Parkland Press

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Two Trojans named to Big 33

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland senior football players Jahan Worth and Kobe Thomas have had decorated careers on the gridiron the last four years. And the duo will get to continue their high school football careers for one more game before heading off to play on the Division I level in college.

Worth and Thomas were recently selected to play in the 61st Annual 2018 Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association Big 33 Football Classic, which will take place on Saturday, June 16 at Landis Field in...

14-run inning lifts PHS baseball to win

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

“I don’t ever remember an inning like this,” said Parkland coach Kurt Weber about his team’s 14-run fifth inning in a 17-0 win over Emmaus. In that fifth inning, Parkland sent 20 batters to the plate and the first 13 all reached base safely.

The Trojans pounded out 13 hits, drew three walks, took advantage of an Emmaus error, had eight different players drive in runs and finished the inning with the bases loaded. They also went through three different Emmaus pitchers.

The fifth...

Nimeh earns hockey’s Hoby Baker Award

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland senior Jake Nimeh is a two-sport athlete who excels at both hockey and golf. He just recently finished off a high school playing career on the ice last month, helping to lead the Trojans to a Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League championship and a berth in the Flyers Cup.

It was not only his success on the ice that stood out, but his play off the ice that was noticed by the hockey world.

Nimeh was recently given the Hobey Baker Character Award, which honors players...

Softball downs Emmaus in extra innings

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After losing their season opener to Bethlehem Catholic, Parkland may have been looked at by other EPC teams as possibly being on a bit of a down season.

It’s been a couple weeks since that loss and teams are now realizing that the Lady Trojans were just taking a little longer than usual to get themselves settled in for the season.

Since the 2-0 opening day loss, Parkland has rattled off five straight wins and Kelly Dulaney has thrown three shutouts.

Dulaney also threw...

Trojans-Kids battle in five-set match

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When Parkland boys volleyball head coach Scott Trumbauer was asked to describe his team’s five-set win over Northampton last Tuesday evening, he used the word ‘respond.’

The Trojans did indeed respond, twice over the course of the match. They responded after losses in games one and four to defeat the Kids 3-2 by scores of 30-32, 25-15, 25-18, 21-25 and 15-11 at Northampton Area High School.

“They’re a great team,” Trumbauer said. “I’m sure that we’re going to see them again...

Softball faces strong teams early in season

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland softball coach Barry Search has a young, inexperienced team that he knows is going to take some time to pull everything together. If you talk to him about his team, the term “work in progress” is going to come up often. Search was faced with what every coach of a young team dreads: a tough early schedule. In this case, Bethlehem Catholic, Emmaus, Northampton and Liberty comprised much of the early schedule for the Lady Trojans.

The schedule gave Parkland a week between its...

Boys bounce back from loss to ACC

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a season-opening setback to rival Central Catholic, the Parkland boys lacrosse team responded with a nonconference win over Wilson West Lawn three days later, beating the Bulldogs 9-5 last Saturday at Parkland High School.

While the 14-12 defeat to the Vikings was one that may have gotten away, it did not sting for too long for the Trojans (2-1 overall, 1-1 EPC).

“Honestly, while I tip my hat to Central, as those players played their butts off, we gave that one away,”...

PHS girls lax falls to Wilson West Lawn

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team was plagued by a slow start and was not able to make a comeback last Saturday morning, falling 11-7 in a nonconference game to Wilson West Lawn at Parkland High School.

The Trojans (3-1 overall, 1-0 EPC) opened their season with consecutive wins against Moravian Academy and Central Catholic before facing the Bulldogs.

The yearly tilt against Wilson, a perennial tough opponent from the Reading area and District 3, is used as a measuring stick for...

Trojan track team splits opener against Emmaus

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Plenty of talent graduated from last year’s Parkland track and field team, on both the boys and girls sides. In particular Morgan Sherwin and Connor Tempro, both who participated at last year’s state meet.

Sherwin earned a medal at the PIAA Track and Field Championships in Hershey when she tied for second in the high at five feet, five inches. Tempro also participated in the 400-meter dash on the high school’s brightest stage.

But both of them are gone, along with plenty of...

Boys lax returns experience, talent

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The 2017 season for the Parkland boys lacrosse team ended in historic fashion. The Trojans finished with a 20-3 overall record, were crowned Eastern Pennsylvania Conference East Division champs, were runner-up in the league, and won their first ever District 11 championship while qualifying for the state tournament.

As in any year, Parkland lost some key players to graduation, but the amount of experience and talent returning this year trumps the losses of last year.

The squad...