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Robertson named PHS Female Athlete of the Year

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by TODDK KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Few, if any, have put together the type of high school career that Parkland's Kelly Robertson has.

A track and field season that ended with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at states capped off a superb high school career for Robertson, who participated in three different sports as a Trojan.

She was recently named Parkland's female Athlete of the Year at the school's awards ceremony, leading the Trojans to LVC and District 11 crowns in volleyball, and finishing as runner...

NP splits with So. Lehigh in LVL

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

With high school seasons ending late and various summer sports tournaments, the Lehigh Valley Legion baseball schedule becomes condensed with a number of teams having to play day after day.

Just four hours after North Parkland defeated Southern Lehigh 15-5 at Orefield Middle School, the two teams met at Limeport stadium for the second of a day-night doubleheader. The night cap was not as friendly for the Buffaloes as the Spartans left with a 4-1 win and a split for the day.


Parkland all-stars contribute some big plays in McDonald's Classic

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Matthew Costello is familiar with producing electrifying returns in the kicking game.

The scene of Thursday's 2013 McDonald's Lehigh Valley Football Classic at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium was a little different than one from Parkland's regular season. But that didn't stop Costello from pulling one last trick out of his back pocket, and reminding everyone of that ability he possessed just months earlier.

Composed of players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties, the Red...

LV Connie MACK

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Bold predictions are a mainstay in sports. Athletes and coaches alike proclaim their likely victory before a contest in an effort to motivate their teams.

North Parkland's Connie Mack coach, Ken Mitman, made a declaration that he hopes will come to fruition.

"If we can get through the playoffs, I feel that we can do some real damage down at Limeport [Stadium]," he said, refferring to next month's state playoff tournament.

Mitman, who is in his second year coaching this...

NP leads LVL

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The North Parkland pitching staff has been consistently solid to start the season, giving up a total of four runs in four games heading into Sunday's double-header against South Parkland and Northern Valley.

After another stellar outing and a 10-3 victory over South Parkland, Northern Valley got a first-hand look at virtually the entire Buffaloes' rotation.

Because of the upcoming Carpeter's Cup, five different pitchers took the mound against the Chargers.

Walter Roland...

SP falls in short game

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

With a flash flood warning until 9 p.m. it wasn't the rain, but the lack of light that ended the legion baseball game between South Parkland and West Allentown early last Tuesday night at J Birney Crum field.

With no outs, a runner on second and West Allentown leading 7-0, the umpiring crew was forced to call the game when they heard players complain of not being able to see the ball well. West Allentown got revenge for an opening day loss to South Parkland back on June 5.


summer basketball Trojans crush Bangor

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Over the first two Thursdays of the Lehigh Valley summer league, the Parkland boys basketball team has won its two games by an average of 32 points. Last Thursday night at Muhlenberg College was no different. A 14-0 start led to a 66-32 win over Bangor.

Once again the Trojans played an up-tempo style that forced the Slaters into numerous early turnovers that led to easy baskets at the other end.

Five miscues by Bangor within the first couple of minutes gave the Trojans the...

Heist named Parkland's top male athlete

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Shaun Heist's mother, Michelle, was named William Allen High School's Female Athlete of the Year back in 1987.

Growing up, there was always a friendly mother-son competition in the Heist household. Heist sought to one day join his mother on that level and become a school's Athlete of the Year.

Heist recently saw that dream come true, as he was named Parkland's Male Athlete of the Year at the school's athletic award ceremony.

"My family is really competitive," said Heist...

Trojans' balance beats Kids

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Nine different players found their name on the scoresheet as the balanced attack led Parkland to its second straight summer league win last Thursday night at Muhlenberg College, 56-28 over Northampton. It was also the second double-digit win for the Trojans during the early part of the summer season.

"It seemed like we were a little sluggish out there to start," said Nick Rindock. "The guys noticed that then and we started running and had a bunch of guys step up and score."


Article By: The Press

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Titans, a 14U fastpitch tournament softball team formed by merging eight Northwestern players with six from North Parkland, took second place in the USSSA Memorial Day Classic. This was the Titans first tournament together. The event took place at the Northwestern Recreation Fields.