Without a go-to scorer this year, the Parkland girls are focusing on two things - defense and the transition game.
Both worked to their advantage Tuesday night against Northampton as the Trojans coasted to a 40-21 win to move them to 2-1 on the season.
"We go into lulls in the halfcourt game," head coach Wes Spence said. "We don't have a dominant player we look to or run sets for. So I think if we can get the floor spread and get into transition it give us a better chance to...
Parkland Red 60,
Pen Argyl 33
Parkland Red picked up the only win on the VEWL mats for Trojan teams last week, downing Pen Argyl 60-33.
The Trojans were helped by six pins in the match and dominated the upper weights to go to victory.
Luke Yatcilla (64), Lucas Kern (73), Brandon Kassis (80), Ian Royer (85), David Polanki (120) and Zach Fitzgerald (160) were all winners by fall.
46 - Leo Kern (Park) won by forfeit;...
Ryan Dumbach's second goal of the night was scored in dramatic fashion.
With traffic in front of the net, Dumbach scored the game-tying goal with 36 seconds left on the clock to salvage a 6-6 tie for the Parkland ice hockey team against Emmaus Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.
"It was a playoff type atmosphere," said head coach Gerry Chandik. "It was crazy out there. I think that kind of got to them a little bit because they wanted to do a little more than they...
Parkland senior volleyball star Kelly Robertson was selected as the 2012-13 Gatorade Pennsylvania Volleyball Player of the Year last week after leading the team to a second place finish in the state.
Robertson, the 2011-12 Parkland Press Female Athlete of the Year, is the first played from Parkland to win the honor.
In a season which many thought the Trojan volleyball team would take a step back from 2011, when the team won the school's first state title in girls volleyball,...
The Parkland boys basketball team was not ready for the atmosphere they faced last Saturday night in the opening game of the season. Freedom played with a lot of energy in front of their crowd, and were on point offensively, taking the finale of the Yasso/Rothrock Christmas City Classic 54-47 at Freedom High School.
The Patriots jumped on the Trojans early in the first quarter, with Nyreef Jackson and Stellar Tournament MVP Derike Chiclana leading the way. Jackson hit three from...
The Parkland boys and girls swimming and diving team had an easy go of their first meet of the season, defeating Souderton. The boys won by a score of 114-72, and the girls were 111-75 winners.
The girls are led by senior Megan Polaha. Polaha, along with Katherine Kapelsohn, Erika Freeman and Erin Jordan won the opening event, the 200 medley relay. Freeman and Polaha also took the 400 free relay, partnered with Siena Salvaggio and Shannon Bonner.
Polaha was also a winner in two...
Offensively, the Parkland girls basketball team looked solid in their season-opener against Freedom over the weekend in the Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic.
Three players scored eight or more points, but it was the Trojans' suffocating defense and full-court pressure that was most impressive of their 48-26 victory over the Patriots at Freedom High School last Saturday evening.
"Definitely we got the tempo that we wanted to," said senior forward Sierra Derti. "We took it...
Girls volleyball wasn't a major contributor to the Parkland sports trophy case when Mike Krause arrived at the school in 2004.
In fact, the team wasn't a contributor at all.
But in Krause's nine years as the Trojan head coach, they've had to make some room for the sport not only in the trophy room, but also in the rafters.
His successful turnaround has not gone unnoticed as Krause was recently inducted into the Pennsylvania Volleybal Coaches Association Hall of Fame at...
When a team loses its top three scorers to graduation, there is usually some rebuilding to do. That will not be the case in 2012-13 for the Parkland girls basketball team.
Olivia Hassler, Jackie Oertner and Alissa Persichetti lead the Trojans to a 13-8 mark and a District 11 playoff berth last season. Now its up to some others to step up.
Parkland had a nice showing in the summer tournaments at Stellar and Sportsfest, and may have found its identity just in time for a new...
The Parkland girls swimming and diving team will have some new faces guiding the program this year.
Last year, with the leadership of seniors Erica Reifinger and Emily Stang, the Lady Trojans experienced great success. They finished with an overall record of 11-1-1 as a team, and placed first at the District 11 meet.
Reifinger (100 back and 200 free) and Stang (100 free) were district winners and the most experienced on the team. But head coach Rob Robitaille feels that he has...