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Hunt continues for LVC boys crown

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Friday night was an opportunity for the Parkland boys basketball team to make history.

After defeating Freedom in overtime two days earlier in the LVC semifinals, the Trojans were on the brink of becoming the first boys basketball team in Parkland history to win a LVC crown with Liberty awaiting in the title game.

Instead, the Hurricanes jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead that was too much for the Trojans to overcome, leaving Parkland as one of five current teams without a...

Swimming is best of both worlds for Nagle

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Student-athlete is a term that's often written off or overlooked.

Fans of sport sometimes forget that these athletes must meet certain academic credentials to compete. Harris Nagle reminds everyone how important sports and academics are to be used in unison.

"The hard work that you put into swimming helps in your school work as well," Nagle said. "I think swimming is a sport that adds balance to your whole life in general."

The senior captain has brought a positive...

PIAA NOTEBOOK PIAA Board needs to act soon on heat issues

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Rod Frisco Special to the Press in HS Sports

With the debate over the length of the PIAA football season long in the rearview mirror, it would seem that football is status quo at the PIAA Board of Directors level.

It is not.

The PIAA Board is currently embroiled in a discussion - some might call it a battle - over how to handle a proposed heat acclimatization program that, no matter how it is implemented, will greatly affect the start of the football practice.

Prompted by concerns from the PIAA's Sports Medicine...

VEWL WRaps up season

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Both of Parkland's Valley Elementary Wrestling League Varsity teams wrapped up their years at the league's season-ending tournament held February 9-10 at Freedom High School.

Parkland Gray had five wrestlers place in the top eight, while Parkland Red had three earn medals.

The top wrestler from Parkland was Red's Brandon Kassis, who took second place at 80 pounds. Teammate David Polanki earned a third place medal at 120 pounds and Parkland Red's Dalen Hartzell was seventh at 58...

Strauss, Salvaggio lead swimmers past Liberty

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland's final league meet before the postseason was also one of the most important in terms momentum. With one loss each, the Liberty boys and girls would prove to be a tough test, especially swimming in their final home league meet.

The Trojans were up to the task. The girls stayed undefeated with a close 105-81 win, and the boys controlled their meet by taking it 134-52 last Thursday night at Liberty.

Chris Strauss and Rhett Karopoulos won each event that they swam in,...

Marano makes a memorable entrance into 100-win club

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Michael Marano credits one major factor to his success over his four years at Parkland - the realization that hard work pays off.

The senior recently won his 100th match, and joins an illustrious group of Trojans that hang from a banner in the gymnasium.

"I was real excited to get it," Marano said. "It was cool because all of the other guys that got to 100 this year, we have been together since the elementary program. To get it all around the same time is something cool. It's...

Frozen Trojans keep on winning

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland hockey team continued their hot streak in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League with a 5-1 win last Monday night over Salisbury/Whitehall at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

The Trojans remained undefeated at 12-0-1, and honored eight seniors before the game.

One of those seniors, Nicholas Chandik, opened the scoring in the first period on a breakaway just 31 seconds after the opening whistle.

"The defenseman bobbled the puck and I just poked it out from...

Girls clip Hawks in LVC playoffs

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The landscape of the Lehigh Valley Conference championship game all of a sudden looks significantly different than what many expected.

Moments after Nazareth defeated Central Catholic in the first semifinal matchup, fourth-seeded Parkland had upset on its mind against No. 1 seed Bethlehem Catholic, who hadn't lost a conference game all year.

And thanks in large part to an 11-2 run to close out the game, the Trojans outlasted the Hawks Tuesday night at Easton Middle School for a...

Boys down Zephyrs to end regular season

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Momentum is huge in basketball, especially heading into a postseason.

The Parkland boys basketball team is happy to be riding some momentum heading into the conference and district tournaments the next two weeks. After a disappointing 60-39 loss to Allen two days prior, the Trojans bounced back in a big way, holding off a pesky Whitehall team 56-43 last Saturday night at Whitehall.

The seedings for the LVC tournament was already set before tipoff, but you can't tell head coach...

Trojans leave states with heads high

Sunday, February 17, 2013 by PETER CAR Special to the Press in HS Sports

Tuesday night's 41-24 victory over Freedom wasn't a consolation prize for Parkland, but it may have been a little pick me up after coming home from the PIAA tournament on the losing end.

The Trojans advanced to the fourth round of consolations over the weekend in Hershey, but saw their season end to a familiar foe - Easton.

The Rovers clipped Parkland for the third time this season by a 30-25 score to end the Trojans run at the state tournament.

Easton, subsequently,...