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Liberty outlasts Parkland for title

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the optimists in the room, Parkland has won three of the last five District 11 baseball championships. The pessimists will dwell on the fact that two years in a row now, Parkland has been in the district final, but didn’t put away a win to take home gold.

This year’s foray into the championship game ended with a 2-1 loss to Liberty in extra innings. A ninth-inning sacrifice fly from Caleb Tereska drove home what proved to be the winning run.

One of the keys coming in for...

‘Canes knock off undefeated PHS

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland softball team never takes anything for granted. Even though they were 25-0 on the season coming into the District 11 Championship, the Trojans knew that anything could happen. They attacked the game just as they had all 25 other games this season, with a strong senior pitcher on the mound in Aubree Fritzinger and a balanced offense that had different contributors from game-to-game.

Liberty also knew that Parkland wasn’t taking anything for granted and that it had to be at...

PHS boys capture program’s first district gold

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Pretty much everything tried to stop Parkland from making history last Thursday night. Not only did a fast start from Emmaus put the Trojans’ first ever district boys lacrosse championship in jeopardy, two 30-minute weather delays also threw a kink in the their plans.

But in the end, nothing could stop the top-seeded Trojans from writing history.

Following a quick 3-0 deficit, Parkland quickly tied the game at 3-3 and took the lead in the second quarter. The Trojans pulled away...

Baseball reaches district title game

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Parkland baseball team already has one title under its belt this season. With Tuesday’s 10-3 win over Pocono Mountain East, the Trojans earned the right to play for two more.

The win put them in Wednesday’s district title game against Liberty and earned them a spot in next week’s state playoff tournament.

Parkland got another great pitching performance from Mike Jenkins and its offense exploded for 11 hits off Pocono Mountain East starter Zach McCambley.

“That’s one...

Softball stays unbeaten with semifinal win

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It certainly wasn’t their easiest win of the season, but it may have been their most persistent. An eighth-inning single from Mackenzie Wolf plated the game-winning run as Parkland downed Easton 2-1 in the District 11 semifinals. The win puts Parkland into the district championship against Liberty Thursday at Patriots Park. The win also guarantees the Trojans a spot in the PIAA Tournament, which gets underway Monday.

Aubree Fritzinger was brilliant on the mound and didn’t allow a hit...

Article By: TODD KRESS tkress@tnonline.com

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Neither team had much breathing room at any point of last week’s District 11 Class 3A girls lacrosse championship game. But much like the previous two meetings against Easton, Parkland had the Red Rovers’ number down the stretch.

Easton, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, got within a single goal on two occasions in the final 6:25 after Parkland had led 8-5 a little beyond the midway point of the second half. But the No. 2 seeded Trojans were able to run out the clock down the stretch...

Sherwin earns silver at states

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After finishing eighth in last year’s PIAA Track and Field Championship Meet, Morgan Sherwin knew she was capable of bringing home another state medal this spring when she attended the annual meet at Shippensburg University.

But she even surprised herself when she got to climb up to the second-place level on the podium Saturday after clearing 5 feet, five inches in the high jump.

“I knew I had a chance of getting a medal at states, but I never thought I’d be coming home with a...

PHS softball team manufactures game-winning run

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Throughout the season, Parkland’s seniors have talked about the underclassmen and how they’ve been able to contribute to the team’s success during its 24-0 season. Last week, one of the young players came through with a big hit to give the seniors four straight conference championships with a 1-0 win over Emmaus in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Patriots Park in Allentown.

With a runner on second and one out, Megan Fenstermaker poked a groundball through the right...

Barnett scores five in win

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Some people that follow high school lacrosse in the Lehigh Valley thought Parkland’s Camryn Barnett should have been the East Penn Conference MVP. The junior midfielder scored five goals in the Lady Trojans conference championship win last week.

And again on Monday, Barnett made a solid case for those MVP arguments.

Barnett scored a game-high five goals for Parkland, including pivotal back-to-back scores midway through the second half to give the Lady Trojans a two-goal lead...

Volleyball falls in district semifinal

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland and Whitehall have had some epic matches this season.

Tuesday’s District 11 Class 3A semifinal was the third time the teams have met in the past three weeks and not once has the match been settled in three games.

Tuesday’s night’s game had a bit more on the line than the last two meetings, with the winner advancing to the state playoffs and Thursday’s district title match against top-seeded Emmaus.

The Zephyrs came out on top Tuesday, 3-1 (25-28, 24-26, 25-18,...