Parkland Press

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SP falls to Salisbury in LVL

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

South Parkland had plenty of opportunities. It just didn’t capitalize on those chances when it needed to most during Tuesday’s Lehigh Valley Legion game.

The Trojans left the bases loaded in the first two innings, the first with just one out, without scoring a run. Salisbury took advantage of those missed opportunities. The Falcons (6-1) scored two in the bottom of the second and held on for a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night at Salisbury High School.

The Trojans dropped to 2-2,...

“Making America’s Pastime”

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by RICH STRACK in Sports

The game began with nothing more than a stick found in the woods and a homemade ball.

Today, Major League baseball is a $9.5 billion industry. Much of it profits around the manufacturing of baseballs, bats, gloves and uniforms.

From May 12 through October 31, The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem is presenting an exhibit titled “Making America’s Pastime.” Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Glen Koehler will guide visitors through the industrial history of...

Liberty outlasts Parkland for title

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the optimists in the room, Parkland has won three of the last five District 11 baseball championships. The pessimists will dwell on the fact that two years in a row now, Parkland has been in the district final, but didn’t put away a win to take home gold.

This year’s foray into the championship game ended with a 2-1 loss to Liberty in extra innings. A ninth-inning sacrifice fly from Caleb Tereska drove home what proved to be the winning run.

One of the keys coming in for...

‘Canes knock off undefeated PHS

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland softball team never takes anything for granted. Even though they were 25-0 on the season coming into the District 11 Championship, the Trojans knew that anything could happen. They attacked the game just as they had all 25 other games this season, with a strong senior pitcher on the mound in Aubree Fritzinger and a balanced offense that had different contributors from game-to-game.

Liberty also knew that Parkland wasn’t taking anything for granted and that it had to be at...

Article By: TODD KRESS tkress@tnonline.com

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Neither team had much breathing room at any point of last week’s District 11 Class 3A girls lacrosse championship game. But much like the previous two meetings against Easton, Parkland had the Red Rovers’ number down the stretch.

Easton, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, got within a single goal on two occasions in the final 6:25 after Parkland had led 8-5 a little beyond the midway point of the second half. But the No. 2 seeded Trojans were able to run out the clock down the stretch...

Sherwin earns silver at states

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After finishing eighth in last year’s PIAA Track and Field Championship Meet, Morgan Sherwin knew she was capable of bringing home another state medal this spring when she attended the annual meet at Shippensburg University.

But she even surprised herself when she got to climb up to the second-place level on the podium Saturday after clearing 5 feet, five inches in the high jump.

“I knew I had a chance of getting a medal at states, but I never thought I’d be coming home with a...

PHS boys capture program’s first district gold

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Pretty much everything tried to stop Parkland from making history last Thursday night. Not only did a fast start from Emmaus put the Trojans’ first ever district boys lacrosse championship in jeopardy, two 30-minute weather delays also threw a kink in the their plans.

But in the end, nothing could stop the top-seeded Trojans from writing history.

Following a quick 3-0 deficit, Parkland quickly tied the game at 3-3 and took the lead in the second quarter. The Trojans pulled away...

Baseball reaches district title game

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland baseball team already has one title under its belt this season. With Tuesday’s 10-3 win over Pocono Mountain East, the Trojans earned the right to play for two more.

The win put them in Wednesday’s district title game against Liberty and earned them a spot in next week’s state playoff tournament.

Parkland got another great pitching performance from Mike Jenkins and its offense exploded for 11 hits off Pocono Mountain East starter Zach McCambley.

“That’s one...

Softball stays unbeaten with semifinal win

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It certainly wasn’t their easiest win of the season, but it may have been their most persistent. An eighth-inning single from Mackenzie Wolf plated the game-winning run as Parkland downed Easton 2-1 in the District 11 semifinals. The win puts Parkland into the district championship against Liberty Thursday at Patriots Park. The win also guarantees the Trojans a spot in the PIAA Tournament, which gets underway Monday.

Aubree Fritzinger was brilliant on the mound and didn’t allow a hit...

Boys lax beats Rovers, faces Hornets in final

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It looked as if Parkland was out to make a statement after losing a heartbreaker to Central Catholic in last week’s East Penn Conference championship game.

Message received loud and clear.

The top-seeded Trojans scored the first four goals, led by five at intermission, and disposed of No. 4 Easton on Tuesday night at Northampton High School’s Erdosy Field. The win advances Parkland to Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A championship against Emmaus where it will look for that...