Last season the Parkland boys soccer team beat every Lehigh Valley Conference opponent that was put in front of it, finishing the regular season undefeated in the LVC. Last Saturday, the Trojans were put in unfamiliar territory, losing to Northampton 4-3 for their first league loss since 2011.
It didn't take long, however, for Parkland to bounce back, as junior forward Diego Martinez tallied two goals and an assist, leading the Trojans to a 5-0 win over Whitehall last Monday night at...
It took nearly 58 minutes, but the Parkland field hockey team came through when it mattered most.
Locked in a scoreless matchup with Whitehall (1-4 overall; 0-3 in LVC) on Tuesday evening at Parkland High School, overtime seemed destined unless something changed in game's final moments.
That's when freshman forward Grace Royer came through with the game's only goal. Following a cross by junior Brooke Sherwin, Royer cleaned up a loose ball in front of Whitehall's goal with a...
The Parkland girls soccer team was looking for some scoring. The Trojans desperately wanted a goal. After a 0-0 draw at Nazareth on Tuesday, the first Lehigh Valley Conference home game was close to ending the same way.
With under three minutes to go in the second and final overtime, Rachel Medler ripped a shot from just outside the 18 that was blocked Northampton goalkeeper. Trojan senior Kayla Haberbosch charged the net and put away the winner to give Parkland (2-0-1) its first...
The Parkland girls tennis team remained unbeaten with four more wins last week.
The Lady Trojans (10-0) knocked off three strong opponents in Central Catholic, Southern Lehigh and Emmaus. The previously-undefeated Hornets (8-1) had been the only team to beat Southern Lehigh (6-2) this season. Parkland beat the Spartans and Emmaus by 7-0 scores.
Parkland 7, Emmaus 0
Jenna Peng (P) def. Kellly Nguyen 6-1, 6-1; Anna Qiu (P) def. Catherine Garrity 6-2, 6-1;...
The Lady Trojan tennis team remained undefeated with wins in its last three matches.
Parkland is 7-0 overall after shutting out its last three opponents, Liberty, Easton and Fleetwood.
Three Trojan players (Anna Qiu, TuQuyen Pham and Colleen Wylie) improved their individual records to 6-0 for the season.
Parkland 7, Liberty 0
Jenna Peng (P) def. Samantha Peterson 6-0, 6-1; Anna Qiu (P) def. Madelyn Conrad 6-2, 6-1; TuQuyen Pham (P) def. Emily Moss 6...
North and South Parkland youth football teams opened play in the Suburban-Blue Mountain Youth Football League.
Varsity (140 Pounds)
North Parkland 42, Forks 27
Dominic Nelson ran in touchdowns of 60 and 45 yards. David Polanki scored on runs of 15 and 10 yards. Dylan Rahm scored on a 25-yard catch from Jake Yannes, who also ran for a 15-yard touchdown.
Junior Varsity (120 Pounds)
North Parkland 21, Forks 0
Riley Reinhard scored...
Six divers from the Parkland Diving program recently returned from the USA Junior Olympic Diving Championships in Minneapolis.
The competition is the most prestigious and competitive meet in the United States for young divers and is where future Olympians compete. The meet was used as a selection meet for the Team USA, which will compete in the upcoming Junior Pan Am Games in September. Divers who do well at the meet are selected for international competitions and national training...
Parkland played nearly flawless football last Friday night in a season-opening 50-8 win against Delaware Valley. But head coach Jim Morgans still sees some areas for improvement heading into the showdown with Lehigh Valley Conference power Easton this Friday night at Cottingham Stadium.
"The kids are aware, they know," said Morgans. "I mean we had an extra-point blocked, and if that happens against Easton it's going to cost you. And then we had to blow a timeout because we were going...
Heading into the 2013 season, Parkland volleyball head coach Mike Krause stressed teamwork as a key to success this year. Losing four starting players to graduation, including All-Americans Taylor Krause and Kelly Robertson, the Trojans have a more balanced team age wise.
"We have girls out there that are very solid passers," Krause said. "Lyndsey [Iacobelli], Avery [Perosa] and Morgan [Rentzheimer] give us a very good first contact. The way that the setters can distribute the ball,...
Much of the hype surrounding the Parkland football team coming into the 2013 season had to do with the speed and athleticism of the returning skill players on both sides of the ball. That group didn't disappoint on opening night.
The Trojans tallied three touchdowns on just six plays in their first three possessions on their way to a 50-8 season-opening win over Delaware Valley at Orefield Middle School last Friday night. It was a far different contest than either of last year's two...