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Trojan track teams remain undefeated

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Parkland’s boys and girls track team are both 7-0 this season and atop the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference standings.

The Trojans have beaten East Stroudsburg South, Central Catholic, Pocono Mountain East, Nazareth, Freedom, Easton and Emmaus so far this season. Team scores were not reported to the Press, but individual results of the Trojans’ most recent meets are below.

East Stroudsburg South, Central Catholic-Parkland

BOYS

100: 1. Julian Colon (P) 11.3, 2. Isaiah Rivas (CC), 3. Christopher Maitski (P);

Article By: TODD KRESS tkress@tnonline.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Momentum is a key factor in most sports. Lacrosse is no different.

After Parkland took a one-goal lead by scoring three of the final four goals in the first half, the momentum suddenly shifted to Emmaus’ bench and never left Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Hornets (5-2 overall, 3-0 in EPC) scored the first five goals of the second half to regain the lead and held on for a 13-12 victory over the Trojans (6-3, 3-1).

It was Parkland’s first East Penn Conference loss after trouncing Northampton a day earlier, 16-5.

EHS downs Trojans with big second half

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Momentum is a key factor in most sports. Lacrosse is no different.

After Parkland took a one-goal lead by scoring three of the final four goals in the first half, the momentum suddenly shifted to Emmaus’ bench and never left Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Hornets (5-2 overall, 3-0 in EPC) scored the first five goals of the second half to regain the lead and held on for a 13-12 victory over the Trojans (6-3, 3-1).

It was Parkland’s first East Penn Conference loss after trouncing Northampton a day earlier, 16-5.

PHS wins battle of unbeatens

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when a pair of undefeated baseball teams met Tuesday at Coca-Cola Park.

Parkland got a stellar pitching performance from ace Michael Jenkins to keep its record unblemished and hand Northampton its first loss of the season, 8-0.

Jenkins allowed just three hits in the complete-game shutout. He struck out two and didn’t allow a walk.

“Mike throws strikes and he’s got a couple different pitches, so he keeps people off stride,” said Parkland head coach Kurt Weber. “He’s a battler. He’s going to make you earn it.”

Reinhard reaches goals at states

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Teddy Reinhard’s gymnastics career began when he was running around jumping on couches at home.

Well, not officially. But those early years of play certainly had an impact on his parents signing him up for gymnastics classes. Now, he’s become one of the area’s top gymnasts.

“At a young age my parents took me to the Parkettes training center to productively use my energy instead of climbing on the furniture,” Reinhard said.

Reinhard, a sophomore at Parkland High School, recently competed in the 2017 Region 7 Championships after a solid showing at states a week earlier.

Parkland’s Danner excels in first season of SpeedSTR

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first time Briggs Danner raced competitively in a SpeedSTR, both his and his mother’s reaction was the same.

“I think it was his first heat,” said Briggs’ mother, Melissa. “He came off the track and I walked up to him, and we both literally said to each other, ‘I thought I was going to throw up.’”

That feeling didn’t stop Danner from having an impressive inaugural season for the Parkland sophomore in a racing class made up of mainly adults. In his first season racing SpeedSTR, after spending 10 years racing quarter midgets, Danner racked up plenty of accomplishments.

Pitching staff leads PHS to win

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Coming into the season, the Parkland baseball team was all about pitching.

The Trojans’ staff is talented and deep and tit showed just how strong it can be when Ryan Giovenco and Adam Mellinger combined to no-hit Hazleton in a 4-0 win.

Giovenco, a senior, pitched five shutout innings, striking out eight and walking four, with one hit batter. Mellinger finished it off with two innings of no-hit ball, giving up two walks and striking out two in the process.