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Boys make deep run

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Before the final of the varsity boys basketball game on Sunday night, Tony Stellar said it best when he stated that, "All of these teams played against the best, because this is the number one basketball tournament in the country."

The Parkland boys basketball team was able to take part in the annual double-elimination Stellar Catch A Rising Star Tournament, which began on Thursday and concluded Sunday.

The weekend consisted of many of the local teams in the Lehigh Valley...

Lady Trojans take second place

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special of the Press in Sports

The Parkland girls basketball team has had a lot of success at the annual Stellar Catch A Rising Star tournament at Cedar Beach, reaching the final three out of the last four years. This year, the Trojans came up through the elimination bracket before falling to Northwestern 20-17 in the championship game last weekend.

"The kids played five games today, they did awesome," said head coach Wes Spence. "It's hot out, and it would've been easy for them to quit. We had games where we...

NP beats Falcons, sweeps LVL titles

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The North Parkland Buffaloes played an ugly looking game. They looked beat up, dirty and ragged after their Lehigh Valley Legion Championship game with Salisbury. One can only imagine what they would have looked like if they had lost. The Buffaloes came up with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to grab a 6-5 win over Salisbury and sweep their way through the tournament.

They committed six errors that led to all five of Salisbury's runs. North Parkland had to fight its way...

NP wins regular season title; two SP players earn honors

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

North Parkland secured the Lehigh Valley Legion regular season title and the No. 1 seed for this week's playoff tournament.

The Buffaloes went 15-3 to finish a game ahead of Southern Lehigh. They earned one of the league's two spots in the Region 2 tournament, which begins July 20 at Boyertown's Bear Stadium.

North Parkland opened the LVL's eight-team, double elimination tournament Wednesday against No. 8 seed West Allentown.

South Parkland finished the LVL season at 2-...

Hess places at PA Jr. Championship

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

When Chad Hess teed it up to start the Pennsylvania Junior Golf Championship Tournament, he thought a top-20 finish in the 36-hole event seemed like a reasonable goal.

He finished 15th in the event last year, held annually at Hershey Country Club, but he felt this year's field of 133 players was a bit stronger. And he remembered a pair of mid-80s rounds he posted at Hershey back in May.

Despite a double-bogey on his first hole, Hess was in the top 15 after the first round of...

Central knocks off injured Trojan team

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by CJ HERMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The summer months have been kind to the Parkland boys basketball team. The Trojans have cruised through their summer league, winning most games by a double-digit margin.

Last Tuesday night, however, Parkland met its match. Another hot team in Allentown Central Catholic outmuscled the Trojans to give them their first loss of the summer season, 44-32 at Muhlenberg College.

Things did not go well for Parkland. Playing without Nick Rindock, two other Trojans were forced out due to...

Grandlawn's Martin ends 13-year career

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nearly all baseball players start at the tee ball level.

While many players sign up with their local team each year, very few stick with their local program for their entire youth baseball career.

Some move on to other sports. Some move on to other areas. Some go on to play for scholastic teams.

Tyler Martin signed up for Grandlawn's tee ball program 13 years ago when he was five years old. Last month he played his final Grandlawn baseball game.

"I've been...

SP youth legion team holds third place at 10-3

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Ed Shapiro has been coaching for decades at various levels and in different capacities. He has been a part of many baseball teams and has seen a lot of great players.

With all of that experience, he still is awed by his 2013 South Parkland Junior Legion squad for its "team-first" mentality.

"They do what you ask them to do and they do what needs to be done," Shapiro said last week. "This is one of the most coachable groups of kids I've ever had. If you show them things as a...

No. Parkland youth legion is getting used to wood bats

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

There have been a few changes in Pennsylvania American Legion baseball. One being the name change from Junior Legion to Youth Legion and the second one has a little more influence on the diamond.

Back in 2011 the Keystone state's regional directors voted to change from aluminum to wood bats effective for the 2013 season.

Now teams have been spending the early part of their season adapting to the equipment change while still trying to win baseball games. North Parkland Junior...

PHS grad Youngerman is 'Utility Man'

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ben Youngerman has been entertaining people his whole life. From stand up comedy to school plays to epic air guitar performances in front of thousands, Youngerman lives to entertain.

The 2005 graduate of Parkland High School and 2009 graduate of Syracuse University now goes by the alias of The Utility Man, specializing in any and all entertainment needs of sport venues and organizations.

Youngerman got his first big break with the Trenton Thunder and currently works with the...