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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...

Trojans go 5-0 at Parkland Duals

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Following their latest Lehigh Valley Conference meet, a 42-21 loss to Nazareth in December, the Parkland wrestling team got a break from conference play over the holiday season.

The Trojans have certainly been impressive on the mat since that loss to the Blue Eagles.

On December 27, the Trojans put together a solid performance in the 2013 Powerade Christmas Tournament in Cannonsburg that resulted in a third place finish. Junior Omar Haddad took first place in his weight class,...

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...

PHS swim team hosts invitational

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For many years, Parkland and Emmaus swimmers competed in the Bucknell Invitational over the holidays and it was used as a key measuring stick for their progress. The event brought some of Pennsylvania's best to the site of the state championships for a mid-season check on how they were doing.

When the Bucknell meet was discontinued, the two local teams put their heads together and came up with their own invitational that would be held at Parkland High School, with competition rivaling...

Hockey team wins showdown

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Coming into Monday night's game at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem, the Parkland ice hockey team had been having easy time dispatching opponents. But the Trojans were in an unfamiliar position last Monday, having to come from behind.

Dan Hertia's hat trick, and two second-period goals from Brett McHale sparked Parkland to an 11-5 come-from-behind victory over Phillipsburg, which came into the game tied with the Trojans (10-0) at the top of the standings.

Anthony Spina and Ian...

Boys win holiday tournament

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The weekend before Christmas was not too giving for the Parkland boys basketball team. The Trojans lost their first game of the season at Whitehall, and a day later were taken to overtime in a home win against Stroudsburg, after leading by double digits in the second half.

"We had a tough weekend then," said senior point guard Jimmy Hahn. "We got together as a team, and the time off helped us. We said it was a fresh start. It was nice to get a little rest and practice and get better...

PHS wrestlers compete in Powerade Tourney

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

December turned out to be an exciting month for the Parkland wrestling team.

After their season-opening win over Easton, the team finished fifth in the King of the Mountain meet in Lock Haven and topped that with a third place finish in the Powerade Tournament at Cannon McMillan High School in Canonsburg. In between was their only loss of the season, a 42-21 loss to Nazareth.

The loss to Nazareth was disappointing, especially after their opening 42-17 dismantling of the...

Trojans earn split with Emmaus

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland swim teams came away from their annual meet with Emmaus gaining split results. The girls picked up a key 100.5-85.5 win while the boys dropped a 133-53 decision.

The win kept the girls team undefeated at 4-0 this season, while the boys fell to 1-3 on the year.

The girls got off to a strong start with their A team of Siena Salvaggio, Erika Freeman, Kira Karopoulos and Erin Jordan in the 200-yard medley relay. The Trojans won by almost 17 seconds over Emmaus' top...

Rivalry swim meet is second to none

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Lehigh Valley is blessed with some big rivalries. There's the Lehigh/Lafayette and Muhlenberg/Moravian football games in college. And high school football has Easton/Phillipsburg, but for pure competiveness, tradition and fun, the rivalry between the Emmaus and Parkland swimming programs is something to witness. The event brings former students and their families back year-after-year even when they no longer have family members swimming in the meet, but that's just the beginning.