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Hawkins places 18th at Jr. National Meet

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Few teenagers are able to experience what Parkland High School rising junior Joey Hawkins has.

After successful track and field seasons as a freshman and sophomore, Hawkins qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals over the summer by finishing first in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles in a state meet that qualified him for regionals.

Following a solid showing in the Northeast Region that included a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles and a third...

Five seniors want to keep run going

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team has been in this position before. Last year, coming off an impressive SportsFest title, the Trojans were riding high into the Lehigh Valley Stellar Summer Basketball League playoffs only to be beaten by rival Emmaus.

This year, Parkland was once again victorious at SportsFest and dominated summer league play by going 10-1 and capturing the No. 2 seed in the Stellar playoffs.

This time around, the Trojans wanted to prove their worth and keep...

Rout of FC gets Parkland No. 2 seed

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by CJ HERMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Parkland Trojans boys basketball team finished a strong regular season with a 57-19 thrashing of Faith Christian Academy inside Muhlenberg College last Thursday night in the finale of the Lehigh Valley Stellar Summer Basketball League.

After leading 11-8, Parkland (10-1) went on a 22-2 run to finish the half and lead 33-10 at halftime. Nick Rindock led the way with nine first-half points. Eight different Trojans found the score sheet that half, and 10 Parkland players had at least...

Elder excelled at all of his positions

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

A year ago, Jarel Elder was a bit unknown on the gridiron after playing behind All-LVC tailback Rob Dvoracek in 2011.

Last season, Elder broke out in a big way. The two-way standout was a major reason why the Parkland football team won a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference football title and District 11 championship.

"It was just a crazy year," Elder said. "Everyone was doubting us after those first two losses [to Delaware Valley and Easton]. Coming back like we did, it was...

North Parkland wraps up Youth Legion season

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Parkland athletes are used to being a part of rivalries and nail-biting contests that leave spectators and players alike on the edge of their seats until the final play.

However it was a bit odd for a few of them when they were locked in an extra inning playoff game with, their brethren.

The North Parkland Buffaloes finished the regular season strong with an 8-4 record that earned them the fourth seed in the Lehigh Valley Youth Legion Baseball League's double-elimination...

Robertson repeats as top athlete

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

For the past four years, one of Kelly Robertson's biggest inspirations wasn't just one of her parents, he roamed the sidelines throughout her career at Parkland High School too.

William, Kelly's father, has been one of her biggest supporters during her high school years. As Robertson's jumping coach during the track and field season, he has helped her achieve countless awards and records along the way.

Robertson, who will attend Penn State University in the fall and continue...

Trojans defend SportsFest title

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Coming off a disappointing blowout loss to eventual champion Wilson West Lawn two weekends ago at the Stellar Catch A Rising Star tournament, the Parkland boys basketball team was eager to show how good it really is, and ultimately defend the SportsFest title it won last year.

The Trojans came back to beat the Bulldogs on Sunday, on their way to a second straight Sportsfest tournament championship last weekend at Cedar Beach.

"They really handed it to us last weekend," said...

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...