Parkland Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Parkland tennis team looks for postseason run

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s hard to believe, but the regular season is almost over for high school tennis.

Parkland has just three matches remaining after beating rival Emmaus 7-0 on Tuesday at Emmaus High School. The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament begins next Thursday and with a 9-3 record, Parkland is looking to play a big role in the postseason.

In the sweep against Emmaus, Murong Yao, Joanna Wu and Jess Tseo all picked up wins in singles competition. In doubles, the tandems of Riley...

Volleyball team earns state ranking

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Good teams want to be tested during the regular season, and there are different ways a team can be challenged.

The Parkland girls volleyball team, ranked second in the state in 4A, has seen its fair share of challenges.

With the front portion of their schedule back-loaded with teams from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference North division, the Trojans have come out of those games with wins in convincing fashion.

It may not be the best way to prepare a team for better...

Golfers knock off unbeaten Hornets

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland golf team is always excited to take on Emmaus. And this year was no different.

While the Trojans went into the match with four losses on their record, some recent victories over top teams gave them confidence against the undefeated Hornets Tuesday at Iron Lakes Golf Course.

Parkland pulled through, with several players shooting their season best scored to take down Emmaus 393-392.

“We knew we had a shot,” said Trojan senior Ben Tetzlaff. “We’re better than...

PHS hosts Pates

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After an impressive 42-7 victory over then-unbeaten Easton (3-1) last Friday night, the Parkland football team does not have much time to celebrate.

This Friday night the Trojans (4-0 overall, 3-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division) welcome Freedom (3-1, 1-1) to Parkland School District Stadium in another test.

This is a rematch from the District 11 Class 6A championship game last season, which was won by Parkland.

The Patriots are coming off a 26-13 win over...

Pair of Aces

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

On Monday Ben Tetzlaff joined an exclusive club in the world of golf. Then about an hour later he became one of the club’s most exclusive members.

The Parkland senior hit his first career hole in one during a practice round at Iron Lakes. Four holes later he hit another one.

“It was surreal, amzing and shocking, really,” he said. “I still can’t believe it and I’m the one who did it.”

Tetzlaff, whose been playing the game for just five years, got his first ace when he...

Girls soccer holds off Easton to stay unbeaten

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a while Tuesday night, it looked like Parkland was going to pick up an easy win over Easton when the Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 lead.

As it turned out, that was part of the problem that led to Easton mounting a second-half comeback. Parkland eventually put the game away on a goal by Ava Hanna with just 45 seconds left to pick up a 4-2 win.

“We haven’t played a full 80 minutes this season,” Parkland head coach Al Haddad told his players following the game. “I told them that...

Trojans hand Rovers first loss

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team is always looking to get better.

While wins over Allen, Nazareth and Liberty put the Trojans at 3-0, their fourth win over the season might have made the biggest statement.

They accomplished their first goal in winning week one of the regular season against Allen, but they heard that ‘it was just Allen.’

Senior quarterback Michael Ruisch went 16-of-28 for 248 yards and two touchdowns last Friday night and the Trojans dispatched of previously-...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.

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The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.

Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to...

Parkland places four in top 10 at DeSales

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Even before the Parkland boys cross country team began the season, it received difficult news with a couple of unfortunate injuries. Sam Morgan has been nursing an injury since the end of August, and teammate Jacob Ringer suffered one last week.

However, without two of its top runners from a season ago, the Trojans proved just how much depth they have. Parkland placed fourth as a team despite all of the adversity, placing two runners in the top four finishers of the 39th DeSales...

Girls soccer seniors take lead in win over K-Kids

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Many successful coaches are known for their fiery, impassioned half-time speeches. Other successful coaches know when to back off and let their players take over. That’s exactly what Al Haddad did with his team after a lackluster first half against Northampton (2-2, 3-2).

While the Lady Trojans held a 2-0 lead, there were problems with how the team was playing and Haddad let the players figure that out for themselves at the break. The result was a 7-0 win over the Konkrete Kids.

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