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Boys win holiday tournament

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The weekend before Christmas was not too giving for the Parkland boys basketball team. The Trojans lost their first game of the season at Whitehall, and a day later were taken to overtime in a home win against Stroudsburg, after leading by double digits in the second half.

"We had a tough weekend then," said senior point guard Jimmy Hahn. "We got together as a team, and the time off helped us. We said it was a fresh start. It was nice to get a little rest and practice and get better...

PHS wrestlers compete in Powerade Tourney

Friday, January 10, 2014 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

December turned out to be an exciting month for the Parkland wrestling team.

After their season-opening win over Easton, the team finished fifth in the King of the Mountain meet in Lock Haven and topped that with a third place finish in the Powerade Tournament at Cannon McMillan High School in Canonsburg. In between was their only loss of the season, a 42-21 loss to Nazareth.

The loss to Nazareth was disappointing, especially after their opening 42-17 dismantling of the...

Boys bounce back, beat Stroudsburg

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last Saturday night the Parkland boys basketball team was in a place in a position the Trojans do not expect to happen often this season playing in a game following a loss.

The Trojans were beaten at Whitehall 63-59 the night before, and were trying to avoid a two-game skid heading into the holiday break when they took on Stroudsburg Saturday.

Justin Zajko tallied 17 points for Parkland, as they held off a late surge from the Mounties to win the nonconference game at Parkland...

Parkland ice hockey team raises banners

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was a magical run that put the Parkland ice hockey program on the map. During the 2012-13 season, the Trojans ran through the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League, taking a first-place finish out of the pure division.

But they didn't stop there. Parkland reached the finals of the Flyers Cup and the state tournament, and the team was honored Monday night with the unveiling of banners hung on the wall behind the north goal at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The...

Trojans earn split with Emmaus

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland swim teams came away from their annual meet with Emmaus gaining split results. The girls picked up a key 100.5-85.5 win while the boys dropped a 133-53 decision.

The win kept the girls team undefeated at 4-0 this season, while the boys fell to 1-3 on the year.

The girls got off to a strong start with their A team of Siena Salvaggio, Erika Freeman, Kira Karopoulos and Erin Jordan in the 200-yard medley relay. The Trojans won by almost 17 seconds over Emmaus' top...

Rivalry swim meet is second to none

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Lehigh Valley is blessed with some big rivalries. There's the Lehigh/Lafayette and Muhlenberg/Moravian football games in college. And high school football has Easton/Phillipsburg, but for pure competiveness, tradition and fun, the rivalry between the Emmaus and Parkland swimming programs is something to witness. The event brings former students and their families back year-after-year even when they no longer have family members swimming in the meet, but that's just the beginning.

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Girls beat Zephs

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It's not often that a high school basketball team plays four games in five days in two separate states with about 900 miles between them.

That's the task that was given to the Parkland Lady Trojans and they came through the test with a 2-2 record and some great memories.

Parkland took part in a tournament in Orlando, Florida Thursday through Saturday and then had a day of fun in the sun before jetting back home late Sunday night.

While they loved the trip, the Trojans...

Swimmers prepare for meet vs. rival Emmaus

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland swimming coach Rob Robitaille is impressed with how his teams have opened the season.

Possibly the best part of the early season for Robitaille has been that he's getting good results all around and doesn't have to rely on just a few swimmers to carry the team.

"I believe that both teams have been swimming very well against our early competition," he said.

"It's difficult to single out any single performance seeing as it takes every athlete pushing the other at...

Trojans roll over Red Rovers

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was a new year and a new outcome for the Parkland wrestling team against Easton.

The Trojans were beaten three times by the Red Rovers last year by a combined 10 points.

In last Wednesday's early-season showdown, Parkland won 10 bouts, and nine consecutive, on its way to a 42-17 opening night Lehigh Valley Conference victory. It was also the first win over Easton in four years.

"It's a good win to finally beat them," said senior Ethan Lizak. "We've never beaten them...

Girls bounce back, beat Nazareth

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a season-opening loss to powerhouse Bethlehem Catholic, the Parkland girls basketball team bounced back nicely to grab a 40-26 win over Nazareth to even its record at 1-1 on the season.

The fact that they were able to shake off that opening loss to Beca was partly because of how the Lady Trojans approached the game coming in, refusing to let any one game define their season.

"We approached the Becahi game as the first game of a 22-game schedule," said Parkland head coach...