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Walmer nominated as scholar-athlete

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by The Press in HS Sports

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.

Speaking at this year's banquet is Lehigh University football head coach Andy Cohen.

This year's nominees from local high schools and colleges were recently released.

The following is a list of this year's nominees.

Allen - James J. Davis

A 5-7, 158-pound defensive back and wide...

Boys fall to Vikes in LVC final

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was the matchup everyone wanted and anticipated, but with a few added twists.

Parkland (18-5) and Central Catholic (24-0) were the last two teams standing in the Lehigh Valley Conference, and met in the final last Saturday afternoon at Freedom High School, after snow forced the game to be moved back from Friday night.

Not only was the game more important than a regular season 77-63 loss by the Trojans, but there was a certain senior guard back in the lineup. Nick Rindock was...

Trojans seeded second for D-11 tournament

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team enters this year's District 11 Class AAAA tournament as the defending champ. The Trojans were a No. 6 seed a season ago.

This year, they earned the No. 2 seed and have a bye through the pig tail round and straight to the quarterfinals.

It gives the Trojans a full week off from their last game, which was played last Saturday against Central Catholic in the Lehigh Valley Conference final.

Parkland (18-5) will play the winner of the No. 10...

PHS girls fall to ACC, move on to districts

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

As the Lady Trojans prepared for the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, they were given the daunting task of trying to repeat their effort against Central Catholic earlier in the season, when they beat the Vikettes 42-38 in late January.

Beating a good team twice in the span of just over two weeks is a tough task and Parkland fell short in their bid for an LVC Championship, falling to Central Catholic 41-35.

"They're a very good basketball team and they did a very nice job...

PHS ice hockey beats Emmaus

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It didn't take long for Parkland to bounce back from its first loss of the season. The Trojans lost a nonleague game last week to North Penn, the team that ended their championship hopes a year ago.

Monday night, in a packed Steel Ice Center, the Trojans found the back of the net five times, and kept Emmaus (8-4-1) scoreless for a 5-0 win that keeps Parkland unbeaten at 12-0 in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League.

On Emmaus' senior night, the Green Hornets came out with...

Nazareth beats Parkland a third time

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Just about two weeks ago, the Parkland wrestling team was a point away from winning team districts at Freedom high school, but the Nazareth Blue Eagles prevailed on criteria, with the match actually being tied 27-27.

After defeating Liberty for the second time of the day, less than an hour after the Nazareth match, the Trojans qualified for the team state tournament.

In the preliminary round of the PIAA Class AAA team championships, on Monday, February 3, Parkland took down...

Ortman hits milestone

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Josh Ortman already knew he could wrestle with anyone in the state, but a win in late December gave him all the confidence in the world that he really could take on and beat anyone.

At the Powerade Tournament at Canon MacMillan High School, Ortman defeated a wrestler from Father Judge out of District 12 to record his 100th win and reach a distinguished milestone. But there is still more the senior hopes to accomplish this year.

"It's great but at the same time it's not a main...

Freshman shines on big stage

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When the lights shine brightest on the biggest of stages, it is usually the more experienced players that take the leadership and raise their level of play.

Tuesday night at Liberty High School, it was a freshman who at some points put his team on his back and helped guide them to victory.

Sam Iorio had a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, and Parkland (18-4) took down rival Emmaus (16-7) 72-56 in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals. The Trojans will...

Parkland girls seeking first LVC title in nine years

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Lady Trojans haven't won the Lehigh Valley Conference title since the 2005-2006 season, but they're hoping to change that this season after winning the LVC's North Division. Beyond that, the focus will shift to the District 11 Tournament and a potential berth in the PIAA Tournament.

The young Parkland team hasn't seemed to be intimidated by tough competition this season, but the Trojans did come up on the short end against top teams like Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth. One of the...

Healthy Rindock fuels dominant win

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was a rough two-week stretch for Nick Rindock and his team. Parkland (17-4 overall, 10-4 Lehigh Valley Conference) lost on back-to-back days to Central Catholic and Bethlehem Catholic, and the senior forward said it was tough watching from the sideline.

The sprained ankle was the first significant injury in Rindock's career, and he did not really know how to handle it or what to think, especially being so close to the end of the season.

"It was hard to be out and I was real...