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Boys stay unbeaten with second half surge

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The road for the Parkland boys soccer team to defend its LVC title would have to go through a familiar foe in Northampton, who they defeated 2-0 a week ago.

After a scoreless first half of Tuesday's Lehigh Valley Conference boys soccer semifinals at Whitehall Zephyrs Sports Complex, the top-seeded Trojans wasted no time in the final 40 minutes. It took the Trojans just 1:44 to get on the scoreboard when junior Belal Mohammed connected on a Dylan Engel through ball on the first of two...

Girls harriers close out perfect season

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

A chance at capturing perfection for the Parkland girls cross country team would most likely come down to the Trojans and Emmaus. Both teams entered last Wednesday's meet at the Lehigh Valley Parkway undefeated on the season.

It was freshamn Mikayla Stoudt who finished in second place with a time of 19:36 that led five Trojan runners in the top nine to defeat Emmaus (23-38), Whitehall (15-49) and Central Catholic (20-43).

"I'm actually really proud of this team," said Stoudt. "...

Trojans sharp in another W

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Homecoming dance wasn't until Saturday night at Parkland High School, but that didn't stop running back Jarel Elder from breaking out some moves on the sidelines near the end of last Friday's football game.

"That's the ice cream and cake [dance]," said Elder. "My little brother showed me that one. We decided we had to do it today."

The Trojans had plenty to celebrate in a 41-7 win over the Patriots.

Elder and backfield mate Eli Redmond both crossed the 100-yard mark...

Becahi showdown on Saturday

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team is riding high after a 41-7 win on homecoming weekend against Freedom last week. The Trojans are currently riding a five-game winning streak, and in large part it is because of the play of their defense. Their offense can score with the best of them, but the 11 that line up on the defensive side of the ball have given Parkland (5-2, 5-1 LVC) great opportunities to score.

During the current streak, with wins over Northampton, Liberty, Whitehall, Nazareth and...

Girls need overtime to squeak past Rovers

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

In the midst of a 2-2 game in overtime of Tuesday night's Lehigh Valley Conference girls soccer semifinals against Easton, a number of Parkland seniors were looking to make a play.

A little more than halfway into the extra session, Jess Wetherhold received a ball in Red Rover territory. And with Jill O'Connell coming up on her left side giving the Trojans an advantage on goal, Wetherhold found her open teammate.

All O'Connell had to do was pick her place in the net and fire....

Buffs, Trojans split SYLF showdown

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

North and South Parkland clashed in Suburban Youth Football action this week, with the teams splitting the five matchups, including a tie at the 95-pound level.

125 pounds

No. Parkland 26,

So. Parkland 0

Ian Haggerty scored four touchdowns and the Buffaloes put in a strong defensive effort to pace a 26-0 shutout of rival South Parkland.

Haggerty had touchdown runs of 13, 12, 10 and one yard to bolster the scoring effort. Josh Lee also added a score on a...

Offense ignites PHS past Eagles

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

In the third quarter of last Friday night's game against Nazareth, Parkland held a slim 21-14 lead after fumbling inside the 10.

After forcing a Blue Eagle punt on the next possession, Eli Redmond found an opening and raced along the sideline 85 yards to give the Trojans a 14-point lead and all but seal the game.

"I think I did a pretty good job rushing, but I want to give credit to the offensive lineman," Redmond said. "Coach McGorry said he wanted to see me use the blocking...

Freedom test looms large

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team may have rolled through two elite Lehigh Valley Conference opponents the last two weeks, outscoring Whitehall (4-2) and Nazareth (4-2) 94-44, but head coach Jim Morgans knows his team needs to stay focused facing a tough Freedom Patriots team this Friday night during homecoming weekend.

"It's nice to be winning," Morgans said. "It's a lot easier to build off a win compared to off a loss. But we have to turn the page and move on. We realize as coaches that...

Girls soccer nets seven in Senior Night romp

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

To the excitement of the parents, there wasn't much drama on senior night last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

Hannah Gombos volleyed a thigh ball into the back of the net off of a Jill O'Connell cross from a Camille Roberts through ball into the corner. The senior connection put the Trojans up 4-0 and the team was able to rest easy and enjoy a 7-0 Lehigh Valley Conference win against Northampton.

Gombos tallied three goals, O'Connell added a goal and two assists, and...

Girls volleyball peaking at right time

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Much of Parkland's volleyball success this year was going to be dependent on the contributions of the incoming junior class.

With about a week left in the regular season, it looks like they've assimilated quite nicely.

With key contributions coming from juniors like Mary Zacher, Lyndsey Iocabelli, Veronica Koval, Allora Atiyeh and Morgan Rentzheimer, the Trojans thrashed perennial league and district contender Central Catholic in three easy games on Tuesday night, 25-15, 25-13...