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Article By: TODD KRESs

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There are ten players in Shippensburg women’s volleyball history that have 1,000 career kills credited to their names. Former Parkland standout and Shippensburg junior Samantha Webber was the latest Raider to join that club.

Webber finished this past fall season with 360 kills and played a key role in Shippensburg (25-8 overall; 14-4 in PSAC) advancing to the PSAC semifinals. Webber now sits in 10th place on the school’s all-time list with 1,010 kills.

“It was a goal of mine to...

Wrestlers have a lot to replace

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

A lot of Parkland wrestling talent has graduated from last year’s team, but second-year coach Mike Ottinger is not one to makes excuses.

“My expectation for this season is that we’re going to put out lots of effort,” Ottinger said in assessing his squad’s chances this season. “I want to see us outwork our opponents this year no matter who we are facing. There’s no question we have a lot of youth.”

Parkland hovered around the .500 mark most of last year, ending at 7-7. However...

Medlar excels in new role at DSU

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Rachel Medlar played pretty much her entire soccer career, all the way back to her youth days, as a midfielder. But things changed for the former Trojan this past season, despite posting a historic freshman collegiate season in 2017.

In an effort to generate more scoring, DeSales head coach Greg Ridout moved Medlar up to forward for the Bulldogs midway through this past season. She found plenty of success once again, scoring three goals and adding six assists for 12 points, good for...

Girls hoops replaces three starters

Friday, November 30, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After nine seasons with Wes Spence leading the Parkland girls team, the 2018-2019 season brings a change at the top.

When Spence stepped down last April after a 16-9 season and Ed Ohlson was hired to coach the team, bringing years of basketball coaching experience with him. That begs the question as to just how much the style of play will change and how will the players react to the changes?

Ohlson kept the assistant coaches in place, which he believes is going to take a lot of...

Ohlsen returns to PHS as girls head coach

Friday, November 30, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Ed Ohlson is no stranger to a basketball court. He’s served as the head coach at Northampton and held assistant coaching duties at Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic, Dieruff, Liberty, Parkland and Salisbury. When he looks out on a basketball court, he’s used to seeing young men run up and down the court, playing an athletic, up-tempo style. After all, he’s only ever coached boys high school basketball, including serving under Rich Fatzinger at Parkland where he was part of the staff on...

Trojans’ Krause earns AVCA recognition

Friday, November 30, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The accolades and honors kept coming in this season for the Parkland girls volleyball team. A few weeks after the 2018 campaign ended for the District 11 Class 4A champion Trojans, head coach Mike Krause one of four coaches in the region, and one of 40 overall throughout the country, as a coach of the year, voted on by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

A total of 10 regions represent the 50 states, with each region naming four honorees for a total of 40 coaches awarded....

Elder earns accolades for PSAC champ WCU

Friday, November 23, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several former Parkland High School athletes have contributed to college sports teams during the fall 2018 season. Here’s a look at some of their achievements.

West Chester junior defensive back Jarey Elder had an impressive season in 2018. After being named to the All-ECAC First Team and All-PSAC East Second Team last fall, Elder stepped up his game another notch. Elder finished with seven interceptions and three pass breakups this fall. He also recorded one forced fumble and 46...

Big third period sparks Trojan win

Friday, November 23, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the first two periods the game was close, but in the final period the Parkland ice hockey team showed its strength and scoring ability by netting five third-period goals and six in row to take down Easton 10-3 last Monday night at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey action.

It is the third straight win for the Trojans, who are now 6-1 overall.

Parkland never trailed, but still was challenged for a majority of the first two periods and into the...

Girls soccer season ends with playoff PKs

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every year the debate over whether or not it’s a good idea to end playoff soccer games with penalty kicks arises.

This year, the Lady Trojans are part of the discussion as they came up just short of a trip to the PIAA semifinals because of a game decided on penalty kicks. Parkland fell to Pennridge 3-2, losing the penalty kick phase by a 4-3 score.

Things opened well for Parkland with two quick goals before the midway point of the first half.

Ava Schaller and Madi...

Freedom tops Trojans in D-11 semi

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

By most teams’ standards a 7-5 season and a trip to the District 11 football semifinals would be a pretty good year. Some places it would make history.

At Parkland, winner of six straight district titles from 2013-17, anything short of a trip to the state playoffs might be seen as a disappointing season. But this year’s Parkland team, which had its season end Saturday with a 35-21 loss to Freedom, overcame a lot of adversity to reach seven wins and earn the No. 5 seed in the district...