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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...

PHS swimmers sweep ACC

Friday, January 19, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland swimming and diving team beat Central Catholic Monday on both sides of a dual meet. The Trojans boys won 121-64, while Parkland’s girls team beat the Vikettes 133.5-51.5.

Parkland’s divers, who took the top three places in both boys and girls against Central, also competed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference midseason meet over the weekend with stellar results.

Parkland girls divers took the top four places at the midseason meet, with Lexi Lehman earning first...

Varone scores 100th career goal

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms reached the halfway point of their season with what Phil Varone called an “embarrassing” performance in a 6-2 loss to Springfield Saturday night. Lehigh Valley came out with a good first period, but that was about all it was able to put together as the Thunderbirds scored four unanswered goals to waltz out of the PPL Center with a win.

Varone scored his 100th career AHL goal in the game, but was more focused on the weak effort that the team put on the ice.

“A lot...

Cheerleaders earn trip to state championship

Friday, January 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Parkland High School’s cheerleaders will compete in the PIAA State Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships this weekend after winning the silver medal in the medium division at the District 11 Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships on Jan. 6 at Easton Area Middle School.

“It was one of the best performances they did all year,” said Trojan cheerleading coach Sami Jo Crivellaro. “They were really confident with their routine. They were on all week. We just kept pushing and...

Grapplers take down Cardinals

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Coming off of a 1-4 showing as host of the Parkland Duals Tournament and a dual meet loss to Nazareth last week, Parkland was looking to bounce back.

A day after the loss to the Blue Eagles, Pocono Mountain East came into Parkland High School Gymnasium, and the Trojans won 11 of the 14 bouts. Parkland had seven pins and took down the Cardinals 62-13 last Thursday night.

“It was good for us to get this win tonight, no matter how we did it,” said senior Nate Wieder. “We had some...

Girls face late-season challenges

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The final three weeks of the regular season are going to be very interesting in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls basketball.

There are three teams – Bethlehem Catholic (5-1 EPC, 9-2 overall), Easton (7-1, 11-2) and Parkland (7-1, 8-4) – with just one conference loss and four others – Allen (4-2, 8-2), Freedom (6-2, 10-2), Northampton (6-2, 9-3) and Stroudsburg (6-2, 9-3) – with just two losses.

Some of these teams have wins against each other, including Freedom’s big win...

PHS swimmers compete at BU

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The annual New Year’s Challenge was held last Saturday at Bucknell University and the Parkland girls team swam its way to a third-place finish, while the boys team finished seventh.

The girls finished behind Wilson West Lawn and Hershey in the competition. Wilson West Lawn was also crowned the top boys team at the meet.

Parkland girls took first and second in the 200-yard individual medley, with Ally Lin taking first, just under three-seconds ahead of Courtney Sicinski....

Parkland Red, Gray get season underway

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland youth wrestling teams opened their season recently.

The following are highlights of their recent matches.

Parkland Red 54,

Palisades 40

The Parkland Red team got pins from Blake Dergham, Leo Dauberman, Trey Tremba and Evan Sutton in a win over Palisades. Parkland’s Chase Kruk, Matthew Velez, Evan Amadio, Leo Kern and Kale Kumernitsky earned wins by forfeit in the match.

Northwestern 45,

Parkland Red 39

Three Parkland Red wrestlers...

Koval takes the reins for Lady Trojans

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Keeley Coval has been on coach Wes Spence’s radar for some time, but she had to wait her turn to truly step into the spotlight because of talented point guards like Rachel Medlar who were ahead of her on the depth chart.

Medlar graduated last season and Coval took over the role full-time this season, just as Spence had envisioned her doing since he first saw her as a much younger player.

“She’s not a natural point guard, but we saw her as somebody who we thought had the...

Wrestlers go 1-4 at duals

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland wrestling team didn’t have to travel last weekend as it held its annual Trojan Duals on Saturday. But the teams it hosted provided plenty of competition right in their own backyard.

Parkland went 1-4 at the Trojan Duals, its lone win coming against Exeter (32-30) in the second of five matches on the day. The Trojans came up short against Cumberland Valley (41-25), Council Rock South (34-29), Delaware Valley (34-30) and Northampton (41-23).

“It was tough to go 1-4...