Parkland Press

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Girls fall to Easton in league title game

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team made a big comeback, but came up just short of finishing it off for a victory.

After falling behind 7-1 in the opening 9:52 of the first half, the Trojans slowly chipped away throughout the remainder of the game. When senior Abby Giacobbe found the back of the net with just 15 seconds remaining, the Trojans had tied the game at 13-13 to force overtime.

But Easton star attacker Leanna Deegan won the opening draw control of the extra time, raced...

Parkland boys win EPC T&F championship meet

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland crowned three individual gold medalists and two more for relay teams at last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships.

Trojan senior Sam Morgan hauled in a pair of individual golds, while also helping a two relay teams to first-place finishes. Freshman Mustapha Salau won one individual event and was part of both relay teams, while junior Shelby Staib grabbed one gold and one third-place medal.

Morgan won the 800-meter run in 1:56.07,...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:


The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

Boys lacrosse avenges loss to Central Catholic

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In just its first game of the 2018 regular season, the defending District 11 Class 3A champion Parkland boys lacrosse team suffered a two-goal setback to defending 2A champ Central Catholic in a battle of last year’s gold medalists.

The two teams met again Tuesday, but this time the outcome was spun around.

The Trojans (13-3 overall) managed to hold a lead over the Vikings (11-4) at the end of each quarter, and used a 6-2 halftime lead to eventually take down Central and amass...

Girls lacrosse beats Central

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team beat Central Catholic last week 17-3. Camryn Barnett scored eight Parkland goals, while teammate Abby Pope scored three and Jill Bushinsky, Irene Lee and Mackenzie Roth had two goals each. Roth also assisted on two goals, while Bushinsky, Lee and Abby Giacobbe assisted on one goal each.

Parkland goal keeper Brie Barraco made five saves in the win.

Parkland heads into Thursday’s game against Emmaus with a 12-3 overall recored and a 9-0 mark in...

Parkland track teams sweep Whitehall

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland track teams swept Whitehall last week.

The Trojan girls team won 95-55, while the boys team earned a 123-27 win with Parkland athletes taking first place in all but three boys events.

Three Trojans won two events each in the boys meet, including Salau Habeeb (100, 200), Nick Bower (1600, 3200) and Douglas Marube (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles). Other Parkland first-place finishers include Mustapha Habeeb (400), Jacob Ringer (800), Adam Klinger (high jump), Franco...

Trojans reach D-11 title match

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Few outside the Parkland boys tennis program expected the team to reach this year’s District final.

But after Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Emmaus, the No. 2 seed Trojans are not only headed to Thursday’s District 11 Class 3A title match at Lehigh University, but they could also be regarded as the favorite in the match.

“They have exceeded a lot of expectations,” said Parkland head coach Mike Hingston. “I don’t think many people expected Parkland to be in a district final this year...

Parkland softball edges Emmaus, 2-1

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Softball can be a game of failure. More times than not, batters make an out rather than get a hit. The Parkland softball team used the miscues of Emmaus to score two runs in the fourth inning, as it came from behind and held on for a 2-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) win last Monday afternoon at Parkland High School.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Trojans had their first four batters successfully reach base. Parkland had two hits in the inning as eight...

Staib earns three medals at ASD

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There were plenty of busy athletes at last Friday’s Allentown School District Invitational Track and Field Meet.

But there might have been none busier than Parkland junior Shelby Staib.

While many track and field competitors participate in several events, few of them take their talents from one discipline to another. Staib, however, excels in both throwing and jumping events. She competed in two events in each discipline last Friday and earned top five finishes in each one....

Trojans sweep season series with Emmaus

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

After a lopsided loss to Parkland the first time the teams met this season, the Emmaus baseball team looked forward to Monday’s meeting against Parkland. The Hornets surely remembered the 14-run shelling the Trojans put up in one inning the first time around.

Monday’s game went right down to the wire. And in dramatic fashion, a 4-3 Trojan win that was far different than the 17-1 drubbing a few weeks ago.

Contrary to the previous time Parkland and Emmaus teams tangled, Parkland...