Parkland Press

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Rovers roll over Trojans

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland and Easton football programs have a lot of rich tradition of winning. At least one of the two teams has played in the district final every year since 1996.

But when squaring off against each other on the gridiron over the last half decade, the results have been rather one-sided in favor of the Trojans.

Parkland had won the last seven meetings dating back to the 2014 season, including a couple of games in the district tournament. It had also outscored Easton 235-37...

Girls volleyball falls in league championship

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland did a solid job in the fourth set of Saturday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships, limiting Nazareth hitter Maria Harding and tying the match at 2-2. It suddenly seemed as if all of the momentum swung to the Trojans’ bench.

And it had, until Harding and the Blue Eagles stepped on the court in the match-deciding fifth set.

Harding had a number of her team-high 21 kills in that fifth set to lift No. 4 seed Nazareth over No. 2 Parkland (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 14...

PHS boys soccer advances in district tourney

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys soccer team fired shot after shot on the East Stroudsburg South net, but was having trouble getting one by the goal keeper.

After 21 shots and nearly 70 minutes of game action, the seventh-seeded Trojans finally broke through for a goal. They did so once more in downing the Cavaliers 2-0 last Tuesday night in the first round of the District 11 Class 4A playoffs at Parkland High School.

Senior Teagan Mangahas and junior Jackson Vanderpool both found the back of...

Football team tops Mountaineers, 24-0

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team has been playing its best football over the past few weeks.

The Trojans have built up some momentum after winning their last three games, which came on the heels of two consecutive losses.

That momentum continued last Friday night with a 24-0 shutout victory at Stroudsburg in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The Trojans (6-2 overall, 6-2 EPC) have now won four straight games and recorded their third shutout of the season to remain in contention...

PHS boys soccer takes down Emmaus in PKs

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Brian Badawika had been practicing a kick from the exact spot several times during the days before Tuesday’s East Penn Conference boys soccer playoff game. He was ready.

His time came last Tuesday at Emmaus High School’s Memorial Field.

Badawika walked up to the penalty spot from about 10 yards away with a chance to deliver the Parkland boys soccer team a postseason win over rival Emmaus.

He did just that with a shot low and to the right of the goalkeeper to push the...

Trojan boys harriers go 17-0 in 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland cross country teams finished off the regular season last week with a meet at Lehigh Parkway.

The Parkland boys team, which had it’s top five runners finish 1-5 at the meet, went 5-0 to cap an undefeated season at 17-0. The Trojans beat Emmaus (15-48), Dieruff (15-50), Central Catholic (15-48), Whitehall (15-50) and Allen (15-50).

Riley Williamson took first place at the meet in 16:52, followed by teammates Nick Bower, Matt Santacoloma, Nate Reimer and Ethan Warren...

Field hockey makes strides vs. EHS

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Parkland took on top seed and unbeaten Emmaus in the first round of the East Penn Conference field hockey playoffs, the Trojans couldn’t have been more prepared. Just three days earlier, the two teams squared off in the regular season finale.

And despite being shut out this time around against the a dominant Hornet team, Trojan head coach Lizzie Millen saw her team play much better with the lights brighter.

As for Emmaus, it stayed perfect on the season and advanced to the...


Thursday, October 18, 2018 by EMMET MCCALL in Sports

The Parkland volleyball team might just be peaking at the perfect time.

If Tuesday’s dominating 25-10, 25-10, 25-14 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinal round victory over Pleasant Valley is any indication, the arrow is definitely pointing up for the Trojans.

“Our consistency at the net was really good tonight,” said Parkland coach Mike Krause. “We struggled with some inconsistency early in the season, but we’ve been a lot better lately.

“I’m really happy with...

Article By: TODD KRESS

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland girls soccer head coach Al Haddad is fortunate to have a core group of eight senior leaders, five of which started Tuesday’s East Penn Conference girls soccer quarterfinal game against Pocono Mountain East.

But it was two sophomores in particular, one of which was named an all-star before the game, who helped the Trojans advance to Thursday’s semifinal round.

Already holding a 1-0 goal at halftime following Jocelyn Fowler’s goal, Zoe Schutter added two more in the...

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.


The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first...