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Jordan breaks record for Whitehall's pool

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swim teams picked up big Lehigh Valley Conference wins at Whitehall on Tuesday, with the boys winning 116-51 and the girls enjoying a 111-59 win over the Zephyrs.

The girls remain undefeated on the season at 4-0 and the boys evened their mark at 2-2 on the season.

En route to the victory, Erin Jordan set a new pool record at Whitehall High School in the 100-yard backstroke and it turned out to be a goal that she set for herself coming into the meet...

Girls still undefeated in conference games

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Many times, a close game comes down to one team needing someone to step up and make a big play at just the right time. The Lady Trojans got just that in their 36-33 win over Emmaus, keeping Parkland perfect in Lehigh Valley Conference play.

With 41 seconds remaining and Parkland down by two, sophomore Sarah Stagaard hit a three-pointer from the left side of the court to put her team up 34-33. Erin Bross would step up seconds later and hit two key free-throws to give the Trojans a...

Parkland snaps Emmaus' streak

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

If the first three minutes were any indication of the outcome of the game, Parkland (10-2 overall, 4-2 LVC) was going to be a 40-point winner. But the Trojans had to settle for a seven-point victory against rival Emmaus last Tuesday night at Parkland, a night after a double-overtime heartbreaker versus Easton.

The win also snapped the Green Hornets seven game-winning streak.

The Trojans raced out to a 7-0 lead, forcing Emmaus head coach Steve Yoder to call a timeout. Just after...

Divers compete at league meet

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland diving team took some tough hits from graduation, but proved that its still a pretty strong bunch with a good performance at the Lehigh Valley Conference Diving competition at Emmaus High School last weekend.

Parkland divers took three of the top four spots on the boys side and two of the top five on the girls side at the LVC Meet.

Maddy Hain was the top finisher for the girls, coming in third behind Central Catholic's Nicole Sagl and Easton's Kelsey Jehl. Serena...

Trojans take care of Freedom, 37-22

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland wrestling team beat Freedom 37-22 on Monday to improve to 8-1 this season.

The Trojans won nine of the 14 bouts.

Jacob Lizak (113 pounds), Ethan Lizak (120) and Marques Sturdivant (170) earned pins for Parkland, all of which came in the first period of their respective matches.

Nathan Christman (152) picked up a 9-1 major decision for Parkland.

Other winners included Brayson Haas (126), Lee Todora (132), Robert Whetherhold (145), Nezar Haddad (195)...

Trojans go 5-0 at Parkland Duals

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Following their latest Lehigh Valley Conference meet, a 42-21 loss to Nazareth in December, the Parkland wrestling team got a break from conference play over the holiday season.

The Trojans have certainly been impressive on the mat since that loss to the Blue Eagles.

On December 27, the Trojans put together a solid performance in the 2013 Powerade Christmas Tournament in Cannonsburg that resulted in a third place finish. Junior Omar Haddad took first place in his weight class,...

LV Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet slated for Sunday

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday at the Northampton Community Center.

One male and one female player from each schol in the Lehigh Valley area were selected to attend.

Parkland's two representatives are Shannon Kriz and Joshua Tacca.

Kriz is a goalkeeper that recorded 22 saves in 15 games for Parkland. She ranks 68th in a class of 740 with a 3.6 GPA out of 4.0.

She has 12 years of club soccer experience. She is also a member of...

PHS swim team hosts invitational

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For many years, Parkland and Emmaus swimmers competed in the Bucknell Invitational over the holidays and it was used as a key measuring stick for their progress. The event brought some of Pennsylvania's best to the site of the state championships for a mid-season check on how they were doing.

When the Bucknell meet was discontinued, the two local teams put their heads together and came up with their own invitational that would be held at Parkland High School, with competition rivaling...

Hockey team wins showdown

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Coming into Monday night's game at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem, the Parkland ice hockey team had been having easy time dispatching opponents. But the Trojans were in an unfamiliar position last Monday, having to come from behind.

Dan Hertia's hat trick, and two second-period goals from Brett McHale sparked Parkland to an 11-5 come-from-behind victory over Phillipsburg, which came into the game tied with the Trojans (10-0) at the top of the standings.

Anthony Spina and Ian...

PHS wrestlers compete in Powerade Tourney

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

December turned out to be an exciting month for the Parkland wrestling team.

After their season-opening win over Easton, the team finished fifth in the King of the Mountain meet in Lock Haven and topped that with a third place finish in the Powerade Tournament at Cannon McMillan High School in Canonsburg. In between was their only loss of the season, a 42-21 loss to Nazareth.

The loss to Nazareth was disappointing, especially after their opening 42-17 dismantling of the...