Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Girls volleyball avenges loss

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Back on Sept. 6, nearly a month before their latest meeting, the Emmaus girls volleyball team got the better of rival Parkland, coming back from down two sets to one to earn an important early season win over a team that it has not found much success against of late.

But that was in the friendly confines of the Hornets’ Nest. Last Monday night, it was a different story.

The Trojans played with a ton of energy, not wanting to give up their home court advantage or be swept during...

PHS harriers head into postseason

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The juggernaut that is Parkland’s boys and girls cross country teams continues to run toward another impressive season. Both squads headed into this week undefeated in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings with the postseason just around the corner.

Both squads won all three of their matchups on Oct. 2 at the Little Lehigh Parkway, which featured Allen, Dieruff, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East and Pocono Mountain West.

“Our goal was to just take care of business...

Girls soccer gets revenge on Hornets

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls soccer team was looking for a little bit of revenge against Emmaus Monday.

The Hornets snapped the Trojans’ 70-game District 11 winning streak earlier this season.

In the bigger picture though, the game between the two rivals held a lot of meaning in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference as both teams look to fit into the conference playoff picture as the regular season winds down.

Parkland (12-2-0 EPC, 14-2-0 overall) got both the revenge it wanted and...

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.


The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.


Lewis, Dauberman lead PHS to win

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Junior quarterback Tanner Lewis had been splitting time with senior quarterback Andrew Lee while each were getting their feet wet as first-year varsity contributors through the first half of the regular season.

Last Friday night, Lewis had the best night of his young varsity career, completing 9-of-13 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns and running for 68 yards and a score in helping lead Parkland to a 45-35 come-from-behind Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division win over...

Girls volleyball tops BC, 3-0

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the last half decade the Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic girls volleyball teams have been in several state finals between the two of them and are a consistent powerhouse in their classifications.

Last Monday night the two met in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference regular season match. The Trojans did not sweat much in winning the first set, but were forced to hold on to take the next two in sweeping the Golden Hawks by scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-17.

Anytime a team can...

Trojans look to beat Zephs, win three straight

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It hasn’t been done yet this season through six regular season games, but the Parkland football team will try to win its third consecutive game on Friday night when it hosts Whitehall at Parkland School District Stadium in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division rivalry game.

Coming off victories over Nazareth and Liberty the last two weeks, the Trojans (4-2 overall, 4-2 EPC) will look to make it three straight against the Zephyrs (1-5, 1-5), who are facing a down year and a...

Panny places fifth in EPC

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Chris Panny’s round was going well last week with two holes left at the Eastern Pennsylvania Golf Championships. Then on his 17th hole the round got even better.

Panny was six over on his first nine and was looking to shoot even par on the back in hopes of staying in the top five to qualify for districts. He was right around that number when he hit his second shot on the par 5, 17th hole to 80 yards. For his approach shot, he pulled a 58-degree wedge, choked down a bit and sent it...

Mao, Wu compete in D-11 singles tournament

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Parkland’s top two singles players competed in the District 11 singles tournament this week.

Yao earned the No. 5 seed in the event and won her first match 6-0, 6-2 over Pleasant Valley’s Alyssa Wagner. She defeated Southern Lehigh’s Erica Wang 6-1, 6-2 in the next round before falling to No. 4 seed Halle DeNardo (Nazareth) 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinal round.

Wu also won a pair of matches, beating Bangor’s Morgan Putvinski 6-0, 6-0 and then knocking off No. 7 see Stewart 7-5, 6...

PHS plays Central Catholic to 1-1 tie

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When Teagan Mangahas found the back of the net in the second half, it seemed like it would be the winner for Parkland. It gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead in a game that did not lack scoring chances, but featured strong defenses.

The Trojans have only allowed one goal their last three games, while outscoring their opponents 22-1 over that span.

But, as it did in the season-opener between these two teams, Central Catholic netted an equalizer to tie the game and after two overtime...