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Girls lax looks to next step

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team found themselves in a lot of important games last season, but just could not win that big one. Nazareth had their number and defeated them twice in a span of two weeks - the first time in the LVC semifinals and the second in the District 11 final.

But that just adds fuel to the fire for the returning Trojans players as they look to take that next step and bring back some hardware for the program.

"The team is well aware of what could have been...

Pitching key for baseball

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland baseball team will be able to put some runs on the board this upcoming season, but the key for the Trojans to win comes down to preventing runs.

The defending Lehigh Valley Conference North Division champs lost three pitchers to graduation, including LVC All-star and pitcher of the year Matt Hurd (6-1, 1.97 ERA), who is now pitching for the Bloomsburg Huskies. Adam Fye (5-2, 2.10 ERA) and Brian Zesch (1-0, 1.12 ERA) also departed after successful 2012 campaigns.


Boys set foundation for bright future

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

After a district title and a state playoff win, a lot of coaches would be bracing for an upcoming rebuilding season. Maybe for a few rebuilding seasons.

But Parkland basketball isn't just any program.

Not in the eyes of fifth-year head coach Andy Stephens or his players. They don't expect a rebuilding season any time in the near future.

"You want to compete for leagues and districts," Stephens said. "But we really do want to get in a position that we can compete for a...

Heat blaze to LVL crown

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The Schnecksville Heat girls 5th/6th grade travel basketball team recently captured the Lehigh Valley League A division championship with a thrilling 21-19 victory over Southern Lehigh. Schnecksville built a 17-3 halftime lead and held on as Southern Lehigh made a furious comeback in the second half.

The Heat finished the season with a 27-4 record and a triple crown that included a summer league championship, the Bulldog Holiday Tournament title and the LVL championship. The team's...

Lizak golden again on mat

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

The one question that everyone had for Ethan Lizak following another state wrestling championship over the weekend had nothing to do with his form on the mat or his methodical style.

It was about him smiling.

The Parkland junior won his second straight state championship at Hershey's Giant Center Saturday night, scoring a 3-1 decision over Norristown's Zack Fuentes in the 113-pound title bout.

It was Lizak's third straight state finals appearance, his second straight...

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...

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...