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Boys fall to Allen in championship

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It wasn’t the District 11 Class 6A championship game that area basketball fans had anticipated. But fifth-seed Allen met the seventh seed Parkland in the final last Saturday night at Freedom High School.

The Canaries raced out to an early double-digit lead in the first couple of minutes and did not give the Trojans (15-10) much of a chance at a comeback as Parkland fell to Allen 76-50 to finish runner-up in the district, but still advanced to the PIAA playoffs.

“It was their...

Border takes sixth place at NE Regional

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Two Parkland wrestlers competed in last weekend’s PIAA Class 3A Northeast Regional Championships.

Seniors Cory Border and Kale Cummings both reached regionals after fifth-place finishes at districts a week before.

Border faced District 2’s second-place finisher in the first round, senior Shawn Henninger (30-8) of Dallas. Henninger earned a 3-1 sudden victory win then went on to wrestle in the 285-pound title bout where he lost by a tiebreaker.

Border bounced back in the...

Zhang, Webb lead PHS boys at districts

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland boys swimming team gave a strong performance during the District 11 Class 3A Swimming Championships, finishing second in a field of 16 schools March 2 at Parkland High School.

The Trojans accumulated 302 points, well ahead of third-place Nazareth with 264.5 points. Rival Emmaus took first place with 511 points.

In the tournament’s eighth event, Parkland junior James Zhang took silver with superb swimming in the 200-yard individual medley, finishing with a time of 1...

Trojans win 10th straight title

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s been a decade of dominance.

No team in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League other than Parkland has won a league championship since 2010. The Trojans earned their 10th straight crown last week and their 13th overall.

In Game 3 of the championship series, Parkland broke away late in the third period to hand Northampton a 6-1 loss last Friday at Lehigh Valley Ice Arena. It kept the Trojans’ streak of LVSHL titles alive after being doubted for most of the year.

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Lehman wins District 11 diving gold

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland girls and boys diving teams dominated the competition during the District 11 Class 3A Championships held Feb. 23.

The terrific trio of Lexi Lehman, Alexa Brinker and Kate Gottwald claimed the top three spots with 479.5, 453.15 and 439.50 points respectively. In an interview earlier this season, coach Cary Lehman said they’ve been a steading influence on the Trojan roster all season long,

“Basically they will finish one-two-three, with the order changing from one...

Girls fall to Kids in district semifinal

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Ed Ohlson is never the kind to duck the media after a bad game. With that being said, he admittedly wasn’t looking forward to reliving the events that led his team to a 60-47 loss in the District 11 Class 6A semifinal game against Northampton. It was one of those nights where things just didn’t go well for Parkland and the game quickly slowly slid away from the Trojans.

The low point of the night was the second quarter when the Lady Trojans uncharacteristically turned the ball over...

PHS needs one win for 10th straight LVSHL championship

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Many would have expected Parkland and Freedom, the top two teams all season, to meet in the championship series of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League that began on Monday. Parkland held up its side of the deal, but Freedom was nowhere to be found after Northampton upset the Patriots in a one-game playoff game last week.

With Freedom, which entered the postseason unbeaten, out of the equation, No. 2 seeded Parkland became this year’s favorite. And the Trojans took care of...

Boys reach semifinals

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It was not like Parkland. Before last year, the boys basketball program had made it to the District 11 final and a spot in the state tournament each of the last six seasons. But last year the Trojans bowed out before the district semifinals.

The Trojans did not stay away long. They’ll return this year after a quarterfinal win put them back in the district’s final four this season.

Parkland took punches from Nazareth’s best player all game long in Saturday’s Class 6A...

Two Trojans advance to NE Regional

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Cory Border took a break from wrestling when he reached high school to focus mainly on football. But in his senior season, an opportunity came up to get back involved in the sport. He figured, why not?

He probably couldn’t have written a better script as to how it would pan out.

Border won his fifth-place heavyweight match on Saturday in the District 11 Class 3A Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School to punch his ticket to regionals. He held on for a 1-0 victory over...

Parkland advances in districts

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland didn’t take care of the ball particularly well against Northampton in its two regular season meetings. Nor did it really utilize its size against the Konkrete Kids.

Both of those things changed on Tuesday night in the opening round of the District 11 Class 6A tournament. The Trojans (14-9 overall; 9-7 in EPC) outscored Northampton 18-11 in the fourth quarter to pull away with a 56-43 win at Parkland High School to advance to the quarterfinals.

“We worked the ball...