Parkland Press

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Boys bounce back from loss to ACC

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

After a season-opening setback to rival Central Catholic, the Parkland boys lacrosse team responded with a nonconference win over Wilson West Lawn three days later, beating the Bulldogs 9-5 last Saturday at Parkland High School.

While the 14-12 defeat to the Vikings was one that may have gotten away, it did not sting for too long for the Trojans (2-1 overall, 1-1 EPC).

Softball faces strong teams early in season

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Parkland softball coach Barry Search has a young, inexperienced team that he knows is going to take some time to pull everything together. If you talk to him about his team, the term “work in progress” is going to come up often. Search was faced with what every coach of a young team dreads: a tough early schedule. In this case, Bethlehem Catholic, Emmaus, Northampton and Liberty comprised much of the early schedule for the Lady Trojans.

Trojans must fill void on mound

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For years now, the Parkland baseball team has just rolled out one pitcher after another and never had questions about who was going to be in their starting rotation. The Trojans would combine those quality arms with an emphasis on defense and would easily cover any deficiencies they may have had offensively.

For the first time since Kurt Weber took over as the head coach in 2016, the pitching machine has had a hiccup. Parkland returns just one pitcher starter from last year’s team and has a help wanted sign out to fill out the rotation.

Boys lax returns experience, talent

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The 2017 season for the Parkland boys lacrosse team ended in historic fashion. The Trojans finished with a 20-3 overall record, were crowned Eastern Pennsylvania Conference East Division champs, were runner-up in the league, and won their first ever District 11 championship while qualifying for the state tournament.

As in any year, Parkland lost some key players to graduation, but the amount of experience and talent returning this year trumps the losses of last year.

Via rosters, HOF inductees announced

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each year the top high school senior basketball players in the area come together for one final event. The teams have been picked and the matchups set for what promises to be a riveting day of end-to-end, high-spirited basketball.

The best players in the greater Lehigh Valley have been chosen to represent their high schools in the 43rd annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic, which raises funds for Via of the Lehigh Valley’s programs for adults and children with disabilities.

Sicinski, Ceh medal at states

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

At the District 11 Swimming Championships, Megan Sicinski and Matt Ceh were named the women’s and men’s swimmers of the meet and were given the Dennis A. McGinley Award for their accomplishments. They capped that off with medals at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships last week at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

Megan Sicinski finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.37. She also competed in the 200 IM, reaching the consolation finals and finishing 15th with a time of 2:06.16 at Bucknell.

PHS softball must replace seven seniors

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you really want to know what the weather is going to be like, ask Parkland softball coach Barry Search. He learned to forecast weather while in the military and he learned it well. He doesn’t need radar or fancy gadgetry to forecast weather, he just looks at the sky and tells you what’s going to happen. He did that Monday after a scrimmage against Hazleton when he challenged his players to identify the type of clouds overhead.

Before his lesson on clouds, Search put together another forecast about his team, which he’s coached for the past eight seasons.

Volleyball team graduates two starters

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the first time in three years, the Parkland boys volleyball team enters its spring season without a championship to defend. The Trojans finished the 2017 season at 16-4 overall and qualified for both the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 Class 3A tournaments, but fell in the quarterfinals to Whitehall in both postseason events. They were the defending three-time district champions.