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Trojans sharp in another W

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...

Becahi showdown on Saturday

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team is riding high after a 41-7 win on homecoming weekend against Freedom last week. The Trojans are currently riding a five-game winning streak, and in large part it is because of the play of their defense. Their offense can score with the best of them, but the 11 that line up on the defensive side of the ball have given Parkland (5-2, 5-1 LVC) great opportunities to score.

During the current streak, with wins over Northampton, Liberty, Whitehall, Nazareth and...

Girls need overtime to squeak past Rovers

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

In the midst of a 2-2 game in overtime of Tuesday night's Lehigh Valley Conference girls soccer semifinals against Easton, a number of Parkland seniors were looking to make a play.

A little more than halfway into the extra session, Jess Wetherhold received a ball in Red Rover territory. And with Jill O'Connell coming up on her left side giving the Trojans an advantage on goal, Wetherhold found her open teammate.

All O'Connell had to do was pick her place in the net and fire....

Late heroics continue for SPYA 125s

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

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...

Offense ignites PHS past Eagles

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...

Clean sweep for Buffs

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

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...

Freedom test looms large

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team may have rolled through two elite Lehigh Valley Conference opponents the last two weeks, outscoring Whitehall (4-2) and Nazareth (4-2) 94-44, but head coach Jim Morgans knows his team needs to stay focused facing a tough Freedom Patriots team this Friday night during homecoming weekend.

"It's nice to be winning," Morgans said. "It's a lot easier to build off a win compared to off a loss. But we have to turn the page and move on. We realize as coaches that...

Huber has carried soccer success to Bloom

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

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...

Girls soccer nets seven in Senior Night romp

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

To the excitement of the parents, there wasn't much drama on senior night last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

Hannah Gombos volleyed a thigh ball into the back of the net off of a Jill O'Connell cross from a Camille Roberts through ball into the corner. The senior connection put the Trojans up 4-0 and the team was able to rest easy and enjoy a 7-0 Lehigh Valley Conference win against Northampton.

Gombos tallied three goals, O'Connell added a goal and two assists, and...

Hibshman adjusting well in freshman year

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Lauren Hibshman has enjoyed plenty of success playing field hockey at a number of levels throughout her playing career.

After a stellar career at Parkland that included being named to the LVC All-Conference team and a member of the PFHCA First Team All-State in her final two seasons as a Trojan, Hibshman is now in the midst of her first collegiate season at Drexel University.

As a member of the Dragons, Hibshman has started in each of their 14 games so far. She's tied for...