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PHS girls taking it one game at a time

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

At this time of the basketball season, you can look back and see exactly how a team came to be ranked where they are headed into the District 11 playoffs. If you look at Parkland’s spot as a four-seed in girls Class 6A basketball and look just below them, you see the Lady Bears of Pleasant Valley. The two teams met during the regular season in a game that was moved up a day to avoid a forecast that called for bad weather and was moved to Orefield Middle School and Parkland came away with a...

Brinker earns EPC gold

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Parkland’s girls and boys swimming teams were roundly defeated by rival Emmaus during their Valentine’s Day meet at Parkland High School. However, the Trojans can find legitimate solace in some outstanding diving performances that week.

“We’ve had a good season,” said Parkland diving coach Cary Lehman. “We schedule a lot of meets that build toward the end of the season, so now we’re there. It’s time to go.”

Three Parkland girls divers were ready to go against Emmaus. Junior...

Webb shines in Trojan swim loss to Emmaus

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland boys swim team was unable to defend its home pool in a stinging 114-72 defeat to the Emmaus Green Hornets on Feb. 14 at Parkland High School. With the victory, Emmaus earned their 13th Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title and finalized an undefeated EPC season (11-2 overall). Parkland dropped to 8-1-1 in the EPC and 8-2-1 overall.

“They’re very resilient,” said Trojan head coach Robert Robitaille of his squad before the meet. “As far as training goes I’m known for just...

Lin wins two events in rivalry meet vs. Hornets

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Parkland girls swimming team had no answer for a buzzing bevy of Emmaus swimmers in a 113-73 defeat during their Feb. 14 battle at Parkland High School. With the victory, the Green Hornets claimed the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title and capped an undefeated 11-0 season and went 11-2 overall. The Trojans finished 9-1 in conference and 10-1 overall.

“Us versus Emmaus is two different worlds this year,” said coach Robert Robitaille before the meet. “They have a lot of seniors,...

Article By: Mike Haines

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 Wrestling Championships will get underway Friday afternoon at and culminate Saturday evening at Liberty High School.

Parkland has six wrestlers seeded in the top 10 in their weight class, led by No. 6 Cory Border (Sr., 24-11) at 285.

District team champ Bethlehem Catholic has five No. 1 seeds, while Stroudsburg has three and Northampton and Bangor each have two grapplers at the top of their respective bracket.

The top five wrestlers at districts will move...

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

Parkland has something to prove in LVSHL playoffs

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For nearly the past decade, no one other than Parkland has won the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League. The Trojans are winners of nine straight league championships and 12 in its program history.

But the 2018-19 season has a bit of a different feel for the Trojans (13-2-1). While both of Parkland’s losses have come against unbeaten Freedom, Monday’s regular season finale win over Phillipsburg cemented the No. 2 seed for the Trojans heading into the playoffs.


Pates oust PHS from EPC tourney

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland’s size has come in very handy at many points during the girls basketball season. The Trojans also have good enough team speed that they can play with most teams that prefer to run an up-tempo style.

But Parkland struggled against the aggressive, fast-paced style that Freedom showed them in the first round of the East Penn Conference playoffs. Ironically though, the turning point involved a strong outside game from a player coming off the bench, which sent Parkland to a 40-30...

EPC, Colonial announces tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7...

Hornets sweep Parkland

Sunday, February 10, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys basketball team has not been swept in a regular season by Emmaus in quite some time. But the Trojans were on the wrong end of things last Thursday night as the Green Hornets came out on top of the rivalry game 60-51 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action at Parkland High School.

Jared Kucharczuk and Jake Melady both recorded double-figures in points for Parkland (13-8 overall, 9-6 EPC), who lost for just the second time in its last five games.