Easton and Parkland played 80 minutes of soccer in regulation and another 30 minutes of soccer in two overtimes without a ball going into the net.
After the two overtimes, the rules call for penalty kicks to decide the winner and Easton took a slim 5-4 advantage in the penalty kicks to win the Lehigh Valley Conference Championship, the first in the school's history.
Their 110 minutes of play showed the two teams to be very close in talent, with Parkland outshooting Easton 16-13...
A large number of floats from different student-activity groups rolled through the track at Orefield Middle School stadium last Friday night highlighting the achievements of Parkland High School students.
The Trojan football team also paraded around the field in a 49-6 rout of Bethlehem Catholic.
The win is the sixth straight for Parkland (7-1 overall, 6-1 Lehigh Valley Conference), which stayed tied atop the conference standings with Whitehall and Easton.
A week after a 49-6 homecoming win over Bethlehem Catholic, the Parkland football team will play in another homecoming game of sorts.
Head coach Jim Morgans will face a very familiar opponent, one he led for a large portion of his life. Morgans coached and taught at Central Catholic for 29 years.
He is a graduate of the high school, playing for the Vikings during his high school career.
There will be different emotions going through the coach's head, but it is just...
Parkland cross country runner Mikayla Stoudt is one of the few who enjoys the course at the Bethlehem Municipal and it served her and her team well on Tuesday. The Trojan sophomore won the girls Lehigh Valley Conference Cross Country Championship, and Parkland's girls team also clinched first place with 45 points.
"It feels great winning," said Stoudt, who finished the race in 19:51. "My time was slow, more than a minute behind my [personal best], but I was coming out to win today. I...
Parkland's boys cross country team did what it set out to do at the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships on Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal, clinching second place with 66 points by outscoring Easton, which took third place with 95 points.
Freedom's boys team won the meet with 33 points.
Trojan junior Grant Newman placed seventh in 17:15, first for Parkland.
"I think our team did great today," he said. "My plan was to stick with the main pack and get ahead at the end,...
NAZARETH As Al Haddad stood on the turf at Andrew S. Leh Stadium Monday evening, a lot of things crossed his mind.
He knew he had a young squad with 23 underclassmen on a 26-player roster.
Seniors Emily Luchansky, Kayla Haberbosch and Shay Edwards are leaders and were part of the past two Lehigh Valley Conference titles.
Tuesday evening, with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Emmaus, Parkland earned a berth in Thursday night's LVC title game against Easton.
The Parkland offense scored on its first possessions of each half, but it was the Trojans defense that received the praise in holding off Freedom last Friday night.
Devante Cross ran 68 yards for a touchdown less than three minutes into the game, and Kareem Williams broke through for a 44 yard score on the second play of the third quarter, but three very timely interceptions from the defensive unit helped to preserve a 21-0 win over the Patriots at Bethlehem Area School district...
Been there. Done that.
For Parkland's Jenna Peng and TuQuyen Pham, the District 11 Class AAA Doubles Tennis championship match has become a regularly scheduled event.
The Trojan seniors should just mark the date of the finals on their personal calendars.
On Monday at the West End Racquet, Swim and Fitness Club, Peng and Pham made their third straight appearance in the title match and won their second straight championship.
The latest victim of Parkland's powerful...
The Parkland football team is returning home after two straight road wins, at Nazareth and at Freedom. Last weekend the Trojans shutout the Patriots 21-0 in a game dominated by the defense.
"They were incredible, unbelievable" head coach Jim Morgans said. "[Assistant coach] Timmy Monceman does a great job getting those kids ready week in and week out. I can't say enough about the defense, outstanding effort."
Parkland (6-1 overall, 5-1 LVC) will welcome in Bethlehem Catholic (4...
Having split two regular season games, Northampton and Parkland came into the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals very familiar with each other. During the regular season, the two teams were separated by one goal in each of the games, but Parkland was able to mount a strong effort in the semis and take a 2-0 win over the Konkrete Kids, bouncing them from the LVC playoffs.
The Trojans dominated in the early going, but couldn't put the ball in the net and allowed Northampton to gain...