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Trojan defense leads to win over Freedom

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For much of the season, the Parkland boys basketball team has gotten off to slower starts but eventually turned it on later in the game. Last Friday night at Freedom High School was no different.

The best teams are those who go into the locker room and make the needed adjustments to pull out victories.

After leading by only four at the intermission, the Trojans outscored the Patriots 29-16 over the final 16 minutes en route to a 55-38 win.

"We like to focus on our...

Girls win ninth straight game

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Lady Trojans have been working their way through a demanding schedule with a lot of success. Last Friday, Parkland stretched its win streak to nine games with a 46-25 win over Freedom, but had to come back for their fourth game in five days the next night and lost to a tough Berks Catholic team to end the streak.

Bad weather has made local schedules hectic and Parkland knows that all too well. The most recent snow wiped out a game at Bethlehem Catholic which was bumped to...

Trojan swimmers battle through difficult midseason schedule

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

With their most recent wins over Dieruff, the Parkland swim teams have continued to fight their way through the schedule.

The girls team remains unblemished with a 5-0 record, while the boys have rallied to get to 3-2 on the season.

The schedule has a bit of a lull to it right now, with just the meet at Dieruff over the past week and just one meet (at home against Freedom Thursday afternoon) scheduled for the next week. The slower pace gives the swimmers a bit of time to recoup...

Beidelman making early impact at KU

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Austin Beidelman knew that he would get an opportunity as a freshman to impact the Kutztown University men's basketball team.

And once given that chance to begin the 2013-14 season, Beidelman hasn't looked back.

The 2013 Parkland High School graduate has started all 16 games for the Golden Bears, and has been a vital part of what the team has done this season. In 16 starts, Beidelman has averaged 10.9 points per game, good for fourth on the team. He has dished out 52 assists,...

Jordan breaks record for Whitehall's pool

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swim teams picked up big Lehigh Valley Conference wins at Whitehall on Tuesday, with the boys winning 116-51 and the girls enjoying a 111-59 win over the Zephyrs.

The girls remain undefeated on the season at 4-0 and the boys evened their mark at 2-2 on the season.

En route to the victory, Erin Jordan set a new pool record at Whitehall High School in the 100-yard backstroke and it turned out to be a goal that she set for herself coming into the meet...

Girls still undefeated in conference games

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Many times, a close game comes down to one team needing someone to step up and make a big play at just the right time. The Lady Trojans got just that in their 36-33 win over Emmaus, keeping Parkland perfect in Lehigh Valley Conference play.

With 41 seconds remaining and Parkland down by two, sophomore Sarah Stagaard hit a three-pointer from the left side of the court to put her team up 34-33. Erin Bross would step up seconds later and hit two key free-throws to give the Trojans a...

Parkland snaps Emmaus' streak

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

If the first three minutes were any indication of the outcome of the game, Parkland (10-2 overall, 4-2 LVC) was going to be a 40-point winner. But the Trojans had to settle for a seven-point victory against rival Emmaus last Tuesday night at Parkland, a night after a double-overtime heartbreaker versus Easton.

The win also snapped the Green Hornets seven game-winning streak.

The Trojans raced out to a 7-0 lead, forcing Emmaus head coach Steve Yoder to call a timeout. Just after...

Divers compete at league meet

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland diving team took some tough hits from graduation, but proved that its still a pretty strong bunch with a good performance at the Lehigh Valley Conference Diving competition at Emmaus High School last weekend.

Parkland divers took three of the top four spots on the boys side and two of the top five on the girls side at the LVC Meet.

Maddy Hain was the top finisher for the girls, coming in third behind Central Catholic's Nicole Sagl and Easton's Kelsey Jehl. Serena...

Trojans take care of Freedom, 37-22

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland wrestling team beat Freedom 37-22 on Monday to improve to 8-1 this season.

The Trojans won nine of the 14 bouts.

Jacob Lizak (113 pounds), Ethan Lizak (120) and Marques Sturdivant (170) earned pins for Parkland, all of which came in the first period of their respective matches.

Nathan Christman (152) picked up a 9-1 major decision for Parkland.

Other winners included Brayson Haas (126), Lee Todora (132), Robert Whetherhold (145), Nezar Haddad (195)...

LV Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet slated for Sunday

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday at the Northampton Community Center.

One male and one female player from each schol in the Lehigh Valley area were selected to attend.

Parkland's two representatives are Shannon Kriz and Joshua Tacca.

Kriz is a goalkeeper that recorded 22 saves in 15 games for Parkland. She ranks 68th in a class of 740 with a 3.6 GPA out of 4.0.

She has 12 years of club soccer experience. She is also a member of...