Parkland Press

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PHS baseball will gratuate 11 seniors

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Like most top-tier high school sports programs, Parkland’s baseball team seems to reload every season. No matter how many great players graduate, there seem to be more waiting in the wings.

Next season the Trojans will have to replace nearly a dozen players, however the few they have returning will provide a solid foundation.

Parkland’s roster has 11 seniors, which will provide a big hit looking ahead to next season. There will be just three starting players – Jeremy...

Zephyrs sweep Parkland in championship match

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It certainly wasn’t a rebuild year for the Parkland boys’ volleyball team, but few probably thought the Trojans would be where they were last Thursday night.

Parkland, the No. 3 seed in the District 11 Class 3A tournament, found itself playing for a district title after being bounced early from the East Penn Conference tournament a week earlier.

While top-seeded and unbeaten Whitehall picked up a 3-0 win (25-19, 25-13, 25-20), the Trojans kept it competitive in the championship...

Boys lax falls in D-11 final

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It had never been done before in the history of Parkland’s boys lacrosse program. And it will have to wait another year.

Parkland was one win shy of finishing with a perfect and undefeated record on its way to a district championship. But a hungry rival in Emmaus was up for the challenge and took down the Trojans 7-6 in overtime of the District 11 Class 3A championship game last Friday night at Lehigh University’s Ulrich Sports Complex.

Parkland had not only been a thorn in the...

PHS girls win District 11 gold

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team seems to always step up when it matters most. The Trojans flexed their muscles and started fast right out of the gate in scoring the game’s first eight goals, then held on to defeat Easton 12-9 last Wednesday night at DeSales University in the District 11 Class 3A championship game.

It is the fourth consecutive district title for the Trojans, who also beat the Red Rovers in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference final.

“There’s a lot of pressure...

Trojans compete in D-11 doubles

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland boys tennis team offered solid performances in District 11 doubles play during the first full week of May.

Leading the way was the team of Ankit Lenka and Matthew Liu. The two young men played outstanding tennis during a run that ended with a semifinal loss May 7 to Liberty’s Louis Gruber and David Lynn 6-3, 6-1 at Saucon Valley High School.

“It was quite an accomplishment and I’m very pleased with their performance throughout the tournament,” said Parkland head...

Parkland tops Easton in first round of districts

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the District 11 softball playoffs got underway on Monday, the Trojans had to wait to see who their opponent would be in the quarterfinal round. Easton and Liberty battled with the Red Rovers pounding out an 11-1 win to earn the right to meet Parkland on Tuesday.

Easton’s bats wouldn’t produce the type of run support that they did against Liberty and their pitching couldn’t contain the Lady Trojans offense as Parkland won 8-3 Tuesday to advance to the semifinals where they’re set...

Williamson wins 1600-meter run

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland boys track and field team went into the 2019 District 11 Class 3A Track and Field Championships with a few goals. One involved the 4x800 relay team and its expected battles with Emmaus and Liberty.

The foursome of Nate Reimer, Riley Williamson, Ben Esquires and Mustapha Salau have been brilliant individually and collectively all season. The storyline continued May 16 as they claimed first place with a time of 8:06.86.The victory qualifies them for a trip to PIAA Track and...

Softball wins sixth straight crown

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland quickly cut its way past Whitehall and Freedom in the East Penn Conference softball playoffs to reach the finals against Northampton.

The Trojans were looking for their sixth straight league championship. They opened the game with a run in the bottom of the first inning, took advantage of a key error to score twice in the fourth and then added an insurance run in the fifth as they fought to a 4-0 win over the Konkrete Kids to make it six straight championships.


Staib, Zaun earn D-11 gold

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland girls track and field team has many stars, and few were brighter during the District 11 Track and Field Championships on May 15 and 16 at Whitehall High School than Shelby Staib.

Staib was the top javelin thrower, registering a distance of 128 feet, 7 inches. The Parkland senior was relaxed heading into the meet.

“Coming into this meet I was 100 percent healthy and feeling great,” Staib said. “I’ve been pushing through a lot of mental stuff because coming off a...

Girls lacrosse beats PV

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Every team wants to be playing its best when it reaches the postseason. The Parkland girls lacrosse team has been one of the hottest teams in the district over the last few weeks and continued its winning ways by taking down Pleasant Valley 21-7 Monday night at Northampton Area High School’s Al Erdosy Stadium in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals.

The Trojans boast a well-balanced scoring attack on offense, and that showed early on as they had five different goal scorers in the first...