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Girls volleyball tops BC, 3-0

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the last half decade the Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic girls volleyball teams have been in several state finals between the two of them and are a consistent powerhouse in their classifications.

Last Monday night the two met in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference regular season match. The Trojans did not sweat much in winning the first set, but were forced to hold on to take the next two in sweeping the Golden Hawks by scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-17.

Anytime a team can...

Trojans look to beat Zephs, win three straight

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It hasn’t been done yet this season through six regular season games, but the Parkland football team will try to win its third consecutive game on Friday night when it hosts Whitehall at Parkland School District Stadium in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division rivalry game.

Coming off victories over Nazareth and Liberty the last two weeks, the Trojans (4-2 overall, 4-2 EPC) will look to make it three straight against the Zephyrs (1-5, 1-5), who are facing a down year and a...

Panny places fifth in EPC

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Chris Panny’s round was going well last week with two holes left at the Eastern Pennsylvania Golf Championships. Then on his 17th hole the round got even better.

Panny was six over on his first nine and was looking to shoot even par on the back in hopes of staying in the top five to qualify for districts. He was right around that number when he hit his second shot on the par 5, 17th hole to 80 yards. For his approach shot, he pulled a 58-degree wedge, choked down a bit and sent it...

Mao, Wu compete in D-11 singles tournament

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Parkland’s top two singles players competed in the District 11 singles tournament this week.

Yao earned the No. 5 seed in the event and won her first match 6-0, 6-2 over Pleasant Valley’s Alyssa Wagner. She defeated Southern Lehigh’s Erica Wang 6-1, 6-2 in the next round before falling to No. 4 seed Halle DeNardo (Nazareth) 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinal round.

Wu also won a pair of matches, beating Bangor’s Morgan Putvinski 6-0, 6-0 and then knocking off No. 7 see Stewart 7-5, 6...

Boys soccer starts winning streak

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Parkland boys soccer team can finally say that it is on a winning streak during the 2018 season. After drawing with Central Catholic in the season opener and then defeating rival Emmaus in the next game, the Trojans lost two of their next three games.

But after a 3-1 win over Pocono Mountain East last Saturday, Parkland (4-2-1 overall, 3-1-1 EPC Skyline) found its first win streak of the 2018 regular season after taking down Whitehall 4-0 Monday night at Parkland High School in an...

PHS field hockey beats Canaries

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The scoreboard may have showed a dominant win for the Parkland field hockey team against Allen earlier this week. But head coach Lizzy Millen knows the Trojans will have to play a bit better with a tough week ahead that includes Liberty on Thursday.

Parkland improved to 6-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Canaries on Tuesday night at J. Birney Crum Stadium. Millen, however, sees room for improvement moving forward.

“It was nice to see the junior varsity girls get to...

Trojans fall to Becahi

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For nearly 15 minutes of game action last weekend, or a quarter-and-a-half, the Bethlehem Catholic football team looked like it was going to be another victim of the Parkland Trojans on their home field. The Hawks could not get anything going and the Trojan defense came out strong.

But the second half saw Becahi score 17 straight points and not allow any, propelling the Golden Hawks to a 24-16 victory over the Trojans) last Friday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South...

Big second half lifts Trojans

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Heading into last week’s game against Liberty, the Parkland football team was searching for a win. It needed one. Following two consecutive defeats to Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic, the Trojans squared off against a third Christmas City squad and hoped to stop the bleeding.

Both teams were riding two-game losing streaks and were hungry for a victory.

Last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium, the Hurricanes scored first and led 3-0 until the Trojans (3-2 overall, 3...

PHS girls soccer starts to get offensive

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Before the start of the 2018 regular season, the Parkland girls soccer team had seen a ton of success recently against Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponents. That success included 70 straight wins over conference foes.

But that streak came to an end in the second game of the year, falling to rival Emmaus. Then, the Trojans dropped a second game to Whitehall later in the season.

Parkland was looking for consistency and it found some with four goal scorers in a 5-0 win over...

Field hockey falls to Mounties in OT

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland field hockey coaching staff was reminded just how close the Trojans are to what they can ultimately become this season following Monday’s game against Stroudsburg. Parkland was ever so close to defeating the Mounties, one of the league’s top teams, just three days ago.

Parkland held a late lead, but Stroudsburg (6-2) scored the equalizer with only three minutes to play in regulation, then broke through seven minutes into overtime for the 3-2 victory at Parkland High...