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PHS track sweep K-Kids

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Parkland swept Northampton in Monday’s track meet. The Trojan boys won 83-67 and the girls team earned an 87-63 win.

Julian Colon (100, 200) and Nicholas Bower (1600, 3200) each won a pair of individual events in the boys meet, while Connor Tempro (400), Riley Williamson (800), Kiaeem Comegys (high jump) and Franco Perinotti won one individual event each for Parkland.

In the girls meet, Emily Willcox (100, 200) and Shelby Staib (long jump, triple jump) each won two individual...

Mother Nature wreaks havoc on D-11 tennis

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Poor weather for the local high school tennis postseason is becoming an annual tradition. The East Penn Conference Championships were postponed last week, and there still isn’t a make-up date in place. The District 11 Tournament started on Monday, but players were only able to get one round in before that had to be delayed because of rain.

For Parkland, there are other frustrating elements that get added to the weather as they Trojans came into districts. Nick Hawk, their number-two...

Boys lacrosse beats Emmaus

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team has had a lot of tough tests lately. And the Trojans have passed each with high marks.

After wins over Manheim Township and Northampton last week, Parkland kept its winning streak going with victories over Emmaus and Cumberland Valley last Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The team hasn’t lost since falling to Central Catholic on March 30.

The Trojans (12-1 overall, 8-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference) have now won 11 straight games including...

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Top Performers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Sports

With the track and field postseason just two weeks away, athletes are still jockeying for seeding position in the May 9-10 league championship meet.

Several Parkland athletes are among the top competitors in their events with just a few meets remaining.

The following is a list of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top five performers in each event, along with the top Parkland performer in each event through last week’s meets.


100 - 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10...

Baseball falls to Emmaus, Liberty

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland baseball seemed to be cruising along, when all of a sudden, two late inning losses threw an obstacle onto the roadway. Last week, Liberty (6-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, 8-1 overall) came up with a four-run seventh inning to beat the Trojans 5-2, and this week, division rival Emmaus got three in the top of the sixth and held on for a 3-2 win.

Emmaus’ Matt Lanzone and Parkland’s Mike Jenkins were locked in a pitcher’s duel for five innings in Monday’s game before Emmaus...

Trojan track teams remain undefeated

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Parkland’s boys and girls track team are both 7-0 this season and atop the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings.

The Trojans have beaten East Stroudsburg South, Central Catholic, Pocono Mountain East, Nazareth, Freedom, Easton and Emmaus so far this season. Team scores were not reported to the Press, but individual results of the Trojans’ most recent meets are below.

East Stroudsburg South, Central Catholic-Parkland


100: 1. Julian Colon (P) 11.3, 2....

EPC track and field top performances

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently released this year’s first list of track and field top performances. Several Parkland athletes are among the top of the league, including Sam Morgan (boys 1600) and Morgan Sherwin (girls high jump), along with a few relay Trojan relay teams.

The following is a list of the top five performances in each event this season.


100 - 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.2, 2. tie Jahvanne Alexander (Allen), Zaheer Seabrooks (BC) 10.7, 3....

Softball passes tests

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls softball team had its toughest test of the season last week against Liberty and came through with flying colors in a tough 3-2 win over the Hurricanes. Jenna Lehr had two hits in the game, and Shauna Frank contributed a two-run first inning single and a couple of shining defensive plays in the win.

Liberty pitcher Paige Zigmund came out struggling with her control and issued two walks and hit a batter to load the bases with nobody out in the first inning. That set...

Trojan volleyball falls to EHS

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For just about two-and-a-half seasons, the Parkland boys’ volleyball team had not lost an East Penn Conference match. The Trojans were seldom tested by league foes during that stretch.

The Trojans lost just one set—not match, but set—over the past two seasons combined to EPC opponents. The team was seemingly untouchable.

In a matchup of early season unbeaten teams on Tuesday night, Parkland found itself in an unfamiliar position. Emmaus, the last EPC team to defeat the Trojans...

PHS boys lax gets big wins

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland’s boys lacrosse team was on a roll heading into this week. And after Monday’s statement win, the Trojans proved they’re starting to hit their stride in the middle of the season.

The traveled to Lancaster County on Monday and picked up a 15-8 win over Manheim Township, a PIAA semifinalist last season.

“[Monday] we had arguably the biggest win in our program’s history,” said Parkland head coach Brad Schifko. “Manheim is perennially a state power. We got a big W against...