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Volleyball earns comeback win

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Playing with a lot of energy and intensity, the way a lot of schools play against Parkland, the Northampton boys volleyball team took the first game of a match between the North division rivals Tuesday at Northampton High School.

It gave the Konkrete Kids momentum, putting the Trojans in a hole that they don't find themselves in very often. But the momentum did not last long, and Parkland regained its composure to win the next three games and the match, 3-1, by scores of 24-26, 25-21...

Trojans open with four wins

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

It's hard to imagine a better start to the season for the Parkland baseball team.

Following their season-opening 11-2 nonconference win over North Penn, the Trojans (4-0 overall; 2-0 in LVC) used a total dominating effort to shut out Nazareth, 9-0, in their first LVC game of the season.

Gabe Moser struck out nine Nazareth batters over five innings of two-hit baseball, while seven Trojans scored runs in the victory.

"We played real well," Moser said after the Nazareth...

Volleyball team has same expectations

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Last season, the Parkland boys' volleyball team captured its first league title in three years after defeating Bethlehem Catholic in the Lehigh Valley Conference championship.

Getting back to that level may be a bit tougher this season.

The Trojans graduated seven seniors from last year's team that earned its first LVC crown since 2010. But while they'll return just four players with varsity experience last year, head coach Scott Trumbauer expectations aren't changing.

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Softball seniors look to bring team together

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Leadership won't be a problem for the Parkland softball team when it takes the field in 2014. Six seniors with valuable varsity experience return, including four that have been on the roster since they were freshman.

With a lot of players coming back, the key will be for the team to become one cohesive unit. That will be something that the seniors will try and instill on the squad.

"We have much of our team back this year," said head coach Barry Search. "The key is to gel as a...

Tennis team tops Golden Hawks

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Coming into the season, the Parkland tennis team was unable to have tryouts because of the weather and spent its practice time in the gym, primarily working on conditioning. When the season opened, the Trojans were happy to be out on courts and playing.

One player who was very happy to get back onto the courts is sophomore Nick Kshastri, who went to the quarterfinals of the district tournament last year as a freshman and is looking to make even more progress this season.

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Pitching will fuel baseball team

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

If the Parkland baseball team is going to repeat the success of the 2013 season, and claim a second straight District 11 Class AAAA title, the pitching staff will be the key to those wins.

"Pitching depth is the strength to this team," said head coach Tony Galucy, entering his 12th season at the helm. "Six players are returning that have experience on the mound."

Seniors Alex Flynn and Gabe Mosser, and juniors Justin Afflerbach, Connor Higgins, Rhett Jacoby, and Chris Rabasco...

Girls lax returns offense

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

There is not a lot the Parkland girls lacrosse team could have done better during the 2013 season. The Trojans won the Lehigh Valley Conference title, and had one of the top offensive attacks in the league.

But they fell one game short of their main goal of winning a District 11 championship and advancing to the state tournament. Parkland lost to Southern Lehigh 9-7.

The outlook for the 2014 season looks very bright for the Trojans. Losing two starters from last year's team,...

PHS boys lacrosse looks for more in 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team had a memorable 2013 season. Under first-year head coach Brad Schifko, the Trojans won the Lehigh Valley Conference title, and owned a 15-6 overall record. But the team fell one game shy of playing for a district championship, losing to Central Catholic in the semifinal round.

With even higher goals and aspirations this year, Schifko wants his team to take care of its own business, and things will work out.

"We want to simply take it day-by-day,...

Trout season opens next weekend

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by NICK HROMIAK Special to The Press in Sports

Thanks to a few days of warmer weather, this year's trout opener that kicks off March 29 in 18 southeastern counties, should not have snow covered banks if they get direct sunlight. The remainder of the state has an April 12 opening.

This year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have stocked 3.2 million trout in 731 streams and 124 lakes (like Leaser in Lehigh County). Of that total, 2.01 million are rainbow trout, 647,000 are brownies and 527,000 are brookies. Plus, the...

Salvaggio earns two silver medals

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls swimming team came home from Bucknell University with a sixth-place finish. The finish matched where the girls placed in the state meet last season.

Sophomore Siena Salvaggio led in the 100-yard freestyle event after the preliminaries and finished .01 seconds off the top pace in the finals, capturing a silver medal by finishing over two-seconds ahead of her 16th place time from last season. Salvaggio just missed another gold medal when she finished .04 seconds...