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Girls lacrosse wins EPC title

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

If there was any doubt about Parkland being a dynasty before Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls lacrosse championship, the Lady Trojans left Northampton High School with little still in question

Camryn Barnett scored a game-high five goals, and Abby Pope and Morgan Herd each scored four in Parkland’s 14-10 victory over Easton in the EPC championship game. The win was the Lady Trojans’ fifth consecutive league title.

“It’s so rewarding because I think every one of us...

Softball to play for EPC championship

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After going undefeated through the regular season, the Parkland softball team continued to roll as the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs got underway last week.

The Trojans earned the top seed and cruised past Northampton last Friday, 9-1 in a quarterfinal game. They followed that with a win over Bethlehem Catholic Monday, 4-1.

After the win over Northampton, Parkland third baseman Chelsea Morgan said there’s no added pressure protecting an unblemished record in the...

PHS baseball beats Kids in league playoffs

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland and Northampton could meet one more time this season, depending how the district playoff brackets shakes out. If that happens, the Kids will surely hope Trojan starting pitcher Mike Jenkins isn’t on the mound again.

The LaSalle-bound senior beat Northampton for the third time this year when he held the Kids to four hits Monday in a 4-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinal win.

In three games this season against Northampton, Jenkins has allowed no runs on 11 hits...

Boys lacrosse falls in league final

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Spirits were certainly low after the way Central Catholic defeated Parkland in Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys lacrosse championship. But all is not lost if you ask Trojan head coach Brad Schifko.

Just as Parkland seemed to take control of the game in the third quarter, Central had an answer. The top-seeded Vikings (19-1 overall; 12-1 EPC), after trailing 10-7 in the third, scored six of the next seven goals to secure their first EPC championship in school history with a...

EPC Track and Field Championship Results

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships were held Tuesday-Wednesday, May 9-10 at East Stroudsburg South High School

The following results include the top four finishers in each event as well as all Parkland competitors that finished in the top 10.

EPC TRACK AND FIELD

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday, May 9

BOYS

3200 – 1. Seth Slavin (PV) 9:38.02, 2. Ryan Murphy (PV) 9:43.52, 3. Gabe Sullivan (PV) 9:47.03, 4. Del Vierling (Emm) 9:48.60...

Four Trojans earn EPC gold medals

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Sam Morgan had a busy week last week.

The Parkland junior who plays two varsity sports in the spring had his lacrosse season finale last Monday when his team beat rival Emmaus, setting up another match up against the Hornets in the league playoffs on Thursday.

In between those games Morgan competed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Track and Field Championships, earning a gold medal for the 1600-meter run and a silver medal as part of a relay team.

He was one of four gold...

EPC softball playoffs set

Friday, May 12, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference softball playoffs will look to beat the rain and get under way Friday afternoon.

By virtue of a perfect mark, the Parkland Trojans are this year’s number-one seed. They will face off against Northampton, which sneaks in as the number-eight seed. The two, of course, are very familiar Skyline Division opponents.

Liberty will take the second seed after finishing 14-2 in the EPC. They will take on seven-seed Whitehall, which is coming off a 9-8 shootout...

Girls avenge loss to EHS

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Plenty was on the line in Monday’s Emmaus-Parkland girls lacrosse rematch.

For one, the host Trojans had a chance at redemption after Emmaus used a strong second half to top Parkland last month, 13-12. But more importantly, the No. 1 seed for this week’s Eastern Pennsylvania playoffs was up for grabs.

Not only did the Trojans earn that top seed on their home turf Monday night, they left little doubt as to why. Parkland (9-1 in EPC, 14-4 overall) jumped out to an 8-0 lead...

Nazareth ousts Trojans from districts

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

No offense to Nazareth, but its tennis team is really becoming a thorn in the side of the Parkland team. It was Nazareth that beat Parkland during the regular season, snapping the Trojans’ 152-game conference win streak, and then, Nazareth knocked Parkland out of the District 11 team tournament with a 3-0 win on Tuesday.

Trojan head coach Mike Hingston is never ready to come up with an excuse for a loss, but it should be noted that the team has been without a couple of players, which...

Ball teams look for strong finish

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Parkland’s baseball and softball teams will both begin play in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs in the next few days.

The Trojan baseball team was 10-4 in league play through Monday’s win over Northampton. They trailed the Konkrete Kins by half a game for the Skyline Division lead and were tied with Emmaus, just a half-game ahead of Nazareth in a tight division race.

Liberty (13-1), the Steel Division leader, looks like it will earn the top seed in the eight-team...