Parkland Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PHS blows away Hurricanes, 24-7

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The last two years, the Liberty football team had success against Parkland. The Hurricanes had beaten the five-time defending District 11 champs in each of the last two regular seasons.

But last Friday night was a different story.

Turnovers and penalties terrorized the Hurricanes as they fell to Parkland 24-7 in their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference home opener at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

“We came out with the attitude that we knew this was a big game,”...

LV finishes season in IL playoffs

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a six-game winning streak put the Lehigh Valley IronPigs into the playoffs, a seventh straight win gave them a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five divisional series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, that was their last win of the season as the RailRiders went on to take the next three games to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals in the International League.

The Pigs weren’t helped by what a video replay showed to be a bad call in game four of the series.

Hector...

Trojans welcome unbeaten Easton

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

This Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium, two undefeated teams will clash in a pivotal Eastern Pennsylvania Conference football game that could go a long way in deciding the conference champion and district playoff seeding.

Parkland (3-0 overall, 2-0 EPC South) and Easton (3-0, 2-0) have traded punches in regular season and district games the last couple of years, but the Trojans have won the last five meetings.

Even with prominent coaches from each school leaving...

Boys soccer wins first four games

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While Josh Kiser has taken the early lead as a goal scorer for Parkland, three other players have tallied multiple goals this season a total of 11 different players putting the ball in the net for the Trojans. On Monday, Dawson Berger led the scoring with two goals as Parkland downed Whitehall 5-0 to win its fourth straight game without a loss.

Parkland is averaging just over five goals per game, but some of the credit for that goes to the defense that has been so stingy that its...

Girls volleyball wins three straight

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Bringing in a new group of players is something that the Parkland girls volleyball team and head coach Mike Krause have been accustomed to doing for the last decade.

The Trojans said goodbye to another decorated senior class last year. But Krause has players waiting in the wings to step up and lead Parkland back to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 title games, where they appeared last season.

Seniors Kirah Dreisbach and Mia Jago, and junior Grace Steurer are...

Freshmen shine in field hockey win

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a team with a lot of young players on the front line, the Parkland field hockey team came out on fire in its season opener, downing Pocono Mountain West 9-0.

The front group of young players kept pressure on the Panthers throughout the game with freshman Aubrey Semler leading the way with three goals.

Fellow freshman Ashley Young also scored a goal, while sophomores Sierra Marstellar, Maddie Molchany, Olivia Vaccari and Ana Yeager also scored in the game, with Marstellar...

Trojans shut down Dotson

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

At the beginning of last week, Parkland football head coach Tim Moncman was focused on slowing down Nazareth’s electric wide receiver Jahan Dotson.

Friday night, his team accomplished that goal and it severely limited the Blue Eagle offense.

The Trojans defense held the recent UCLA football commit to just three catches for 10 yards, and in doing so prevented the Blue Eagles from getting into any groove offensively as Parkland (2-0 overall, 1-0 EPC South) came away with a 30-6...

Girls tennis bounces back from losses

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a long time since a Parkland tennis team has started the season 1-2. So long in fact that coach Michael Hingston isn’t even sure when it was, but it definitely hasn’t been in the last 10 years. After all, the Trojans had not had a losing season since 1978, and in most of the years since, they’ve barely lost more than two or three matches a year.

After back-to-back losses to perennially tough Freedom and Easton, Parkland got back on the winning track with a 6-1 win over a...

PHS opens with win over rival Hornets

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams have been putting aside their heated rivalry, and instead have been coming together of late to play for a good cause.

For the fifth straight year, the Green Hornets and Trojans met on the field the Red Card Cancer Game, showcasing awareness for the illness and helping out a local family in need.

The teams wore uniquely colored shirts in pregame warm-ups, and posed for a photo following the game with the words ‘Fight Cancer.’

The...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a...