In his first two games with the Los Angeles Chargers, Andre Williams didn’t have a carry.
Yet, he didn’t really mind.
The former Parkland High and Boston College standout running back was adjusting to his new surroundings on the West Coast with the Chargers as well as a few other things.
He also discovered how small this world can be.
After spending his first two years with the New York Giants, Williams signed a free agent contract with the Chargers last season and spent the majority of the 2016 season on their practice squad.
Parkland swept Freedom in an Eastern Pennylvania Conference dual meet heading into the holiday break.
The Trojan girls team beat the Patriots 125-55, while the boys team won 98-67.
In the girls meet, Parkland saw eight different swimmers win individual events. The Trojan boys had four different individual events winners.
200 medley relay: 1. Parkland (Annie Walls, Zoe Sheridan, Ally Lin, Laurel Krause) 1:59.58, 2. Parkland, 3. Freedom;
200 freestyle: 1. Courtney Sicinski (P) 2:02.28, 2. Natalie Link (P), 3. Grace Newell (P);
When Damen Moyer claps his hands at the center of the mat, it usually means good things. And those good things could have been heard across Bethlehem when Moyer put an exclamation point on a hallmark two days of wrestling for the Hurricanes at their own Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic.
Moyer’s fall over Blue Mountain’s Nate Stine in 4:32 of last Friday’s 195-pound finals gave all the Liberty faithful something to clap about, as the Hurricanes came away with three champions and their first ever team title in the 24-year history of the event.
Goaltender Alex Lyon earned the win in goal as he returned to the Lehigh Valley crease for the first time since Dec. 1 after spending most of the month with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The key to Lyon’s success may have been the overall sharp play of the Phantoms’ defense, which held the AHL’s second-highest scoring offense to just 29 shots, 28 of which were turned away by Lyon in Lehigh Valley’s 3-1 win against the Charlotte Checkers.
The Parkland wrestling team won a pair of Eastern Pennsylvania Conference dual meets last week to improve to 3-0 this season.
The Trojans took down Central Catholic last Wednesday, 62-15. They won five matches by forfeit and took six of the eight contested bouts.
Parkland’s Adam Lizak (182), David Plananki (195), Nate Wieder (220) and Jahan Worth (285) got their team’s only pins in the contest, reeling off four straight in the upperweights.
The Trojans beat Freedom last week, 50-19.
It came as quite of an exciting surprise to Parkland senior football player Jahan Worth.
The first surprise came last week when he found out that he was voted to the Pennsylvania Football Writers Class 6A All-State team.
The second for the two-way standout on the field was the position to which he was voted in, running back.
The Parkland wrestling team got its season underway last week with a win in a dual meet and a second-place tournament finish over the weekend.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Parkland at Penn Manor Tournament
Parkland competed in the Comet Classic Wrestling Tournament last weekend at Penn Manor High School
The Trojans crowned one champ and had six top-five finishers while taking second place as a team behind Liberty.
The Trojans’ Jahan Worth earned the 285-pound championship with an 8-4 decision over Dallas’ Shawn Henniger in the championship bout.
The Parkland girls basketball team was looking forward to a trip to Florida to play top competition from around the United States in the 2017 KSA Pre-Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Florida.
The competition at least mirrors, and is possibly better than the competition that the Lady Trojans faced in their two opening games against Central Dauphin and Bethlehem Catholic (1-0 EPC, 2-0 overall).
For two and a half quarters it looked as if the Parkland boys basketball team would not be able to overcome rival Emmaus in front of a rowdy crowd at the Hornets’ gym.
But the Trojans’ three most experienced players did not want to let that happen. Seniors Michael Ruisch and Jake Bartholomew and junior Logan Rindock each scored in double-figures and combined to score 39 of the team’s 50 points to lead a second-half comeback and defeat the Hornets 50-47 last Tuesday night at Emmaus High School in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matchup.
The game plan that head coach Andy Stephens and his Parkland boys basketball coaching staff put together before its game against Bethlehem Catholic was to play some zone, and even when it didn’t, focus the press on the Golden Hawks’ two big men in brothers Ryan and Kyle Young.
Senior Ryan Young stands at 6-foot-10 and is committed to Northwestern University. Junior Kyle Young is just as much a force in the paint, measuring at 6-foot-7.