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Parkland girls reach District 11 title game

Friday, February 28, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After beating Northampton twice during the regular season, it would have been sweet revenge for the Konkrete Kids to beat Parkland when it mattered most, in the district playoffs.

That could have very easily happened, but a couple of big plays at just the right time led Parkland to a 45-43 win and a trip to the District 11 finals.

A number of Parkland players made big plays down the stretch to seal the win. It started with Olivia Brown stopping a ball from going out of bounds...

Trojan boys divers go 1-2-3 at districts

Friday, February 28, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the second straight season, the only District 11 boys divers heading to states are from Parkland. Senior Josh Anderson and freshmen Jon Hansell and Chris Lehman finished first, second and third, respectively, in last weekend's District 11 Diving Championships. The trio repeated what Anderson, Jacob Lenhart and Mitchell Keller did at last year's district meet.

Meanwhile, Maddy Hain finished second on the girls side and will make her second trip to states, although she'll have to do...

Boys fall to Vikes in LVC final

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was the matchup everyone wanted and anticipated, but with a few added twists.

Parkland (18-5) and Central Catholic (24-0) were the last two teams standing in the Lehigh Valley Conference, and met in the final last Saturday afternoon at Freedom High School, after snow forced the game to be moved back from Friday night.

Not only was the game more important than a regular season 77-63 loss by the Trojans, but there was a certain senior guard back in the lineup. Nick Rindock was...

Trojans seeded second for D-11 tournament

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team enters this year's District 11 Class AAAA tournament as the defending champ. The Trojans were a No. 6 seed a season ago.

This year, they earned the No. 2 seed and have a bye through the pig tail round and straight to the quarterfinals.

It gives the Trojans a full week off from their last game, which was played last Saturday against Central Catholic in the Lehigh Valley Conference final.

Parkland (18-5) will play the winner of the No. 10...

PHS girls fall to ACC, move on to districts

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As the Lady Trojans prepared for the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, they were given the daunting task of trying to repeat their effort against Central Catholic earlier in the season, when they beat the Vikettes 42-38 in late January.

Beating a good team twice in the span of just over two weeks is a tough task and Parkland fell short in their bid for an LVC Championship, falling to Central Catholic 41-35.

"They're a very good basketball team and they did a very nice job...

Swimmers are headed to postseason

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Sepcial to the Press in HS Sports

Even as swimmers were competing for spots in districts at the recent Last Chance Meet held at Emmaus High School, more snow was falling outside, serving as a reminder of how much chaos Mother Nature has brought to the winter sports season.

Snow wiped out the final two practice days before the meet, but Parkland was able to see some progress among its swimmers and add to its list of candidates for spots in the District 11 championship meet, which is coming up on February 28-March 1 at...

Walmer nominated as scholar-athlete

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

Speaking at this year's banquet is Lehigh University football head coach Andy Cohen.

This year's nominees from local high schools and colleges were recently released.

The following is a list of this year's nominees.

Allen - James J. Davis

A 5-7, 158-pound defensive back and wide...

PHS ice hockey beats Emmaus

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It didn't take long for Parkland to bounce back from its first loss of the season. The Trojans lost a nonleague game last week to North Penn, the team that ended their championship hopes a year ago.

Monday night, in a packed Steel Ice Center, the Trojans found the back of the net five times, and kept Emmaus (8-4-1) scoreless for a 5-0 win that keeps Parkland unbeaten at 12-0 in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League.

On Emmaus' senior night, the Green Hornets came out with...

Nazareth beats Parkland a third time

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Just about two weeks ago, the Parkland wrestling team was a point away from winning team districts at Freedom high school, but the Nazareth Blue Eagles prevailed on criteria, with the match actually being tied 27-27.

After defeating Liberty for the second time of the day, less than an hour after the Nazareth match, the Trojans qualified for the team state tournament.

In the preliminary round of the PIAA Class AAA team championships, on Monday, February 3, Parkland took down...

Ortman hits milestone

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Josh Ortman already knew he could wrestle with anyone in the state, but a win in late December gave him all the confidence in the world that he really could take on and beat anyone.

At the Powerade Tournament at Canon MacMillan High School, Ortman defeated a wrestler from Father Judge out of District 12 to record his 100th win and reach a distinguished milestone. But there is still more the senior hopes to accomplish this year.

"It's great but at the same time it's not a main...