Parkland Press

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Whitehall’s Buskirk football scholar athlete winner

Monday, March 6, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete...

Regional Wrestling Tournament: Hawks win title, send 10 to states

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The PIAA Regional Wrestling Championships were held Friday and Saturday. District 11 grapplers competed in the Class 3A Northeast Regional at Liberty High School and the Class 2A Southeast Regional at Reading’s Wilson-West Lawn High School.

The top four finishers in 3A earned a trip to the state championships, which begin Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center. Class 2A’s top six regional finishers will move on to states.

Bethlehem Catholic crowned four district champs and will...

Parkland girls, Emmaus boys take titles; Hurricanes sweep boys relays

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 swimming championships were held Friday and Saturday. Champions in each event earned automatic qualification for the state meet, which will be held March 15-18 at Bucknell University.

The following is a recap of district champions from Lehigh Valley Press area teams, including a few district record-breakers. For more about the meet see this week’s issues of the Press.

Class 3A

The Parkland girls and Emmaus boys teams won district titles with both teams...

D-11 games a hit at PPL Center

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

History was made at the PPL Center on Wednesday night and it wasn’t the Phantoms or a star-studded concert this time.

A paid attendance of 7,630 sold out the area for the boys District 11 6A semifinal games featuring Emmaus vs. Pocono Mountain West and Parkland vs. Allen. It was a District 11 record, according to many. The PPL Center’s Twitter account credited the “over 8,000 fans” who came out for the game for a great atmosphere, while the District 11 Twitter account posted a photo “...

Feyrer leads list of regional qualifiers

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first time Parkland’s Nathan Feyrer and Freedom’s Evan Callahan faced one another was in a dual meet less than two weeks ago. The Trojan senior won that bout in overtime with a late takedown.

This past weekend, the two grapplers met again with a district title at stake. The result, however, was a bit different. Callahan earned a takedown early in the first period of Saturday’s 220-pound championship bout, and the Freedom senior held on for gold with a 3-2 decision.


Lehman earns D-11 diving gold

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Echoing what took place in the EPC Diving Championship, Parkland girls took the top four spots in the District 11 Diving meet at Emmaus High School last weekend. Lexi Lehman, the top finisher, and second place Alexa Brinker guaranteed themselves spots in the PIAA Diving Championships later this month. Kate Gottwald finished third and Kaitlyn Smykowski finished fourth for the Lady Trojans.

On the boys side, Chris Lehman missed a trip to states in his senior season, but put on a strong...

Girls to face Kids in third-place game

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Even with a disappointing 51-31 loss to Easton in the District 11 semifinals, there is still plenty of work for Parkland to do on the court this season.

The loss moved the Lady Trojans (18-7) into the third-place game to determine finishers in the district, which will affect seeding for the PIAA Tournament, which starts next weekend.

Parkland will play Northampton (16-9) at Freedom High School Thursday at 6 p.m.. The Konkrete Kids lost to defending champion and top-seed...

Iorio takes over in playoff win

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Few high school players can take over a game like Sam Iorio. Coming into the fourth quarter against Stroudsburg, Iorio had 21 points before scoring 18 of the Trojans 20 fourth-quarter points to lead his team to a 63-54 win over the Mounties (13-10).

The win put Parkland in Wednesday’s District 11 semifinal with top-seeded Allen. That game was played after Press deadlines.

Parkland needed every bit of Iorio’s explosion to fend off a tough Stroudsburg team that led throughout the...

Hockey team wins opener

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For about 15 minutes, the unbeaten Parkland ice hockey team stared at a 1-0 deficit against Northampton in game 1 of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League championship series. It was an unfamiliar situation for the Trojans.

Fortunately, Parkland quickly found itself in a more familiar spot. And it was due in large part to Tim Doe.

Doe tied the game at a goal apiece with just four seconds to play in the first period and Parkland never looked back. Doe scored three more...

District Basketball roundup: Iorio carries Parkland past Mounties

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.

Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.

For more about you local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Class 6A

Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.

The senior scored 18 points in a decisive...