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Haddad gets 100th win

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Nezar Haddad has had a year to remember. The two-sport senior athlete finished a successful football season in the PIAA tournament in Decemeber, just two wins shy from the state final, but hasn't taken a break since.

"As soon as the football season ended on Saturday, he was in the gym working out Monday," said Parkland head wrestling coach Ryan Nunamaker.

Haddad helped guide the Parkland football team to a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference title and a District 11...

Girls basketball goes through gauntlet

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Playing a parade of tough teams didn't help the Lady Trojans record, but they learned a lot even in losing games to Bethlehem Catholic, Nazareth and Cumberland Valley over the past week.

Bethlehem Catholic remains undefeated in the LVC and is 16-3 overall this season, while Nazareth has been one of the conference's hottest teams over the past few weeks. Add in Cumberland Valley, the top ranked team in Pennsylvania, and the Trojans can't be too upset with how things turned out.

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Trojans fall to Beca, beat Kids

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Just 24 hours after a high-octane and intense showdown of Lehigh Valley Conference leaders, one can not fault a letdown. One night after falling to the state No. 3 ranked and undefeated Central Catholic Vikings, Parkland (15-4 overall, 8-4 LVC) was right back in action, but their legs may not have been.

After coming all the way back from down nine points with under three minutes to go, the Trojans were stunned by a last-second shot from 6-foot-7 sophomore Andrew Hudak (19 points), and...

Parkland takes second at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland had to take a tough road into the PIAA wrestling tournament, losing what turned out to be a tight match to Nazareth for the District 11 Championship and then bouncing back to beat Liberty in what the district termed the "ultimate qualifier" match for the district's second spot in the state tournament. The PIAA Tournament got under way Tuesday night with Parkland taking a 35-20 win over Garnet Valley to advance.

The District 11 Tournament was wrestled under a new system this...

Lady Trojans beat Central Catholic

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Consider a major message sent from Parkland to the rest of the Lehigh Valley Conference girls basketballl teams.

Not only are the Lady Trojans now 10-0 in the LVC and 13-4 overall, but they've notched a win against Central Catholic (14-2 overall, 6-2 in the LVC) to help send that message.

"We've done a great job against teams that are our tier or below us, but as far as rising to the challenge and beating the league powers, that's something that we've struggled with," said...

Vikes are too much for short-handed Parkland

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The highly anticipated game that was circled on the calendars of players, coaches, and fans of Parkland and Central Catholic finished in a lopsided victory.

The Trojans (14-3 overall, 7-3 Lehigh Valley Conference) were playing without leading scorer and rebounder Nick Rindock, who suffered a sprained ankle in the Hoop Group Showcase Sunday. Rindock was in a walking boot and is expected back sometime next week.

Although the senior was sitting at the front of the bench motivating...

Hockey team wins twice

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The best teams are the ones that not only win games, but also win against other good teams. The Parkland ice hockey team wants to play against the top dogs from across the state.

The Trojans are undefeated in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League, and have not faced much of a challenge up to the midway point in the season. A 17-0 win last Monday night over Pleasant Valley/Quakertown could be looked at as an easy win, but it was something head coach Gene Chandik and his staff were...

Trojan defense leads to win over Freedom

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For much of the season, the Parkland boys basketball team has gotten off to slower starts but eventually turned it on later in the game. Last Friday night at Freedom High School was no different.

The best teams are those who go into the locker room and make the needed adjustments to pull out victories.

After leading by only four at the intermission, the Trojans outscored the Patriots 29-16 over the final 16 minutes en route to a 55-38 win.

"We like to focus on our...

Girls win ninth straight game

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Lady Trojans have been working their way through a demanding schedule with a lot of success. Last Friday, Parkland stretched its win streak to nine games with a 46-25 win over Freedom, but had to come back for their fourth game in five days the next night and lost to a tough Berks Catholic team to end the streak.

Bad weather has made local schedules hectic and Parkland knows that all too well. The most recent snow wiped out a game at Bethlehem Catholic which was bumped to...

Trojan swimmers battle through difficult midseason schedule

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

With their most recent wins over Dieruff, the Parkland swim teams have continued to fight their way through the schedule.

The girls team remains unblemished with a 5-0 record, while the boys have rallied to get to 3-2 on the season.

The schedule has a bit of a lull to it right now, with just the meet at Dieruff over the past week and just one meet (at home against Freedom Thursday afternoon) scheduled for the next week. The slower pace gives the swimmers a bit of time to recoup...