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Trojans beat BC in opener

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by PETE CAR in HS Sports

It wasn't pretty last Saturday night in the final contest at Bethlehem Catholic during the 10th annual Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic.

The Golden Hawks were hoping to open the season with a home win over highly-touted Parkland, but in the end, the LVC-favored Trojans grinded out a 57-53 victory to leave both head coaches feeling as if they went through a 10-round title fight themselves.

Nick Rindock (15 points) and Justin Zajko (13 points) combined for 28 points on the...

White is a candidate for top D-II lineman

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

During his career at Parkland, Kyle White was one of the best linemen on the Trojan football team.

After four years at Lock Haven, White is getting recognition on the defensive line at the national level.

White, a 2010 graduate of Parkland High School, was nominated for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award following the completion of his senior season. White totaled 42 tackles (29 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception for the Bald Eagles....

Swim teams split with Souderton

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland swimming program opened the 2013-14 season with a split decision against the visiting Souderton Indians. The girls picked up an impressive 122-64 win, while the boys fell to the Indians 115-71.

"I thought it would be closer on the girls side, to be honest with you," said Trojan head coach Rob Robitaille. "On paper, it should have been within 10, so the girls really stepped up to the challenge and raced really well. On the boys side, it's about what I expected. We had some...

Trojans shut out Northampton

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team has seen a lot of success over the past two years. But the Trojans saw a first last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Center. Junior goal keeper Anthony Sorrentino recorded his first shutout in a 7-0 win over Northampton to keep the Trojans undefeated on the young season.

"It was a good team effort tonight," Sorrentino said. "In a game where there weren't too many shots on goal, I had to just stay focused and awake."

Sorrentino did not see many...

Boys basketball team returns four starters

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last March, the Parkland boys basketball team exceeded expectations. After falling to Liberty in the Lehigh Valley Conference final, the Trojans entered the District 11 Class AAAA tournament as a six seed. But three wins later, the run to their first District 11 title since the 2008-09 season came to fruition.

Parkland graduated three seniors, including leading scorer and All-LVC member Austin Beidelman, along with Nate Case and Astin Jones. But this will not be a rebuilding year, as...

Girls basketball team must reload again

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls program is used to losing key players to graduation. They have consistently lost two or three of their leading scorers and have bounced back.

Last season, the Lady Trojans replaced four of their five starters because of graduation and still finished 20-8 on the season. For his next trick, coach Wes Spence will look to replace all five starters from last year's team and still keep his team competitive. Odds are that the trick will work wonderfully.

"The way...

Rossetti enjoyed his season at PHS

Friday, December 6, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

As the Parkland football team recently captured its second consecutive District 11 Class AAAA championship, Dominic Rossetti's journey to that level was a bit different than many of his Trojan teammates.

Rossetti, a senior left guard for the Trojans, was looking for a change after his junior football season. The thing is, he wasn't a member of the Trojans just yet.

As a member of the Salisbury High School football team last year, Rossetti and his parents thought about the...

St. Joe's Prep ousts Parkland

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Before Saturday afternoon's state quarterfinal game against St. Joseph's Prep, head coach Jim Morgans wanted his team to reach that next step in the PIAA tournament. In 2012, the Trojans were beaten by LaSalle College High School, another Philadelphia Catholic League team, in the same round.

But a slow start did not give Parkland (12-2 overall) much of a chance, as the Trojans fell to the Hawks 21-10 at Bethlehem Area School District stadium.

It was a tough way to end a...

Wrestlers have early showdown

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Senior Ethan Lizak stood on top of the podium last March in Hershey wearing the gold medal for winning the state championship at the 113-pound weight class.

"He leads by example," said head coach Ryan Nunamaker. "Ethan is a hard worker in the room and his work ethic is contagious. He set the bar so high for our program. If they continue to work and do the things they're supposed to, it is possible to reach those goals of winning state titles and even wrestling in college."


Trojan girls swimmers still strong

Friday, December 6, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls swimming program comes into the season looking to defend yet another District 11 championship. The team has garnered five straight titles and nine of the last 10.

The boys team has been close, but just as the girls keep grabbing district titles away from rival Emmaus, the Hornets have held an edge over the Parkland boys.

Again this season, the Parkland boys, who were 13-1 last season, come into the season looking to turn the tide, but know that nothing is...