Parkland Press

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PHS 3200-meter relay runs to district gold

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There are a lot of positives about the race Parkland’s boys 3200-meter relay team ran at last week’s District 11 Championship Meet.

For one thing, the team earned the gold medal with a winning time of 8:08.24. On top of that, the group knows it can run even faster in this weekend’s PIAA Class 3A Championship at Shippensburg University.

“It was just a good team effort all around,” said sophomore Riley Williamson. “We all knew what we had to do and we all did it. We didn’t all...

PHS softball team manufactures game-winning run

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout the season, Parkland’s seniors have talked about the underclassmen and how they’ve been able to contribute to the team’s success during its 24-0 season. Last week, one of the young players came through with a big hit to give the seniors four straight conference championships with a 1-0 win over Emmaus in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Patriots Park in Allentown.

With a runner on second and one out, Megan Fenstermaker poked a groundball through the right...

Barnett scores five in win

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some people that follow high school lacrosse in the Lehigh Valley thought Parkland’s Camryn Barnett should have been the East Penn Conference MVP. The junior midfielder scored five goals in the Lady Trojans conference championship win last week.

And again on Monday, Barnett made a solid case for those MVP arguments.

Barnett scored a game-high five goals for Parkland, including pivotal back-to-back scores midway through the second half to give the Lady Trojans a two-goal lead...

Volleyball falls in district semifinal

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland and Whitehall have had some epic matches this season.

Tuesday’s District 11 Class 3A semifinal was the third time the teams have met in the past three weeks and not once has the match been settled in three games.

Tuesday’s night’s game had a bit more on the line than the last two meetings, with the winner advancing to the state playoffs and Thursday’s district title match against top-seeded Emmaus.

The Zephyrs came out on top Tuesday, 3-1 (25-28, 24-26, 25-18,...

Seniors bring title back to Parkland

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

As sophomores, Michael Jenkins, Harsha Bollu, Ryan Giovenco and Austin Mueller experienced their first Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships.

As juniors, classmates Ethan Imler and Matt Mellinger joined Parkland’s core group of varsity players. While the group went without a title last season, it made sure to grab gold the first chance it got this year.

On Friday night at Hackett Park, the seasoned Trojan veterans led the way as the team knocked off top-seeded Liberty...

Baseball beats Hurricanes, 6-3

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

There were memorable victories in the 2017 regular season. There were also some game results that Parkland head baseball coach Kurt Weber would like to forget about.

On Friday night at Hackett Park, Weber watched his Trojan baseball team get some revenge for one of those forgettable losses.

With a three-run lead entering the bottom of the seventh, Trojan senior Harsha Bollu recorded strikeouts for two of the last three outs and the Trojans celebrated a 6-3 victory to capture...

EPC Track and Field Championship Results

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships were held Tuesday-Wednesday, May 9-10 at East Stroudsburg South High School

The following results include the top four finishers in each event as well as all Parkland competitors that finished in the top 10.



Tuesday, May 9


3200 – 1. Seth Slavin (PV) 9:38.02, 2. Ryan Murphy (PV) 9:43.52, 3. Gabe Sullivan (PV) 9:47.03, 4. Del Vierling (Emm) 9:48.60...

Four Trojans earn EPC gold medals

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Sam Morgan had a busy week last week.

The Parkland junior who plays two varsity sports in the spring had his lacrosse season finale last Monday when his team beat rival Emmaus, setting up another match up against the Hornets in the league playoffs on Thursday.

In between those games Morgan competed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Track and Field Championships, earning a gold medal for the 1600-meter run and a silver medal as part of a relay team.

He was one of four gold...

Girls lacrosse wins EPC title

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

If there was any doubt about Parkland being a dynasty before Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls lacrosse championship, the Lady Trojans left Northampton High School with little still in question

Camryn Barnett scored a game-high five goals, and Abby Pope and Morgan Herd each scored four in Parkland’s 14-10 victory over Easton in the EPC championship game. The win was the Lady Trojans’ fifth consecutive league title.

“It’s so rewarding because I think every one of us...

Softball to play for EPC championship

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After going undefeated through the regular season, the Parkland softball team continued to roll as the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs got underway last week.

The Trojans earned the top seed and cruised past Northampton last Friday, 9-1 in a quarterfinal game. They followed that with a win over Bethlehem Catholic Monday, 4-1.

After the win over Northampton, Parkland third baseman Chelsea Morgan said there’s no added pressure protecting an unblemished record in the...