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BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Trojans look to build off summer success

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When the summer basketball season ended, the Parkland Trojans were semifinalists in the annual Stellar "Catch A Rising Star" Tournament and champions of Sportsfest.

It was a successful preview for a season of high hopes. Parkland qualified for the state tournament last season, after losing 57-53 in the District 11 final to Pocono Mountain West.

This new batch of Trojans have athletes with the experience to win big games. The 2011-12 team loses three starters, but head coach...

Frozen Trojans shut down Freedom, 5-0

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team remained undefeated with an easy 5-0 victory over Freedom on Monday night at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem.

The Frozen Trojans (9-0) sit atop the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League's Pure Division and have a week off before taking on rival Emmaus on December 17.

Brett McHale once again led the way for Parkland, scoring a pair of goals in the second period to help break open the game.

The win was the team's third shutout of the season...

GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW Experience factor has expectations set high

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When a team loses its top three scorers to graduation, there is usually some rebuilding to do. That will not be the case in 2012-13 for the Parkland girls basketball team.

Olivia Hassler, Jackie Oertner and Alissa Persichetti lead the Trojans to a 13-8 mark and a District 11 playoff berth last season. Now its up to some others to step up.

Parkland had a nice showing in the summer tournaments at Stellar and Sportsfest, and may have found its identity just in time for a new...

Trojans skate by Pburg

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Brett McHale and James Swartz each scored two goals, and the Parkland ice hockey team remained undefeated, nearly midway through the winter season, with an 8-3 win over Phillipsburg Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The game was all Trojans (8-0) from the drop of the puck. McHale scored two goals, and Ryan Dumbach added one to take an early 3-0 advantage. The Stateliners looked deflated, and it was smooth sailing from then on.

"Big players step up in big...

Parkland looks to break PCL jinx

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the past three seasons, the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class 4A tournament has been where District 11 champions have gone to die.

Each of those years, it's been at the hands of Philadelphia Catholic League powerhouse LaSalle College.

For three straight seasons, the Explorers have vanquished the District 11 champ in that round, beating Easton in 2009 and 2010 and Nazareth last year.

Parkland's win over Delaware Valley last week in the final of the District 2-4-11...

Trojan uprising

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Rarely do high school teams get a chance to avenge two regular season losses. A team has to improve enough to beat two teams that it couldn't beat in the regular season. And it has to be fortunate enough for both of those teams to show up on its playoff schedule.

With Parkland's 49-41 playoff win over Delaware Valley Saturday, the Trojans (11-2) have now beaten every team on their schedule, avenging early season losses to Easton and Delaware Valley by knocking those teams out of the...

Record night leads Trojans to finals

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Seniors Kelly Robertson and Erin Korp play drastically different roles for the Parkland volleyball team.

Without the two, the Trojans may not be going to a second straight state championship.

Both played key parts in a hard-fought, four-game win over Upper Merion in Tuesday's state semifinals at Council Rock South High School. The Trojans bounced back from dropping the first game 27-25 to win three straight, 25-22, 25-12, 25-21, and set up a championship game rematch with...

Frozen Trojans trounce Emmaus, stay perfect

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus-Parkland rivalry hit the ice on Monday night, and like any other sport, it didn't disappoint. The students came out in support, and the play on the ice was physical and fast paced.

Parkland (5-0) found the net five times in a 5-1 win at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Whitehall.

The loss was the first for Emmaus (4-1) on the young season.

The Trojans were relentless in their attack, forcing 45 saves from Green Hornets goalie Mike Smoker on 50 shots on goal....

Pleasant Valley up next for District 11 title

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team took care of some business with a 41-10 win over Easton, the last team to beat the Trojans, last Saturday night in the opening round of the District 11/2/4 Subregional tournament.

"I think it meant a lot to our whole program," said head coach Jim Morgans. "Not only our varsity program, but our JVs who lost by one point to them this year, and our freshmen team who lost by a touchdown to them. They have been the team to beat over the last few years. It meant a...

Red Rover revenge

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When the Parkland football team last lost a game, the Trojans were staring at an 0-2 hole early in the season. Eight straight wins propelled Parkland to a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference title, and a berth in the District 2-4-11 sub regional tournament.

A quarterfinal match up put the Trojans against the team that beat them last, Easton.

This time Parkland turned the tables on the Red Rovers, and scored 31 unanswered points in the second half to get revenge on Easton, and...