Shaun Heist's mother, Michelle, was named William Allen High School's Female Athlete of the Year back in 1987.
Growing up, there was always a friendly mother-son competition in the Heist household. Heist sought to one day join his mother on that level and become a school's Athlete of the Year.
Heist recently saw that dream come true, as he was named Parkland's Male Athlete of the Year at the school's athletic award ceremony.
"My family is really competitive," said Heist...
Nine different players found their name on the scoresheet as the balanced attack led Parkland to its second straight summer league win last Thursday night at Muhlenberg College, 56-28 over Northampton. It was also the second double-digit win for the Trojans during the early part of the summer season.
"It seemed like we were a little sluggish out there to start," said Nick Rindock. "The guys noticed that then and we started running and had a bunch of guys step up and score."
The Lehigh Valley Titans, a 14U fastpitch tournament softball team formed by merging eight Northwestern players with six from North Parkland, took second place in the USSSA Memorial Day Classic. This was the Titans first tournament together. The event took place at the Northwestern Recreation Fields.
North Parkland legion baseball manager Terry Stoudt understands the quality of his pitching staff, but also has come to the realization that the offense may struggle at times throughout the season.
Much of that was seen during the Buffaloes' start to the season on Sunday, which included a double-header against West Allentown and Coplay.
Tyler Duff allowed one hit and struck out nine batters through six innings against Coply, but the Buffaloes' bats weren't able to generate...
The NY/NJ Comets are kicking off their inaugural season as the newest member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), and the only member of NPF in the entire Northeast.
A special outreach series will be played at Coca-Cola Park on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m.
For more information about the NY/NJ Comets schedule, players, and to order game tickets, visit www.cometsprosoftball.com.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team is set to take the field next week when they open up tournament play and seek their fourth championship in their 21st campaign.
The franchise is set to take the field June 17 at 12:30 pm against Delaware-South at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia.
A victory next Monday would land them with a contest against either Olympic-Colonial or Suburban One National-Bicentennial on June 21 at 9:30 am at Ashburn Field.
Parkland leads the...
With both the boys and girls soccer seasons in the fall for the first time this year, the 32nd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic was played nearly six months after the final kick for many of these local high school area players.
The Mountain Valley Conference/Colonial League boys gave up three goals in losing 3-0 to the Lehigh Valley Conference all-stars. The girls teams tied 2-2 in a rain-shortened game. Both games were played last Sunday afternoon at Whitehall High School....
It's not easy to beat a good team three times in one season. After beating Parkland by scores of 8-0 and 7-0 during the regular season, Northampton had some confidence heading into its third meeting with the Lady Trojans in the District 11 semifinal.
But this game didn't follow the script of the two earlier meetings. Northampton still came away with a win, but this time it was by a 2-1 margin thanks to the hard play of Parkland.
Both teams have good pitching. Marly Laubach (...
It is said that revenge is a dish best served cold, but in the stifling heat of Coca-Cola Park last week, the Parkland baseball team got its revenge. In a game that featured four errors and fifteen walks, the Trojans defeated rival Whitehall 5-2 to win the District 11 Class AAAA championship for the first time since 2009.
Starting pitcher Tyler Duff went 4 1/3 innings, striking out one and walking seven while getting the win.
"I just had to get in a rhythm, I knew my team was...
A little over three months after the Parkland boys basketball team won its first district championship in four years, the Trojans took to the outdoors for the first summer league game of the 2013 offseason.
Gone were the familiar faces of leading scorer Austin Beidelman and fellow seniors Nate Case and Astin Jones. It was time for a new core of players to step up and fill the stat sheets.
Nick Selvaggi tallied 14 points and fellow rising senior Nick Rindock contributed 20...