Parkland Press

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PHS volleyball beats Kids in five games

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys volleyball team began the 2019 season with a win. The Trojans squared off with a talented and experienced Northampton team in a season-opening victory in the home-opener Tuesday afternoon at Parkland High School by scores of 25-20, 26-24, 22-25 and 25-23.

Parkland may have had to wait a few extra days to open up its 2019 campaign, as most other District 11 teams did so last Friday, but it proved to be worth the wait. The Trojans came out on top, but they had to fight...

Four from PHS earn state medals

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Three divers and one swimmer from Parkland came home from Bucknell University with medals in the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend.

Sophomore Ally Lin brought home a fourth-place medal in the 500-yard freestyle event, while divers Lexi Lehman and Alexa Brinker finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the event. Sophomore Logan Choma finished seventh in diving in the boys’ competition.

Lin dropped two full seconds off of her preliminary time in the 500...

Girls lax seeks four-peat

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse program has been the class of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 over the last five-plus years, and it will look to continue the winning trend in 2019.

The Trojans have won three consecutive district championships and four of the last five, and have continued to reload, even after the graduation of some key contributors each and every season.

This season will be no different as two of its top scorers from last season in Camryn...

Trojans hope to peak at right time

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys volleyball program had a run of three consecutive years from 2014-16 where it won multiple Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 championships. But over the last two years, it has seen its rival Emmaus take over and do the same thing.

But the Trojans, who are led by 18-year head coach Scott Trumbauer, have a lot to look forward to this season.

“There are key returners at most positions,” Trumbauer said. “All of our guys played club volleyball in the...

Girls track hopes to improve on 2018

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland girls track team is looking to improve off an 8-3 2018 campaign. It was a good season, but the Trojans don’t want to be good, they want to be great. Their coach says perfection is the goal during 2019.

Coach Scott Levan will have to engineer a successful season without the departed sprinter Hali Perry. But don’t fret tor the longtime Parkland track leader, as he has plenty of talent returning to comprise one of the deepest rosters in the EPC. Chief on that list is...

Depth is a strength for boys T&F team

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland Trojans boys track team needs no introduction. Last year Troy was 11-0 and their goals for the 2019 campaign are just as ambitious.

“Our goal as in every season is to go undefeated, win the league championship and send a few athletes to compete at the state championship,” said Trojan head coach Scott Levan.

For most squads those would be lofty goals. For the Trojans, it’s an attainable mission. That’s because the Trojans are a machine.

Levan’s has been the...

Trojans fall to Chester

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was another state tournament game for Parkland boys basketball. The Trojans had been there before. Eight times in the last 11 years to be exact. The stage was not too big.

But Chester proved to be too big with its size in taking control of the second half and defeating Parkland 55-41 last Saturday in the PIAA Class 6A first round game at Freedom High School.

“That was our eighth state tournament in 11 years,” said head coach Andy Stephens. “Kids expect to make it there and...

PHS girls lose to Abington

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland Lady Trojans saw their season come to an end with a 56-34 loss to Abington in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A tournament last Friday night.

The Galloping Ghosts (23-4) moved on to the second round of the tournament where they defeated Cumberland Valley 52-48 and will now play Upper Dublin in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Meanwhile, for Parkland (15-12) the season is now over and the Trojans say good-bye to five seniors from this year’s squad. Claire Courter,...

Girls must stop 6-2 Brown

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When you reach the PIAA basketball tournament, you know you’re going to be playing against good teams. For Parkland’s girls team, its first-round draw is especially tough as the Trojans have to play the Abington Heights Galloping Ghosts (24-4), the third-place team from a tough District One.

The easiest way to stop the Ghosts is to stop Kassondra Brown, their 6-foot-2 center who is headed to the University of Rhode Island. Brown is a force both offensively and defensively, averaging...

Lin picks up three gold medals

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Entering the 2018-2019 season, a few things about the Parkland girls swimming team emerged. First, the team was talented, but inexperienced. Second, its most reliable talent was an indefatigable senior by the name of Ally Lin.

Lin did not disappoint, performing brilliantly for coach Robert Robitaille throughout the season. Her prodigious work ethic, superior swimming techniques and a never-say-die attitude served to inspire her teammates and legions of Parkland swimming fans.