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Peng falls in D11 final

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Throughout the girls tennis season, Parkland junior Jenna Peng has relied on her patience and mental toughness.

Facing East Stroudsburg South's Brittany Poje in the District 11 Class 3A girls tennis final at West End Racquet Club, those attributes were on full display.

But so was the power and skill of Poje, who outdueled Peng in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to win her first district title.

The Cavalier sophomore stormed to an early lead, overwhelming Peng in the first set,...

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....

SPYA 110s blank Lower Macungie

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Sports

110 pounds

So. Parkland A 24, Lower Macungie 0

The South Parkland 110-pound A team shut out the Lower Macungie Mustangs 24-0 under the lights at Mustang Field in a non-league game on Monday night.

The Trojans offense struck early when Vincent Gerbasio hooked up with Trent Perkins for a 64-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the game. On the Trojans second possession, JT Siggins took a hand-off from Gerbasio and raced 22-yards for a touchdown.

In the second...

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...

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...

Mikitka's second half goal prevents home upset

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

The Parkland boys soccer team recently was tabbed as the number one ranked team in the state. With that accomplishment, comes some challenges. Parkland (11-0) will receive every team's best shot to knock off the leader.

Eric Mikitka's second half goal with 8:36 remaining secured a hard fought win against a feisty Allen squad that was surely up to the challenge last Thursday evening at Parkland High School.

"Part of it is that we're number one and part of it is that we're...

Nazareth up next

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

The Parkland football team is on a roll. They have found their way with the new spread offense and have found life on defense. The Trojans currently have won their last three games by an average margin of 28 points, and in doing so, are climbing up the ladder of the Lehigh Valley Conference standings after losing their first two games.

The offense broke out in a 52-23 win over rival Whitehall last Friday night. Tim Baranek was the anchor again, having his hand in four touchdowns (two...

Peng, Pham get redemption at LVC tourney

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

Neither Jenna Peng nor TuQuyen Pham looked at last season's Lehigh Valley Conference tennis tournament as a success.

The top two singles players for the Parkland tennis team the past two seasons, the juniors both earned silver medals during the 2011 tournament. Both came in focused on gold in 2012.

Despite some tough spots, both players came out victorious to lead the Trojans to another conference tournament title at Parkland High School on Monday.

"I really wanted to...

Golf trio qualifies for district tourney

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Each year of high school golf, Parkland's Mike Perkins has advanced one step further in the postseason. This year he continued his progress by making it through the District 11 Championship Qualifier to advance to next week's championship tournament.

"I played pretty good," said Perkins. "The conditions were pretty tough. It was windy. I hit the ball pretty straight and hit a lot of greens."

As a freshman, he missed out on district qualifying. Last year he posted an average low...