Parkland Press

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Cheerleaders earn trip to state championship

Friday, January 19, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Parkland High School’s cheerleaders will compete in the PIAA State Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships this weekend after winning the silver medal in the medium division at the District 11 Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships on Jan. 6 at Easton Area Middle School.

“It was one of the best performances they did all year,” said Trojan cheerleading coach Sami Jo Crivellaro. “They were really confident with their routine. They were on all week. We just kept pushing and knew the routine was pretty solid.”

Varone scores 100th career goal

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms reached the halfway point of their season with what Phil Varone called an “embarrassing” performance in a 6-2 loss to Springfield Saturday night. Lehigh Valley came out with a good first period, but that was about all it was able to put together as the Thunderbirds scored four unanswered goals to waltz out of the PPL Center with a win.

Varone scored his 100th career AHL goal in the game, but was more focused on the weak effort that the team put on the ice.

Girls face late-season challenges

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The final three weeks of the regular season are going to be very interesting in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference girls basketball.

There are three teams – Bethlehem Catholic (5-1 EPC, 9-2 overall), Easton (7-1, 11-2) and Parkland (7-1, 8-4) – with just one conference loss and four others – Allen (4-2, 8-2), Freedom (6-2, 10-2), Northampton (6-2, 9-3) and Stroudsburg (6-2, 9-3) – with just two losses.

Boys fall to ACC

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Allentown Central Catholic has gone through its schedule unblemished so far during the 2017-18 season. A big reason why is because of its shooting from beyond the arc.

The winning and the successful perimeter play continued Tuesday night in a 72-50 over Parkland (4-6, 1-5) at Parkland High School.

The Vikings, who led the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference in 3-pointers made entering the game at 104, made 12 over the course of the contest, including five in the first quarter as they went on a 14-0 run to hold a 27-15 lead after the first eight-minute frame.

Wrestlers go 1-4 at duals

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Parkland wrestling team didn’t have to travel last weekend as it held its annual Trojan Duals on Saturday. But the teams it hosted provided plenty of competition right in their own backyard.

Parkland went 1-4 at the Trojan Duals, its lone win coming against Exeter (32-30) in the second of five matches on the day. The Trojans came up short against Cumberland Valley (41-25), Council Rock South (34-29), Delaware Valley (34-30) and Northampton (41-23).

Koval takes the reins for Lady Trojans

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Keeley Coval has been on coach Wes Spence’s radar for some time, but she had to wait her turn to truly step into the spotlight because of talented point guards like Rachel Medlar who were ahead of her on the depth chart.

Medlar graduated last season and Coval took over the role full-time this season, just as Spence had envisioned her doing since he first saw her as a much younger player.

Parkland Red, Gray get season underway

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Parkland youth wrestling teams opened their season recently.

The following are highlights of their recent matches.

Parkland Red 54,

Palisades 40

The Parkland Red team got pins from Blake Dergham, Leo Dauberman, Trey Tremba and Evan Sutton in a win over Palisades. Parkland’s Chase Kruk, Matthew Velez, Evan Amadio, Leo Kern and Kale Kumernitsky earned wins by forfeit in the match.

Northwestern 45,

Parkland Red 39