The Schnecksville Playground Association lacrosse teams took to the field over the weekend to begin their seasons.
So. Lehigh 11,
Goals: Ryan Geroulo 2, Lucas Summers 2, Nick Dex, Ethan Persa
Assists: Ryan Geroulo 2, Lucas Summers 2, Sam Morgan
Ground balls: Brian Hoffman 3, Logan Barlok 3
Saves: Tyler German 6
SPA 11, Easton
Middle School 5
Goals: Ryan Geroulo 3, Dru Miller 3, Rick Panella 2...
A little over a week ago, the Parkland boys lacrosse team fell to Emmaus, 8-3, to open up LVC play.
Since then, though, the Trojans have won four straight and have looked much like a top force in the conference. The Trojans (5-1, 3-1 LVC) responded with impressive conference wins over Nazareth (5-4) and Central Catholic (5-4), and most recently, a 21-0 romp over Bethlehem Catholic on Tuesday afternoon that put Parkland among the LVC's top teams.
"That Emmaus game really meant a...
At the beginning of the season, girls lacrosse coach John Seitzinger wanted his team to be looked at as a perennial Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 power.
After five conference games, his Parkland team looks very much the favorite in the league.
The Trojans (6-2, 5-0 LVC) came out firing on all cylinders and remained unbeaten in the LVC with a 23-4 win over Freedom last Monday afternoon at Freedom High School.
Seitzinger has stressed balance in his offensive...
Tyler Graeff hit a ground ball that hit off the glove of the third baseman, and Brad Vasilik came around to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 6-5 non-league, extra-inning win over Freedom last Thursday at Parkland High School in a battle of the unbeatens.
"We've been playing well," said sophomore Chris Rabasco. "We'd like to play a little bit better because some games that we have won have been a little bit shaky. It's definitely good to start off...
Tuesday's game against Northampton marked Alex Flynn's pitching debut at the varsity level for Parkland.
And by judging his performance on the mound, you wouldn't even know it.
After replacing starter Rhett Jacoby - who went 2 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on nine hits - Flynn pitched 3 2/3 innings of one-hit baseball that helped the Trojans respond from a four-run third inning for the Konkrete Kids, and come away with the 7-4 victory.
The win keeps the Trojans...
Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage has been around the game of baseball long enough to realize how special Opening Day is.
So when he makes his debut as the third manager of the franchise at Coca-Cola Park on Thursday night against the Syracuse Chiefs, he'll be ready to try and continue the success that Ryne Sandberg had in his two years at the helm. Sandberg was promoted to third base coach of the major league Phillies in the offseason.
The big difference for...
The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference against each other.
On the girls side, the Lehigh Valley West all-stars, comprised of players from Allen, Central Catholic, Dieruff, Emmaus, Parkland and Whitehall high schools took on a team of stars from the Colonial League, with players from Bangor, Palisades, Palmerton, Northwestern, Notre Dame...
The Parkland softball team had to make some adjustments before playing at Nazareth last Thursday afternoon. The Trojans were coming back from a 3-0 trip to Disney, and also 70 degree weather.
The brisk temperatures did not seem to affect Parkland, as they remained undefeated to start the young season, and won their first conference game by an 11-1 score.
"We went down there (Florida) and we didn't know what we were expecting," said junior catcher Jordy Augustus. "It was good...
The Parkland boys and girls track and field teams had strong showings in their league dual meets, going 9-0 and 8-1, respectively, last season.
While they had strong individual performances, both came up short of their goal of winning the league or the district championship.
The boys finished second in the league meet behind Nazareth, and the girls wound up sixth at the league meet, with Easton taking first.
Olivia Hassler, now competing at the University of South...
Each year teams lose players to graduation and are forced to adapt to new players logging more time. This year, the Parkland softball team will have a different look.
The Trojans graduated six regular players, and eight seniors total from 2012.
"This is a whole new group of players," said fourth-year head coach Barry Search. "We're just looking right now to fill in those open positions and find the right mix of players."
Parkland went 18-5 overall and 12-2 in the LVC a...