Last week the Parkland boys basketball team had arguably one of its best victories, rallying from down double-digits in the first half to take down Easton last Friday night.
The win was important, not only because it was a league victory, but the Red Rovers were at the top of their division, so it gave the Trojans a ton of confidence.
They used that added confidence in their next game as Parkland started fast and kept it moving forward in defeating rival Emmaus 66-47 last Tuesday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division action at Emmaus High School.
For high school athletes, their senior season is everything. It’s their final go around with friends who they’ve grown up with and the opportunity to cement their place in a school’s athletic program.
For a two-sport athlete, the opportunity to play that last season in both sports is huge as they get to go out of their high school career with two separate sets of teammates.
For Mia Coval, her senior season for both field hockey and basketball was erased by a torn ACL last February.
As the regular season nears a conclusion, the Parkland wrestling team is geared up for the postseason.
“We are getting to the time of season when kids start finding their post season weights,” said coach Jon Trenge.
The Trojans secured an entertaining and hard-fought victory at home Jan. 11 over Freedom, 34-31. Four nights later on Senior Night, Easton proved too hard to handle in a 35-24 decision. On Jan. 17, Parkland offered a solid performance at the New Oxford Tournament at New Oxford High School.
The Emmaus girls basketball team went on a five-game winning streak in the middle of the season to battle its way back into contention for a spot in districts.
With a tough schedule to finish out the year, the Lady Hornets (7-9 overall, 4-8 East Penn Conference) were looking to come into Parkland and send a message with a win over the Trojans.
But Parkland (11-5, 8-4) was up to the task and beat Emmaus for the second time this season with a 44-27 performance led by 19 points from junior Lindsay Berger.
The Parkland boys and girls swim teams are as focused as ever as they prepare for the final stretch of the 2019-20 season in the upcoming weeks.
The Trojan swim teams sport undefeated 7-0 records and while the they have a few dual meets left in the season, there’s one that Parkland swimmers look forward to most year in and year out. They take on Emmaus on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The Hornets are defending district champions in boys and girls divisions, breaking a 10-year run by the PHS girls last season.
The Parkland boys basketball team had the season’s busiest and longest stretch of games conclude with a victory. The Trojans played five games in a span of seven days and ended the rough stretch 3-2 after a 43-28 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Pleasant Valley last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.
Parkland (10-5 overall, 7-3 EPC) fell to Freedom on Tuesday, Jan. 7, then defeated Notre Dame (Green Pond) the following night and Dieruff two nights later. The Trojans were taken down by Lower Merion on Sunday before they were victorious over the Bears two nights later.
Competition among teammates can breed a lot of success. That’s been the case for Parkland diving for a while and it continues to be the case. At this year’s midseason East Penn Conference diving competition, Parkland divers showed up often at the top of the leader’s board with Lexi Lehman winning on the girls side and Ethan Radio finishing second among boys.
A three-game winning streak has Parkland (10-4 overall, 7-3 EPC) on the verge of clinching a spot in the district playoffs and has them in good shape for a spot in the EPC tournament at the end of the regular season. The latest win was a 42-33 win at Pleasant Valley and came on the heels of wins over Dieruff and Southern Lehigh.
Lindsay Berger has been the big scorer for Parkland, having hit for 20 against both Southern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley. Against Dieruff, it was Carissa Foght who led the team with 11 points while Berger chipped in with nine in the 46-25 win.
It doesn’t happen often, but the Parkland ice hockey team found itself trailing after one period of action. But the deficit didn’t last long as the Trojans scored four unanswered goals, three of which came in a pivotal second period comeback as Parkland defeated Easton 8-3 last Monday night in Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League action at the Lehigh Valley Ice Rink.
The Trojans (13-0-1 overall, 27 points) tallied three second period goals after falling behind 2-1 following the opening period of play, and remained in first place in the league table with the victory.
The Parkland boys and girls swim teams each picked up wins over Pocono Mountain East Saturday in an East Penn Conference meet. The girls won all but one event, while the boys won all 11 of their events.
Kayla Johnson helped three relay teams finish first, while Leyna Fleischaker placed first in one individual event (100 breaststroke) and the 200-yard medley relay.
James Zhang led the boys with four first-place finishes. Gavin Webb earned two victories in his individual events: 100 butterfly (54.97) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.17).
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