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Article By: TODD KRESS tkress@tnonline.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Momentum is a key factor in most sports. Lacrosse is no different.

After Parkland took a one-goal lead by scoring three of the final four goals in the first half, the momentum suddenly shifted to Emmaus’ bench and never left Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Hornets (5-2 overall, 3-0 in EPC) scored the first five goals of the second half to regain the lead and held on for a 13-12 victory over the Trojans (6-3, 3-1).

It was Parkland’s first East Penn Conference loss after trouncing Northampton a day earlier, 16-5.

EHS downs Trojans with big second half

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Momentum is a key factor in most sports. Lacrosse is no different.

After Parkland took a one-goal lead by scoring three of the final four goals in the first half, the momentum suddenly shifted to Emmaus’ bench and never left Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Hornets (5-2 overall, 3-0 in EPC) scored the first five goals of the second half to regain the lead and held on for a 13-12 victory over the Trojans (6-3, 3-1).

It was Parkland’s first East Penn Conference loss after trouncing Northampton a day earlier, 16-5.

PHS wins battle of unbeatens

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Something had to give when a pair of undefeated baseball teams met Tuesday at Coca-Cola Park.

Parkland got a stellar pitching performance from ace Michael Jenkins to keep its record unblemished and hand Northampton its first loss of the season, 8-0.

Jenkins allowed just three hits in the complete-game shutout. He struck out two and didn’t allow a walk.

“Mike throws strikes and he’s got a couple different pitches, so he keeps people off stride,” said Parkland head coach Kurt Weber. “He’s a battler. He’s going to make you earn it.”

Reinhard reaches goals at states

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Teddy Reinhard’s gymnastics career began when he was running around jumping on couches at home.

Well, not officially. But those early years of play certainly had an impact on his parents signing him up for gymnastics classes. Now, he’s become one of the area’s top gymnasts.

“At a young age my parents took me to the Parkettes training center to productively use my energy instead of climbing on the furniture,” Reinhard said.

Reinhard, a sophomore at Parkland High School, recently competed in the 2017 Region 7 Championships after a solid showing at states a week earlier.

Parkland’s Danner excels in first season of SpeedSTR

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first time Briggs Danner raced competitively in a SpeedSTR, both his and his mother’s reaction was the same.

“I think it was his first heat,” said Briggs’ mother, Melissa. “He came off the track and I walked up to him, and we both literally said to each other, ‘I thought I was going to throw up.’”

That feeling didn’t stop Danner from having an impressive inaugural season for the Parkland sophomore in a racing class made up of mainly adults. In his first season racing SpeedSTR, after spending 10 years racing quarter midgets, Danner racked up plenty of accomplishments.

Pitching staff leads PHS to win

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Coming into the season, the Parkland baseball team was all about pitching.

The Trojans’ staff is talented and deep and tit showed just how strong it can be when Ryan Giovenco and Adam Mellinger combined to no-hit Hazleton in a 4-0 win.

Giovenco, a senior, pitched five shutout innings, striking out eight and walking four, with one hit batter. Mellinger finished it off with two innings of no-hit ball, giving up two walks and striking out two in the process.

Trojans beat Becahi

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Two runs in the first inning and two runs in the third were enough for Parkland to hold Bethlehem Catholic at bay in the Trojans’ 4-1 victory over the Hawks on Monday at Becahi.

“That was nice,” said Parkland pitcher Aubree Fritzinger. “[The early lead] really helped everyone settle in. We knew it would be a tough game from the beginning.”

Becahi scored its only run in the bottom of the first on an RBI triple to deep right field by third baseman Alexis Lopez, driving in Alyssa Jimenez who had a bunt single.

East tops West in annual Via Game

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 42nd Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic was played Saturday at Northampton Community College, pitting senior all-stars against one another in four separate games. The West squad featured seniors from Central Catholic, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland and Whitehall among other Lehigh Valley teams.

The West came up on the short end of the score in both games, with the girls falling 56-49 and the boys suffering a 121-97 loss.