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Hornets get past Trojans in EPC final

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland field hockey advanced to the East Penn Conference finals last week looking for its first conference championship since 2003.

Unfortunately for the Lady Trojans, they ran into Emmaus, which was able to take a 3-1 win over Parkland to record its fifth straight EPC championship.

While the Hornets were able to dominate much of the play, Parkland made the most of its opportunities and the game was tied 1-1 for most of the contest.

The Parkland defense made a point of...

Trojans look to win sixth straight game

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team is not only playing its best football of the 2019 regular season, but it has all of the ingredients it anticipated for success this year back and healthy.

After several key players missed some time throughout the first eight weeks, the Trojans (7-2 overall, 5-2 EPC South) had everyone back last weekend and they overmatched Easton 27-9 for their fifth straight victory. Parkland will now host rival Emmaus (5-4, 3-4) in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South...

Girls volleyball climbs to top of EPC

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball team had an unexpected path in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament. As an underdog in every match, the Trojans were in a position they normally don’t see themselves in.

But just as they normally do, they rose to the occasion and performed at the top of their game when it mattered most. Entering the tournament as the No. 6 seed, Parkland won three straight matches over higher-seeded teams. The Trojans beat Bethlehem Catholic in four sets 25-13,...

Parkland XC teams compete in league meet

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland cross country teams continued to show improvement this season, with strong performances during Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships Oct. 15 at DeSales University.

The boys squad finished second overall with 88 points, with Nazareth claiming the title. The girls took third with 91 points, behind champion Emmaus and second place Liberty.

“I was pleased with the results,” said Parkland head coach Stephen Ott. “While I would have liked both teams to finish...

PHS beats Easton

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Since even before the 2019 regular season started, the Parkland football team was playing shorthanded because of injuries to some key players. Well that all changed last week.

The Trojans were finally back to full strength after eight weeks and they used their depth and talent to take down Easton 27-9 last Friday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division game at Cottingham Stadium.

The win was the fifth straight for Parkland (7-2 overall, 5-2 EPC South).


PHS girls soccer wins league title

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland Lady girls soccer team picked up its sixth straight conference championship last week with a 2-1 win over Emmaus in the East Penn Conference finals.

The win was the third this season for Parkland over Emmaus, with the three games being decided by just two goals as Parkland won two of the games and the teams played to a scoreless tie in the third.

Mother Nature played a role in the championship game by providing a brisk wind that blew from one goal to the other at...

Emmaus tops Trojans in EPC semifinal

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland and Emmaus boys soccer teams have a habit of playing more than the usual 80-minute game.

Over the past few years the teams have needed overtime to settle their rivalry games and Tuesday’s East Penn Conference semifinal went into two extra periods before the Hornets came out on top 2-1.

The No. 2 seed Hornets got a first-half goal from Andrew Gaines, while the Trojans’ Alex Wilsterman scored a first-half goal for his team.

Gaines, who recently returned from...

Trojan cross country caps regular season

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Parkland boys cross country team wrapped up a 16-1 season with a 5-0 showing in its final regular season East Penn Conference meet.

The Trojan boys beat Emmaus (23-32), Central Catholic (15-48), Whitehall (15-49), Allen (15-50) and Dieruff (15-50).

Parkland boys runners finished in the top two spots at the meet as the Trojans placed their top five runners among the first eight finishers.

Nate Reimer led the way, but teammate Ethan Warren was not far behind as both...

Parkland girls volleyball eliminates ACC from EPC

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball team knocked off No. 3 seed Central Catholic Tuesday to advance to the semifinal round of the East Penn conference playoffs.

The Trojans (12-5 overall) earned the No. 6 seed for the league playoffs and traveled to the Vikettes’ gym for the first-round game.

Brynn Dreisbach led Parkland with 19 kills and 18 digs in the win. Amber Resendez (20 kills), Lauren Ceh (13 kills), Leah Brunnabend (20 digs) and Jackie Malitzki (52 assists) also were big...

Parkland’s Wu never quits

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

By the end of the 2019 girls tennis season, Parkland coach Mike Hingston was in a tough spot. He had ran out of adjectives to describe Johanna Wu.

Throughout her senior campaign, Wu used her superior skill, superb strategy and laser-like focus to play solid tennis. But above all, she never said die.

“This girl is just such a competitor,” said Hingston earlier this season. “She does not give up”

Not giving up in pursuit of a worthy goal can create memories. Wu’s final...