The Parkland girls basketball team continued its strong play over the winter break, winning all three games it played in the Spring-Ford Holiday Classic.
The Trojan girls topped Downingtown West (60-51) to open the tournament and followed that with a pair of relatively easy wins against Daniel Boone (63-16) and Great Valley (60-31).
After averaging just over 41 points in their first five of the season, the girls began to find an offensive flow, going for 60 or more in all three...
Before the final of the Parkland Holiday Classic, Trojans head coach Andy Stephens handed his team shirts with the slogan "Be the teammate you want to play with."
This phrase could not be more accurate of the Trojans this season. Their seven-game winning streak has been in large part to teamwork and unselfish play.
Austin Beidelman tallied 17 points in an opening game win over Quakertown last Thursday, and the next night Justin Zajko led the team with 20, helping Parkland to...
Austin Beidelman shook off early season cobwebs, and Jimmy Hahn guided the Parkland offense to a 61-42 Lehigh Valley Conference win over Whitehall last Friday night at Parkland. The Trojans head into the new year with an undefeated 3-0 mark in the conference.
"It's good to get off to this start," Beidelman said. "Once you get a good jump it feels good. We're on a four-game winning streak and have a tough road trip to Stroudsburg to try and keep it going."
Beidelman scored 12 of...
Heading into last week's wrestling match, Parkland head coach Ryan Nunamaker understood a trip to Nazareth against the Blue Eagles would be a grind.
With the Trojans (0-1) set to open their conference schedule against the Blue Eagles (4-0) last Wednesday night, Nunamaker understood whichever team executed even a tad better would be at an advantage.
Unfortunately for his squad, the Trojans came up just short in the match's final bout as the Blue Eagles' Jordan Gray defeated...
Last month, head coach Wes Spence noted that the key to a successful season for his Trojans basketball team was shooting the ball well.
His statement was heard loud and clear last Saturday night as the Parkland girls basketball team scored 56 points to cruise to a 56-17 win over Stroudsburg out of the Mountain Valley Conference.
"It's a nice win," Spence said. "Our goal is to keep getting better. And I think we did some things tonight that we may have left on the floor last...
Last season when Parkland and Emmaus met in swimming, the Trojans picked up a win on the girls side, but a loss on the boys side.
The results this season were the same, but a momentary error in scoring initially caused a lot of jubilation on the Parkland side, which turned into disappointment when the error was corrected, giving Emmaus a 95-90 win. The Parkland girls took a 101-85 victory for the day.
As it turned out, the backstroke would be an important event for the Trojans...
Without a go-to scorer this year, the Parkland girls are focusing on two things - defense and the transition game.
Both worked to their advantage Tuesday night against Northampton as the Trojans coasted to a 40-21 win to move them to 2-1 on the season.
"We go into lulls in the halfcourt game," head coach Wes Spence said. "We don't have a dominant player we look to or run sets for. So I think if we can get the floor spread and get into transition it give us a better chance to...
Parkland Red 60,
Pen Argyl 33
Parkland Red picked up the only win on the VEWL mats for Trojan teams last week, downing Pen Argyl 60-33.
The Trojans were helped by six pins in the match and dominated the upper weights to go to victory.
Luke Yatcilla (64), Lucas Kern (73), Brandon Kassis (80), Ian Royer (85), David Polanki (120) and Zach Fitzgerald (160) were all winners by fall.
46 - Leo Kern (Park) won by forfeit;...
Ryan Dumbach's second goal of the night was scored in dramatic fashion.
With traffic in front of the net, Dumbach scored the game-tying goal with 36 seconds left on the clock to salvage a 6-6 tie for the Parkland ice hockey team against Emmaus Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.
"It was a playoff type atmosphere," said head coach Gerry Chandik. "It was crazy out there. I think that kind of got to them a little bit because they wanted to do a little more than they...
Parkland senior volleyball star Kelly Robertson was selected as the 2012-13 Gatorade Pennsylvania Volleyball Player of the Year last week after leading the team to a second place finish in the state.
Robertson, the 2011-12 Parkland Press Female Athlete of the Year, is the first played from Parkland to win the honor.
In a season which many thought the Trojan volleyball team would take a step back from 2011, when the team won the school's first state title in girls volleyball,...