Parkland Press

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Trojans top Kids in opener

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There were many new faces all across the field and on both sides of the ball for the Parkland football team last Friday night in its home opener at Parkland School District Stadium.

But just as they’ve done the last six seasons, the Trojans took care of business and played better football than their opposition. They used a 28-point third quarter to take full advantage of the game and dominate Northampton 41-0 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opening weekend for both teams.

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PHS grads excel on college campuses

Friday, August 31, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Several former Parkland high school athletes are making a name for themselves in the college ranks during the fall season. Here are a few that excelled last year and are ready to do more in 2018.

Brooke Robertson is heading into her senior season as a member of the Delaware University womens volleyball team. Robertson has appeared in 46 matches over her first two seasons despite missing most of her sophomore year with a foot injury. She had compiled 220 kills in 127 sets with 150 digs...

EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.

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The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from...

Brennan survives, then gives back

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The irony is a bit chilling. Perhaps unsettling and alarming even.

On a Sunday back in 1988, Ted Brennan’s father suffered a heart attack in church when he was 51 years old. He didn’t survive.

Nearly 30 years later to the day, and at the same age as his father, Ted suffered one as well.

“I have a family history,” Brennan said. “My father at the age of 51, which I am, on May 15, had a heart attack at church. He didn’t survive. He had my brother right there doing CPR and...

Bulls come back to win BML title

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Limeport Bulls kept getting knocked down. But they always found a way to get back up.

After facing a 1-0 deficit to top seeded Northampton in the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Bulls fought back to even things up. The Giants took Game 3, and Northampton led for much of the next game, which would have clinched a title for the Giants.

Instead, the Bulls fought back when their backs were against the wall to force a winner-take-all Game 5. With their ace on the...

Howard inducted to Reading Hall of Fame

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ryan Howard was happy to be back in the baseball town where his long career really took shape in a short time.

The former Phillie was at Reading’s First Energy Stadium Tuesday night to be inducted into the Reading Baseball Hall of Fame before the team’s regularly scheduled game with Hartford.

Howard, who is 38 and looks like he could still play, reminisced about his playing days during a four-month stint at Double-A Reading, mainly about the 2004 season in which he hit .297...

Invasive mudsnails found in Little Lehigh Creek

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Our popular Little Lehigh Creek has a problem, according to the PA Fish & Boat Commission. And it’s called mudsnails.

The PFBC says that after confirming the presence of the aquatic invasive species (Potamopyrgus antipodarium) in Little Lehigh Creek, the agency is reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters.

PFBC biologists collected mudsnail specimens this month in the creek west of...

Bulls-Giants knotted at 1-1 in BML

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading up to the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Northampton Giants had coasted throughout the playoffs.

The Giants took Game 1 of the finals against the Limeport Bulls last week to continue that hot streak.

And while Game 2 wouldn’t decide the series, Limeport took it as a must-win situation. Then, the Bulls did what no other team could do in the postseason thus far: they beat the Giants.

Limeport got a complete game five-hitter from Cooper Michael on...

NFF holds football media day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As high school football teams were just beginning their first week of preseason preparation last week, the National Football Foundation’s Lehigh Valley Chapter held its first ever Lehigh Valley Football Media Day.

Coaches from all 33 teams in the NFF-LV area were invited to come to Northampton High School’s Erdosy Stadium with their team captains to talk about the upcoming season.

“I would say it’s about time,” Northwestern Lehigh head coach Josh Snyder said. “The Schuylkill...

Nimeh won four LVSHL crowns

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When it comes to winning, 2018 Parkland High School graduate Jake Nimeh did a lot of it. He never even experienced a loss while playing in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League.

The Trojans accumulated a total of 68 wins and two ties with no losses, including four league titles and two appearances in the state quarterfinals during his four year career.

Nimeh was also on the golf team, and was the top overall performer on the team at the District 11 Class 3A tournament...