Parkland Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

PHS boys XC earns league championship

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Riley Williamson gave everything he had. The Parkland boys cross country runner had just run a brilliant race Oct. 16 at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Championships at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course and was paying the price. Barely able to stand, arms draped around two others, eyes squeezed shut and wincing in pain, Williamson looked like the walking wounded.

On this afternoon of incredible competition, the Parkland boys cross country team, under the direction of...

Girls soccer wins EPC title

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Playing against arguably one of the hottest teams in the Lehigh Valley, Parkland stayed calm throughout a scoreless regulation and then found a shot about a third of the way through overtime to pick up a 1-0 win over Nazareth in Saturday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title game. The win gave the Lady Trojans their fifth straight EPC championship.

Throughout the game, Parkland (16-2) had the better of play, but Nazareth was no slouch. The two teams seemed to keep much of the play...

Field hockey makes strides vs. EHS

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Parkland took on top seed and unbeaten Emmaus in the first round of the East Penn Conference field hockey playoffs, the Trojans couldn’t have been more prepared. Just three days earlier, the two teams squared off in the regular season finale.

And despite being shut out this time around against the a dominant Hornet team, Trojan head coach Lizzie Millen saw her team play much better with the lights brighter.

As for Emmaus, it stayed perfect on the season and advanced to the...

Article By: EMMET MCCALL emcall@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by EMMET MCCALL in Sports

The Parkland volleyball team might just be peaking at the perfect time.

If Tuesday’s dominating 25-10, 25-10, 25-14 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinal round victory over Pleasant Valley is any indication, the arrow is definitely pointing up for the Trojans.

“Our consistency at the net was really good tonight,” said Parkland coach Mike Krause. “We struggled with some inconsistency early in the season, but we’ve been a lot better lately.

“I’m really happy with...

Article By: TODD KRESS tkress@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland girls soccer head coach Al Haddad is fortunate to have a core group of eight senior leaders, five of which started Tuesday’s East Penn Conference girls soccer quarterfinal game against Pocono Mountain East.

But it was two sophomores in particular, one of which was named an all-star before the game, who helped the Trojans advance to Thursday’s semifinal round.

Already holding a 1-0 goal at halftime following Jocelyn Fowler’s goal, Zoe Schutter added two more in the...

Football team tops Mountaineers, 24-0

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team has been playing its best football over the past few weeks.

The Trojans have built up some momentum after winning their last three games, which came on the heels of two consecutive losses.

That momentum continued last Friday night with a 24-0 shutout victory at Stroudsburg in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The Trojans (6-2 overall, 6-2 EPC) have now won four straight games and recorded their third shutout of the season to remain in contention...

PHS boys soccer takes down Emmaus in PKs

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Brian Badawika had been practicing a kick from the exact spot several times during the days before Tuesday’s East Penn Conference boys soccer playoff game. He was ready.

His time came last Tuesday at Emmaus High School’s Memorial Field.

Badawika walked up to the penalty spot from about 10 yards away with a chance to deliver the Parkland boys soccer team a postseason win over rival Emmaus.

He did just that with a shot low and to the right of the goalkeeper to push the...

Trojan boys harriers go 17-0 in 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland cross country teams finished off the regular season last week with a meet at Lehigh Parkway.

The Parkland boys team, which had it’s top five runners finish 1-5 at the meet, went 5-0 to cap an undefeated season at 17-0. The Trojans beat Emmaus (15-48), Dieruff (15-50), Central Catholic (15-48), Whitehall (15-50) and Allen (15-50).

Riley Williamson took first place at the meet in 16:52, followed by teammates Nick Bower, Matt Santacoloma, Nate Reimer and Ethan Warren...

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.

Freedom-Emmaus

The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first...

EPC announces championship week matchups

Friday, October 12, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced pairings for championship week in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.

Field hockey action gets underway Saturday.

Emmaus earned the top seed and will take on Parkland, the eighth seed at Emmaus at 1 p.m.

Liberty is the four seed and will host Stroudsburg the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. at BASD.

Pocono East is the third seed and will host sixth-seed Nazareth at 1:30 p.m. Easton is the second seed and will host Northampton at noon...