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Gombos' goal give Trojans gold

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

With gold around their necks and the District 11 3A girls championship in their possession, it was a well-known pop song playing in their post-game celebration that summed up Parkland's season Chris Brown's "Don't Wake Me Up."

In the midst of a 1-1 game in overtime of Saturday's district title game against Whitehall, Trojan senior Hannah Gombos scored the game-winning goal with 3:44 to play in the extra session, lifting Parkland to a 2-1 victory and advancing it into the state...

So. Parkland 110s fall in OT

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The South Parkland 110-pound A team's season came to a heart-breaking end on Saturday when the Trojans fell 6-0 in overtime by the Lower Macungie Mustangs in the semifinals of the SYFL playoffs.

Both teams battled all afternoon in a hard-hitting defensive struggle. After a scoreless first half, the Trojan defense forced back-to-back turnovers in the third quarter on interceptions by Devin Yeomans and Ryan Zolotsky. The Trojan offense, however, was unable to capitalize on the resulting...

Harriers finish with PIAA meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Mikayla Stoudt has been exceeding her own expectations all season. And it continued at states.

Stoudt came into the season hoping to contribute to Parkland's cross country team. As a freshman moving up to such and accomplished team, she wanted to blend in and help the team score.

She did much more than that.

Stoudt was the Lady Trojans' top runner this year. She capped her stellar rookie season with a medal-winning performance Saturday at the PIAA Championship Meet....

Girls volleyball earns District 11 threepeat

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

After watching his team get defeated 25-16 in the third set of Saturday's District 11 championship match against Southern Lehigh, head coach Mike Krause gathered the Trojans for a talk before the fourth set.

Ahead two games to one, but with momentum working against Parkland, Krause didn't take the time to revamp his strategy or shuffle his rotation.

Instead he told the girls a story.

"After the third set I told them a little story about a boy who dreamed of being a...

Football runs over Emmaus to share title

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

This Parkland football team has been on a special run since Week 3 of the season. An eighth straight win, and some revenge from the previous two years, gave the Trojans some continued momentum heading into the District 2-11 sub-regional tournament this Saturday.

Missing one of their stars, the Parkland offense picked up the slack and ran through rival Emmaus last Saturday afternoon at East Penn School District stadium.

Senior Jarel Elder sat because of a bum ankle, but running...

Boys soccer falls short in district semis

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a regular season in which the Parkland boys soccer team hadn't lost a game, as well as a heartbreaking loss to Emmaus in the LVC finals, the Trojans were itching to add a championship to their resume.

And, after securing victories over both Whitehall (2-0) and Pleasant Valley (2-0) previously in the tournament, the No. 4 seed Trojans needed to get past top-seeded Stroudsburg in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals to have a shot.

Stroudsburg, however, had other plans in...

Football into districts with Central win

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Two weeks ago when Bethlehem Catholic returned the opening kickoff 92 yards to put Parkland in a hole, senior Jarel Elder sparked a comeback win by intercepting a pass and taking it back the other way. Last Friday night, again, he was a major part in another comeback win.

Elder picked apart the Central Catholic defense for 294 rushing yards on just six carries, and Parkland went on to beat Central 47-17 at Orefield Middle School.

Yes, that is an average of 49 yards per carry....

Girls win cross country crown

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

After a successful middle school cross country career, Mikayla Stoudt expected a respectable freshman season at Parkland High School.

She didn't anticipate being one of District 11's top runners or to lead her team to its second straight district title. That's just what she did last week, taking third place in Class AAA at the annual district meet, held at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

"I was hoping I would do pretty well because I was undefeated in middle school," Stoudt...

Field hockey run ends in district quarters

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

After a 2-0 loss to league champion Emmaus on September 20, the Parkland field hockey team went on a 10-game unbeaten streak to finish off the regular season at 11-6-1.

The Trojans rode that momentum into the District 11 tournament, and defeated East Stroudsburg South 1-0 on home soil in the first round.

The magical ride came to an end, however, three days later with a 2-0 loss at Stroudsburg.

The top seeded Mounties (17-1) tallied a goal in the first 10 minutes of each...

Girls soccer team advances to semifinals

Friday, November 2, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

During the regular season, Parkland downed Emmaus 2-0, helped by a goal by Jess Wetherhold with just eight seconds left in the first-half.

The two teams met again in the District 11 quarterfinals and Parkland knew that it wasn't facing the same team that it beat a month earlier, but the Trojans were still good enough to come out on the top side of a 1-0 win.

"They were a much improved team, and had been playing better soccer than they were the first time that we saw them, so we...