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Boys basketball must replace scorers

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

During the 2016-17 season, the Parkland boys basketball team relied heavily on its experienced post players.

With senior forward Sam Iorio, the school’s all-time leading scorer, along with starters Michael Zeky and Zach Bross, the Trojans could use their size to their advantage a majority of the time last season.

But looking at 2017-18, head coach Andy Stephens will see his leadership and experience featured more in the backcourt.

“We need to find a way to make up for...

Girls return two starters from last season

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland girls basketball head coach Wes Spence has a way of bringing out the best in players. Spence is especially good at bringing young players along and preparing them to play bigger roles on the team as the season goes on. That philosophy is one reason why Parkland is always competitive both in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and in District 11 play. After a 13-3 campaign in the conference and an 18-9 run overall last season, the Lady Trojans will look to mix a new crop of young...

Trojans fall to SJP

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Not many football teams have been able to hang with St. Joe’s Prep this season. Only two in-state opponents have come within 30 points of the Hawks.

Parkland put up the best effort it could and hung around with St. Joe’s for most of the first quarter before falling 49-14 in last Saturday’s PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

The loss ends the Trojans’ season with a 13-1 record that includes league and district titles.

“I’m just proud of...

Girls volleyball caps season in state semi

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The third time was not the charm for the Parkland girls volleyball team when squaring off against Bishop Shanahan.

The Eagles were a thorn in the side of the Trojans, beating them twice during the regular season, then ending Parkland’s season last Tuesday night, winning 3-2 by scores of 25-22, 20-25, 25-20, 15-25, and 15-11 in the PIAA 4A semifinals.

In the two previous meetings in the regular season, the Trojans also fell by just one game.

“Bishop Shanahan is a very...

Trojans uphold legacy

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Continuing the legacy t was something that the Parkland football team’s senior class wanted to do leading up to the District 11 Class 6A championship game last Friday night at Northampton High School’s Al Erdosy Stadium.

Number one seed Parkland used the strength and legs of senior running back Jahan Worth, while its defense kept sixth-seeded Freedom out of the end zone in winning a sixth straight gold medal in the district title game 30-6.

It was the second consecutive year...

St. Joe’s Prep awaits in quarterfinal

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was a familiar sight for Parkland football fans last Friday night in the District 11 Class 6A final at Northampton High School. The matchup against Freedom was the second straight season that the two teams squared off in the district championship game, and the second consecutive time the Trojans came out on top.

The opponent that awaits them in the state tournament is once again is St. Joseph’s Prep out of District 12. The two teams met in the PIAA quarterfinal round last year,...

Volleyball reaches semi

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball team hasn’t just been a frequent visitor to the state playoffs. It has been a postseason stalwart that’s put together lengthy postseason runs, including PIAA titles in 2014 and 2015.

This season’s team played its way into the state semifinals and there was a feeling of accomplishment for the Lady Tigers with only two returning starters.

Parkland defeated District 3’s Exeter Township in five sets (23-25, 25-15, 17-25, 25-15, 15-10) on Saturday in...

Trojans face Pates for sixth straight D-11 title

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The District 11 Class 6A championship game will have a similar look to it this season as it did in 2016.

First-seed Parkland (12-0 overall) and sixth-seeded Freedom (7-5) will meet Friday night at Northampton High School for the second consecutive year. Last season, the Trojans beat the Patriots 24-14 for their fifth straight district title.

Parkland took down perennial playoff rival Easton last weekend in the semifinals 52-10 to advance to the final round of District 11 play....

Trojans advance to D-11 final

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

With just a two-score game at halftime, the Parkland football team knew it needed it more, and didn’t want the same kind of close call it had against Liberty two weeks ago.

So the Trojans erupted for a 28-point second half on their way to a 52-10 victory over Easton last Friday night in the District 11 Class 6A semifinals at Parkland Area School District Stadium.

Number one seed Parkland (12-0 overall) remained undefeated and advanced to the district final Friday night for the...

Boys fall to Conestoga in state soccer quarterfinals

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland boys soccer team checked off a lot of boxes this season. The team beat its biggest rival four times while winning district and league titles. The Trojans went 24-2 and were one of the final eight teams left in Class 4A Saturday night before falling to Conestoga 1-0 in a PIAA quarterfinal game.

While they might not have reached the ultimate goal of a state title, the Trojans left the field at Exeter High School Saturday knowing that it’s within reach for the program.