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PHS girls fall to Southern Lehigh

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s tough to win a game when not one, but two opposing players score 20 or more points. That’s what happened to the Lady Trojans Monday night in a game that was postponed from earlier this month against Southern Lehigh.

The Lady Spartans (15-3 overall, 12-1 Colonial) are the team to beat in the Colonial League and have shown all season that they can battle with the best teams from any league or any classification.

Ellie Cassel and Olivia Snyder each scored 22 points for...

District team wrestling brackets released

Monday, January 28, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

District 11 announced its pairings for the team championships.

Action gets underway at three different sites beginning Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.

For Thursday, wrestling will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Subsequent matches will not begin before 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

For Saturdary, morning session tickets are $6 adults, $3 students, $3 senior citizens.

Saturday evening session tickets are $6. Only District XI...

EPC wrestling champtionship schedule released

Friday, January 25, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC released its schedule for the 2018-19 Wrestling Championship Day.

The event takds place Saturday, Jan. 26 at Easton Middle School. Adult admission is $6 and it’s $3 for students and senior citizens.

Round 1 kicks off at 1:30 p.m.:

13th - Pleasant Vy. vs. Dieruff

15th - Pocono Mt. West vs. Allen

17th - Central vs. Eastburg North

Round 2 starts at 3:15 p.m.:

7th - Parkland vs. Stroudsburg

9th - Emmaus vs. Eastburg South


CL-SL embark on football co-op

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020 and...

Grapplers contiue growth

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Parkland’s 2018-2019 wrestling season has featured strong performances and periodic struggles. One consistent has been their effort.

“We’re growing and we are improving,” said head coach Mike Ottinger. “It’s a really good team culture.”

On Jan. 16 the Trojans handled Pocono Mountain on the road 54-23. Bryan Diaz got the Trojans off to a fast start as he defeated Ian Hagan 8-2 at 132 to give Parkland a 3-0 lead. After Joe Dolak was defeated at 132, sensational sophomore Luke...

PHS girls beat Bears, Eagles

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a 45-37 overtime win against Nazareth Tuesday night, Parkland has now picked up big wins over teams it could see again in the postseason. The win over the Blue Eagles followed a convincing 55-40 win over Pleasant Valley last week. The win over Pleasant Valley was important for seeding both in the East Penn Conference and District 11 tournaments.

Against Pleasant Valley (10-4, 6-4), the two teams spent nearly the first minute of the game huddled around the Pleasant Valley basket...

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a...

PHS beats Nazareth, 7-1

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team was back under the bright lights on the big stage, and it sure did impress. The Trojans scored three goals in the first period and the first seven of the game in defeating Nazareth 7-1 last Monday night at the PPL Center in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action.

The win was a welcome sight to a Parkland team that was searching for one after its game last week.

“We needed a win,” said Koby Staivecki. “Especially after last week when we...

Trojans’ Lehman dives to first place at meet

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference held its annual midseason diving meet Saturday at Nazareth.

Parkland’s Lexi Lehman led a dominant effort from the Parkland girls team, winning the event with a score of 445.95 as the Trojans places three divers in the girls top five and six in the top 10.

Logan Choma led Parkland’s boys team with a second-place finish. The Trojan boys team also had three of the top five finishers.

Lehman beat Easton’s Olivia Jacobsen (431.95) by 14 points to take...

Patriots’ fourth-quarter rally beats Parkland

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team was playing its best basketball of the season, sporting a season-long six game win streak entering its weekend game with Freedom.

It looked as if the winning was going to continue as it held a sizeable lead against the Patriots. However, offensive struggles in the final quarter led to a come-from-behind win for Freedom over Parkland, 61-57, last Friday night at Parkland High School in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game.

It was the second...