Parkland Press

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Girls lax reaches D-11 final

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The last time that the Parkland girls lacrosse team was on the turf of Al Erdosy Stadium at Northampton High School, it walked off in defeat, losing to Easton in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title game last week.

Just four days later, the defending district champion Trojans were back on the very same field in another postseason game. This time, they were victorious, taking down rival Emmaus 14-8 in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals Monday evening.

“This was definitely...

Dulaney shuts down Rovers in semifinal

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland only needed one run to win Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinal softball game. The No. 2 seed Trojans got the game’s only run in the second inning then held off a seventh-inning rally from No. 3 Easton to advance to this week’s title game with a 1-0 victory.

The Rovers had their best chance to score when Gillian Walsh blasted a double to the right-field fence to lead off the seventh inning. But Parkland got out of the inning with two ground outs and a strike out...

PHS takes EHS to limit

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland head coach Scott Trumbauer couldn’t have asked for a better start. But he could have probably asked for a different ending.

In Monday’s EPC volleyball semifinals, Parkland did something against Emmaus that no other conference foe could this season—take a set against the unbeaten Hornets. The Trojans won the first set in thrilling fashion.

However, there would be too much firepower from top-seeded Emmaus. The Hornets rallied to win the next two sets and then closed out...

Trojans top Vikes for title

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was just how it was supposed to be.

Game number three, the rubber match between the Parkland and Central Catholic boys lacrosse teams came down to the final quarter.

Tied 12-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Trojans tallied four of the five goals scored in the final 12 minutes to win the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship game 16-13 last Monday evening at Northampton High School.

Top-seeded Parkland (17-3) won its first league title since 2014 when it...

Girls fall to Easton in league title game

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team made a big comeback, but came up just short of finishing it off for a victory.

After falling behind 7-1 in the opening 9:52 of the first half, the Trojans slowly chipped away throughout the remainder of the game. When senior Abby Giacobbe found the back of the net with just 15 seconds remaining, the Trojans had tied the game at 13-13 to force overtime.

But Easton star attacker Leanna Deegan won the opening draw control of the extra time, raced...

Parkland boys win EPC T&F championship meet

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland crowned three individual gold medalists and two more for relay teams at last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships.

Trojan senior Sam Morgan hauled in a pair of individual golds, while also helping a two relay teams to first-place finishes. Freshman Mustapha Salau won one individual event and was part of both relay teams, while junior Shelby Staib grabbed one gold and one third-place medal.

Morgan won the 800-meter run in 1:56.07,...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:


The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

Trojans reach D-11 title match

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Few outside the Parkland boys tennis program expected the team to reach this year’s District final.

But after Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Emmaus, the No. 2 seed Trojans are not only headed to Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A title match at Lehigh University, but they could also be regarded as the favorite in the match.

“They have exceeded a lot of expectations,” said Parkland head coach Mike Hingston. “I don’t think many people expected Parkland to be in a district final this year...

Boys lacrosse avenges loss to Central Catholic

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In just its first game of the 2018 regular season, the defending District 11 Class 3A champion Parkland boys lacrosse team suffered a two-goal setback to defending 2A champ Central Catholic in a battle of last year’s gold medalists.

The two teams met again Tuesday, but this time the outcome was spun around.

The Trojans (13-3 overall) managed to hold a lead over the Vikings (11-4) at the end of each quarter, and used a 6-2 halftime lead to eventually take down Central and amass...

Girls lacrosse beats Central

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team beat Central Catholic last week 17-3. Camryn Barnett scored eight Parkland goals, while teammate Abby Pope scored three and Jill Bushinsky, Irene Lee and Mackenzie Roth had two goals each. Roth also assisted on two goals, while Bushinsky, Lee and Abby Giacobbe assisted on one goal each.

Parkland goal keeper Brie Barraco made five saves in the win.

Parkland heads into Thursday’s game against Emmaus with a 12-3 overall recored and a 9-0 mark in...