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Big second half lifts Emmaus over PHS

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Parkland boys soccer head coach Patrick Birns couldn’t have asked for a better start against one of the East Penn Conference’s top teams last week in rival Emmaus.

But despite that momentum and an early 1-0 lead, Birns expected Emmaus to come out of halftime looking like a different team. And the Hornets certainly did.

Emmaus tied the game not even four minutes into the second half, then punched in the go-ahead score just before the midpoint of the second half. The Hornets held...

Girls volleyball avenges loss

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Back on Sept. 6, nearly a month before their latest meeting, the Emmaus girls volleyball team got the better of rival Parkland, coming back from down two sets to one to earn an important early season win over a team that it has not found much success against of late.

But that was in the friendly confines of the Hornets’ Nest. Last Monday night, it was a different story.

The Trojans played with a ton of energy, not wanting to give up their home court advantage or be swept during...

PHS harriers head into postseason

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The juggernaut that is Parkland’s boys and girls cross country teams continues to run toward another impressive season. Both squads headed into this week undefeated in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings with the postseason just around the corner.

Both squads won all three of their matchups on Oct. 2 at the Little Lehigh Parkway, which featured Allen, Dieruff, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East and Pocono Mountain West.

“Our goal was to just take care of business...

Girls soccer gets revenge on Hornets

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls soccer team was looking for a little bit of revenge against Emmaus Monday.

The Hornets snapped the Trojans’ 70-game District 11 winning streak earlier this season.

In the bigger picture though, the game between the two rivals held a lot of meaning in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference as both teams look to fit into the conference playoff picture as the regular season winds down.

Parkland (12-2-0 EPC, 14-2-0 overall) got both the revenge it wanted and...

Trojans top Zephyrs

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It may have been the festivities and fun atmosphere of homecoming weekend, or it may have been playing a rival on the opposite side of the field, but whatever it was, the Parkland football team found its mojo last Friday night.

The Trojans (5-2 overall, 4-2 EPC South) put together a strong second half to take down Whitehall 49-21 last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium for their third straight win, the team’s longest win streak of the season.

It was a slow start...

Golfers compete in districts

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Five Parkland golfers competed in Monday’s District 11 Championships at Lehigh Country Club.

Three Trojans finished in a tie and came just one place short of advancing to regionals. Seniors John Angelella and Chris Panny, along with sophomore Trevor Grim, finished in a four-way tie for seventh place with Northampton’s Devon Britton.

“I played pretty well,” said Trevor Grimm. “I had a few holes I wish I could have back but all around I played pretty good.”

The three...

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.


The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.


Lewis, Dauberman lead PHS to win

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Junior quarterback Tanner Lewis had been splitting time with senior quarterback Andrew Lee while each were getting their feet wet as first-year varsity contributors through the first half of the regular season.

Last Friday night, Lewis had the best night of his young varsity career, completing 9-of-13 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns and running for 68 yards and a score in helping lead Parkland to a 45-35 come-from-behind Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division win over...

Girls volleyball tops BC, 3-0

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the last half decade the Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic girls volleyball teams have been in several state finals between the two of them and are a consistent powerhouse in their classifications.

Last Monday night the two met in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference regular season match. The Trojans did not sweat much in winning the first set, but were forced to hold on to take the next two in sweeping the Golden Hawks by scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-17.

Anytime a team can...

Trojans look to beat Zephs, win three straight

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It hasn’t been done yet this season through six regular season games, but the Parkland football team will try to win its third consecutive game on Friday night when it hosts Whitehall at Parkland School District Stadium in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division rivalry game.

Coming off victories over Nazareth and Liberty the last two weeks, the Trojans (4-2 overall, 4-2 EPC) will look to make it three straight against the Zephyrs (1-5, 1-5), who are facing a down year and a...