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Trojan boys lax beats Emmaus in final

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The last time that the Parkland boys lacrosse team was on the field with Emmaus, it was on the brink of defeat in its regular season finale at home early in May. The Trojans scored twice in the last minute of regulation to force overtime, and then notched the game-winner 30 seconds into overtime for the one-goal victory.

But their latest meeting was a bit different.

Parkland allowed just one first-half goal and then outscored Emmaus 8-4 in the second half on its way to a second...

Staib earns javelin gold

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Junior Shelby Staib did not have the same distance on her throw as she did in the week prior in winning a gold medal in the javelin at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meet.

But her place on the podium didn’t change. Staib threw for a mark of 122-03 to finish in first place and qualify for her first appearance at the PIAA state meet at Shippensburg University this weekend while competing in the District 11 championship meet last Wednesday and Thursday at Whitehall High School....

Trojans win EPC baseball title

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland head coach Kurt Weber has seen a lot of Trojan baseball teams earn league titles. He saw another one crowned last week and it was just as enjoyable as his first time back in 2000 when he was an assistant under Terry Stoudt.

“It never gets old,” said Weber, who has been head coach for three years and was an assistant with the program since 1999. “I used to tell coach [Tony] Galucy that when he was putting the medals on. Every one is a little bit different. Every one is special...

Zephs take down PHS in five games

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland boys volleyball head coach Scott Trumbauer had the fire of a first-year coach, even though he has been head coach of the Trojans for the last 17 seasons.

With every point of every set, which turned out to be five, Trumbauer and his team faced different emotions. Ones of excitement and joy, and those of frustration and sadness.

Parkland won games one and three, but could not get that final point of the final game, giving up a 14-13 lead in game five, falling to...

Boy relay teams win district titles

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

At the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference meet the week prior, the Parkland boys 4x100 relay team did not finish the way they wanted to. But the foursome made up for it in a big way last Thursday in the final day of the two-day District 11 track and field championships at Whitehall High School.

The 4x100 and 4x800 relay teams were the big winners for the Trojans boys program, both winning gold and advancing to the PIAA state meet at Shippensburg University this weekend.

Seniors...

Softball breezes past Hurricanes

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland softball team can beat teams in many ways. In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinal, the Trojans took a 1-0 win over Easton in a pitcher’s duel. When it came time to play for their fifth straight conference championship, though, they put their bats to work and made quick work of Liberty in an 11-0 win.

“I was just so happy for them because we’ve been struggling with the bats here of late,” said Parkland head coach Barry Search. “They just came out and hit the ball...

Girls lax reaches D-11 final

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The last time that the Parkland girls lacrosse team was on the turf of Al Erdosy Stadium at Northampton High School, it walked off in defeat, losing to Easton in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title game last week.

Just four days later, the defending district champion Trojans were back on the very same field in another postseason game. This time, they were victorious, taking down rival Emmaus 14-8 in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals Monday evening.

“This was definitely...

Dulaney shuts down Rovers in semifinal

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland only needed one run to win Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference semifinal softball game. The No. 2 seed Trojans got the game’s only run in the second inning then held off a seventh-inning rally from No. 3 Easton to advance to this week’s title game with a 1-0 victory.

The Rovers had their best chance to score when Gillian Walsh blasted a double to the right-field fence to lead off the seventh inning. But Parkland got out of the inning with two ground outs and a strike out...

PHS takes EHS to limit

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland head coach Scott Trumbauer couldn’t have asked for a better start. But he could have probably asked for a different ending.

In Monday’s EPC volleyball semifinals, Parkland did something against Emmaus that no other conference foe could this season—take a set against the unbeaten Hornets. The Trojans won the first set in thrilling fashion.

However, there would be too much firepower from top-seeded Emmaus. The Hornets rallied to win the next two sets and then closed out...

Trojans top Vikes for title

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was just how it was supposed to be.

Game number three, the rubber match between the Parkland and Central Catholic boys lacrosse teams came down to the final quarter.

Tied 12-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Trojans tallied four of the five goals scored in the final 12 minutes to win the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship game 16-13 last Monday evening at Northampton High School.

Top-seeded Parkland (17-3) won its first league title since 2014 when it...