Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Pates hand Trojans first loss of season

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It’s been a long time since Parkland has lost a regular season football game in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The Trojans had won 12 straight league games spanning across two seasons.

But in a wild contest last Friday night, the Trojans suffered their first setback since the 2016 regular season finale, falling 21-20 to Freedom at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

“Heck of a game,” Freedom head coach Jason Roeder said. “Both teams battled like crazy. Both teams put...

Girls soccer streak ends at 70 games

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nobody knew it at the time, but a 1-0 loss to Whitehall on October 24, 2014 turned out to be the last time that Parkland lost to a District 11 opponent for almost four years. The Lady Trojans won 70 straight games when they were paired up against a team from their own district.

That streak came to an end last week when Emmaus beat Parkland 2-1 at Memorial Field at Emmaus High School.

The win was the first time Emmaus beat Parkland under head coach Sarah Oswald, who is in her...

Parkland girls tennis off to good start

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland Girls Tennis program is humming along like a machine this season with an 8-1 overall record under the direction of coach Mike Hingston.

“We have a lot of experience and that’s a plus in high school girls tennis,” the coach said.

There’s more than experience behind the Lady Trojans’ superlative season. They are clearly one of the top teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11. Parkland has experience and talent, but it also has a fine director in...

Girls volleyball falls to EHS

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Emmaus and Parkland match-ups are important in every sport. The student-athletes know each other and want to beat each other.

In volleyball, the Trojans have been a dominant force over the last decade-plus, winning the last four District 11 championships. They have also gotten the better of their crosstown rivals the Green Hornets in a majority of those years.

But last Thursday night at Emmaus High School, Emmaus broke through and defeated Parkland. And to do so, it had come...

PHS looks to bounce back vs. BC

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Before the season started, many Lehigh Valley football fans might have predicted that the week four matchup between Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 powers Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic would be a game between unbeaten teams.

However, both teams that will meet Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium have suffered setbacks during the 2018 regular season. Both came at the hands of Freedom.

The Patriots (3-0) defeated Becahi 37-20 in week two, and then...

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came...

Trojans’ Ocasio inspires

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by STEVE ALTHOUSE in Sports

Think there aren’t many football heroes around these days? Think again.

Alex Ocasio, a reserve middle linebacker with the Parkland varsity football team, doesn’t think he’s a hero. He just wants to be one of the boys on another very good Trojan squad under coach Tim Moncman.

Ocasio refused to let being hearing-impaired defeat his aspirations.

In the classic sense of the word, Alex is a warrior. A young man described as a committed, hardworking football player who goes...

Parkland blanks Central Catholic

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There was some hype heading into the showdown between the Parkland and Central Catholic football teams last weekend. Both teams were coming off convincing wins in week one of the regular season, and both featured strong running games.

The two teams have not faced one another the last two years because the Vikings were in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference North Division before returning to the South Division in 2018.

The Trojans gave Central a rude welcome in the division,...

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.


The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback...

ACC is now an EPC South foe

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the first time in more than two seasons, the Parkland football team will take on Allentown Central Catholic in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division game, as the Vikings return to the South Division after spending the past two years in the EPC North.

Both Parkland and Central are coming off victories on opening weekend. The Trojans shutout Northampton 41-0 at home and the Vikings took care of Stroudsburg on the road 38-14, both games were against EPC North Division teams....