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Field hockey falls to Nazareth in District 11 playoffs

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

Rest is not always the best ingredient for success. The Parkland field hockey team found that out last Saturday morning at Parkland high school.

It was nine days since the Trojans last played in the Lehigh Valley Conference finals against Emmaus on Thursday, October 17, and it showed with some early rust.

What also didn't help was being hit with the injury bug and inexperience.

"All season long we've been dealing with injuries," said head coach Michelle Steele. "Today I...

Parkland wins seventh straight game

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

Parkland's Devante Cross rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries and threw for 123 yards and one touchdown going 6-for-10 passing last week.

The sophomore only played two and half quarters.

Cross and the rest of the Trojans offense had a quick night getting out to a 35-0 lead in the third quarter that allowed Parkland (7-1 in LVC, 8-1 overall) to defeat Allentown Central Catholic (1-7, 2-7) by a final score of 35-6 at J. Birney Crum Stadium last Saturday night...

Morgans faces familiar foe in Central Catholic

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

A week after a 49-6 homecoming win over Bethlehem Catholic, the Parkland football team will play in another homecoming game of sorts.

Head coach Jim Morgans will face a very familiar opponent, one he led for a large portion of his life. Morgans coached and taught at Central Catholic for 29 years.

He is a graduate of the high school, playing for the Vikings during his high school career.

There will be different emotions going through the coach's head, but it is just...

Girls volleyball earns fourth straight league gold

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the seniors on the Parkland volleyball team, their high school career has involved nothing but winning. The Lady Trojans grabbed their fourth straight Lehigh Valley Conference Championship with a 3-1 win over Emmaus. The one lost game was the only set that Parkland has lost since the start of the season.

The Hornets came out swinging, but got no closer than 7-4 in the first set. From there, Parkland won four straight points to take a commanding lead.

The two teams battled...

Tennis wins third straight D-11 crown

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the third straight season, the Parkland girls tennis team rambled its way through the District 11 Tournament to come out on top in the team championships. This year's victory came over Emmaus by a 4-0 score, with one match winding up tied after two sets.

Parkland won every set with the exception of the second set in the number one doubles match teaming Rachel Wong and Colleen Wylie against Emmaus' Katherine Guido and Elise Van Ormer. Parkland grabbed the opening set 6-3, but...

Trojan boys soccer beats Easton, 2-0

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Sepcial to the Press in HS Sports

With three championships being decided at the Zephyr Sports Complex in Whitehall last Thursday, Parkland was hoping to leave with gold medals in all three games. By the time the boys soccer team took to the field, the Trojans knew of the losses suffered by the field hockey and girls soccer teams and weren't about to let a third title slip away.

It didn't take long just 18 seconds for Parkland to get on the board when Byron Derti found himself in front of the net with a ball bouncing...

Field hockey falls to Emmaus in title game

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland started the season with a young team after losing a number of key players to graduation. The team's youth showed early in the season, but as time went on, the Lady Trojans started to gel and wound up not only reaching the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, but also playing for the LVC title.

In their way was nine-time defending champion Emmaus, which fought off the up-and-coming Lady Trojans in a 5-0 game.

Parkland opened the season losing two of its first three games...

LVC girls soccer goes to OT shootout

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to Press in HS Sports

Easton and Parkland played 80 minutes of soccer in regulation and another 30 minutes of soccer in two overtimes without a ball going into the net.

After the two overtimes, the rules call for penalty kicks to decide the winner and Easton took a slim 5-4 advantage in the penalty kicks to win the Lehigh Valley Conference Championship, the first in the school's history.

Their 110 minutes of play showed the two teams to be very close in talent, with Parkland outshooting Easton 16-13...

Trojans roll over Golden Hawks on homecoming

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

A large number of floats from different student-activity groups rolled through the track at Orefield Middle School stadium last Friday night highlighting the achievements of Parkland High School students.

The Trojan football team also paraded around the field in a 49-6 rout of Bethlehem Catholic.

The win is the sixth straight for Parkland (7-1 overall, 6-1 Lehigh Valley Conference), which stayed tied atop the conference standings with Whitehall and Easton.

The Trojans...

Boys soccer headed to final

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Having split two regular season games, Northampton and Parkland came into the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals very familiar with each other. During the regular season, the two teams were separated by one goal in each of the games, but Parkland was able to mount a strong effort in the semis and take a 2-0 win over the Konkrete Kids, bouncing them from the LVC playoffs.

The Trojans dominated in the early going, but couldn't put the ball in the net and allowed Northampton to gain...