Parkland Press

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NFF holds football media day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As high school football teams were just beginning their first week of preseason preparation last week, the National Football Foundation’s Lehigh Valley Chapter held its first ever Lehigh Valley Football Media Day.

Coaches from all 33 teams in the NFF-LV area were invited to come to Northampton High School’s Erdosy Stadium with their team captains to talk about the upcoming season.

“I would say it’s about time,” Northwestern Lehigh head coach Josh Snyder said. “The Schuylkill...

Nimeh won four LVSHL crowns

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When it comes to winning, 2018 Parkland High School graduate Jake Nimeh did a lot of it. He never even experienced a loss while playing in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League.

The Trojans accumulated a total of 68 wins and two ties with no losses, including four league titles and two appearances in the state quarterfinals during his four year career.

Nimeh was also on the golf team, and was the top overall performer on the team at the District 11 Class 3A tournament...

Staib excells in both of her sports

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Rising senior Shelby Staib of Parkland High School has a lot of confidence and momentum heading into her final year as a Trojan student-athlete.

She capped off her junior campaign with her first ever district championship in the javelin at the District 11 meet back in May, a few weeks after winning gold at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meet.

Staib was also a member of the girls basketball team that earned berths in the EPC and District 11 6A tournaments. With her success...

South Parkland repeats in LVL

Friday, July 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

South Parkland pitcher A.J. Palumbo’s mastery over Salisbury in the Lehigh Valley Legion Championship game July 12 at Parkland High School was so complete it could be bottled and sold.

Palumbo, of course, wasn’t the sole reason the Trojans won the game 7-0 along with their second consecutive league title, but he was undoubtedly the lead actor of a two-hour horror show for Salisbury’s batsmen. His 101-pitch, three hit, seven strikeout performance displayed all the aspects of superior...

Buffaloes fall in Legion semifinals

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

North Parkland could pretty much taste a revenge opportunity against South Parkland. Just six outs separated the Buffaloes from earning a rematch with their rival as they held a six-run lead against top-seeded Salisbury last week in the Lehigh Valley Legion loser’s bracket final.

But that’s when North Parkland not only saw that possibility slip away, but also realized its season was coming to a heartbreaking end.

Salisbury scored eight runs over the final two innings to...

Lady Trojans compete in tournament

Friday, July 20, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

First-year Parkland girls basketball coach Ed Ohlson is a familiar name to Lehigh Valley basketball fans, and Parkland fans in general. His son Eddie played for the Trojans in the early 2000s and is now an assistant coach on the boys team.

Ed, who was part of Rich Fatzinger’s boys staff at Parkland, was also a longtime area boys coach for several different schools before making the switch to the girls side.

Last weekend Parkland competed in the A-Town Throwdown Divaz Challenge...

PHS reaches tourney quarterfinals

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The previously dubbed Sportsfest basketball tournament, which now goes by the name of A-town Throwdown tournament, has been kind to the Parkland boys basketball program recently. Within the past decade, the Trojans have celebrated multiple tournament titles on the macadam courts of Cedar Beach in Allentown.

To make it through a weekend of multiple games a day in the heat, and sometimes not having key players because of other commitments, it can be difficult to record wins against a...

Trojans ‘in good shape’ for LV Legion payoffs

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

South Parkland is comfortably in the driver’s seat to win the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League championship, needing just one more win to reach the Regional 2 Tournament. The Trojans downed rival North Parkland Tuesday evening 1-0, scoring just an unearned first-inning run to get the win that puts them in the championship.

North Parkland will now play Salisbury, the tournament’s top seed, to determine which of the two teams will face South Parkland for the championship in the...

Buffs need to win three straight games

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Buffaloes of North Parkland are without manager Terry Stoudt, but are pressing on through the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League playoffs with close games all the way through.

As the three-seed in the double-elimination tournament, North Parkland had beaten Northern Valley 5-4 and Lower Macungie 4-3 leading up to their meeting with rival South Parkland Tuesday night. North Parkland had won each of the two meetings between the two teams during the regular season by scores of 4-3...

Druckenmiller makes AFL cheer team

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Courtney Druckenmiller has been cheerleading for nearly her entire life. She’s been in front of hundreds, even thousands, of fans during her days at Parkland High School and East Stroudsburg University.

But the 2011 graduate of Parkland is experiencing a whole new level of cheering this summer. Druckenmiller recently became a member of the Philadelphia Soul arena football Soulmates dance team. She is currently in the midst of her first season with the Soul, which attract nearly 10,000...