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Five Falcons invited to Lions Soccer Classic

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game...

Kudlak's OT goal seals win for boys team

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

When Brad Schifko came back for his second stint as head coach of Parkland's boys lacrosse program, he was thinking about a three-year, or maybe even a five-year plan to pull the Trojans up to the ranks of the elite teams in the Lehigh Valley.

Then he got a look at his players.

"The first time I had an opportunity to step into the auxiliary gym and watch," Schifko said. "I knew we had a special group of real talented kids here. That expedited the process for us."

In his...

Carlon, Castillo account for nine goals in Lady Trojan win

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

No matter what the sport, Parkland-Emmaus is always an intense rivalry.

It has even spilled over to lacrosse.

A ferocious feud has brewed between Parkland's and Emmaus' girls lacrosse squads. When the teams met in Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference championship game at Nazareth's Andrew S. Leh Stadium, it was their third meeting off the season.

The Lady Trojans won both regular season games against the Hornets and they came out of the match victorious by a score of 12-11...

Softball comes back to beat Nazareth, 5-2

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

It wasn't their most well-rounded offensive showing of the season, but every time Nazareth went ahead, the Parkland softball team had an answer at the plate.

After falling behind 2-1 in the fifth when Nazareth chalked up a run in the top half of the inning, the Trojan bats came alive in the bottom of the frame and broke a stretch of four hitless innings. The first six Trojans reached base in the fifth, and Parkland (14-5 overall; 9-4 in LVC) tallied four runs to take a 5-2 lead, a...

Doubles team wins D-11 crown

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Egor Ivanov had experienced the big stage of a district final before. The senior has played in the Class AAA District 11 doubles championship game each of the last three years, winning once in 2012. His partner the last two years, Richie Lichtenwalner, has since graduated, and Ivanov now plays the leadership role guiding a freshman Nick Kshatri into the tournament.

"Nick is only a freshman, so obviously he's not as experienced as Richie was," Ivanov said. "I think he held together...

Marcante inducted to LV Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Former Parkland football player and coach John Marcante was recently inducted into the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Marcante is a 1977 graduate of Parkland High School where he was an All-Lehigh Valley League football selection in 1975. He was named to the Pennsylvania Football News list of top 100 players in the state for the 1976 season in which he served as team captain.

He graduated from East Stroudsburg University in...

Flynn hurls two-hit shutout vs. Easton

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Junior Alex Flynn threw a complete game, two-hit shutout, striking out six and walking none to help Parkland (15-2 overall, 10-1 LVC) win its sixth straight game, and seventh straight conference game since a 1-0 setback at Coca Cola Park to Whitehall on April 13.

The Trojans used the arm of Flynn to grin and bear a 4-0 win at Easton last Friday afternoon.

The offense had just six hits, but four runs were plenty with the way Flynn pitched.

"I definitely used my curveball...

Former Trojan QB gets chance to play in NFL

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

John Laub watched the final day of the NFL Draft surrounded by family members for over eight hours, waiting for that one phone call that would change his life.

While being in constant communication with his agent at Pro Star Sports Agency, that call came about 30-45 minutes after the draft's conclusion. The Detroit Lions were interested in bringing in Laub, a former Richmond Spider quarterback, for their three-day rookie minicamp and giving him a chance to compete for a roster spot....

MVC, LVC talk of 4A superconference

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

Where there's smoke, there's fire, and the news of a Lehigh Valley super-conference finally came to fruition last week.

After months of rumors and speculation about the future of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Mountain Valley Conference stepped in and sent out an invitation to 12 neighboring schools to ultimately form a "big school super-conference," according to Stroudsburg Principal and MVC President Jeff Sodl.

All of the current LVC members, except for Bethlehem Catholic...

Parkland girls beat Freedom

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Jess Leiby scoops up the loose ball. She twirls her stick to secure the prized possession and begins streaking down the field.

En route she weaves through defenders with just one thing on her mind, scoring a goal. As she approaches her destination she plants her feet and fires a shot past the goalie as she sees her hard work come to fruition.

The senior midfielder repeated that process three more times as she netted four goals in the Lady Trojans' lacrosse team's defeat of...