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Boys basketball marches on in states

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team had plenty to celebrate last week after getting revenge against Liberty and then later beating Freedom to win the District 11 4A championship - the first for each player on the roster.

But with the state playoffs looming, they also had a lot of work to do.

The Trojans came prepared and showed no hangover effects in defeating District One's eighth seed Ridley 63-53 on Saturday night at Allen High School.

"We always play to win the next...

Swimmers head to states

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Trojans come into this weekend's PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships with high hopes. After the Lady Trojans took gold in the District 11 Championships and the boys took silver, there are plenty of opportunities for medals to come home from Bucknell University, where the event will be held.

The Parkland girls have relay teams seeded seventh in the 400-yard freestyle, 12th in the 200-yard freestyle and 19th in the 200-yard medley relay event.

In individual...

Girls knocked out in first round of playoffs

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by BRAD HURLEY in HS Sports

This year's Parkland girls team was an experienced group to say the least. The Lady Trojans boasted a starting lineup full of veterans with all five starting spots being filled by seniors.

The Trojans' senior-laden group had quite the year in 2012-13, qualifying for the 4A state tournament for the first time in coach Wes Spence's four-year tenure.

Unfortunately, Friday night at Scranton High School the Parkland girls season came to an end, dropping a tough contest to...

Strong effort nets district crown

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team wanted it more, and they showed it.

Diving for loose balls, playing more physical, and running Freedom out of the gym with fast-break layups and open jump shots, brought Parkland to a 65-50 win the District 11 4A final last Saturday night at Easton Area Middle School.

It is the first district gold for the Trojans since 2009, and the third straight victory over the Patriots since losing to them the first game of the season back on December 8....

Ice hockey caps perfect season

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by SHANE BAGLINI Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Ice Hockey team completed a perfect season in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League on Friday, defeating Emmaus 6-1 to win the best of three Pure Division championship series 2-0.

Trojans (17-0-1) dominated the LVSHL from start to finish, with a combination of size, speed, and skill that could not be matched. Head coach Gerry Chandik could not be prouder of his team, and realizes what talent he has on his roster.

"Bunch of talented kids, we've seen a bunch...

Trojan girls rule the pool again

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Another year, another District 11 swimming championship for the Parkland High School girls.

The Parkland girls have now won five straight district titles and eight of the last nine after capturing this year's championship this past weekend. The girls won the title by 114 points over second place Emmaus, while the boys fell 44 points short of catching Emmaus in their annual battle for the top spot.

Senior Megan Polaha was the big winner at the district meet, where she was...

Lizak leads as six Trojans reach states

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Ethan Lizak looked like himself back on the mat at last week's Northeast Regional 3A finals at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium.

After battling through Northampton's Todd Hetrick with a 6-3 decision in the semifinals, Lizak appeared to not have been happy with that result.

When his brother, Jacob, lost at the buzzer against Nazareth's Tyrone Klump in a 4-2 106-pound championship bout, it only heightened Lizak's discourse.

So, he took it out on Pleasant Valley's Kenny...

Girls basketball heads to state tournament

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls basketball team were not donning gold like they wished to after wearing silver at the LVC tournament, but the Trojans, and their eight seniors, will be playing at least another week.

Senior Hannah Gombos scored 10 points as Parkland defeated Bangor 39-24 last Friday night at Easton Area Middle School in the 4A consolation round.

The win advances the Trojans (20-7) to the state tournament, which they will play this Friday night, for the first time since 2007,...

Lizak hasn't needed long to reach 100 wins

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ethan Lizak accomplished a great amount of success in wrestling, before he became an upperclassman. As a sophomore last year, Lizak won the individual district title at the 106 weight class, a year after coming runner-up as a freshman at 103.

Lizak would finish off his magical run last season with a state championship by defeating Michael Kemerer from Franklin Regional High School out of District 7 by a 4-2 decision.

Lizak joins three other teammates reaching the 100 win...

Divers dominate districts

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Trojans were well represented on the medal stand at the District 11 Diving Championships this past weekend at Emmaus High School.

Parkland divers took six of the eight medals awarded, including sweeping all four spots on the medal stand on the boys side. In addition, Jacob Lenhart continued his streak of setting records and captured the Outstanding Diver Award for the meet.

Earlier this season, Lenhart set both the pool record and the Parkland school record with a...