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Central holds girls to a scoreless draw in LVC rematch

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls soccer team squared off against a familiar foe last Monday night. The Trojans knocked off Central Catholic in last year's Lehigh Valley Conference championship game, and the Vikettes hadn't forgotten that.

Central (8-3-2) knew the goal-scoring ability of Parkland and played defensive-minded all game, holding the Trojans to a scoreless tie at Parkland High School.

The draw ended a current run of eight consecutive wins for Parkland, dating back to a September...

Buffs soar past Hokey Eagles in SYFL

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

No. Parkland 48,

Hokendauqua 6

Josh Wagner and Ian O'Neill each scored a pair of touchdowns to pace North Parkland past the Eagles in the 125-pound game.

Wagner's touchdowns both came on punt returns as he took both a 30 and 50-yarder to the house. Ian O'Neill scored on runs of 12 and two yards.

Ian Haggerty also added a 30-yard touchdown run and Greg Santa-Ana had a seven yarder.

Christian Antry posted a solid rushing performance in the...

Weigel clutch in win over Becahi

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

A 42-match Lehigh Valley Conference winning streak and the state's number two ranking was on the line Tuesday night for the Parkland girls volleyball team late in the third game against Bethlehem Catholic.

Fortunately for the Trojans, so was Alicia Weigel.

Down 24-22 and tied at a game apiece with the unbeaten Golden Hawks, Weigel ripped off four straight sizzling jump serves to ignite the Parkland fans and rally her team to a 26-24 win. The momentum turn stunned Becahi and led...

Frozen Trojans open with win

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team opened the 2012-2013 season with an impressive 5-1 win over archrival Northampton in front of a packed house on Monday.

For the first time in eight years, the Trojans were under the guidance of a new head coach as Gerry Chandik took over for the retired Frank Berry. The Trojans, coming off a third straight LVSHL title and with a large target on their backs, lost nine players to graduation and have also lost two key juniors for the season due to injuries....

Trojans blow away Zephyrs

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team has found its way as of late. After an 0-2 start, the Trojans won two straight heading into an early showdown with rival Whitehall.

Parkland's offense racked up 492 total yards and gave the Zephyrs their first Lehigh Valley Conference loss, while also taking home the annual Joe Gerencser Memorial trophy, and sending a message to District 11 that the Trojans are for real.

Tim Baranek accumulated 308 yards and four touchdowns, and the Trojan defense...

Boys tops in state after Emmaus win

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

If you're a fan of soccer in the Lehigh Valley Conference, it doesn't get much better whenever Emmaus and Parkland square off.

Despite a 4-0 lopsided victory for the Trojans, the game lived up to the hype, especially early on. The constant shoving and pushing was evident from the start in a game that featured five yellow cards shown to both teams.

"It comes from both sides," said senior Collin McConnell. "We both hate each other [and] we're just as physical. It's just who can...

Tennis slams K-Kids in unbeaten showdown

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

There aren't many matches for the Parkland girls tennis team to get excited about and its tough to blame them. After stomping Lehigh Valley Conference competition for the past 64 matches, winning becomes routine.

But facing an unbeaten Northampton team last Thursday, the Trojans had something to prove.

"The whole team was more focused today then they've been all year," head coach George Grim said. "We've gone to some matches where it's a pretty foregone conclusion. But today...

Buffaloes struggle with Lil' Hornets

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

No. Parkland 18,

Emmaus 12 (OT)

Josh Lee's big effort in overtime led North Parkland to close win over Emmaus, 18-12.

Lee stopped the Lil' Hornets on the first series of overtime with an interception. He then came up big on the offense end with a five-yard touchdown run to win the game. Lee also had a 10-yard touchdown run during regulation.

The Buffalo defense also got involved with Bobby Carlson recovering a fumble and returning it 50 yards for...

Zephyrs up next

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team is coming into a rivalry game on a high note. The Trojans are riding a two-game winning streak, with a trip to Whitehall on Friday night.

"Winning makes practice a lot easier," said head coach Jim Morgans. "Whitehall is a big rivalry game with Parkland, and the kids are very excited about playing them. I think it's a big game whatever the case, but riding a two-game win streak makes it even more of an exciting game."

Whitehall brings an explosive...

Trojans easily weather Storm for wins

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

So. Parkland 32,

Upper Saucon 20

South Parkland scored 26 unanswered points in the second half after a sluggish start against Upper Saucon Storm.

In the first half, the Trojans moved the ball into the red zone three times only to score once on a seven-yard touchdown strike from Jake Yannes to Dante Strella on a 4th and 7.

Some offensive and defensive adjustments at half seem to do the trick as the Trojans scored on four consecutive drives. The...