Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Girls soccer seniors take lead in win over K-Kids

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Many successful coaches are known for their fiery, impassioned half-time speeches. Other successful coaches know when to back off and let their players take over. That’s exactly what Al Haddad did with his team after a lackluster first half against Northampton (2-2, 3-2).

While the Lady Trojans held a 2-0 lead, there were problems with how the team was playing and Haddad let the players figure that out for themselves at the break. The result was a 7-0 win over the Konkrete Kids.

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Girls tennis bounces back from losses

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a long time since a Parkland tennis team has started the season 1-2. So long in fact that coach Michael Hingston isn’t even sure when it was, but it definitely hasn’t been in the last 10 years. After all, the Trojans had not had a losing season since 1978, and in most of the years since, they’ve barely lost more than two or three matches a year.

After back-to-back losses to perennially tough Freedom and Easton, Parkland got back on the winning track with a 6-1 win over a...

PHS opens with win over rival Hornets

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams have been putting aside their heated rivalry, and instead have been coming together of late to play for a good cause.

For the fifth straight year, the Green Hornets and Trojans met on the field the Red Card Cancer Game, showcasing awareness for the illness and helping out a local family in need.

The teams wore uniquely colored shirts in pregame warm-ups, and posed for a photo following the game with the words ‘Fight Cancer.’

The...

Freshmen shine in field hockey win

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a team with a lot of young players on the front line, the Parkland field hockey team came out on fire in its season opener, downing Pocono Mountain West 9-0.

The front group of young players kept pressure on the Panthers throughout the game with freshman Aubrey Semler leading the way with three goals.

Fellow freshman Ashley Young also scored a goal, while sophomores Sierra Marstellar, Maddie Molchany, Olivia Vaccari and Ana Yeager also scored in the game, with Marstellar...

Trojans shut down Dotson

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

At the beginning of last week, Parkland football head coach Tim Moncman was focused on slowing down Nazareth’s electric wide receiver Jahan Dotson.

Friday night, his team accomplished that goal and it severely limited the Blue Eagle offense.

The Trojans defense held the recent UCLA football commit to just three catches for 10 yards, and in doing so prevented the Blue Eagles from getting into any groove offensively as Parkland (2-0 overall, 1-0 EPC South) came away with a 30-6...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.

Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.

In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.

Emmaus-Whitehall

The Zephyrs...

Eagles bring D-1 receiver in Dotson

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Week one of the high school football scene was a good one for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South division. All nine teams were victorious, and won their respective games by double digits. Only one of nine cross-division game was decided by fewer than 31 points.

Parkland shutout Allen 49-0 and now prepares for a Nazareth team that surprised many by their dismantling of Pleasant Valley 50-10 in the opener last Friday night.

This Friday Parkland takes on a Nazareth team...

Parkland divers win national title

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Eight members of the Parkland Diving Club recently returned from the 2017 AAU Diving National Championships in Huntersville, NC. Competing against over 500 of the nation’s top divers, four Parkland divers returned from the meet as national champions.

Parkland High School divers Lexi Lehman (Orefield) and Alexa Brinker (Allentown) teamed up to win the 14-15 girls’ synchro event, winning by over 40 points. Ryan Beltrame (Allentown) and JT Heinze (Allentown) paired up to win a close 12-...

LV Jr. Bassmasters excel at quad

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Junior Bassmasters sent a large contingent of anglers to the recent four-state quad competition in Elk Neck State Park in Maryland.

The event features 48 two-man teams of anglers with over 35 of them from Pennsylvania, which traditionally features some of the most succefull fishermen in the field at this annual event, which also includes Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware anglers.

Several members of the Lehigh Junior Bassmasters had success at the annual event...