Parkland Press

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Two Trojans named to Big 33

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Parkland senior football players Jahan Worth and Kobe Thomas have had decorated careers on the gridiron the last four years. And the duo will get to continue their high school football careers for one more game before heading off to play on the Division I level in college.

Worth and Thomas were recently selected to play in the 61st Annual 2018 Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association Big 33 Football Classic, which will take place on Saturday, June 16 at Landis Field in...

Softball faces strong teams early in season

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland softball coach Barry Search has a young, inexperienced team that he knows is going to take some time to pull everything together. If you talk to him about his team, the term “work in progress” is going to come up often. Search was faced with what every coach of a young team dreads: a tough early schedule. In this case, Bethlehem Catholic, Emmaus, Northampton and Liberty comprised much of the early schedule for the Lady Trojans.

The schedule gave Parkland a week between its...

Boys bounce back from loss to ACC

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a season-opening setback to rival Central Catholic, the Parkland boys lacrosse team responded with a nonconference win over Wilson West Lawn three days later, beating the Bulldogs 9-5 last Saturday at Parkland High School.

While the 14-12 defeat to the Vikings was one that may have gotten away, it did not sting for too long for the Trojans (2-1 overall, 1-1 EPC).

“Honestly, while I tip my hat to Central, as those players played their butts off, we gave that one away,”...

PHS girls lax falls to Wilson West Lawn

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team was plagued by a slow start and was not able to make a comeback last Saturday morning, falling 11-7 in a nonconference game to Wilson West Lawn at Parkland High School.

The Trojans (3-1 overall, 1-0 EPC) opened their season with consecutive wins against Moravian Academy and Central Catholic before facing the Bulldogs.

The yearly tilt against Wilson, a perennial tough opponent from the Reading area and District 3, is used as a measuring stick for...

Trojan track team splits opener against Emmaus

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Plenty of talent graduated from last year’s Parkland track and field team, on both the boys and girls sides. In particular Morgan Sherwin and Connor Tempro, both who participated at last year’s state meet.

Sherwin earned a medal at the PIAA Track and Field Championships in Hershey when she tied for second in the high at five feet, five inches. Tempro also participated in the 400-meter dash on the high school’s brightest stage.

But both of them are gone, along with plenty of...

Boys lax returns experience, talent

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The 2017 season for the Parkland boys lacrosse team ended in historic fashion. The Trojans finished with a 20-3 overall record, were crowned Eastern Pennsylvania Conference East Division champs, were runner-up in the league, and won their first ever District 11 championship while qualifying for the state tournament.

As in any year, Parkland lost some key players to graduation, but the amount of experience and talent returning this year trumps the losses of last year.

The squad...

Trojans must fill void on mound

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For years now, the Parkland baseball team has just rolled out one pitcher after another and never had questions about who was going to be in their starting rotation. The Trojans would combine those quality arms with an emphasis on defense and would easily cover any deficiencies they may have had offensively.

For the first time since Kurt Weber took over as the head coach in 2016, the pitching machine has had a hiccup. Parkland returns just one pitcher starter from last year’s team and...

Barnett will anchor powerful PHS offense

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland girls lacrosse team will lean on its offense in 2018. The Trojans boast one of the strongest offensive attacks in District 11. Multi-year leading scorer Camryn Barnett, a senior, leads a talented returning group that includes Abby Pope, Morgan Hurd, Emily Leiby and Mackenzie Roth up front.

“I think our offense has three really good qualities,” said head coach Dawn Cipolla. “We are athletic, aggressive and show a lot of tenacity, which is exactly what you want out of your...

Volleyball team graduates two starters

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the first time in three years, the Parkland boys volleyball team enters its spring season without a championship to defend. The Trojans finished the 2017 season at 16-4 overall and qualified for both the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 Class 3A tournaments, but fell in the quarterfinals to Whitehall in both postseason events. They were the defending three-time district champions.

Despite the graduations of senior starters Michael Zeky and Garrett Weigel, along with...

PHS softball must replace seven seniors

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you really want to know what the weather is going to be like, ask Parkland softball coach Barry Search. He learned to forecast weather while in the military and he learned it well. He doesn’t need radar or fancy gadgetry to forecast weather, he just looks at the sky and tells you what’s going to happen. He did that Monday after a scrimmage against Hazleton when he challenged his players to identify the type of clouds overhead.

Before his lesson on clouds, Search put together...