Parkland Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Parkland girls lacrosse beats North Penn, 7-4

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team was using time to figure out certain roles for individual players after the graduation of several key pieces last season, and it has been rising into form of late.

After weather forced the Trojans to postpone their game with Central Catholic last Friday night, they used that extra day to prepare for their next opponent, North Penn. And it seemed to help.

Parkland took control in the second half by outscoring the Knights 7-4 in winning the...

Trojans end Kids’ win streak

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northampton softball team came to Parkland Saturday with a 13-game winning streak, its longest since 1990.

The Konkrete Kids were also looking for some revenge after Parkland no-hit them to open the season back in late March. The Trojans were ready for them, but it took until there was one out in the bottom of the seventh inning for Parkland to win the game.

Parkland (13-3 overall, 12-1 EPC) went into the bottom of the seventh with the game tied 4-4. Jeremy Piatkiewicz...

Softball avenges early-season loss

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by TOM KLENBORG in Sports

The Parkland softball team avenged its only loss of the season by downing Northampton 5-0 on a windy Saturday night.

The Trojans were powered by a dominating performance by Kelly Dulaney. Dulaney was perfect for 4 2/3 innings and finished with nine strikeouts and allowed just two hits.

On flirting with a perfect game, Dulaney said, “I try not to think about it during the game. I just focus on my job and working with my defense.”

Offensively, Parkland (16-1 overall; 12-1...

PHS volleyball beats PME, Northampton

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a six-game win streak in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play dating about a month, the Parkland boys volleyball team suffered its first league loss since the first of April to rival Emmaus. But the Trojans used a four-set defeat at Easton in the week prior as motivation and got back onto another win streak by sweeping Pocono Mountain East 3-0 by scores of 25-13, 25-16, 25-9 last Monday night at Parkland High School.

Parkland was riding a four-match win streak overall and six in...

PHS girls T&F bounces back after defeat

Friday, April 26, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

After a heartbreaking 76-74 loss to Liberty on April 8, the Parkland girls track team rebounded with victories over Nazareth (91-59) and Whitehall (81.3-68.6) to go to 5-1 on the year. They also earned a strong second-place finish in a competitive Allentown School District Invitational meet April 18.

”I was pleased with the way the girls responded to the loss by continuing to get better against Nazareth and Whitehall,” said Parkland head coach Scott Levan.

In the ASD...

Boys track tops Liberty, Nazareth

Friday, April 26, 2019 by STEPEHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland boys track team has shown at least one thing during the 2019 campaign - they Trojans may get knocked down, but they won’t get knocked out.

After a defeat at the hands of Liberty on April 8, the Trojans rebounded with wins over Nazareth (100-50) and Whitehall (119-31) and a second-place finish in the Allentown School District Invitational on April 18 at J. Birney Crum Stadium.

“They just continue to get better,” said Parkland head coach Scott Levan.

Among...

Baseball stays unbeaten in EPC

Friday, April 26, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a tough 12-3 loss to Liberty earlier in the month, Parkland (11-2 overall, 10-0 EPC) bounced right back to win three straight before a loss to Hazleton in a nonconference game broke the string. The good news is that the Trojan baseball team again bounced back and beat Easton 4-3 in a game that was a long-time coming because of bad weather that had Parkland travel to Easton three times in an attempt to get the game in.

The game actually started two weeks earlier, but rains kept...

Tennis team caps 2019 regular season

Friday, April 26, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Another high school boys tennis regular season is done, and for Parkland, it’s another season of game, set, match.

Coach Mike Hingston’s Trojans finished the 2019 regular season with an 11-2 record, stumbling only against Nazareth on April 10 and Emmaus on April 16, both times by 4-3 margins. As the regular season came to an end, Parkland finished strong, defeating Allentown Central Catholic 4-3 on April 11, Whitehall 5-1 on April 17 and shutting out Northampton 7-0 on April 18.

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Trojans hold off Hornets

Friday, April 26, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys lacrosse team may be under a new regime, but it has still played like its old self all year during the 2019 regular season.

The Trojans have met every obstacle that has come into their path so far this season under first-year head coach Mike Bender, a former Emmaus High School player. That continued last Thursday night.

Leading all game against rival Emmaus, Parkland was forced to show that it could finish in holding off a late rally from its rival en route to...

Parkland wins four straight

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys volleyball team has been on a roll lately in conference play.

After winning their first two matches of Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action, the Trojans suffered a setback against defending District 11 champion Emmaus. But they bounced back by winning the next three league matches and were primed to make it four Monday against Allen.

“We’ve seen multiple guys step up each night,” said Trojan head coach Scott Trumbauer. “We needed to make some adjustments to...