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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.


Girls beat Zephs

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

It's not often that a high school basketball team plays four games in five days in two separate states with about 900 miles between them.

That's the task that was given to the Parkland Lady Trojans and they came through the test with a 2-2 record and some great memories.

Parkland took part in a tournament in Orlando, Florida Thursday through Saturday and then had a day of fun in the sun before jetting back home late Sunday night.

While they loved the trip, the Trojans...

Boys bounce back, beat Stroudsburg

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last Saturday night the Parkland boys basketball team was in a place in a position the Trojans do not expect to happen often this season playing in a game following a loss.

The Trojans were beaten at Whitehall 63-59 the night before, and were trying to avoid a two-game skid heading into the holiday break when they took on Stroudsburg Saturday.

Justin Zajko tallied 17 points for Parkland, as they held off a late surge from the Mounties to win the nonconference game at Parkland...

Parkland ice hockey team raises banners

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was a magical run that put the Parkland ice hockey program on the map. During the 2012-13 season, the Trojans ran through the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League, taking a first-place finish out of the pure division.

But they didn't stop there. Parkland reached the finals of the Flyers Cup and the state tournament, and the team was honored Monday night with the unveiling of banners hung on the wall behind the north goal at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.