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EPC announces championship week matchups

Friday, October 12, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced pairings for championship week in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.

Field hockey action gets underway Saturday.

Emmaus earned the top seed and will take on Parkland, the eighth seed at Emmaus at 1 p.m.

Liberty is the four seed and will host Stroudsburg the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. at BASD.

Pocono East is the third seed and will host sixth-seed Nazareth at 1:30 p.m. Easton is the second seed and will host Northampton at noon...

Girls soccer gets revenge on Hornets

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls soccer team was looking for a little bit of revenge against Emmaus Monday.

The Hornets snapped the Trojans’ 70-game District 11 winning streak earlier this season.

In the bigger picture though, the game between the two rivals held a lot of meaning in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference as both teams look to fit into the conference playoff picture as the regular season winds down.

Parkland (12-2-0 EPC, 14-2-0 overall) got both the revenge it wanted and...

Trojans top Zephyrs

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It may have been the festivities and fun atmosphere of homecoming weekend, or it may have been playing a rival on the opposite side of the field, but whatever it was, the Parkland football team found its mojo last Friday night.

The Trojans (5-2 overall, 4-2 EPC South) put together a strong second half to take down Whitehall 49-21 last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium for their third straight win, the team’s longest win streak of the season.

It was a slow start...

Golfers compete in districts

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Five Parkland golfers competed in Monday’s District 11 Championships at Lehigh Country Club.

Three Trojans finished in a tie and came just one place short of advancing to regionals. Seniors John Angelella and Chris Panny, along with sophomore Trevor Grim, finished in a four-way tie for seventh place with Northampton’s Devon Britton.

“I played pretty well,” said Trevor Grimm. “I had a few holes I wish I could have back but all around I played pretty good.”

The three...

Big second half lifts Emmaus over PHS

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland boys soccer head coach Patrick Birns couldn’t have asked for a better start against one of the East Penn Conference’s top teams last week in rival Emmaus.

But despite that momentum and an early 1-0 lead, Birns expected Emmaus to come out of halftime looking like a different team. And the Hornets certainly did.

Emmaus tied the game not even four minutes into the second half, then punched in the go-ahead score just before the midpoint of the second half. The Hornets held...

Girls volleyball avenges loss

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Back on Sept. 6, nearly a month before their latest meeting, the Emmaus girls volleyball team got the better of rival Parkland, coming back from down two sets to one to earn an important early season win over a team that it has not found much success against of late.

But that was in the friendly confines of the Hornets’ Nest. Last Monday night, it was a different story.

The Trojans played with a ton of energy, not wanting to give up their home court advantage or be swept during...

PHS harriers head into postseason

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The juggernaut that is Parkland’s boys and girls cross country teams continues to run toward another impressive season. Both squads headed into this week undefeated in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings with the postseason just around the corner.

Both squads won all three of their matchups on Oct. 2 at the Little Lehigh Parkway, which featured Allen, Dieruff, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East and Pocono Mountain West.

“Our goal was to just take care of business...

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.

Dominic...

PHS plays Central Catholic to 1-1 tie

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When Teagan Mangahas found the back of the net in the second half, it seemed like it would be the winner for Parkland. It gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead in a game that did not lack scoring chances, but featured strong defenses.

The Trojans have only allowed one goal their last three games, while outscoring their opponents 22-1 over that span.

But, as it did in the season-opener between these two teams, Central Catholic netted an equalizer to tie the game and after two overtime...

Parkland girls tennis caps 15-2 regular season

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Consistent and excellent are two words that could describe the recently concluded 2018 Parkland girls tennis regular season.

Coach Michael Hingston’s squad registered a 15-2 record, finishing its season with a convincing 7-0 win over Emmaus on Sept. 29. The Lady Trojans only two losses came to Freedom and Nazareth. The longtime coach has been pleased watching his team’s maturation.

“It’s been fun to watch them play,” Hingston says.

The Lady Trojans number one singles...