Parkland Press

Monday, June 17, 2019

Parkland tops Easton in first round of districts

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the District 11 softball playoffs got underway on Monday, the Trojans had to wait to see who their opponent would be in the quarterfinal round. Easton and Liberty battled with the Red Rovers pounding out an 11-1 win to earn the right to meet Parkland on Tuesday.

Easton’s bats wouldn’t produce the type of run support that they did against Liberty and their pitching couldn’t contain the Lady Trojans offense as Parkland won 8-3 Tuesday to advance to the semifinals where they’re set...

Williamson wins 1600-meter run

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland boys track and field team went into the 2019 District 11 Class 3A Track and Field Championships with a few goals. One involved the 4x800 relay team and its expected battles with Emmaus and Liberty.

The foursome of Nate Reimer, Riley Williamson, Ben Esquires and Mustapha Salau have been brilliant individually and collectively all season. The storyline continued May 16 as they claimed first place with a time of 8:06.86.The victory qualifies them for a trip to PIAA Track and...

Boys outlast ACC in championship

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland and Central Catholic boys lacrosse teams know each other well. Over the last two years, the Trojans and Vikings have played against each other six different times, including twice in the regular season and once in the postseason. They have been two of the top three or four teams every year in District 11 and their games have always been highly contested.

Last Monday night was no different.

Parkland had a lead for nearly the entire game, but found itself ahead just...

Patriots surprise Parkland

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Most people likely expected Parkland to punch a ticket into the East Penn Conference boys’ volleyball championship game. And it would have been a good. After all, the Trojans had beaten Freedom twice this spring and they were meeting the Patriots again in the conference semifinal. The latest meeting went in favor of Parkland just 10 days prior in four games, while the Trojans swept the first match back in late March.

The tides reversed Monday at Allen High School’s Sewards Gymnasium....

Hornets upset Trojans in quarterfinal

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Whenever Parkland and Emmaus square off in baseball, you can expect something unexpected to happen. Come playoff time, that weirdness can be amplified.

The Trojans had everything going for them when the two teams met in the first round of the East Penn Conference playoffs on Saturday. Emmaus was riddled with injuries and had lost six straight games. Parkland had its ace on the mound and appeared ready to advance.

For the Trojans, things didn’t go anywhere near how they were...

Girls lax gets revenge vs. Red Rovers

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Last year did not sit too well for the Parkland girls lacrosse players.

After five straight Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships, the Trojans’ streak was broken by Easton last year. But they did something about it this time around.

Parkland jumped all over the Red Rovers from the get go, taking an 8-3 lead at halftime and then continuing its pursuit in the second half to win back the EPC title 12-6 last Monday night at Northampton High School’s Al Erdosy Stadium in a...

PHS reaches EPC softball semifinal

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Renee Snyder has found ways to come up with big hits at just the right moment this season and she did so again in the quarterfinals of the East Penn Conference softball playoffs.

Snyder’s walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning against Whitehall gave the Lady Trojans a 2-1 win and advanced them to the semifinals to face Freedom.

The game was a much different one than what the two teams played just three days earlier when Parkland closed out the regular season with a...

Trojan track teams take second in EPC

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland girls and boys track and field teams used depth and timely performance from front-line athletes to produce strong finishes at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships held May 7 and 8 at Whitehall High School.

Both Trojans teams took second place in the event. The girls earned 83.5 points during the two-day meet, finishing behind champion Easton with 92 points. The boys also took second, with 71.3 points, well behind champion Liberty with 134...

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.

In the EPC, Parkland will take on Freedom at Nazareth on Wednesday, May 15, at 5...

Rain forcing changes to district, league events

Monday, May 13, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.


The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to...