Parkland Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

SP tops NP to remain unbeaten

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the first meeting between the North and South Parkland Lehigh Valley Legion baseball teams, South Parkland prevailed with a 9-1 win back on June 15. The win put the Trojans at 7-0 on the season and since then they had put together two more wins to reach 9-0 coming into the showdown with North Parkland last week.

For their part, the Buffaloes followed up their earlier loss to South Parkland with a loss to Lower Macungie, but then put together an impressive 11-2 win over Emmaus,...

Buffs fall to Lower Mac, beat Emmaus

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The North Parkland Buffaloes (8-3) aren’t used to seeing what they saw on Monday when Lower Macungie scored three first-inning runs and didn’t look back in a 14-0 win. The good news is that the Buffaloes were able to get right back on the field Tuesday and things returned to normal with an 11-2 win over Emmaus.

Against Lower Macungie (4-6), an error led to three unearned runs in the first inning.

The Mustangs put up another run in the third and three more in the fourth made it...

SP tops Carbon for ninth win

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The South Parkland offense has done pretty well for itself this season, putting up 55 runs in eight games coming into Tuesday’s game against the Carbon Monarchs (4-4).

The Trojans added six more runs against Carbon, but all six were set up by errors and were unearned runs. The result was a ninth straight conquest for the Trojans in a 6-4 win over Carbon.

South Parkland still got to Monarchs starter Justin Marykwas for nine hits in the game and struck out just twice. When his...

Girls gain experience during Bash at the Beach

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Summer league basketball can be a struggle for programs that are breaking in new starters, have inexperienced varsity players or new plays to implement. Another thing that can get in the way of a varsity team’s summer experience are AAU Tournaments.

Last weekend at the Bash at the Beach tournament at Cedar Beach, the Parkland girls basketball program had to deal with a number of different issues in trying be competitive and win games in a difficult event. The Trojans were shorthanded...

PHS boys go 3-2 in tourney

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Summer league basketball is about improving both as an individual and as a team, and to allow players and coaches will learn more about one another.

The Parkland boys basketball team showed grit last weekend at the Bash at the Beach tournament at Cedar Beach. After dropping a two-point game to Central Catholic in their opener, the Trojans won their next three games to advance to Sunday before they were eliminated from the tournament that was formerly known as the Stellar Catch a...

Buffs hold Salisbury hitless

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Collin Duff and Sergio Rodriguez of the North Parkland legion baseball team combined to throw a no-hitter, allowing no runs and no hits in leading the Buffaloes to a 2-0 victory against Salisbury last Friday evening at Salisbury High School.

Duff threw the first six innings and Rodriguez finished off the seventh to record the save while giving North Parkland its fifth consecutive win to open the regular season.

“It’s good to start the season off like we have, give the kids some...

Red wins McD’s All-Star Classic

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonal’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

While...

Red wins McD’s All-Star Classic

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the best senior high school football players from all throughout the Lehigh Valley get together for one final game.

Last week, the 49th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic was held last Thursday at it’s traditional location, Nazareth High School’s Leh Stadium.

The Red team, made up of players from high schools in Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties, beat the Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades high schools) 28-14.

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Parkland falls to Reading in summer league

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday in it’s summer basketball game against Reading.

The Trojans trailed the perennial state power Red Knights by nearly 20 points in the first half. But Parkland never gave up and came within one shot of a win.

The early deficit proved too much to overcome as the Trojans lost the game against the Red Knights 52-48 last Tuesday evening in the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League.

The Trojans were down by 18...

Softball team graduates nine seniors

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s hard to blame the Parkland softball team for the early-season hitting slump that they encountered this year.

The Trojans went to play in the warm sunshine of Florida and returned to cold, windy conditions at home and their offense shivered in the cold weather.

The season opened with a 2-0 loss to Northampton, which would prove to be one of the tougher teams in the East Penn Conference throughout the season.

At the time, Parkland head coach Barry Search worried that...