tempo that we wanted to," said senior forward Sierra Derti. "We took it...

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...

WRESTLING PREVIEW Grapplers set sights on D11 crown in 2013

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland wrestling team was a match away from a District 11 championship last season.

The Trojans as a team lost to Easton 38-20 in the district final, but this year, they are returning some quality wrestlers that performed at a very high level in the postseason and are hungry to achieve district glory.

"Our guys are pretty self-motivated," said head coach Ryan Nunamaker. "We have a lot of returning guys back with a good amount of experience, and had some success last year...

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Trojans look to build off summer success

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When the summer basketball season ended, the Parkland Trojans were semifinalists in the annual Stellar "Catch A Rising Star" Tournament and champions of Sportsfest.

It was a successful preview for a season of high hopes. Parkland qualified for the state tournament last season, after losing 57-53 in the District 11 final to Pocono Mountain West.

This new batch of Trojans have athletes with the experience to win big games. The 2011-12 team loses three starters, but head coach...

Frozen Trojans shut down Freedom, 5-0

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team remained undefeated with an easy 5-0 victory over Freedom on Monday night at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem.

The Frozen Trojans (9-0) sit atop the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League's Pure Division and have a week off before taking on rival Emmaus on December 17.

Brett McHale once again led the way for Parkland, scoring a pair of goals in the second period to help break open the game.

The win was the team's third shutout of the season...

GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Experience factor has expectations set high

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When a team loses its top three scorers to graduation, there is usually some rebuilding to do. That will not be the case in 2012-13 for the Parkland girls basketball team.

Olivia Hassler, Jackie Oertner and Alissa Persichetti lead the Trojans to a 13-8 mark and a District 11 playoff berth last season. Now its up to some others to step up.

Parkland had a nice showing in the summer tournaments at Stellar and Sportsfest, and may have found its identity just in time for a new...

SWIMMING PREVIEW Faces change, goals remain same in the pool

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls swimming and diving team will have some new faces guiding the program this year.

Last year, with the leadership of seniors Erica Reifinger and Emily Stang, the Lady Trojans experienced great success. They finished with an overall record of 11-1-1 as a team, and placed first at the District 11 meet.

Reifinger (100 back and 200 free) and Stang (100 free) were district winners and the most experienced on the team. But head coach Rob Robitaille feels that he has...

Explorers take out Trojans

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For once, Parkland's explosive offense could not find a rhythm. La Salle's defense kept breaking up play after play before they could even have a chance of happening.

The Explorers got to quarterback Tim Baranek 12 times in a 28-7 win in the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals last Saturday afternoon at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. The win advances La Salle to the state semifinals for the fourth straight season, also defeating a District 11 team for the fourth straight year (Easton...

Trojan uprising

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Rarely do high school teams get a chance to avenge two regular season losses. A team has to improve enough to beat two teams that it couldn't beat in the regular season. And it has to be fortunate enough for both of those teams to show up on its playoff schedule.

With Parkland's 49-41 playoff win over Delaware Valley Saturday, the Trojans (11-2) have now beaten every team on their schedule, avenging early season losses to Easton and Delaware Valley by knocking those teams out of the...

Trojans skate by Pburg

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Brett McHale and James Swartz each scored two goals, and the Parkland ice hockey team remained undefeated, nearly midway through the winter season, with an 8-3 win over Phillipsburg Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The game was all Trojans (8-0) from the drop of the puck. McHale scored two goals, and Ryan Dumbach added one to take an early 3-0 advantage. The Stateliners looked deflated, and it was smooth sailing from then on.

"Big players step up in big...