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EPC announces wrestling matchups

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.

Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.

Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th –...

Wrestlers fall to Cavaliers

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland junior wrestler Brandon Kassis did not wrestle last year as a sophomore, but has been a part of the Trojans program for two seasons counting this year. They have been two successful seasons when it comes to wrestling at one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the North East, Escape the Rock Tournament.

As a freshman, Kassis won the event, and he followed that up this season with another first place finish in the 120 weight division as a junior. Kassis took first and left...

Trojans top EHS

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland and Central Catholic boys basketball players must have felt like they were shooting a basketball into the ocean in the first quarter of their game last Tuesday night at Rockne Hall at Central Catholic High School.

The two teams combined for 10 three-pointers in the first quarter. Although the Trojans went almost point for point with the Vikings that opening frame, they weren’t able to match it for the rest of the game and fell 64-52 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference...

Buchman scores 17 in win over Emmaus

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The good news for Nazareth is that it beat Parkland 42-40 late last week in a key Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matchup. The bad news for Nazareth is that Parkland now has the Blue Eagles marked on their schedule for when the two teams meet in a rematch.

Last week’s game bounced back and forth. Parkland led by as much as seven, but the pesky Blue Eagles kept coming back and were able to pick up the win. Talya Brugler led Nazareth with 15 points, but it was Claire Courter who lit up...

PHS ice hockey erases deficit to beat Freedom

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For a brief few minutes in the first period of last Monday night’s game, the mood around the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena was of disbelief as the Parkland ice hockey team was trailing in its game against Freedom. And the way that the Trojans fell behind was drastic, as they scored the game’s opening goal before giving up two consecutive goals in a span of just 28 seconds.

But three goals in each of the second and third periods helped to push Parkland past the Patriots, 8-2, in a Lehigh...

Grapplers take down Cardinals

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Coming off of a 1-4 showing as host of the Parkland Duals Tournament and a dual meet loss to Nazareth last week, Parkland was looking to bounce back.

A day after the loss to the Blue Eagles, Pocono Mountain East came into Parkland High School Gymnasium, and the Trojans won 11 of the 14 bouts. Parkland had seven pins and took down the Cardinals 62-13 last Thursday night.

“It was good for us to get this win tonight, no matter how we did it,” said senior Nate Wieder. “We had some...

Girls face late-season challenges

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The final three weeks of the regular season are going to be very interesting in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls basketball.

There are three teams – Bethlehem Catholic (5-1 EPC, 9-2 overall), Easton (7-1, 11-2) and Parkland (7-1, 8-4) – with just one conference loss and four others – Allen (4-2, 8-2), Freedom (6-2, 10-2), Northampton (6-2, 9-3) and Stroudsburg (6-2, 9-3) – with just two losses.

Some of these teams have wins against each other, including Freedom’s big win...

PHS swimmers sweep ACC

Friday, January 19, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland swimming and diving team beat Central Catholic Monday on both sides of a dual meet. The Trojans boys won 121-64, while Parkland’s girls team beat the Vikettes 133.5-51.5.

Parkland’s divers, who took the top three places in both boys and girls against Central, also competed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference midseason meet over the weekend with stellar results.

Parkland girls divers took the top four places at the midseason meet, with Lexi Lehman earning first...

Varone scores 100th career goal

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms reached the halfway point of their season with what Phil Varone called an “embarrassing” performance in a 6-2 loss to Springfield Saturday night. Lehigh Valley came out with a good first period, but that was about all it was able to put together as the Thunderbirds scored four unanswered goals to waltz out of the PPL Center with a win.

Varone scored his 100th career AHL goal in the game, but was more focused on the weak effort that the team put on the ice.

“A lot...

Cheerleaders earn trip to state championship

Friday, January 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Parkland High School’s cheerleaders will compete in the PIAA State Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships this weekend after winning the silver medal in the medium division at the District 11 Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships on Jan. 6 at Easton Area Middle School.

“It was one of the best performances they did all year,” said Trojan cheerleading coach Sami Jo Crivellaro. “They were really confident with their routine. They were on all week. We just kept pushing and...