Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Boys take on Emmaus in championship

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys soccer semifinal game between Parkland and Freedom was barely under way when the Trojans hit their first goal of the night that made it look like it might be a long night for the Patriots. Instead, Freedom kept Parkland at bay and it would be another 42 minutes until the Trojans scored again.

When all was said and done, Parkland advanced with a 2-1 win over Freedom in a game that got pretty testy at times, especially in the second half.

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Football team focuses on Kids

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team has been unblemished through the first eight weeks of the regular season, and this Friday night, the Trojans have their final road game of the regular season when the visit Northampton’s Erdosy Field.

If the Trojans (8-0 overall, 6-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division) take care of business and win Friday night, they will lock in the number one seed in the District 11 Class 6A tournament, which begins in two weeks.

Parkland enters this...

Football team beats PME, improves to 8-0

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CODY GROHOLTOSKI in Sports

Tough, hard-fought games are what Parkland had faced the last few weeks of the high school football season.

That was not the case last Friday night as the defending four-time district champs induced the mercy rule and beat Pocono Mountain East 49-0.

“We challenged the kids this week, “ said Parkland head coach Tim Moncman. “We’ve gone through a pretty rough stretch, but we wanted to see 48 minutes of football and that’s what we got here [against Pocono Mountain East].”

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Field hockey falls to EHS

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After winning their first 17 games of the season, the Emmaus field hockey team went to Parkland High School for the final game of the regular season looking to remain perfect for the third straight season.

After giving Emmaus all it could handle in a 2-1 overtime game earlier in the season, Parkland was looking to end that streak of perfection. Parkland again gave Emmaus a strong effort last week, but came up short in a 3-0 loss to the Hornets.

“Our effort was really good again...

Vogwill places 10th at districts

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Mason Vogwill lived on the edge for the final two weeks of his high school golf career.

The Northwestern senior finished just two shots over the cut in a district qualifier to earn his spot in the championships. Then at last Wednesday’s District 11 Class 3A tournament, Vogwill found himself on the other side of the cut by a slim margin. He shot 82 at districts, which was held at Olde Homestead after a postponement Monday moved the event from Lehigh Country Club. He tied for ninth...

Girls soccer tops EHS

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After outscoring Emmaus 8-1 in their two regular season meetings this season, it looked like the Eastern Pennsylvania semifinal matchup between the Trojans and Hornets was going to be somewhat lopsided when Parkland jumped out to a 3-0 lead with 15 minutes left in the first half.

Parkland is known for making adjustments at halftime that generate more goals in the second half, but this time it was different. In the end, Parkland grabbed a 3-2 win, but it wasn’t easy as the Hornets...

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...

Seniors shine in win over Northampton

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Senior night is always a big night for high school teams and Parkland’s celebration on Tuesday turned out to have a couple extra highlights to it, including a 6-0 win over Northampton.

The usual game plan is to start some of the senior players who don’t get much playing time, or try to get them some significant playing time during the game. With a roster featuring 14 seniors, it was impossible for every senior to start, but that problem worked itself out when senior starters Bryce...

PHS field hockey downs K-Kids

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHICK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland didn’t come out showing its best against a tough Northampton team in field hockey. Northampton seemed to be picking up some momentum throughout the first half and was working through the rugged Parkland defense to get some scoring opportunities, but goalkeeper Brie Barraco turned away shots to keep the game scoreless until the Parkland offense could figure things out. The result was a 2-0 win for Parkland (9-5-1 EPC, 9-7-1 overall).

“It was really just our decision-making,”...

Trojans take down BC

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Running back Jahan Worth has been the focal point of the Parkland offense since week one. With opposing teams stacking the box to stop him and the surge of senior quarterback Michael Ruisch, Worth has shared the workload in some recent games.

But last Friday night, the Trojans leaned heavily on Worth and the senior was at his best.

Worth, who was celebrating a birthday last Friday, had a career night. He rushed for 243 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the...