Parkland Press

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Trojans beat Emmaus

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland ended the boys lacrosse regular season Monday night with another statement win and a nearly unblemished record that will go into the books as the team’s best ever.

The Trojans finished 17-1 overall and 12-1 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play. Since a loss to Central Catholic in the second game of the regular season, back on March 30, they’ve reeled off 16 straight wins.

The win streak includes a payback win against the Vikings last week as well as wins over...

Parkland boys track goes undefeated

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland track and field teams ended the regular season last week and both finished at or near the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings.

Parkland’s boys team went 11-0 this season and tied Pleasant Valley for the regular season league title. The Trojan girls team finished 10-1 this season and was tied with Liberty for second place in the league, just behind Stroudsburg (11-0).

The postseason began Tuesday with the EPC/Colonial League Championship at East...

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Top Performers

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference (EPC) track and field regular season is just around the corner. Athletes are making one last push to qualify and earn a top seed in the upcoming league and district meets.

The following is a list of the top five performers in each event this season along with the top Parkland performer in each event.

BOYS

100 — 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.2, 2. tie Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), Zaheer Seabrooks (BC) 10.7, 4. tie Khalil Edwards (PMW), Eddie Brown (ESN...

Boys lacrosse beats Emmaus

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team has had a lot of tough tests lately. And the Trojans have passed each with high marks.

After wins over Manheim Township and Northampton last week, Parkland kept its winning streak going with victories over Emmaus and Cumberland Valley last Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The team hasn’t lost since falling to Central Catholic on March 30.

The Trojans (12-1 overall, 8-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference) have now won 11 straight games including...

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Top Performers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

With the track and field postseason just two weeks away, athletes are still jockeying for seeding position in the May 9-10 league championship meet.

Several Parkland athletes are among the top competitors in their events with just a few meets remaining.

The following is a list of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top five performers in each event, along with the top Parkland performer in each event through last week’s meets.

BOYS

100 - 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10...

Girls lacrosse wins fourth straight game

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland’s last and only conference loss came nearly three weeks ago when Emmaus used a strong second half to down the Trojans by a single goal. Since then, Parkland has won six of its last seven games, including all five EPC matchups.

While that loss to the Hornets was just a week into April, Parkland head coach Dawn Cipolla’s team learned a lot from that meeting. It set a spark in which Parkland has been able to outscore its league foes 71-33 during that stretch.

“I think the...

PHS track sweep K-Kids

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Parkland swept Northampton in Monday’s track meet. The Trojan boys won 83-67 and the girls team earned an 87-63 win.

Julian Colon (100, 200) and Nicholas Bower (1600, 3200) each won a pair of individual events in the boys meet, while Connor Tempro (400), Riley Williamson (800), Kiaeem Comegys (high jump) and Franco Perinotti won one individual event each for Parkland.

In the girls meet, Emily Willcox (100, 200) and Shelby Staib (long jump, triple jump) each won two individual...

Mother Nature wreaks havoc on D-11 tennis

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Poor weather for the local high school tennis postseason is becoming an annual tradition. The East Penn Conference Championships were postponed last week, and there still isn’t a make-up date in place. The District 11 Tournament started on Monday, but players were only able to get one round in before that had to be delayed because of rain.

For Parkland, there are other frustrating elements that get added to the weather as they Trojans came into districts. Nick Hawk, their number-two...

Trojan track teams remain undefeated

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Parkland’s boys and girls track team are both 7-0 this season and atop the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings.

The Trojans have beaten East Stroudsburg South, Central Catholic, Pocono Mountain East, Nazareth, Freedom, Easton and Emmaus so far this season. Team scores were not reported to the Press, but individual results of the Trojans’ most recent meets are below.

East Stroudsburg South, Central Catholic-Parkland

BOYS

100: 1. Julian Colon (P) 11.3, 2....

EPC track and field top performances

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently released this year’s first list of track and field top performances. Several Parkland athletes are among the top of the league, including Sam Morgan (boys 1600) and Morgan Sherwin (girls high jump), along with a few relay Trojan relay teams.

The following is a list of the top five performances in each event this season.

BOYS

100 - 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.2, 2. tie Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), Zaheer Seabrooks (BC) 10.7, 3....