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Girls basketball team must reload again

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls program is used to losing key players to graduation. They have consistently lost two or three of their leading scorers and have bounced back.

Last season, the Lady Trojans replaced four of their five starters because of graduation and still finished 20-8 on the season. For his next trick, coach Wes Spence will look to replace all five starters from last year's team and still keep his team competitive. Odds are that the trick will work wonderfully.

"The way...

Rossetti enjoyed his season at PHS

Friday, December 6, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

As the Parkland football team recently captured its second consecutive District 11 Class AAAA championship, Dominic Rossetti's journey to that level was a bit different than many of his Trojan teammates.

Rossetti, a senior left guard for the Trojans, was looking for a change after his junior football season. The thing is, he wasn't a member of the Trojans just yet.

As a member of the Salisbury High School football team last year, Rossetti and his parents thought about the...

St. Joe's Prep ousts Parkland

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Before Saturday afternoon's state quarterfinal game against St. Joseph's Prep, head coach Jim Morgans wanted his team to reach that next step in the PIAA tournament. In 2012, the Trojans were beaten by LaSalle College High School, another Philadelphia Catholic League team, in the same round.

But a slow start did not give Parkland (12-2 overall) much of a chance, as the Trojans fell to the Hawks 21-10 at Bethlehem Area School District stadium.

It was a tough way to end a...

Wrestlers have early showdown

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Senior Ethan Lizak stood on top of the podium last March in Hershey wearing the gold medal for winning the state championship at the 113-pound weight class.

"He leads by example," said head coach Ryan Nunamaker. "Ethan is a hard worker in the room and his work ethic is contagious. He set the bar so high for our program. If they continue to work and do the things they're supposed to, it is possible to reach those goals of winning state titles and even wrestling in college."

The...

Trojan girls swimmers still strong

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls swimming program comes into the season looking to defend yet another District 11 championship. The team has garnered five straight titles and nine of the last 10.

The boys team has been close, but just as the girls keep grabbing district titles away from rival Emmaus, the Hornets have held an edge over the Parkland boys.

Again this season, the Parkland boys, who were 13-1 last season, come into the season looking to turn the tide, but know that nothing is...

Boys basketball team returns four starters

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last March, the Parkland boys basketball team exceeded expectations. After falling to Liberty in the Lehigh Valley Conference final, the Trojans entered the District 11 Class AAAA tournament as a six seed. But three wins later, the run to their first District 11 title since the 2008-09 season came to fruition.

Parkland graduated three seniors, including leading scorer and All-LVC member Austin Beidelman, along with Nate Case and Astin Jones. But this will not be a rebuilding year, as...

Williams runs for 308 yards, Parkland avenges loss to Red Rovers

Friday, November 29, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Boston College's Andre Williams leads NCAA Division I with over 2000 yards and 16 touchdowns through 11 games, claiming his candidacy for a Heisman trophy. His younger brother, Kareem, is putting together quite an individual season as well while leading the Parkland Trojans through a District 11 playoff run. The senior has eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark and has become the team's go-to back in the second half of the season.

"We both want to go out there and shine well for our family,"...

Parkland looks to take the next step vs. St. Joe's Prep

Friday, November 29, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last year around this time, the Parkland football team headed off the field at Northeast High School in Philadelphia on the losing end of a 28-7 game against LaSalle College High School.

The Trojans find themselves in a similar position, this time staying in the Lehigh Valley with a PIAA quarterfinal matchup against Saint Joseph's Prep Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

Parkland (12-1 overall) heads into the game off a dominating performance last...

Line play leads PHS to 11 straight wins

Friday, November 29, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

It's funny how much things can change in the span of a couple of months.

After suffering its worst defeat of the season in a 24-0 week two loss to Easton, Parkland looked drastically different in a rematch of the two teams with much more at stake.

One major reason that the Trojans won in shutout fashion this time around was their superb play on both the offensive and defensive lines.

"Last time we played them, we couldn't run inside zone," Parkland head coach Jim Morgans...

Redmonds' picks lead defense

Friday, November 22, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The duo of senior brothers Eli Redmond and Najee Redmond have played slightly different roles in Parkland's defensive secondary throughout the season.

While Eli, who was recently recognized as a Lehigh Valley Conference First Team All-Star, has been a regular starter at cornerback for the Trojans, Najee usually doesn't. However, Najee did start opposite his brother at cornerback in last week's subregional semifinal against Whitehall.

The two each had just as big of an impact...