Parkland Press

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PHS girls beat Bears, Eagles

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a 45-37 overtime win against Nazareth Tuesday night, Parkland has now picked up big wins over teams it could see again in the postseason. The win over the Blue Eagles followed a convincing 55-40 win over Pleasant Valley last week. The win over Pleasant Valley was important for seeding both in the East Penn Conference and District 11 tournaments.

Against Pleasant Valley (10-4, 6-4), the two teams spent nearly the first minute of the game huddled around the Pleasant Valley basket...

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a...

PHS beats Nazareth, 7-1

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team was back under the bright lights on the big stage, and it sure did impress. The Trojans scored three goals in the first period and the first seven of the game in defeating Nazareth 7-1 last Monday night at the PPL Center in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action.

The win was a welcome sight to a Parkland team that was searching for one after its game last week.

“We needed a win,” said Koby Staivecki. “Especially after last week when we...

Trojans’ Lehman dives to first place at meet

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference held its annual midseason diving meet Saturday at Nazareth.

Parkland’s Lexi Lehman led a dominant effort from the Parkland girls team, winning the event with a score of 445.95 as the Trojans places three divers in the girls top five and six in the top 10.

Logan Choma led Parkland’s boys team with a second-place finish. The Trojan boys team also had three of the top five finishers.

Lehman beat Easton’s Olivia Jacobsen (431.95) by 14 points to take...

Patriots’ fourth-quarter rally beats Parkland

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team was playing its best basketball of the season, sporting a season-long six game win streak entering its weekend game with Freedom.

It looked as if the winning was going to continue as it held a sizeable lead against the Patriots. However, offensive struggles in the final quarter led to a come-from-behind win for Freedom over Parkland, 61-57, last Friday night at Parkland High School in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game.

It was the second...

Wrestlers beat ESS, Bangor

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Parkland wrestling displayed depth and skill in registering two quality wins to improve its record to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in East Penn Conference matches.

“Overall, they have surpassed my expectations,” said second-year Trojan head coach Mike Ottinger. “It’s been pretty impressive.”

Skillful mat work was on display on Jan. 9 during a 37-29 victory over East Stroudsburg South. The Trojans were ready to fight as Gabriel Montanez got down to business in claiming a 7-6 decision...

Yeboah makes first career start vs. Dieruff

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

“Sometimes, it’s the players that don’t start that make the ones who do [start] good.”

That’s how Parkland girls basketball coach Ed Ohlson looks at senior Kendra Yeboah. His rationale is that the hard work Yeboah puts in during practice, going up against fellow senior Kassidy Stout “gives Kass everything she can handle in practice and that makes Kass better and that’s why we appreciate what [Yeboah] does.”

“She is a tireless worker in practice,” added Ohlson. “She really works...

Wrestlers host Parkland Duals

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Trojans went 4-1 at the Parkland Duals Saturday.

Parkland beat Central High (47-28) in the first round then took down Souderton (40-36) in the second round and beat Delaware Valley (31-28) in the third round.

Parkland lost to Boyertown, 51-19, in the fourth round before bouncing back with a 63-15 win over Mariana Bracetti Academy in the final round of the tournament.

In the win over Central, Garrett Fitzgeral (220), Cory Border (285), Nathan Kresge (106), Gabriel...

Trojans hang on to top ESS

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Guard Jeremiah Anderson and East Stroudsburg South gave Parkland all it could handle on Tuesday night. And the Cavaliers nearly completed their comeback after trailing by 10 points through three quarters.

Instead, Parkland was able to do just enough down the stretch. It’s been the Trojans’ theme for much of the season—finding a way to win.

East Stroudsburg South’s Jasir Parker rebounded Joshua Smith’s potential game tying three-pointer in the final seconds and scored to get the...

PHS swimmers earn sweep over Canaries

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Parkland swept Allen in a swim meet last week. The Trojan girls team won 149-31, while Parkland’s boys rolled to a 134-32 victory.

In the girls meet, Shefalee Rane (200 free, breaststroke) won a pair of individual events, while teammates Natalie Link (IM), Kayla Johnson (50 free), Lexi Lehman (diving) Devon Corvaia (butterfly), Lauren Ceh (100 free), Claire Weaver (500 free) and Abigial Kirsopp (backstroke) won one individual event each.

Parkland’s girls teams also swept the...