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Harriers earn silver medal and a trip to Chocolatetown

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

One of the primary goals for the Parkland cross country teams every season is to reach the state meet as a team.

The Trojans achieved that objective last week when both teams earned the trip to Hershey this weekend for the PIAA Class 3A Championships.

Both teams took second place to Easton at districts. The Parkland boys finished 15 points behind the Rovers at 61-46 and well ahead of Stroudsburg (95) as both Easton and the Trojans had five runners within the top 20 places....

Girls soccer reaches D11 championship

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls kept their perfect season going with a 4-0 win over Pocono Mountain East, pushing their record to 23-0 on the season. The win, combined with Emmaus’ win over Easton, puts Parkland and Emmaus in Thursday’s District 11 Championship game.

Tori Maybruck got Parkland started just under 10 minutes into the game when she lifted a shot over Pocono Mountain East goalie Allison Bone, who came out of the goal to try to stop Maybruck’s shot.

The biggest goal of the night...

PHS to meet Liberty in football playoffs

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Both the Parkland and Liberty football programs have come a long way since their last matchup, back on week 3 of the regular season on September 8.

The Trojans (10-0 overall) have improved their passing game and overall defensive play, and the Hurricanes (4-6) have played better than their record indicates, winning on the last day of the season over rival and sixth-seeded Freedom.

The two will face off in the District 11 Class 6A quarterfinal round Friday night at Parkland...

Girls volleyball returns to D11 championship

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls volleyball team made quick work of Freedom last Tuesday night in the District 11 Class 4A semifinals at Allen High School’s Sewards Gymnasium, and now they find themselves one match win away from another district championship.

The Trojans dispatched of the Patriots in straight sets, winning 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.

After No. 7 seed Freedom beat second-seeded Delaware Valley in the quarterfinals, it met a Parkland program that is seasoned and vastly experienced in...

Boys beat Cavs in semi

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Patrick Birns isn’t fond of having to play teams over and over again, but as expected, his Trojans team is going to be facing Emmaus for a fourth time this season in the District 11 Championship. The meeting was set up when Parkland downed East Stroudsburg South 4-0 Tuesday night at Nazareth High School.

Parkland’s defense delivered another shutout, the 16th of the season, which was no easy task considering that East Stroudsburg South has the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s Most...

Parkland looks to avenge 2016 loss to EHS

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

A lot of the goals at the beginning of the season have been met, the boxes have been checked.

Through nine weeks of the regular season, the Parkland football team has won the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division title and secured the number one seed in the upcoming District 11 Class 6A tournament, which begins next weekend.

But there is still one more feat to be accomplished.

Everyone inside and outside of the Trojan football program remembers what happened in...

Trojans clinch EPC South title

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Last season, the Parkland football team dropped the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division championship in the final week of the regular season, on the very last play.

This year, the Trojans made sure it didn’t come down to something like that again.

Senior running back Jahan Worth rushed for two touchdowns and senior quarterback Michael Ruisch threw for three scores, including two to his favorite target Tyler Hays, as Parkland remained undefeated and took down...

Girls volleyball prepares for district playoffs

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Once again, the Liberty girls volleyball team got the better of Parkland in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament. This year, it was one round sooner than last time.

The Hurricanes and Trojans went the distance with Liberty winning 25-13, 18-25, 25-23, 22-25 and 15-12 last Thursday night in the EPC semifinals at Allen High School.

“It was a great match, and they’re a great team,” said Parkland head coach Mike Krause of Liberty. “There was solid hitting and great...

Field hockey falls to Easton in EPC first round

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Through 35 minutes of play, Parkland kept Easton’s offense in check. Despite plenty of chances on goal, the two sides remained scoreless early into the second half of their East Penn Conference girls lacrosse quarterfinals on Oct. 14.

But once Easton struck just minutes after halftime, it started a Red Rover flurry of goals that couldn’t be stopped. The Rovers (15-2) advanced to the EPC semifinals with a 4-0 victory over the Trojans (9-8-1) at Easton High School.

“It definitely...

Nimeh reaches postseason

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

For four years Jake Nimeh was part of the regular line up on the Parkland varsity golf team.

Heading into his senior season, Nimeh had been on the cusp or reaching the district qualifier the past two years. His average was less than two strokes off the cut as a sophomore and just a half stroke from making it as a junior.

This year, playing in the No. 1 spot on the team, Nimeh played consistently well over the season and posted an 81.3 average to earn his place in the District...