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Ortman grabs 7th in Hershey

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Zach Ortman knew the day would come where his Parkland wrestling career would be over.

That reality came to fruition Saturday evening at the Giant Center in Hershey, as Ortman closed out his season and career on a winning note following a 4-2 decision over Leno Ciotti of McDowell to take seventh place and finish out as Parkland’s only wrestler to come home from Hershey with a medal.

After holding off Ciotti in the final 20 seconds of the bout, Ortman (138) found a spot in the...

PHS Girls win District 11 title

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While the District 11 Swimming Championship may have been moved out of Parkland High School because of a power outage, the smaller setting at Emmaus High School proved to be just fine for the Parkland girls team as they won their 10th straight district championship, coasting to a 524-364 victory over second-place Emmaus.

In all, the Lady Trojans collected four gold medals in individual events and added another in the 200-yard medley relay. The 200 individual medley was the event of...

Boys swimmers take second place

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland boys swim team collected five individual medals and one relay medal at last weekend’s District 11 Swimming Championships, which were moved to Emmaus High School after a power outage at Parkland. Overall, the boys finished second in the team competition trailing Emmaus 489-313.5 at the end of the weekend.

Matt Ceh finished with two silver medals placing second in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Ceh was also part of the 400 freestyle relay team that captured fourth...

Trojan foursome heads to Hershey

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Nick Dolak was faced with a decision that many high school athletes have to make in their senior year. He suffered an injury during his final season at Parkland. But he refused to let the set back shut down his wrestling season. He still had things he needed to accomplish.

Dolak missed much of his senior season while battling the injuries. While he’s still nowhere near 100 percent, he managed to reach the title bout at last weekend’s Northeast Regional Tournament and finished the...

BREAKING - Weather forces cancelations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round...

Many Trojans have top seeds at districts

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swim teams will compete in the District 11 Class 3A Swimming Championships this weekend at the Trojans’ home pool. Competition will be held on Friday evening and finish Saturday afternoon.

On the girls’ side, plenty of Trojans are the top seeds in their respective events. The 200 medley relay team, along with Zoe Sheradin (200-yard freestyle), Ally Lin (200-yard individual medley), Annie Walls (500-yard freestyle) and Megan Sicinski (100-yard breaststroke...

Six Trojans qualify for regional tourney

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland had 12 wrestlers compete in last week’s District 11 Class 3A Championships. Half of them earned their way through the tournament and into this week’s Northeast Regional Championships.

Leading the list was silver medalist Zach Ortman at 138 pounds. Brandon Kassis (120) took third place, while teammates Nick Dolak, Joey Guida (152) and Adam Lizak (182) placed fourth. Nate Wieder (220) took fifth place to round out Parkland’s list of regional qualifiers.

“It was a great...

Boys fall to Kids in D-11 quarterfinals

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Trading wins during their two regular season games, the rubber match between the Parkland and Northampton boys basketball teams had more on the line. With a spot in the District 11 Class 6A final four and berth in the PIAA state tournament at stake, it was the hot outside shooting of the Konkrete Kids that proved too much for the Trojans to overcome last Saturday afternoon in the district quarterfinals at Allen High School’s Sewards gymnasium.

The third seed Northampton relied on a...

Trojans win another LVSHL title

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland ice hockey team has been the class of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League for more than a decade. That status remained intact another year.

The Trojans skated through the LVSHL playoffs unscathed, first by shutting out fourth-seeded Emmaus 6-0 last Friday night in a one-game semifinal round. Parkland then took care of second seed Freedom in a best-of-three series, winning in two games with the clincher coming via a 4-1 victory at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena Tuesday...

Girls fall to Nazareth in D-11 quarterfinals

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Nazareth Blue Eagles got off to a fast start against Parkland in the District 11 Class 6A quarterfinal game of districts and never looked back, beating the Lady Trojans 46-33. The loss ended the season for Parkland while Nazareth went on to beat top-seeded Easton 50-32 and will play Freedom in the District 11 Championship. The win also clinched a spot in the PIAA Tournament for Nazareth.

Just as her older sisters had done in the past, freshman Talya Brugler hit basket after basket...