Parkland Press

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Boys tennis team seeks league, district titles

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After bowing out to Freedom in the finals of the District 11 tennis tournament last year, there’s a feeling among Parkland players that this could be their year.

Both Nick Kshatri and Nate Lyman, the team’s numbers one and two singles players, respectively, are seniors and have been playing together for years. Both have made huge contributions throughout their high school careers.

Basketball is a family tradition for Dreisbach

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Jack Dreisbach has been a three-year member of the Parkland basketball team, and a two-year starter for a team that won four consecutive District 11 Class 4A titles, and two straight league championships.

“It was a great four years,” Dreisbach said. “We had some great teams and won a lot of games. It is something I will never forget, playing with these guys.”

Dreisbach learned the game at a young age. His father, Bill, has been an assistant coach for Parkland and coached Jack over his four-year career.

Swim seniors pass torch to underclassmen

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With an opportunity to repeat as a state gold medalist in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle swimming events, Siena Salvaggio has a lot to look forward to in the near future. She’s also looking long-term at the team that she’ll leave behind when she heads off to Penn State next fall and she’s excited about what lies ahead for the Parkland swimming program.

Stout emerges as scorer in sr. year

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Kyle Stout’s senior year has been written like a script from a fairytale book.

The senior has had a successful basketball season individually and as a part of the Trojans team. He is a part of a program that has won four consecutive district championships and two straight league titles.

And, surprisingly enough, Stout could see at a young age that he could potentially be a part of something special when he became a high school player.

Lizak wins regional crown

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s not the first time Jacob Lizak has won a Northeast Regional AAA wrestling title, but last weekend’s gold medal at Liberty’s Memorial Gymnasium might have been one of the most important medals he’s earned in his four years at Parkland.

Lizak (35-9) took down Bethlehem Catholic’s Joey Gould 5-3 in the 132-pound regional championship last weekend, making him the lone Trojan to stand atop the podium from regionals.

Parkland advanced four wrestlers to this week’s PIAA championships and Lizak is certainly marching in with the most confidence of the group.

Swim teams prepare for districts

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emmaus and Parkland battled recently for the EPC Championship and a quick look at the seedings for this weekend’s District 11 Championship shows why the two teams are the cream of the crop in the Lehigh Valley. Parkland and Emmaus swimmers are seeded one-two in seven of the 22 events and combine to have two of the top three seeds in 14 events.

The Parkland girls wrapped up their fourth straight conference championship in the win over Emmaus and look to make it eight straight triumphs in the District 11 Championships.

Parkland topped Bangor for its fourth consecutive district title

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

There was a lot of hype surrounding the District 11 Class 4A title game. Parkland, the number 3 ranked team in the state, had won 24 straight games and was widely considered the team to beat in the district. Their opponent, Bangor, was coming in with a 25-1 record and was having one of the best seasons a Slaters team has had in a long time.

In front of a sellout crowd at Sewards Gymnasium at Allen High School last Saturday night, the Trojans (25-3) continued their winning ways and thumped Bangor 68-49 for their fourth straight district title.