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Emmaus tops Trojans in EPC semifinal

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland and Emmaus boys soccer teams have a habit of playing more than the usual 80-minute game.

Over the past few years the teams have needed overtime to settle their rivalry games and Tuesday’s East Penn Conference semifinal went into two extra periods before the Hornets came out on top 2-1.

The No. 2 seed Hornets got a first-half goal from Andrew Gaines, while the Trojans’ Alex Wilsterman scored a first-half goal for his team.

Gaines, who recently returned from...

Trojan cross country caps regular season

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Parkland boys cross country team wrapped up a 16-1 season with a 5-0 showing in its final regular season East Penn Conference meet.

The Trojan boys beat Emmaus (23-32), Central Catholic (15-48), Whitehall (15-49), Allen (15-50) and Dieruff (15-50).

Parkland boys runners finished in the top two spots at the meet as the Trojans placed their top five runners among the first eight finishers.

Nate Reimer led the way, but teammate Ethan Warren was not far behind as both...

Parkland girls volleyball eliminates ACC from EPC

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball team knocked off No. 3 seed Central Catholic Tuesday to advance to the semifinal round of the East Penn conference playoffs.

The Trojans (12-5 overall) earned the No. 6 seed for the league playoffs and traveled to the Vikettes’ gym for the first-round game.

Brynn Dreisbach led Parkland with 19 kills and 18 digs in the win. Amber Resendez (20 kills), Lauren Ceh (13 kills), Leah Brunnabend (20 digs) and Jackie Malitzki (52 assists) also were big...

Parkland’s Wu never quits

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

By the end of the 2019 girls tennis season, Parkland coach Mike Hingston was in a tough spot. He had ran out of adjectives to describe Johanna Wu.

Throughout her senior campaign, Wu used her superior skill, superb strategy and laser-like focus to play solid tennis. But above all, she never said die.

“This girl is just such a competitor,” said Hingston earlier this season. “She does not give up”

Not giving up in pursuit of a worthy goal can create memories. Wu’s final...

EPC playoffs matchups set

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC announced playoff matchups for soccer and field hockey on Thursday.

In boys soccer, Liberty gets the top seed and a home game against Eastburg South, the 8 seed, on Saturday at 12 p.m.. The winner gets Easton (4) or Stroudsburg (5), who play Saturday in Easton at 10 a.m.

On the bottom of the bracket, Emmaus gets the two seed and hosts seventh-seeded Freedom, last year’s District 11 champs. That game is 2:15 p.m. Saturday with the winner playing the Parkland (3)-...

Hornets hand Trojans first loss this season

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland field hockey team fought through every game this season and came to its penultimate East Penn Conference game of the season with just one lone tie as a blemish on its record. Coming into Tuesday night’s matchup with perennial power Emmaus, the Trojans 13 wins were the most in a season for them since 2010 when they also won 13 regular season games.

Against Emmaus (18-0-0 overall, 16-0-0 EPC), the Trojans came out strong with a swarming style defense, but eventually, they...

PHS field hockey is trending upward

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While Emmaus and Parkland have both put together strong seasons in field hockey, the programs have come from very different places to get to where they are right now.

Emmaus has been constant under veteran head coach Sue Butz-Stavin, who is the winningest high school field hockey coach in the country. The Hornets have won 30 straight District 11 championships and look to make it 31 after going through the regular season undefeated.

After an undefeated regular season, Butz-...

Parkland beats Whitehall in rivalry game

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team continued its surge as it scored a season-high 35 first-half points and held on to defeat rival Whitehall 48-29 last Friday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division game at Whitehall High School.

The Trojans (5-2 overall, 4-2 EPC South) have now won three games in a row after losing two straight. Getting players healthy and younger players gaining experience has helped them get back into the winning ways.

“We have had solid practice...

Girls volleyball falls to EHS

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams have been in a lot of competitive matches throughout the years, and the rivals have always shared high and low times against each other.

Following a 3-1 match win early in the regular season for the Trojans at Parkland High School, the Green Hornets returned the favor on their home court, taking care of the rematch 3-1 by scores of 25-21, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22 last Thursday night at Emmaus High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference...

Football hosts EPC North foe on Friday

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team has seemed to find its groove of late, regaining healthy players and playing the Parkland football that the program has been accustomed to over the last decade.

The Trojans (5-2 overall, 4-2 EPC Skyline Division) are riding a three-game win streak and will host Stroudsburg (4-3, 4-2) Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference cross-divisional game.

Parkland is coming off a 48-29 victory at Whitehall last...