Parkland Press

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Frozen Trojans prepare for playoffs

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Every team wants to start fast. That’s an important part to winning any game.

The Parkland ice hockey team did just that. The Trojans scored five goals in the opening period, and rode that early cushion to a 7-1 victory over rival Emmaus last Monday night at the Lehigh Valley Ice Arena.

“It was definitely important for us to have that fast start,” said senior Jeremy Sell. “Anytime you can start fast and get out ahead, it gives you a much better chance at winning, and there is...

Boys close in on playoff berth

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a change in defensive philosophy and in intensity, the Parkland boys basketball team came out of the halftime locker room a different team Tuesday night against Nazareth.

Needing two wins in its final four games of the regular season to qualify for the postseason, the task was looking even harder at halftime when the Trojans trailed by 17 points.

A spirited second half helped the Trojans beat Nazareth 68-59 Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

The win brought...

Girls need one win to reach EPC playoff

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Nazareth girls basketball team is hot team right now, having won four of its last five games. Unfortunately for Parkland, the first and the latest of those wins have come against the Trojans (9-4 EPC, 11-7 overall). After falling to Nazareth 42-40 in their first meeting, Nazareth (9-4, 13-6) downed Parkland 46-35 on Tuesday night.

“They’re a good team and they kept us from doing some of the things that we wanted to do against them,” said Parkland head coach Wes Spence. “They...

Parkland grapplers beat Allen, fall to Stateliners, Mountaineers

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland fell to Stroudsburg Saturday at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Duals.

Parkland won just five bouts in the match. Nck Dolak got the Trojans’ only pin. Adam Lizak picked up a major decision, while Nate Wider, Mason Lansenderfer and Zach Ortman won by decision.

Parkland also split a pair of dual meets last week, beating Allen 71-9 while falling in a nonleague match against Phillipsburg.

The Trojans used 10 pins to route the Canaries last Wednesday. The next...

Swimmers sweep K-Kids

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland swept at dual meet against Northampton, with the Trojan girls winning 136-30 and the boys earning a 132-51 win.

The Parkland girls team finished first in all but one event. The Trojans’ Ally Lin (50 free, 100 breaststroke) Annie Walls (IM, butterfly) and Zoe Sheridan (200 free, 500 free) won two individual events each, while teammates Katherine Gottwald (diving) and Grace Kennedy (backstroke) won one event each. Sheridan, Lin, Walls, Kennedy, Abigail Sheridan and Megan...

PHS cheerleaders earn third place in Hershey

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Parkland High School’s cheerleaders competed at the PIAA State Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships on Jan. 19-20 in Hershey.

The Trojans placed eighth in preliminaries, which put them in the semifinal round. They placed third in semifinals missing finals by one place.

“It was a pretty big accomplishment for us,” said Parkland coach Sami Jo Crivellaro. “They definitely performed better on Saturday, and they felt really good after they left the mat.”

The biggest...

EPC announces wrestling matchups

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.

Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.

Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th –...

Wrestlers fall to Cavaliers

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland junior wrestler Brandon Kassis did not wrestle last year as a sophomore, but has been a part of the Trojans program for two seasons counting this year. They have been two successful seasons when it comes to wrestling at one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the North East, Escape the Rock Tournament.

As a freshman, Kassis won the event, and he followed that up this season with another first place finish in the 120 weight division as a junior. Kassis took first and left...

Trojans top EHS

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland and Central Catholic boys basketball players must have felt like they were shooting a basketball into the ocean in the first quarter of their game last Tuesday night at Rockne Hall at Central Catholic High School.

The two teams combined for 10 three-pointers in the first quarter. Although the Trojans went almost point for point with the Vikings that opening frame, they weren’t able to match it for the rest of the game and fell 64-52 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference...

Buchman scores 17 in win over Emmaus

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The good news for Nazareth is that it beat Parkland 42-40 late last week in a key Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matchup. The bad news for Nazareth is that Parkland now has the Blue Eagles marked on their schedule for when the two teams meet in a rematch.

Last week’s game bounced back and forth. Parkland led by as much as seven, but the pesky Blue Eagles kept coming back and were able to pick up the win. Talya Brugler led Nazareth with 15 points, but it was Claire Courter who lit up...