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Trojan uprising

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Rarely do high school teams get a chance to avenge two regular season losses. A team has to improve enough to beat two teams that it couldn't beat in the regular season. And it has to be fortunate enough for both of those teams to show up on its playoff schedule.

With Parkland's 49-41 playoff win over Delaware Valley Saturday, the Trojans (11-2) have now beaten every team on their schedule, avenging early season losses to Easton and Delaware Valley by knocking those teams out of the...

Trojans skate by Pburg

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Brett McHale and James Swartz each scored two goals, and the Parkland ice hockey team remained undefeated, nearly midway through the winter season, with an 8-3 win over Phillipsburg Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The game was all Trojans (8-0) from the drop of the puck. McHale scored two goals, and Ryan Dumbach added one to take an early 3-0 advantage. The Stateliners looked deflated, and it was smooth sailing from then on.

"Big players step up in big...

Parkland looks to break PCL jinx

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the past three seasons, the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class 4A tournament has been where District 11 champions have gone to die.

Each of those years, it's been at the hands of Philadelphia Catholic League powerhouse LaSalle College.

For three straight seasons, the Explorers have vanquished the District 11 champ in that round, beating Easton in 2009 and 2010 and Nazareth last year.

Parkland's win over Delaware Valley last week in the final of the District 2-4-11...

Record night leads Trojans to finals

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Seniors Kelly Robertson and Erin Korp play drastically different roles for the Parkland volleyball team.

Without the two, the Trojans may not be going to a second straight state championship.

Both played key parts in a hard-fought, four-game win over Upper Merion in Tuesday's state semifinals at Council Rock South High School. The Trojans bounced back from dropping the first game 27-25 to win three straight, 25-22, 25-12, 25-21, and set up a championship game rematch with...

Frozen Trojans trounce Emmaus, stay perfect

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus-Parkland rivalry hit the ice on Monday night, and like any other sport, it didn't disappoint. The students came out in support, and the play on the ice was physical and fast paced.

Parkland (5-0) found the net five times in a 5-1 win at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The loss was the first for Emmaus (4-1) on the young season.

The Trojans were relentless in their attack, forcing 45 saves from Green Hornets goalie Mike Smoker on 50 shots on goal....

Pleasant Valley up next for District 11 title

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team took care of some business with a 41-10 win over Easton, the last team to beat the Trojans, last Saturday night in the opening round of the District 11/2/4 Subregional tournament.

"I think it meant a lot to our whole program," said head coach Jim Morgans. "Not only our varsity program, but our JVs who lost by one point to them this year, and our freshmen team who lost by a touchdown to them. They have been the team to beat over the last few years. It meant a...

Red Rover revenge

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When the Parkland football team last lost a game, the Trojans were staring at an 0-2 hole early in the season. Eight straight wins propelled Parkland to a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference title, and a berth in the District 2-4-11 sub regional tournament.

A quarterfinal match up put the Trojans against the team that beat them last, Easton.

This time Parkland turned the tables on the Red Rovers, and scored 31 unanswered points in the second half to get revenge on Easton, and...

Football runs over Emmaus to share title

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

This Parkland football team has been on a special run since Week 3 of the season. An eighth straight win, and some revenge from the previous two years, gave the Trojans some continued momentum heading into the District 2-11 sub-regional tournament this Saturday.

Missing one of their stars, the Parkland offense picked up the slack and ran through rival Emmaus last Saturday afternoon at East Penn School District stadium.

Senior Jarel Elder sat because of a bum ankle, but running...

Boys soccer falls short in district semis

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a regular season in which the Parkland boys soccer team hadn't lost a game, as well as a heartbreaking loss to Emmaus in the LVC finals, the Trojans were itching to add a championship to their resume.

And, after securing victories over both Whitehall (2-0) and Pleasant Valley (2-0) previously in the tournament, the No. 4 seed Trojans needed to get past top-seeded Stroudsburg in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals to have a shot.

Stroudsburg, however, had other plans in...

SPYA Biddy team takes Parkland League title

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The SPYA Biddy baseball team had a great fall season, ending in a championship against Northwestern on October 13.

Coach Chris Giovenco's team was 8-1-1 going into the playoff weekend. With three big wins the final weekend, the team took the Parkland League Biddy Championship.

All the players developed throughout the year and each player truly contributed to the championship run.

Logan Dulaney had a big year at the plate and the cleanup hitter had some big hits in the...