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Boys fall to Green Hornets in LVC title tilt

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

There was only one thing missing from Parkland capping off a near perfect LVC campaign a league championship.

Heading into last week's LVC boys soccer title game against Emmaus at J. Birney Crum Stadium, the Trojans had an undefeated mark, possessed one of the conference's stingiest defenses, and were at one point ranked No. 1 in the Pennsylvania State Coaches Association rankings. A conference championship would be the icing on the cake.

But apparently the Hornets wouldn't let...

Trojans turn on gas to avoid trap game loss

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

This had the symptoms of a trap game - an unusual Saturday night contest against a struggling team after four weeks of dominating, emotional performances.

But after giving up the first touchdown 17 seconds in, Parkland scored the next 45 points en route to a 51-13 win over Bethlehem Catholic at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium. The win was their sixth straight.

It may have looked as if the Trojans were looking past Becahi. A lackluster start has not been the M.O. of this...

Team wants fast start this week

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It took one play, but the Parkland Trojans were behind.

Against Bethlehem Catholic on Saturday night, Tyler Horton returned the opening kickoff 92 yards, and the Trojans trailed for the first time in three weeks.

It didn't take long for Parkland (6-2) to turn on the gas. The uncomfortable feeling of being behind in a game fired the team up. The Trojans would score the next 45 points in another comfortable win.

"You can talk to your kids until your blue in the face about...

Girls get revenge on Whitehall

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls soccer team loved the idea of squaring off against Whitehall in a meaningful game. The Trojans and Zephyrs battled in a double overtime classic last spring, and played in two games this year decided by one goal.

Hannah Gombos sent home two goals in the first seven minutes, and Parkland got some revenge on its recent pesky rivals, winning the Lehigh Valley Conference championship 3-2 last Thursday night at J Birney Crum stadium in Allentown.

"It definitely...

Boys stay unbeaten with second half surge

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The road for the Parkland boys soccer team to defend its LVC title would have to go through a familiar foe in Northampton, who they defeated 2-0 a week ago.

After a scoreless first half of Tuesday's Lehigh Valley Conference boys soccer semifinals at Whitehall Zephyrs Sports Complex, the top-seeded Trojans wasted no time in the final 40 minutes. It took the Trojans just 1:44 to get on the scoreboard when junior Belal Mohammed connected on a Dylan Engel through ball on the first of two...

Girls harriers close out perfect season

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

A chance at capturing perfection for the Parkland girls cross country team would most likely come down to the Trojans and Emmaus. Both teams entered last Wednesday's meet at the Lehigh Valley Parkway undefeated on the season.

It was freshamn Mikayla Stoudt who finished in second place with a time of 19:36 that led five Trojan runners in the top nine to defeat Emmaus (23-38), Whitehall (15-49) and Central Catholic (20-43).

"I'm actually really proud of this team," said Stoudt. "...

Trojans sharp in another W

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Homecoming dance wasn't until Saturday night at Parkland High School, but that didn't stop running back Jarel Elder from breaking out some moves on the sidelines near the end of last Friday's football game.

"That's the ice cream and cake [dance]," said Elder. "My little brother showed me that one. We decided we had to do it today."

The Trojans had plenty to celebrate in a 41-7 win over the Patriots.

Elder and backfield mate Eli Redmond both crossed the 100-yard mark...

Becahi showdown on Saturday

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team is riding high after a 41-7 win on homecoming weekend against Freedom last week. The Trojans are currently riding a five-game winning streak, and in large part it is because of the play of their defense. Their offense can score with the best of them, but the 11 that line up on the defensive side of the ball have given Parkland (5-2, 5-1 LVC) great opportunities to score.

During the current streak, with wins over Northampton, Liberty, Whitehall, Nazareth and...

Buffs, Trojans split SYLF showdown

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

North and South Parkland clashed in Suburban Youth Football action this week, with the teams splitting the five matchups, including a tie at the 95-pound level.

125 pounds

No. Parkland 26,

So. Parkland 0

Ian Haggerty scored four touchdowns and the Buffaloes put in a strong defensive effort to pace a 26-0 shutout of rival South Parkland.

Haggerty had touchdown runs of 13, 12, 10 and one yard to bolster the scoring effort. Josh Lee also added a score on a...

Girls need overtime to squeak past Rovers

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

In the midst of a 2-2 game in overtime of Tuesday night's Lehigh Valley Conference girls soccer semifinals against Easton, a number of Parkland seniors were looking to make a play.

A little more than halfway into the extra session, Jess Wetherhold received a ball in Red Rover territory. And with Jill O'Connell coming up on her left side giving the Trojans an advantage on goal, Wetherhold found her open teammate.

All O'Connell had to do was pick her place in the net and fire....