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Nazareth up next

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team is on a roll. They have found their way with the new spread offense and have found life on defense. The Trojans currently have won their last three games by an average margin of 28 points, and in doing so, are climbing up the ladder of the Lehigh Valley Conference standings after losing their first two games.

The offense broke out in a 52-23 win over rival Whitehall last Friday night. Tim Baranek was the anchor again, having his hand in four touchdowns (two...

Football team blows by Canes, back to .500

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It was a much happier scene on the field at Orefield Middle School last Friday night. Quarterback Tim Baranek recorded two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing), and the Parkland defense held Liberty in check for the Trojans first home victory, and second consecutive win, 28-0.

Parkland (2-2, 2-1) is finding its rhythm at the right time after two close losses the first two weeks of the season.

It took three quarters for the Trojans offense to score against Northampton two weeks...

Hess falls just shy of LVC title goal after 76

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Chad Hess wanted to win the Lehigh Valley Conference Tournament. And he knew if he played his best it was within his reach. But a steady breeze and a few shots he'd like back left him at 4-over par 76 and in a tie for second place Monday at Allentown Municipal.

The Parkland junior was awarded fourth place by a match of cards.

"It was a struggle out there," said Hess. "You lose shots, you get shots back. You just had to fight through it. I was grinding out there and getting the...

Field hockey back to winning ways

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

It has been a tough start to the 2012 season for the Parkland field hockey team. The Trojans have lost four out of their six games by two goals or less. After a win last Saturday against Freedom - their first LVC victory - the Trojans put up three second half goals to defeat Becahi two days later at Parkland High School.

"It was a tough one today," said first-year head coach Michelle Steele. "Monday games are always tough after a weekend game. We played hard on Saturday, but came out...

Robertson, Krause hit milestones in victory

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball found itself in a situation it hasn't been in all season in Tuesday night's contest against Emmaus.

The Trojans trailed for the first time this year after dropping the first game, 26-24, to the Hornets.

But after that opening game defeat, Parkland rallied back to take the next three games, 25-14, 26-24 and 25-14, to remain unbeaten on the season.

"It was nice because we had to get tested mentally," said head coach Mike Krause. "Just keep on...

Girls soccer continues stellar play against Emmaus

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland soccer coach Al Haddad knew he was leading his girls into a tough game against Emmaus, but he also knew that their task got a lot easier when Hannah Gombos scored a goal with just eight seconds remaining in the first-half of play to take a 1-0 lead.

Gombos took a pass from Jess Wetherhold and was able to slide it past goalie Katie Thomas. The goal broke the ice and helped push the Lady Trojans to a 2-0 win over Emmaus in Lehigh Valley Conference play.

"That was huge,...

Boys tops in state after Emmaus win

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

If you're a fan of soccer in the Lehigh Valley Conference, it doesn't get much better whenever Emmaus and Parkland square off.

Despite a 4-0 lopsided victory for the Trojans, the game lived up to the hype, especially early on. The constant shoving and pushing was evident from the start in a game that featured five yellow cards shown to both teams.

"It comes from both sides," said senior Collin McConnell. "We both hate each other [and] we're just as physical. It's just who can...

Tennis slams K-Kids in unbeaten showdown

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

There aren't many matches for the Parkland girls tennis team to get excited about and its tough to blame them. After stomping Lehigh Valley Conference competition for the past 64 matches, winning becomes routine.

But facing an unbeaten Northampton team last Thursday, the Trojans had something to prove.

"The whole team was more focused today then they've been all year," head coach George Grim said. "We've gone to some matches where it's a pretty foregone conclusion. But today...

Buffaloes struggle with Lil' Hornets

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

No. Parkland 18,

Emmaus 12 (OT)

Josh Lee's big effort in overtime led North Parkland to close win over Emmaus, 18-12.

Lee stopped the Lil' Hornets on the first series of overtime with an interception. He then came up big on the offense end with a five-yard touchdown run to win the game. Lee also had a 10-yard touchdown run during regulation.

The Buffalo defense also got involved with Bobby Carlson recovering a fumble and returning it 50 yards for...

Zephyrs up next

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team is coming into a rivalry game on a high note. The Trojans are riding a two-game winning streak, with a trip to Whitehall on Friday night.

"Winning makes practice a lot easier," said head coach Jim Morgans. "Whitehall is a big rivalry game with Parkland, and the kids are very excited about playing them. I think it's a big game whatever the case, but riding a two-game win streak makes it even more of an exciting game."

Whitehall brings an explosive...