Parkland Press

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Softball passes tests

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls softball team had its toughest test of the season last week against Liberty and came through with flying colors in a tough 3-2 win over the Hurricanes. Jenna Lehr had two hits in the game, and Shauna Frank contributed a two-run first inning single and a couple of shining defensive plays in the win.

Liberty pitcher Paige Zigmund came out struggling with her control and issued two walks and hit a batter to load the bases with nobody out in the first inning. That set...

Trojan volleyball falls to EHS

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For just about two-and-a-half seasons, the Parkland boys’ volleyball team had not lost an East Penn Conference match. The Trojans were seldom tested by league foes during that stretch.

The Trojans lost just one set—not match, but set—over the past two seasons combined to EPC opponents. The team was seemingly untouchable.

In a matchup of early season unbeaten teams on Tuesday night, Parkland found itself in an unfamiliar position. Emmaus, the last EPC team to defeat the Trojans...

PHS boys lax gets big wins

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland’s boys lacrosse team was on a roll heading into this week. And after Monday’s statement win, the Trojans proved they’re starting to hit their stride in the middle of the season.

The traveled to Lancaster County on Monday and picked up a 15-8 win over Manheim Township, a PIAA semifinalist last season.

“[Monday] we had arguably the biggest win in our program’s history,” said Parkland head coach Brad Schifko. “Manheim is perennially a state power. We got a big W against...

Baseball falls to Emmaus, Liberty

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland baseball seemed to be cruising along, when all of a sudden, two late inning losses threw an obstacle onto the roadway. Last week, Liberty (6-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, 8-1 overall) came up with a four-run seventh inning to beat the Trojans 5-2, and this week, division rival Emmaus got three in the top of the sixth and held on for a 3-2 win.

Emmaus’ Matt Lanzone and Parkland’s Mike Jenkins were locked in a pitcher’s duel for five innings in Monday’s game before Emmaus...

Parkland tennis shuts out Emmaus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland boys tennis team had some big holes to fill this season, but its done well in filling them and moved to 11-0 on the season Tuesday when it downed Emmaus 7-0. One of the reasons why Parkland has been riding high is the play of Aneesh Kapoor, the Trojans’ number-one singles player.

Kapoor opened the season by rattling off four straight wins in his new role as the top singles player for the Trojans. He ran into stiff competition against Easton and Salisbury and dropped two...

Trojans top Hornets

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Everyone has days when they’re not feeling well but still have things they need to get done. That was the day that Aubree Fritzinger had on Monday.

After leaving school early to go to the doctor, she was cleared to pitch against Emmaus that afternoon. She wasn’t quite herself, but she was still good enough to give her team a complete game in a 6-2 win.

“The thing is, that we’re not the same team we’ve been,” said Parkland head coach Barry Search. “Every year it’s different. You...

Reinhard reaches goals at states

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Teddy Reinhard’s gymnastics career began when he was running around jumping on couches at home.

Well, not officially. But those early years of play certainly had an impact on his parents signing him up for gymnastics classes. Now, he’s become one of the area’s top gymnasts.

“At a young age my parents took me to the Parkettes training center to productively use my energy instead of climbing on the furniture,” Reinhard said.

Reinhard, a sophomore at Parkland High School,...

PHS wins battle of unbeatens

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when a pair of undefeated baseball teams met Tuesday at Coca-Cola Park.

Parkland got a stellar pitching performance from ace Michael Jenkins to keep its record unblemished and hand Northampton its first loss of the season, 8-0.

Jenkins allowed just three hits in the complete-game shutout. He struck out two and didn’t allow a walk.

“Mike throws strikes and he’s got a couple different pitches, so he keeps people off stride,” said Parkland head coach...

EHS downs Trojans with big second half

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Momentum is a key factor in most sports. Lacrosse is no different.

After Parkland took a one-goal lead by scoring three of the final four goals in the first half, the momentum suddenly shifted to Emmaus’ bench and never left Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Hornets (5-2 overall, 3-0 in EPC) scored the first five goals of the second half to regain the lead and held on for a 13-12 victory over the Trojans (6-3, 3-1).

It was Parkland’s first East Penn Conference loss...

Article By: TODD KRESS tkress@tnonline.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Momentum is a key factor in most sports. Lacrosse is no different.

After Parkland took a one-goal lead by scoring three of the final four goals in the first half, the momentum suddenly shifted to Emmaus’ bench and never left Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Hornets (5-2 overall, 3-0 in EPC) scored the first five goals of the second half to regain the lead and held on for a 13-12 victory over the Trojans (6-3, 3-1).

It was Parkland’s first East Penn Conference loss...