Parkland Press

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Via announces 2020 All-Stars

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The 45th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday, March 28 at Northampton Community College.

Super Saturday will include four all-star basketball games featuring the top senior players from the Lehigh Valley area. It begins at 10:30 a.m. with the North vs. South girls game, followed by their boys counterparts at noon.

After the 1:30 Special Olympics Shoot Out, the West vs. East girls (2 p.m.) and boys (3:30 p.m.) games will finish off the day.

Trojan girls beat Emmaus

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland girls swim team may have had its most intense meet of the season Saturday at Emmaus, but Thursday the Trojans go for all the marbles when they go up against Easton High School (9-2 overall, 8-1 East Penn Conference). With a win, Parkland would earn the conference championship, but a loss would give Easton the title.

In relays Saturday against Emmaus, Parkland (10-0, 9-0) took the top spot in both the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay events.

Boys fall to Hornets

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland boys swimming and diving team (9-1 overall, 8-1 East Penn Conference) looked to knock off Emmaus (12-0, 11-0) and finish off an undefeated season in the EPC. Unfortunately for the Trojans, Emmaus was also looking to put together an unblemished record and came out on top 123-63 Saturday at Emmaus High School.

Matt Green, Shawn Kushner, Gavin Webb and James Zhang all put together impressive outings for the Trojans. The four combined for second-place finishes in both the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay events.

Parkland knocks off Nazareth

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Parkland Lady Trojans knew they were headed for both the East Penn Conference and District 11 girls basketball tournaments, but they went into Nazareth High School Monday night playing like their postseason lives depended on winning against a tough team.

The Trojans traveled home with an impressive 46-43 double overtime win over the Blue Eagles, finishing their season at 14-8 overall and 11-5 in the EPC.

Lindsay Berger finished the night as the high scorer for Parkland with 17 points, while Sonya Shivok scored 12 for the Trojans.

EPC playoffs begin Friday

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

PPL Center to host semis, finals

The PPL Center will be the site of the EPC basketball semifinals and finals beginning on Monday night, Feb. 10.

EPC playoff action begins Friday with quarterfinal round action.

The championship games at PPL Center will be presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Service Electric Cable Television. The game schedule at the PPL Center will be as follows:

Monday, Feb. 10

Boys Basketball

6 p.m. – #2 seed vs. #3 seed

7:30 p.m. – #1 seed vs. #4 seed

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Girls Basketball

6 p.m. – #2 seed vs. #3 seed

Girls look to enter postseason on winning note

Thursday, January 30, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You never want to tell a coach that his team played an ugly game. On Tuesday night, you didn’t have to use the word ‘ugly’ around Parkland coach Ed Ohlson because he was the one that brought it up.

The Lady Trojans never got in sync and committed an uncharacteristic number of turnovers against a good Northampton team resulting in a 46-34 loss for Parkland.

The game opened with a pre-arranged tip-off that saw Lindsay Berger tip the ball to teammate Marissa Olenwine, who then tossed to Mia Coval, who was playing in her first game of the season as she rehabbed from an ACL tear.

EPC wrestling championship set for Jan. 25

Friday, January 24, 2020 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced the pairings for the wrestling championships.

The event will take place at Easton Area Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Cost for admission is as follows: adults $6, students $3, senior citizens $3.

Introductions will take place before the championship match.

Championship awards will take place after the championship match.


Round 1 (2 p.m.)

Weigh-ins: 1 p.m.

13th Place – PM East vs. PM West

15th Place – Dieruff vs. ES North

17th Place – Allen vs. Central Catholic

Boys keep it rolling

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

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.