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LVC names 2012-13 scholar athletes

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced their scholar athletes Monday morning at Moravian College.

Every varsity sport over the year was represented, as 23 student-athletes took home the prestigious honor to represent their sport for excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Parkland's Paul Tajiri won the honors for football, as he was one of four Trojans to win on the day.

"It's great to be recognized and I just want to thank everyone that...

Spartans beat Trojans for girls lax district title

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Coming into last Friday afternoon's game against Southern Lehigh, the Parkland girls lacrosse team knew it was going to be in for a battle for 50 minutes. The Spartans (17-3) had beaten the Trojans (17-5) twice during the regular season, but the Lehigh Valley Conference champions had found some momentum in the postseason.

However, Katelyn Ambrose tallied a game-high four goals for the Lady Spartans, and Parkland's explosive offense was held in check as the Trojans fell 9-7 in the...

Central upsets Parkland in D-11 boys lax semifinal

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the first 12 minutes of Tuesday night's District 11 boys lacrosse semifinal against Central Catholic, Parkland jumped out to a 3-0 and held all the momentum.

But how the final three periods unfolded wasn't anything like the first.

The Vikings went on to score eight of the final nine goals and advanced to the championship game with an 8-4 victory over the Trojans at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium.

"I think the bottom line is we failed to settle the ball offensively,"...

Seniors stand out at D-11 track meet

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Track and field athletes prepare all spring in hopes to qualify for the postseason. They dream about the final stride, the last good heave or that concluding hoist in the air that edges their competitors and earns them a district medal.

For most this is only a fantasy that never becomes a reality during their high school career. For Mikayla Stoudt she is living that dream over and over again. And she is only a freshman.

Last week at the District 11 Track and Field Championships...

Girls lacrosse beats Easton in semifinal

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Courtney Lonesky found the back of the net for the fifth time. This goal brought Parkland's lead to 12-11 with 5:11 to go and forced head coach John Seitzinger to call timeout.

Three unanswered goals followed and the No. 1 seeded Trojans held on to defeat No. 4 seed Easton 15-11, Tuesday night in the District 11 Class AAAA girls lacrosse semifinals at Emmaus High School. They advance to their second straight district final.

There was no sign of rust as a seven-day layoff from...

Trojans win LVC, fall in districts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Less than a week after winning the Lehigh Valley Conference volleyball championship, Parkland suffered an early upset loss in the district tournament. The Trojans' season ended Tuesday with a loss to Emmaus in the district semifinal.

"We went on cruise control in parts of the game when we shouldn't have," said Parkland head coach Scott Trumbauer. "A lot of things that went wrong happened in key moments. It's just disappointing for our seniors because they've worked so hard to get to...

Trojans fall in LVC title game

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Pitching and defense win championships and unfortunately for Parkland, Whitehall had an exceptional day in both areas to down the Trojans, 5-2 in the Lehigh Valley Conference Championship.

Pitcher Elliot Mortimer provided the pitching and third baseman Jeff Charles provided one big defensive play after another to boost Whitehall (19-2) to the championship and the top seed in the District 11 Tournament.

The loss dropped Parkland (19-3) down to the three seed, just behind Pocono...

D-11 volleyball begins Thursday

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The District 11 3A volleyball tournament is set to kick off Thursday and Friday with first-round action with Whitehall and Delaware Valley playing in Thursday's only opening match up of the tournament.

In the top half of the district bracket, Parkland earned the top-seed and a bye after defeating Emmaus in Monday's LVC semis as well. The Trojans get the winner of the four-five matchup between Emmaus and Northampton, which will be played Friday night at Emmaus.

"We should go...

Trojan tennis team wins second striaght D-11 crown

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Parkland's path to the District 11 team tennis title included all of its biggest rivals over the past few years. And the Trojans made short work of all of them.

The top-seeded Trojans, which went undefeated against opponents from District 11 this season, earned the top seed in this year's team tournament.

In the first round, the Trojans knocked out Freedom, the team they faced in last year's title match.

In the second round, they took out Southern Lehigh, the team that...

Parkland boys win team track title; girls take second

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland boys track and field team has been the best boys program in the Lehigh Valley Conference this year, finishing at 9-0 and winning the regular season and league-meet titles.

"The guys were just really loaded," said head coach Scott Levan. "This is the first year in over 29 years that we've coached that we've scored over 100 points on every team that we've faced. Usually there are one or two meets that are close. In the pole vault, we're taking [four of the top five places...