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Boys roll past Bangor and into district semis

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boy's basketball team beat Bangor 63-51 Saturday night in a District 11 4A quarterfinal game at Pleasant Valley High School.

The Trojans won a game in which they lead nearly wire to wire.

Bangor got off to a quick start, converting two three-point play opportunities, but the crowd inside Pleasant Valley High School quickly learned that senior guard Austin Beidelman was not going to allow his team to fall behind again. The senior scored 10 first quarter points on...

Late spurt comes up short for girls

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

You could say Nazareth had Parkland's number before the two teams met in Tuesday's District 11 4A girls basketball semifinal at William Allen High School's Sewards Gym, winning two of the three meetings this season.

The No. 3 seeded Trojans were itching to get back on the floor against the same Nazareth topped them for an LVC title less than two weeks ago.

And despite overcoming a double-digit deficit to start the fourth quarter and closing to within four points with 1:03 to...

Lizak hasn't needed long to reach 100 wins

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ethan Lizak accomplished a great amount of success in wrestling, before he became an upperclassman. As a sophomore last year, Lizak won the individual district title at the 106 weight class, a year after coming runner-up as a freshman at 103.

Lizak would finish off his magical run last season with a state championship by defeating Michael Kemerer from Franklin Regional High School out of District 7 by a 4-2 decision.

Lizak joins three other teammates reaching the 100 win...

Divers dominate districts

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Trojans were well represented on the medal stand at the District 11 Diving Championships this past weekend at Emmaus High School.

Parkland divers took six of the eight medals awarded, including sweeping all four spots on the medal stand on the boys side. In addition, Jacob Lenhart continued his streak of setting records and captured the Outstanding Diver Award for the meet.

Earlier this season, Lenhart set both the pool record and the Parkland school record with a...

Trojans top Easton for team title

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

If the dual meet season didn't supply Parkland's wrestling program with any championships, maybe the individual postseason can make up for that. A the District 11 touranment, he Trojans won the team title, crowned three champions and advanced 10 wrestlers to this weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament at Liberty.

Ethan Lizak (113), Josh Ortman (138) and Nezar Haddad (182) all came away with championships, as Parkland advanced five wrestlers into the championship round - tying with...

Liberty big men prove too much for Parkland

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Back on January 8, nobody could stop the Parkland boys basketball team from putting the ball in the net.

The Trojans scored 90 points in a win over Liberty to set a season-high not only Parkland, but for any team in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Last Friday night in a rematch for the league crown, it was a different story.

Liberty (17-7) dominated the glass with its size advantage, and held the Trojans to almost half of their previous output, in dominating the LVC final...

Robertson, Krause pile up accolades

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Parkland senior volleyball players Kelly Robertson and Taylor Krause both continued to pile up postseason honors after another successful season.

The Trojans' Penn State-bound duo were both recently named third team All-Americans by Volleyball Magazine and were also named Prep Volleyball All-Americans for the second time in their careers.

The awards make Robertson and Krause the most decorated high school girls volleyball players ever in the Lehigh Valley, according to Parkland...

Record-setting Lenhart has raised the bar for boys divers

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It wasn't that long ago that Jacob Lenhart set both the Parkland pool record and school record for scoring in a six-dive meet against Allen when he registered a score of 326.55 during the regular season.

Last weekend, Lenhart went a step further and captured both records again, this time in an 11-dive meet during the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships. Obviously, the record-setting performance was good enough to make Lenhart the LVC champion with a score of 496 and send him into...

Spence keeps girls program on track

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

In his fourth season as head coach, Wes Spence has led the Parkland girls basketball program to four straight trips to the District 11 tournament, and last Friday night, their first LVC final since the 2006-07 season.

The late Patti Heffner was the coach of that team, and had brought the Trojans back to prominence after some down years, winning a state title in 2005-06.

Spence has done his part to keep Parkland near the top, but he believes his job was made easier because of...

Hunt continues for LVC boys crown

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Friday night was an opportunity for the Parkland boys basketball team to make history.

After defeating Freedom in overtime two days earlier in the LVC semifinals, the Trojans were on the brink of becoming the first boys basketball team in Parkland history to win a LVC crown with Liberty awaiting in the title game.

Instead, the Hurricanes jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead that was too much for the Trojans to overcome, leaving Parkland as one of five current teams without a...