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Tennis team looks to continue win streak

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

The Parkland boys tennis team reached a milestone last April when it recorded a 6-1 win over Freedom for the program's 100th straight league win.

The streak is still going strong at 103 games, but the defense of the streak will have to go on without some key players from last year's squad.

Graduation took its toll on the Parkland boys tennis team, which lost players like Egor Ivanov, Roshan Joshi, Marcus Spiegel, Mike Adams and Donovan Snyder, who all played key roles on last...

Rustin takes out Parkland

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys basketball seniors were the leaders and the heart and soul of the team all season. They went 65-21 over the last three seasons, and had made it to three District 11 4A championship games, winning the last two. But the team fell just short of advancing to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2009, falling to District One's Bayard Rustin of West Chester 60-57 last Wednesday night at the Geigle Complex at Reading High School.

Two of the seniors, and leading...

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...

Parkland uses depth in first-round win

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

With just under two minutes gone in the second quarter of the PIAA first-round game last Saturday night at Freedom high school, the Parkland boys basketball team was in a bind.

Three starters (Jimmy Hahn, Nick Selvaggi and Justin Zajko) all picked up two fouls and were forced to sit. But just when the Trojans could have put their heads down, the team showed its depth as other players raised their games to send Parkland to a 63-51 win over Central Bucks West out of District One.


Three Bross sisters are part of two state playoff teams

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Bross sisters are about as close as any sisters you can find. The only distance between them is on the basketball court, where senior Ashley plays for Central Catholic and twin juniors Erica and Erin play for Parkland.

The three could have all been on the same team, but chose different paths because of friendships that they had developed, leading to head-to-head matchups with both teams competing in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Parkland picked up a key regular season win...

Haddad takes silver; five Trojans medal

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Parkland may have finished third in the team standings at last weekend's PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, but it certainly didn't feel that way.

The Trojans placed all five of their wrestlers, but came away with no gold medals, as Nezar Haddad's trek to the 195-pound finals ended in anguish following a 6-0 defeat to Jan Johnson of Governor Mifflin.

Haddad's loss compounded the disappointment the program went through earlier, as two-time state champion Ethan Lizak (120)...

PHS girls fall to Rustin in PIAA second round

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland's quest for a state championship ended Tuesday night with a 56-36 loss to West Chester Rustin in the second round of the PIAA Tournament. The loss finished Parkland's season at 19-9.

Last week, the Lady Trojans pulled off a 32-30 win over CB East that had fans holding their breath until the final buzzer sounded. With Parkland up 32-28, East's Katelyn Miller drove to the basket to bring her team within two and Parkland looked to move the ball up court, but lost the handle and...

Trojans win LVSHL a fifth time

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team does not know the meaning of the word letdown. For a team that has won 44 straight Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League games, a majority by multiple goals, the Trojans treat each and every game like it could be their last, never playing down to their opponent.

That is a big reason for the streak of consecutive LVSHL titles. Parkland (20-1-1) added its fifth in a row Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena, winning 3-0 over Phillipsburg in game two...

Zajko eclipses 1,000 points

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Standing at the free-throw line of a district quarterfinal game in front of a large crowd, there was more going through the mind of Justin Zajko than the one point he needed to reach an individual milestone.

The senior has always put team first, and since being slotted into the starting lineup as a sophomore, the senior has helped lead Parkland to three straight District 11 finals, winning the last two.

But after draining the second of two free-throws, Zajko recorded his 1,...

PHS girls win fifth straight D-11 trophy

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the fifth straight year and the ninth time in the last 10 years, the Parkland girls are District 11 Champions in swimming. The Lady Trojans held off a challenge from Emmaus and Liberty to come out on top and sophomore Siena Salvaggio performed well enough to capture the Dennis A. McGinley Award as the events top female swimmer.

Salvaggio competed in the maximum of four events (two individual and two relay) and captured first-place finishes in all four. In relays, Salvaggio teamed...