Parkland Press

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Freedom test looms large

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team may have rolled through two elite Lehigh Valley Conference opponents the last two weeks, outscoring Whitehall (4-2) and Nazareth (4-2) 94-44, but head coach Jim Morgans knows his team needs to stay focused facing a tough Freedom Patriots team this Friday night during homecoming weekend.

"It's nice to be winning," Morgans said. "It's a lot easier to build off a win compared to off a loss. But we have to turn the page and move on. We realize as coaches that...

Girls soccer nets seven in Senior Night romp

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

To the excitement of the parents, there wasn't much drama on senior night last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

Hannah Gombos volleyed a thigh ball into the back of the net off of a Jill O'Connell cross from a Camille Roberts through ball into the corner. The senior connection put the Trojans up 4-0 and the team was able to rest easy and enjoy a 7-0 Lehigh Valley Conference win against Northampton.

Gombos tallied three goals, O'Connell added a goal and two assists, and...

Girls volleyball peaking at right time

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Much of Parkland's volleyball success this year was going to be dependent on the contributions of the incoming junior class.

With about a week left in the regular season, it looks like they've assimilated quite nicely.

With key contributions coming from juniors like Mary Zacher, Lyndsey Iocabelli, Veronica Koval, Allora Atiyeh and Morgan Rentzheimer, the Trojans thrashed perennial league and district contender Central Catholic in three easy games on Tuesday night, 25-15, 25-13...

Late heroics continue for SPYA 125s

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

So. Parkland 24,

Saucon Valley 22

For the second time in three weeks, the resilient Trojans down three scores at half turned it on again and this time knocked off the undefeated Saucon Valley Panthers 24-22 in a hard fought division SYFL battle.

Saucon Valley, behind the running of the tough Zach Petiet, scored on the third play of the game with a long run of 75 yards. With the score 8-0, the Trojans answered when quarterback Jake Yannes stepped up in...

Clean sweep for Buffs

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

North Parkland 32,

Upper Saucon 20

Ian Haggerty had three touchdowns to lead the Buffaloes past Upper Saucon 32-20 in SYFL play last weekend.

Haggerty scored on runs of 40, 10 and seven yards to pace the offense. Michael Ruisch also added a two-yard touchdown run.

Josh Lee contributed on special teams, taking a punt 65-yards to the house for another score.

Josh Wagner converted one extra point kick and Brenton Cassium had a pair of sacks...

Huber has carried soccer success to Bloom

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

It didn't take long for Tara Huber to put a stamp on the Bloomsburg soccer program.

She played in 19 games as a freshman in 2010 and led the team in goals with nine. She also had four assists that year, and helped Bloomsburg reach the PSAC tournament finals.

In 17 games as a sophomore the next year, Huber tallied six goals and four assists.

"I came in and worked really hard," Huber said. "Once you get onto the soccer field, you don't look at it as if you're in different...

Hibshman adjusting well in freshman year

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Lauren Hibshman has enjoyed plenty of success playing field hockey at a number of levels throughout her playing career.

After a stellar career at Parkland that included being named to the LVC All-Conference team and a member of the PFHCA First Team All-State in her final two seasons as a Trojan, Hibshman is now in the midst of her first collegiate season at Drexel University.

As a member of the Dragons, Hibshman has started in each of their 14 games so far. She's tied for...

Peng falls in D11 final

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Throughout the girls tennis season, Parkland junior Jenna Peng has relied on her patience and mental toughness.

Facing East Stroudsburg South's Brittany Poje in the District 11 Class 3A girls tennis final at West End Racquet Club, those attributes were on full display.

But so was the power and skill of Poje, who outdueled Peng in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to win her first district title.

The Cavalier sophomore stormed to an early lead, overwhelming Peng in the first set,...

Weigel clutch in win over Becahi

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

A 42-match Lehigh Valley Conference winning streak and the state's number two ranking was on the line Tuesday night for the Parkland girls volleyball team late in the third game against Bethlehem Catholic.

Fortunately for the Trojans, so was Alicia Weigel.

Down 24-22 and tied at a game apiece with the unbeaten Golden Hawks, Weigel ripped off four straight sizzling jump serves to ignite the Parkland fans and rally her team to a 26-24 win. The momentum turn stunned Becahi and led...

Frozen Trojans open with win

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team opened the 2012-2013 season with an impressive 5-1 win over archrival Northampton in front of a packed house on Monday.

For the first time in eight years, the Trojans were under the guidance of a new head coach as Gerry Chandik took over for the retired Frank Berry. The Trojans, coming off a third straight LVSHL title and with a large target on their backs, lost nine players to graduation and have also lost two key juniors for the season due to injuries....