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Parkland girls win District 11 team title; Stoudt places second

Friday, November 1, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

Competition has driven Parkland's Mikayla Stoudt all year.

That is, when she's had competition.

Stoudt has been in a league of her own throughout much of the season, finishing first in each of the Trojans' five conference quad meets and claiming the Lehigh Valley Conference championship meet after taking second a year ago.

That success earned her Lehigh Valley Conference MVP, no small feat for a sophomore.

Those achievements led to high expectations at last week's...

PHS boys use depth to earn second-place finish

Friday, November 1, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

A quick glance at the podium of this year's District 11 Class AAA boys cross country meet may have given some people a sense of déjà vu.

For the second consecutive year, Easton's Colin Abert took the win, blitzing the Bethlehem Golf Club course with an astonishing time of 15 minutes, 43 seconds, breaking his own course record set a week earlier at the LVC championships by 21 seconds

Abert finished 49 seconds in front of Freedom junior Ben Ziegler, who led a 2, 5, 8, 9, 13...

Field hockey falls to Nazareth in District 11 playoffs

Friday, November 1, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Rest is not always the best ingredient for success. The Parkland field hockey team found that out last Saturday morning at Parkland high school.

It was nine days since the Trojans last played in the Lehigh Valley Conference finals against Emmaus on Thursday, October 17, and it showed with some early rust.

What also didn't help was being hit with the injury bug and inexperience.

"All season long we've been dealing with injuries," said head coach Michelle Steele. "Today I...

Parkland wins seventh straight game

Friday, November 1, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland's Devante Cross rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries and threw for 123 yards and one touchdown going 6-for-10 passing last week.

The sophomore only played two and half quarters.

Cross and the rest of the Trojans offense had a quick night getting out to a 35-0 lead in the third quarter that allowed Parkland (7-1 in LVC, 8-1 overall) to defeat Allentown Central Catholic (1-7, 2-7) by a final score of 35-6 at J. Birney Crum Stadium last Saturday night...

Emmaus pulls off upset in district semifinal

Friday, November 1, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland volleyball team has racked up its fair share of wins over the last four seasons. Dating back to 2010, the Trojans had a 68-match-play winning streak stretching from the 2010 season to the last match of 2012, which was the state final.

Coming into 2013, Parkland (19-1) was riding a 19-match winning streak. But that all came to an abrupt end last Tuesday night at Whitehall high school.

Emmaus (18-2) played near flawless volleyball and attacked the Trojans every game...

Madeira's first-half goal gives girls win over Zephs

Friday, November 1, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Parkland girls soccer coach Al Haddad made a late first-half substitution during Tuesday's district semifinal match against Whitehall, putting freshman Lauren Madeira onto the field.

Little did anyone know the impact that would have minutes later.

Tied 1-1 late in the first half of play, Madeira connected on a goal with 1:02 left in the first half that gave the Trojans a one-goal lead. The No. 4 seedeTrojans went on to win by a score of 2-1 against the No. 9 seed Zephyrs on...

Girls volleyball earns fourth straight league gold

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the seniors on the Parkland volleyball team, their high school career has involved nothing but winning. The Lady Trojans grabbed their fourth straight Lehigh Valley Conference Championship with a 3-1 win over Emmaus. The one lost game was the only set that Parkland has lost since the start of the season.

The Hornets came out swinging, but got no closer than 7-4 in the first set. From there, Parkland won four straight points to take a commanding lead.

The two teams battled...

Tennis wins third straight D-11 crown

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the third straight season, the Parkland girls tennis team rambled its way through the District 11 Tournament to come out on top in the team championships. This year's victory came over Emmaus by a 4-0 score, with one match winding up tied after two sets.

Parkland won every set with the exception of the second set in the number one doubles match teaming Rachel Wong and Colleen Wylie against Emmaus' Katherine Guido and Elise Van Ormer. Parkland grabbed the opening set 6-3, but...

Trojan boys soccer beats Easton, 2-0

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Sepcial to the Press in HS Sports

With three championships being decided at the Zephyr Sports Complex in Whitehall last Thursday, Parkland was hoping to leave with gold medals in all three games. By the time the boys soccer team took to the field, the Trojans knew of the losses suffered by the field hockey and girls soccer teams and weren't about to let a third title slip away.

It didn't take long just 18 seconds for Parkland to get on the board when Byron Derti found himself in front of the net with a ball bouncing...

Field hockey falls to Emmaus in title game

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland started the season with a young team after losing a number of key players to graduation. The team's youth showed early in the season, but as time went on, the Lady Trojans started to gel and wound up not only reaching the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, but also playing for the LVC title.

In their way was nine-time defending champion Emmaus, which fought off the up-and-coming Lady Trojans in a 5-0 game.

Parkland opened the season losing two of its first three games...