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PHS wrestlers win two league matches

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland wrestling team won a pair of Eastern Pennsylvania Conference dual meets last week to improve to 3-0 this season.

The Trojans took down Central Catholic last Wednesday, 62-15. They won five matches by forfeit and took six of the eight contested bouts.

Parkland’s Adam Lizak (182), David Plananki (195), Nate Wieder (220) and Jahan Worth (285) got their team’s only pins in the contest, reeling off four straight in the upperweights.

The Trojans beat Freedom last...

Trojans earn first EPC win

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For two and a half quarters it looked as if the Parkland boys basketball team would not be able to overcome rival Emmaus in front of a rowdy crowd at the Hornets’ gym.

But the Trojans’ three most experienced players did not want to let that happen. Seniors Michael Ruisch and Jake Bartholomew and junior Logan Rindock each scored in double-figures and combined to score 39 of the team’s 50 points to lead a second-half comeback and defeat the Hornets 50-47 last Tuesday night at Emmaus...

Staib leads girls in win over EHS

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls basketball team was looking forward to a trip to Florida to play top competition from around the United States in the 2017 KSA Pre-Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Florida.

The competition at least mirrors, and is possibly better than the competition that the Lady Trojans faced in their two opening games against Central Dauphin and Bethlehem Catholic (1-0 EPC, 2-0 overall).

While their first two games this season went down as losses, Parkland (1-1, 1-2) took...

Wrestlers get second at Penn Manor

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland wrestling team got its season underway last week with a win in a dual meet and a second-place tournament finish over the weekend.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Parkland at Penn Manor Tournament

Parkland competed in the Comet Classic Wrestling Tournament last weekend at Penn Manor High School

The Trojans crowned one champ and had six top-five finishers while taking second place as a team behind Liberty.

The Trojans’ Jahan Worth earned the 285-pound...

Hot-shooting Becahi cruises past Parkland

Friday, December 15, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The game plan that head coach Andy Stephens and his Parkland boys basketball coaching staff put together before its game against Bethlehem Catholic was to play some zone, and even when it didn’t, focus the press on the Golden Hawks’ two big men in brothers Ryan and Kyle Young.

Senior Ryan Young stands at 6-foot-10 and is committed to Northwestern University. Junior Kyle Young is just as much a force in the paint, measuring at 6-foot-7.

The Trojans (2-1 overall, 0-1 Eastern...

Girls fall to defending state champion Hawks

Friday, December 15, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The basketball season opened Saturday for Parkland with a tough opponent in Central Dauphin. After falling to the Lady Rams 50-35, things didn’t get any easier for the Lady Trojans when they opened Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play against defending state champion Bethlehem Catholic.

The game against Beca remained close throughout the first half, but the Lady Hawks went on an impressive run in the third quarter. What was a three-point lead at the half turned into a 17-point margin...

Swimmers open season at CCI

Friday, December 15, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swim teams competed in the Cedar Crest Invitational this past Saturday, with the Trojan girls finishing second among eight teams and the boys finishing third out of nine teams.

Governor Mifflin won the girls competition, while Emmaus took the boys competition with Southern Lehigh edging out the Trojans for second place.

The meet kicked off a busy week for the teams with three meets this week, including a showdown against Cumberland Valley Saturday at...

Ottinger leads rejuvinated team

Friday, December 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland wrestling team graduated three good wrestlers from last year’s team.

But with several returning wrestlers and an influx of some others who were either injured or just didn’t participate last season, the Trojans should be able to make up for those losses to graduation and come out even better this eason.

“I feel pretty darn good,” said first-year head coach Mike Ottinger. “We might not have had the success last year that we should have had. We’re coming back with...

Trojan ice hockey storms back to beat Hurricanes

Friday, December 8, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Down 1-0 after four minutes of play, the Parkland ice hockey team blitzed Liberty for the next seven goals of the game to earn a 9-3 win last Monday night at the PPL Center in Allentown.

Parkland (10-0 overall) remains undefeated and leads the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League with 20 points, eight ahead of second-place Freedom.

“It was a good win and nice to have those goals,” said Trojan head coach Chad Loomis. “But our game plan never changes from game to game. We...

Swim teams return strong senior class

Friday, December 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland swim teams will get the 2017-18 season underway this weekend as they co-host the annual Cedar Crest Classic along with Emmaus.

The Trojans should have plenty of talent back from last year’s team.

The Parkland boys team went 11-1 overall last year and 10-1 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The boys graduate several key scorers from last year in divers Chris Lehman and Jonathan Hansell, along with swimmers Bar Maymon, Hyunbin Kim, Charls Villano and Mathew...