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Track teams end successful season

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Head coach Scott Levan was uncertain as to how his track and field team would fare this season with the lack of proper preparation they had due to the weather.

Somehow, someway, despite the obstacles, Levan, who is in his 30th year piloting the Trojan track team, led his boys team to a perfect 9-0 record, which earned it the Lehigh Valley Conference dual-meet championship, while the girls completed an outstanding 8-1 season.

"I thought this season was going to be a little iffy...

Softball team remains perfect

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Lady Trojan softball team has kept its record spotless through 13 games this season as it enters the home stretch. The team has already wrapped up an LVC and district playoff berth and is honing in on a division title.

Because of rainouts, Parkland played back-to-back games against different opponents last weekend, but came through the doubleheader in great shape with a 7-0 win over Wilson West Lawn and a 9-0 win over Interboro. Coach Barry Search switched his lineup around a...

Kshatri reaches D-11 tennis semifinal

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The District 11 singles tournament didn't exactly go how Parkland fans would have liked to see it go, but it did provide some great moments.

The quarterfinals provided a highlight when teammates Nick Kshatri and Nate Lyman went up against each other. The result was a hard fought 6-3, 6-3 win for Kshatri that sent him into the semifinals.

"How can you complain? They played great," said proud Parkland coach Michael Hingston. "In the first match, Nate's making a name for himself...

PHS baseball positions for playoffs

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

There is no denying that the Parkland baseball team is in a tough division.

The Lehigh Valley Conference North has three of the four teams vying for the top spot in the division and it's getting to the time of year when one of those teams needs to show they're better than the rest.

The Trojans (7-2, 11-4) currently stand a half game behind Whitehall (8-2, 12-2) in the division and are a game and a half ahead of Northampton (6-4, 9-6).

Parkland, which already has...

Kyvelos wins 3200 at ASD Invitational

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Daniel Kyvelos was not on anyone's radar before the Allentown School District Invitational Meet. The sophomore wasn't considered a contender for the medal stand at the meet, held last Friday at J. Birney Crum Stadium.

However, Kyvelos shined when the skies were rainy and the radar was full of green as the Trojan got the attention of the Lehigh Valley track and field world by grabbing gold in the boys 3200-meter run with a time of 9:50.83.

"Honestly, I was coming in here hoping...

Trojan alumni lead BU to big season

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Last season, the Bloomsburg University baseball program missed out on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs with a sub .500 record. But a mixture of youth and experience, and the Parkland baseball feeder program, has put the Huskies (28-18 overall, 20-8 PSAC) back into the league playoffs.

Senior pitcher Casey Cooperman, sophomore pitcher Matt Hurd and freshman catcher Damin Muth have made their marks on the 2014 season.

Cooperman and Muth, in particular, have...

Tennis players prepare for district singles tourney

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Trojans are one of three schools to put all three of its singles players into the District 11 Tennis Tournament this year. Nick Kshatri, Pete Harrison and Nate Lyman are all in the tournament, with Kshatri being the number four seed. Harrison and Lyman are unseeded. It's the second season in a row that Kshatri is seeded fourth. Last season he went all the way to the quarterfinals. Harrison also played in the tournament last season, but was eliminated in the first round.

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PHS baseball suffers first league loss

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland baseball team has struggled at the plate recently, swatting only 10 hits in its last three games heading into Wednesday.

The Trojans were able to capture seven hits on Tuesday at home against Freedom, but were unable to get the key hit at the right time as the Patriots defeated Parkland 3-2 and handed the Trojans their first loss in Lehigh Valley Conference play this season.

"When you only give up three runs, you should win that game," said Parkland head coach Tony...

Lady Trojans remain unbeaten

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Pres in HS Sports

Parkland (8-0, 10-0) remains the only undefeated softball team in the Lehigh Valley Conference. The Lady Trojans picked up a win last week over rival Emmaus, 9-3, as pitcher Morgan Rentzheimer allowed just four hits and struck out five in the win.

Coming into the game, Rentzheimer was a little worn down because of the number of games that had backed up on the schedule. As she was warming up for the game, she wasn't sure what she would be able to give her team, but her offense staked...

Girls lax beats LHS, stays perfect in LVC games

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

One of the biggest games of their season is in a few days against Easton.

However, that didn't deter the Parkland girls' lacrosse team from focusing on the task at hand prior to a matchup against Liberty on Tuesday.

The Lady Trojans (9-3 overall; 6-0 in LVC) had little trouble disposing the Lady Hurricanes (2-9 overall; 2-5 in LVC). A 12-1 lead at halftime quickly inflated to 17-1 before the Lady Trojans secured the 18-3 victory at Troxell Middle School.

"He [head coach...