Parkland Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

PHS clings to slim lead in division

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland baseball picked up a couple of wins this week with shutouts against both Whitehall and East Stroudsburg South. The wins put Parkland at 8-1 overall and 7-0 in the EPC.

Nikhil Patel got the start against Whitehall (4-6, 3-5) and didn’t disappoint. Patel threw five innings and gave up just two hits and a walk to go with five strikeouts and no runs allowed. With Patel cruising on the mound, the Trojans went to work offensively with a four-run fourth and three runs in each of the...

LV’s success could rest on pitching staff

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster is a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar faces. Popular players like Dylan Cozens, Mitch Walding and Cole Irvin are back with the ‘Pigs. Young prospects JoJo Romero, Deivy Grullon and Jan Hernandez are at the Triple-A level for the first time in their careers.

Local hero Matt McBride returns for a second season after playing high school ball for Liberty High School and college ball as a Lehigh Mountain Hawk.

The success of the team seems to be...

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...

Trojan track teams sweep Nazareth

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland track and field teams swept Nazareth last Thursday.

The Trojan girls team won 91-59, while the boys team earned a 100-50 victory.

Shelby Staib (triple jump, discus, shot put) won three events for Parkland, while teammate Mahi Patel (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) won two events. Teammates Aubrey Semler (200), Ava Bendetti (800), Madison Zaun (1600), Megan Kearns (pole vault) and Kendra Yeboah (shot put) won one individual event each.

The Trojans also took two of...

Lady Trojans roll to back-to-back wins

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Trojan softball team just keeps rolling along, picking up its eighth straight win with a 10-0 mercy-rule win over the Lady Cavaliers of East Stroudsburg South. The win gave Parkland back-to-back shutouts, coming on the heels of a 15-0 win over Pocono Mountain West late last week.

Against East Stroudsburg South, the Parkland bats went to work early on a cold, blustery day much better suited for football than softball. And they didn’t let up.

Megan Fenstermaker delivered...

Trojans top Emmaus, 17-11

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

“What was that?” asked Parkland baseball head coach Kurt Weber rhetorically as he walked off the field following his team’s 17-11 win over Emmaus recently.

The game was a typical game in the rivalry between the two teams, especially at Emmaus’ Church Lane Field where the two teams have seen weird things happen.

This episode in the rivalry included a combined 23 hits, nine errors, 20 walks, 18 strikeouts and three hours and 15 minutes to play. Much of what happened can be...

PHS softball hands Liberty first loss

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In what could be a preview of both East Penn Conference and District 11 playoff action, Parkland and Liberty softball teams met Monday for the first time this season.

Liberty came into the game undefeated and had rolled through its first five games with a 64-17 margin of victory. The two teams battled until Parkland was able to put up four runs in the sixth inning, taking a 5-1 win over the Lady Hurricanes.

Liberty starter Paige Zigmund and Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney were both...

Parkland girls lacrosse beats EHS

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland’s Morgan Hurd missed much of the 2018 girls lacrosse regular season with a broken wrist. She was able to return for the Trojans’ postseason run that included a district title, but Hurd still admits sitting on the sidelines was tough.

It seems as if the Trojan senior attacker is making up for lost time early this spring.

Hurd scored a game-high five goals as the Trojans jumped out to a big lead over Emmaus, and then cruised to an 18-8 victory on Saturday at Parkland...

Boys T&F team wins first three meets

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Three meets into the Parkland boys track season, the Trojans are showing the rest of the East Penn Conference just how good they can be.

Receiving solid performances from a wealth of returning and new talent, the Trojans defeated Central Catholic 132-18, Freedom 111-39 and Bethlehem Catholic 98-52.

“We’re off to a pretty good start, and are receiving some good showings,” said coach Scott Levan.

Quick off the starting line through the first three meets has been sprinter...

Girls track starts 3-0

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

You can pick nearly any adjective, but three meets into the 2019 season, the Parkland girls track squad has been awesome.

The Lady Trojans have excelled in virtually all aspects in registering victories over Central Catholic 103-47, Freedom 128-22 and Bethlehem Catholic 129-21 for a 3-0 start.

“We’re doing well and we’re off to a good start,” said coach Scott Levan. “We have a lot of depth.”

Parkland’s Aubrey Semler has excelled in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, while...