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Boys light up scoreboard, Liberty

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Astin Jones had a night he will never forget.

Parkland's senior swingman found himself leading his team to one of its biggest wins of the season.

Jones confidently knocked down three straight first quarter three-pointers, and led four players in double figures in a 90-78 Trojan win over Liberty in a high-scoring shootout at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The 168 total points are the most scored in a game during head coach Andy Stephens' five years at the school. Parkland'...

Wrestlers dominate Duals

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Parkland claimed the team championship at the Parkland Duals over the weekend, as they weren't tested in five matches.

The Trojan wrestlers topped their opponents by an average of 55-11 and lost no more than five matches in wins over Garnet Valley, Upper Perk, Delaware Valley, Pleasant Valley and Western Wayne.

Five Trojan wrestlers stood out with perfect 5-0 records on the day. The list included Jacob Lizak (106), Ethan Lizak (113), Ian Evans (132), Nezar Haddad (182) and...

Polaha leading girls team

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Megan Polaha is making her mark on the Parkland swimming and diving team. The senior is the top girls performer, and the leader of a team looking to repeat as District 11 champions, a run that dates back to the 2008-09 season.

Polaha has been an instrumental part of this program. She has won the 100 breastroke each of the last three years. Her freshman year, at Central Catholic, Polaha earned gold in the 200 individual medley as well as the 100 breastroke.

Transitioning from AA...

Boys win Holiday Classic crown

Monday, January 7, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Before the final of the Parkland Holiday Classic, Trojans head coach Andy Stephens handed his team shirts with the slogan "Be the teammate you want to play with."

This phrase could not be more accurate of the Trojans this season. Their seven-game winning streak has been in large part to teamwork and unselfish play.

Austin Beidelman tallied 17 points in an opening game win over Quakertown last Thursday, and the next night Justin Zajko led the team with 20, helping Parkland to...

Girls hit stride at Spring-Ford tourney

Monday, January 7, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls basketball team continued its strong play over the winter break, winning all three games it played in the Spring-Ford Holiday Classic.

The Trojan girls topped Downingtown West (60-51) to open the tournament and followed that with a pair of relatively easy wins against Daniel Boone (63-16) and Great Valley (60-31).

After averaging just over 41 points in their first five of the season, the girls began to find an offensive flow, going for 60 or more in all three...

Trojan boys have no trouble with Whitehall

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Austin Beidelman shook off early season cobwebs, and Jimmy Hahn guided the Parkland offense to a 61-42 Lehigh Valley Conference win over Whitehall last Friday night at Parkland. The Trojans head into the new year with an undefeated 3-0 mark in the conference.

"It's good to get off to this start," Beidelman said. "Once you get a good jump it feels good. We're on a four-game winning streak and have a tough road trip to Stroudsburg to try and keep it going."

Beidelman scored 12 of...

Wrestlers fall in final bout

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Heading into last week's wrestling match, Parkland head coach Ryan Nunamaker understood a trip to Nazareth against the Blue Eagles would be a grind.

With the Trojans (0-1) set to open their conference schedule against the Blue Eagles (4-0) last Wednesday night, Nunamaker understood whichever team executed even a tad better would be at an advantage.

Unfortunately for his squad, the Trojans came up just short in the match's final bout as the Blue Eagles' Jordan Gray defeated...

Girls cruise past Mounties for victory

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last month, head coach Wes Spence noted that the key to a successful season for his Trojans basketball team was shooting the ball well.

His statement was heard loud and clear last Saturday night as the Parkland girls basketball team scored 56 points to cruise to a 56-17 win over Stroudsburg out of the Mountain Valley Conference.

"It's a nice win," Spence said. "Our goal is to keep getting better. And I think we did some things tonight that we may have left on the floor last...

Swimmers get split with Emmaus

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last season when Parkland and Emmaus met in swimming, the Trojans picked up a win on the girls side, but a loss on the boys side.

The results this season were the same, but a momentary error in scoring initially caused a lot of jubilation on the Parkland side, which turned into disappointment when the error was corrected, giving Emmaus a 95-90 win. The Parkland girls took a 101-85 victory for the day.

As it turned out, the backstroke would be an important event for the Trojans...

Girls use strong defense to top Northampton

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Without a go-to scorer this year, the Parkland girls are focusing on two things - defense and the transition game.

Both worked to their advantage Tuesday night against Northampton as the Trojans coasted to a 40-21 win to move them to 2-1 on the season.

"We go into lulls in the halfcourt game," head coach Wes Spence said. "We don't have a dominant player we look to or run sets for. So I think if we can get the floor spread and get into transition it give us a better chance to...