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Krajcir's athleticsm is a big asset for the girls volleyball team

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Senior Callie Krajcir came out of the girls volleyball preseason with a defined role.

After double sessions had ended and the roster was set, she was slotted as the team's libero.

But when the defending state champion Trojans took the court in their season-opener against Freedom on Tuesday night, Kracjir wasn't donning the red jersey reserved for the player at that spot.

Instead, Lyndsey Iacobelli was playing libero and Krajcir was on the front line.

"She is so...

Football hoping to bounce back quick

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Turnovers were the key component in the 37-35 season opening loss at Delaware Valley last Friday. A slow start didn't help, but the Trojans shot themselves in the foot by turning the ball over three times, while still eclipsing over 400 yards of total offense.

What helps Parkland is that they were not the only Lehigh Valley Conference favorite to lose the opener. Whitehall and Liberty also got off to 0-1 starts. The Trojans will look to not only get off the schneid and into the win...

Sluggish start does in Trojans against DV

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK AND CJ HEMERLY in HS Sports

If the Parkland football team learned one thing about itself in Friday's opener with Delaware Valley it was that its new offense could put up points in a hurry.

Unfortunately for the Trojans, it took a little too long to figure out how to crack the Warrior defense.

The slow start doomed Parkland in a 37-35 loss in Milford.

"There's no question it hurt us, especially the turnovers," head coach Jim Morgans said. "We messed up a kickoff in the first quarter which hurt us,...

Herod wrapping up successful career at Ship

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

When it came down to choosing a college, it seemed all too easy of a choice for Kevin Herod, a senior fullback. The Parkland grad came through the Wing-T offensive set run by head coach Jim Morgans, and was recruited to do just that when he signed to play at Shippensburg University.

"When I came to visit Shippensburg, I liked the coaching staff and the way they run the Wing-T offense," said Herod. "Since it's what I ran at Parkland, I would be able to pick it up. I was also able to...

Laub gets chance to lead Richmond

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

John Laub was bred into the game of football. At the ripe age of six, Laub was out competing on the gridiron. He had the raw talent from a young age and that was due in large part to the legacy before him.

Laub's father, John, played football at the University of Delaware, and his grandfather, Doug, played at the University of Penn. He even has a second cousin known for his success in the game, former pro Matt Millen.

"It's a game I just grew up to love," said Laub. "It wasn't...

COLUMN: Eagles rally behind Reid in tough time

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

The tragedy that engulfed the Philadelphia Eagles organization Sunday morning was one of shock and sadness with the sudden death of Garrett Reid.

The 29-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid was found unresponsive in a Lehigh University dorm room at 7:20 am Sunday when he was found by an Eagles official.

The aftermath and questions that remain are now part of the puzzle that the Reid family, Eagles organization and fans seek in the wake of a family tragedy.


Boys hoops makes early exit

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

A very successful summer for the Parkland boys basketball team came to a sudden end in the first round of the Stellar Summer League playoffs last Thursday night at Cedar Beach.

A blown 10-point lead late in the second half brought the summer to a close for the Trojans, losing to rival Emmaus 53-48 in overtime.

"There were some bad shots, and we didn't move the ball well offensively," said assistant coach Justin Christein. "That's our offensive game right there, ball movement....

SPYA Gray wins midget title

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The South Parkland Gray Midget team recently won the Parkland Youth League Baseball Championship. The Trojans defeated Grandlawn #1 in the title game 13-12, in a game played over two nights.

The dramatic winning run scored when Nick Mohr hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Pictured above are team members, front row, left to right: Nick Mohr, Will Kroboth and Michael Kellar; kneeling: George Jenkins, Jake Nimeh and Hani Kitabwalla; standing:...

Dvoracek was a true two-sport star

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Balancing two sports with academics is always a tough act, especially being successful at both sports.

Rob Dvoracek mastered that craft, while still being a level-headed student his senior year Parkland High School. For these accomplishments, he is named the 2011-12 Parkland Press Male Athlete of the Year.

On a team known for its run-first style of play, Dvoracek was the go-to-guy on the Trojan attack this past season. His numbers were incredible, rushing for 1,246 yards and 27...

youth racing

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The following are results from the Keystone State Quarter Midget Race Club series held at the club's track in Schnecksville.

July 31

Jr. Novice - 1. Dalton Mapes, 2. Lawson Szerencits;

Jr. Novice Unrest. - 1. Tyler Henry, 2. Ziven Hendricks, 3. Brandon Krapf;

Sr. Novice - 1. Mackenzie Hixson;

Jr. Animal - 1. Morgan LaBuda, 2. Ryan Graver, 3. Jacob Balliet;

Sr. Animal - 1. Logen Snyder, 2. JJ Horstman, 3. Tyler Lindsay;

Jr. Honda - 1. Ryan...