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Trojans’ run ends

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the end, the Parkland softball season came down to one bad inning.

It was the second inning of its PIAA quarterfinal game against Spring-Ford. The inning saw the Rams score four times and bang out five of their seven hits in the game en route to a 4-1 win, which ended Parkland’s season at 25-3.

The inning came down to three key hits, an RBI double, a lined single and a bloop single that did most of the damage, bringing home two runs in the inning.

When all of the...

Three from PHS selected to Carpenter Cup

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Two Emmaus players made the team in Dylan Lehman and Brandon Robinson.

This year’s LV Carpenter Cup roster inlcudes: Kyle Mahady, P, Nazareth; Ben Piripavel, OF, Liberty; Blake Barthol, 2b, Parkland;...

Parkland falls to Reading in summer league

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday in it’s summer basketball game against Reading.

The Trojans trailed the perennial state power Red Knights by nearly 20 points in the first half. But Parkland never gave up and came within one shot of a win.

The early deficit proved too much to overcome as the Trojans lost the game against the Red Knights 52-48 last Tuesday evening in the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League.

The Trojans were down by 18...

Trojans played waiting game before final

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

It wasn’t until two hours or so before the District 11 Class 6A softball final that Parkland knew who it would be facing.

Three days worth of unsettled weather caused postponements and continuations for both softball and baseball teams in the area, so it was a toss up between Northampton and Whitehall.

The Konkrete Kids and Zephyrs finished their semifinal prior to the district final as it had been stopped in the fifth inning the day before.

“All throughout the school...

Softball advances to PIAA quarterfinal

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Another game, another postseason victory for the Parkland Trojans.

With a first-round matchup close to home at Patriots Park, Parkland took on Conestoga, the fifth-place team out of District 1, and fought its way to an 8-0 win over the Pioneers. The win moves Parkland into the quarterfinal round against Spring-Ford, also out of District 1.

Throughout the game, Parkland took advantage of miscues by the Pioneers and turned them into big advantages.

It started early when...

Girls lacrosse season ends in PIAA tourney

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After defeating Easton for the second time this season and second time in a postseason game, the Parkland girls lacrosse team was riding a six-game win streak and carrying momentum at the right time of the year.

But the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 Class 3A champion Trojans (15-8) met a powerful Radnor (18-5) team out of District 1. The 2017 Class 2A state champions jumped out in front early and Parkland could not dig itself out of an early hole, falling 15-3 last...

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:

BASEBALL

CLASS 6A

Finals, Thursday, May 30

No. 8...

Tennis team goes 11-2 in 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by STPEHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland boys tennis team used its depth and skill to author a solid 11-2 record during 2019.

“We had a nice regular season,” Trojan head coach Michael Hingston said. “They definitely showed me something. They didn’t succumb to the pressure.”

The strong showing was more impressive considering how much the team relied on younger, unproven players to carry the torch.

Hingston could typically bank on his three singles players - number one Ankit Lenka, number two Matthew...

Trojans fall in district semifinal

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Trojans’ season came to an abrupt end Sunday at Weiland Park on the campus of De Sales University. After battling Liberty through five innings and taking a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, the Hurricanes put up nine runs in their half of the inning and took an 11-4 win in the District 11 Class 6A baseball semifinal game.

Despite the score, it really was a much different game than when the two teams met during the regular season and Liberty beat Parkland 12-3. This time...

Salau earns state medal

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After coming away from preliminary heats with the seventh-best time in the Class 3A field at last weekend’s state championship meet, Parkland sophomore Mustapha Salau knew he was guaranteed a place in the finals and a state medal.

He wanted even more. While the championship final didn’t go exactly as he planned, Salau learned a lot at his first state meet and will be better equipped to return next season and run even faster.

After posting a 49.43 in the preliminary, Salau ran a...