Parkland Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

Druckenmiller makes AFL cheer team

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Courtney Druckenmiller has been cheerleading for nearly her entire life. She’s been in front of hundreds, even thousands, of fans during her days at Parkland High School and East Stroudsburg University.

But the 2011 graduate of Parkland is experiencing a whole new level of cheering this summer. Druckenmiller recently became a member of the Philadelphia Soul arena football Soulmates dance team. She is currently in the midst of her first season with the Soul, which attract nearly 10,000...

Mosser gets drafted by Padres

Friday, July 6, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

A superior pitcher hums like a fierce engine. Toe to the rubber in the starting position, he’s ready to unleash unbridled fury 60 feet, six inches away. Entering into the delivery, everything should be smooth: The transfer of weight, the pivot foot, the leg lift, the stride, the launch and finally the follow through.

You can’t be a superior pitcher without proper mechanics, but you need more than that. You need the ability to concentrate and the confidence to put it on the line when...

SP earns No. 4 seed for LVL playoffs

Friday, July 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some things are still up for grabs regarding the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs that begin on Thursday. Two pigtail single-elimination games on Thursday will solidify the final two slots of the eight-team double-elimination tournament beginning the following evening.

But one thing that is for certain is South Parkland’s opponent to open the tournament. The No. 4 seeded Trojans will host No. 5 Carbon Monarchs on Thursday at Parkland High School at 6 pm.

South Parkland ended its...

NP faces Northern Valley in legion opener

Friday, July 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Terry Stoudt doesn’t like to lose any games, so losing Saturday’s 7-6 decision to Emmaus wasn’t on his list of things to do over the weekend. In the grand scheme of things, it turned out that it didn’t change the postseason plans for the North Parkland Buffaloes. The Buffs will go into the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League playoffs as the number-three seed, exactly where they would have been even with a win over Emmaus.

Finishing 11-7 and tied for third with rival South Parkland,...

Girls go 4-2 at Cedar Beach

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Ed Ohlson only took over as the Parkland girls basketball head coach a little over a month ago. The former PHS boys assistant coach got a good look at his team in one of the summer’s top tournaments last weekend.

Parkland advanced to the final day of the Bash at the Beach Tournament at Cedar Beach Park. The Lady Trojans went 4-2 in the 17-team double-elimination tournament.

“Right now we have very few plays,” Ohlson said. “Even if this was my second year, we would have a ton of...

So. Parkland CM tops K-Kids

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The South Parkland Connie Mack baseball team continues to do whatever it takes to win a game.

That never-say die attitude was on display during the Trojans’ 8-7 victory over Northampton on June 22 at Walnut Street Field as they pushed the winning run across in the final frame.

An aggressive style of Trojan offense paved the road for victory and was on display right from the start. In the bottom of the first, lead off batter Connor Hebig beat out an infield single by handling a...

SP’s Polumbo baffles Salisbury

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

South Parkland faced previously unbeaten Salisbury at Parkland High School last week. None of Salisbury’s previous opponents had much fun playing the Falcons. However, for Trojan pitcher A.J. Palumbo, it was a lot of fun. He was locked in against Salisbury and kept hitters way off balance throughout the game. The end result was a 2-1 win for South Parkland.

The key was a breaking ball that he was throwing for strikes whenever he wanted to. Match that with a strong fastball and Falcons...

Boys stay live until Sunday

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Every summer the goal for the Parkland boys basketball team is to get better as a team, but also to reach the final day of the marquee summer tournaments.

It’s been a mixed bag thus far this summer for the Trojans, who lost a recent summer league game to rival Whitehall before having a week off to prepare for the first summer tournament.

Last weekend at the Cedar Beach Bash at the Beach Tournament, Parkland found some success, winning two of its first three games, before...

NP legion gets the big week it needed

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

North Parkland was in need of a big week and the Buffaloes got just what they needed. The week included a 10-run win over West Allentown, a doubleheader sweep of Northern Valley and a 15-0 blasting of Southern Lehigh. The four wins moved the Buffaloes to 9-6 on the season, currently putting them in the postseason as the fourth seed in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

In the sweep of Northern Valley, Parkland won the opener 12-2 in a game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule...

Miller competes in his first US Open

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh graduate Cole Miller finished off his first US Open last weekend at 12-over par.

Although Miller was not one of the 67 players to make the cut, he finished in the top 100, tying for 98th place with the likes of Jason Day, Charl Schwartzel and Matt Kuchar. He finished one shot better than Adam Scott and a more than a stroke better than major champions Sergio Garcia (+14), Keegan Bradley (+15) and Martin Kaymer (+18).

Miller missed the cut by just four strokes...