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Football takes on Mounties in districts

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team earned its second consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship a week ago with a narrow victory against Emmaus. Once again, the Trojans came a long way after an opening league loss at Easton, reeling off eight straight wins.

"These are just great kids we have here at Parkland," said head coach Jim Morgans. "They do an outstanding job and work hard in the offseason just doing everything we ask them to do. They really want to succeed and do well, and...

Trojans beat Emmaus for D-11 title

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland and Emmaus boys soccer teams are no strangers to each other and their meeting in the District 11 finals wound up being a hard-fought 2-0 win for Parkland that propelled the Trojans into the PIAA Tournament.

Picking up the win was especially satisfying for Parkland, because it was without senior Belal Mohamed due to injury that he suffered in the semifinal game. The Trojans also had a couple other players banged up and suffered some injuries during the game, but were still...

Parkland edges Hornets, wins LVC

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by BY CJ Hemerly Special to the Press in HS Sports

Nothing is better than beating a rival. Except beating a rival to win a championship.

The Parkland football team accomplished that feat last Friday night at Orefield Middle School stadium, edging Emmaus 37-30 on senior night. The win gave the Trojans and Whitehall each a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the second year in a row that has happened.

"This game meant a lot to me because ever since I was little and playing at North Parkland we were rivals with Emmaus," said...

PHS harriers compete at states

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

HERSHEY - Parkland's Mikayla Stoudt has proven before that she can perform at a high level at less than 100 percent, earning a 19th-place medal at last year's PIAA Championships despite running with a broken bone in her foot.

This past Saturday, the Trojans' talented sophomore returned to Hershey and again impressed with a 14th-place finish in 19:08 on what proved to be a difficult day.

"I'm very happy with my performance," Stoudt said. "I didn't feel as well as I would have...

Emmaus pulls off upset in district semifinal

Friday, November 1, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland volleyball team has racked up its fair share of wins over the last four seasons. Dating back to 2010, the Trojans had a 68-match-play winning streak stretching from the 2010 season to the last match of 2012, which was the state final.

Coming into 2013, Parkland (19-1) was riding a 19-match winning streak. But that all came to an abrupt end last Tuesday night at Whitehall high school.

Emmaus (18-2) played near flawless volleyball and attacked the Trojans every game...

Madeira's first-half goal gives girls win over Zephs

Friday, November 1, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Parkland girls soccer coach Al Haddad made a late first-half substitution during Tuesday's district semifinal match against Whitehall, putting freshman Lauren Madeira onto the field.

Little did anyone know the impact that would have minutes later.

Tied 1-1 late in the first half of play, Madeira connected on a goal with 1:02 left in the first half that gave the Trojans a one-goal lead. The No. 4 seedeTrojans went on to win by a score of 2-1 against the No. 9 seed Zephyrs on...

Boys shut out Bears, 3-0

Friday, November 1, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Since the final game of the regular season, the Parkland boys' soccer team had not allowed a postseason goal in three matches heading into the district semifinal matchup against Pleasant Valley.

And while the postseason games continue to increase in meaningfulness, the Trojans put together another standout effort defensively against the Bears.

In Tuesday night's District 11 3A boys soccer semifinals at Emmaus High School, the No. 2 seeded Trojans used a 3-0 victory over the No...

Season finale holds playoff implications

Friday, November 1, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Having already clinched a spot in the District 2-4-11 Subregional playoff bracket, Parkland's week 10 game is still crucial as a win guarantees at least share of the Lehigh Valley Conference title.

The fact that it is against archrival Emmaus makes it even bigger.

The Trojans (7-1 in LVC, 8-1 overall) host the Green Hornets (6-2, 6-3) Friday at Parkland Football Stadium at 7 p.m. in a regular season finale that has a lot riding on it for both teams.

At stake for the...

Parkland girls win District 11 team title; Stoudt places second

Friday, November 1, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

Competition has driven Parkland's Mikayla Stoudt all year.

That is, when she's had competition.

Stoudt has been in a league of her own throughout much of the season, finishing first in each of the Trojans' five conference quad meets and claiming the Lehigh Valley Conference championship meet after taking second a year ago.

That success earned her Lehigh Valley Conference MVP, no small feat for a sophomore.

Those achievements led to high expectations at last week's...

PHS boys use depth to earn second-place finish

Friday, November 1, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

A quick glance at the podium of this year's District 11 Class AAA boys cross country meet may have given some people a sense of déjà vu.

For the second consecutive year, Easton's Colin Abert took the win, blitzing the Bethlehem Golf Club course with an astonishing time of 15 minutes, 43 seconds, breaking his own course record set a week earlier at the LVC championships by 21 seconds

Abert finished 49 seconds in front of Freedom junior Ben Ziegler, who led a 2, 5, 8, 9, 13...