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Mellinger bros. lead SP all-star cast

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The South Parkland Trojans did pretty well for themselves in Lehigh Valley Legion play this season, putting five players on the roster for the annual all-star contest against a team of all-stars from the Schuylkill-Berks League. Pitcher Nate Leaswitch not only was named the Lehigh Valley League Pitcher of the Week for the final week of the regular season, but was named to the pitching staff for the all-star game. Catcher George Jenkins and third baseman Michael Jenkins were named as backups...

Allentown Summer Basketball League Standings

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

With three games left in the Allentown Summer Basketball League season, defending state champ Reading sits atop the Large-School Division, while undefeated Faith Christian leads the Small-School Division.

Teams will have off Thursday while many partake in this weekend’s A-Town Throwdown, which is part of the annual SportsFest. The summer league will be back at Cedar Beach on Tuesday, July 18.

LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION

Team W-L

Reading 7 - 1

Central Catholic 7...

So. Parkland Connie Mack earns top seed

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER HIPPENSTEEL in Sports

The South Parkland Connie Mack team reached the midpoint of its season with nine wins, one loss, and a question: would the Trojans carry their near-perfect record into the postseason, or would they falter in their nine final games and allow it to slip away?

After finishing the regular season at 17-2, the Trojans have proved themselves the frontrunner for this year’s league title. The team entered the postseason at the top of the league standings, three wins ahead of its closest...

Trojans win LVL championship

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Last year, South Parkland went to the championship round of the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs only to lose two straight one-run games and miss gaining a trip to regionals. This season, the Trojans came into the championship in the same situation, needing just one win to become league champs and they didn’t want to take any chances.

Dylan Peiffer threw a complete game and some timely offense led the Trojans to a 5-3 win over Carbon County, sending South Parkland to the Region 2...

Young NP team bows out in LVL first round

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It was hard to know at the time, but when North Parkland faced Carbon County in the play-in round of the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs, the Buffaloes were facing a team putting everything together at just the right time.

Carbon battled its way through to the championship round after having won just six games during the regular season.

North Parkland, which finished the regular season with five wins, was hoping that its run would turn out much like Carbon’s did, but with a much...

Girls reach Sunday at Cedar Beach Bash

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland girls basketball head coach Wes Spence has been coaching long enough that he knows what he may or may not get in the form of a roster for games played during the summer. Summer basketball is used to find the identity for the upcoming season, and to get players acclimated to new teammates and the varsity level of play.

It is also a season that sees many of his players participating in other sports, including soccer, lacrosse, or even AAU basketball.

This summer was no...

Buffaloes must win play-in game

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

North Parkland went up against a team on a mission recently when it faced Lower Macungie on Sunday. Lower Mac was fighting to avoid having to make the playoffs through a play-in game.

The Buffaloes knew that it was going to have to be win a play-in game for the playoffs, but was looking to send a message as the postseason approached.

Lower Macungie was able to figure out pitcher Carson Fracas early, getting three first inning runs. Fracas wasn’t helped by his defense, which...

Trojans earn No. 4 seed in LVL

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

South Parkland wrapped up the regular season schedule Sunday night knowing that its spot in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs was secured. With that in mind, the Trojans were somewhat relieved because they were without four top players for the finale.

Even without those players, South Parkland beat Emmaus 4-1 and finished the season 10-6-1 for fourth place in the 10-team league.

After opening the year 3-5-1, South Parkland rattled off six straight wins before a loss to Lower...

Higgins fans 34 in sophomore season at ASU

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Parkland High School graduates made an impact on college sports teams during the past spring season.

Sophomore Sophia Castillo appeared in seven games for the Colorado women’s lacrosse team. She tallied five goals and two assists in that span, including a 58.3 shot-on-goal percentage.

Juniors Dylan Klusaritz and Josh Pope recently capped their third seasons for the Chestnut Hill College men’s lacrosse team. Klusaritz, an attacker, appeared in all 13 games and scored 24...

Young Buffs getting healthy for playoffs

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The last week has been a difficult one for North Parkland’s Legion team. The Buffaloes were swept over the weekend by Coplay, falling by 4-3 and 18-1 scores. On Tuesday, North Parkland dropped a game to rival South Parkland 13-1 in five innings.

The Buffaloes got off to a good start against South Parkland when Carson Fracas and Alex Brosius delivered back-to-back one out doubles, with Brosius driving home Fracas with the go-ahead run, making it 1-0. There was no way of telling that...