Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Trojans visit Whitehall on Friday

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team is off to its best start in years with wins in its first games to start the regular season.

A difficult five-game stretch was placed in the middle of the schedule. So far the Trojans (5-0 overall, 4-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South) are three-for-three, with victories over Liberty, Easton and Freedom the last three weeks.

Next up is another challenge, a trip to Whitehall (4-1 overall, 3-1 EPC South) on Friday night.

“Being undefeated is...

Parkland cross country earns sweep at tri-meet

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland boys and girls cross country teams each picked up three wins on Tuesday to improve to 5-1 on the season.

The boys beat all three of their opponents in convincing fashion: Stroudsburg (24-33), East Stroudsburg North (15-50) and East Stroudsburg South (15-50). Nicholas Bower (17:05) and Riley Williamson (17:06) placed first and second, respectively, to lead everyone. Four of their teammates also placed in the top 10 to pace the Trojans: Nate Reimer (6th, 17:58), Ethan...

Golfers compete in EPCs

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland golf team might have been the hottest team in the league heading into Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championships.

After four early-season the losses, the Trojans won every match they played since August 24, including last week’s one-stroke victory over previously-unbeaten Emmaus.

The Trojans didn’t have their best day at the league tournament, held at Woodstone Golf Club Monday, but they managed a fourth-place finish in the event with a team score of...

Girls tennis plays in marathon match

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Gut-wrenching. Grueling. Disappointing.

Those words were used to describe Parkland’s girls tennis match against Southern Lehigh Saturday in temperatures approaching 90 degrees. In all, the match took well over four hours to complete thanks to a couple of late singles matches that both went Parkland’s way. When all was said and done, the Lady Spartans had pulled out a 4-3 win over the Trojans

At various points, both teams seemed to have momentum in just about every match and in...

High School Football Roundup: Hawks’ Clements throws for 372 yards in win over Liberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.


The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.

Sone Ntoh rushed for a pair of Emmaus touchdowns while piling up 125 yards on 18 18 carries....

Girls soccer holds off Easton to stay unbeaten

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a while Tuesday night, it looked like Parkland was going to pick up an easy win over Easton when the Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 lead.

As it turned out, that was part of the problem that led to Easton mounting a second-half comeback. Parkland eventually put the game away on a goal by Ava Hanna with just 45 seconds left to pick up a 4-2 win.

“We haven’t played a full 80 minutes this season,” Parkland head coach Al Haddad told his players following the game. “I told them that...

Trojans hand Rovers first loss

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland football team is always looking to get better.

While wins over Allen, Nazareth and Liberty put the Trojans at 3-0, their fourth win over the season might have made the biggest statement.

They accomplished their first goal in winning week one of the regular season against Allen, but they heard that ‘it was just Allen.’

Senior quarterback Michael Ruisch went 16-of-28 for 248 yards and two touchdowns last Friday night and the Trojans dispatched of previously-...

Field hockey plays Emmaus to OT

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Any team going into Memorial Field to play Emmaus in field hockey knows that it has a tough task ahead. The Hornets are two-time defending state champions, they’ve won 63 straight games and coming into their meeting with Parkland had outscored their opponents 64-0 this season.

Meanwhile, Parkland has a roster filled with underclassmen and some starters working their way through their first varsity season. It set up somewhat of a David and Goliath matchup for the two teams and while...

Parkland tennis team looks for postseason run

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s hard to believe, but the regular season is almost over for high school tennis.

Parkland has just three matches remaining after beating rival Emmaus 7-0 on Tuesday at Emmaus High School. The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament begins next Thursday and with a 9-3 record, Parkland is looking to play a big role in the postseason.

In the sweep against Emmaus, Murong Yao, Joanna Wu and Jess Tseo all picked up wins in singles competition. In doubles, the tandems of Riley...

Volleyball team earns state ranking

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Good teams want to be tested during the regular season, and there are different ways a team can be challenged.

The Parkland girls volleyball team, ranked second in the state in 4A, has seen its fair share of challenges.

With the front portion of their schedule back-loaded with teams from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference North division, the Trojans have come out of those games with wins in convincing fashion.

It may not be the best way to prepare a team for better...