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Gombos plays key role at ESU

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by TODD in Sports

No one, not the East Stroudsburg University coaching staff or the players, could have envisioned how last season played out. Especially after a 1-0 shutout loss against Kutztown in the Warriors’ season opener.

But the ESU women’s soccer team didn’t just respond from that loss. The Warriors put together a historic season on the field that ended with a spot in the record books.

Boys soccer drops close game to EHS

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSONSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

The Parkland and Emmaus soccer programs are two of the better programs in the Lehigh Valley, so when they get together, great things tend to happen. In their first meeting of the season, the two teams played to a scoreless draw through two overtimes. The second meeting wasn’t much different.

Through the first 73 minutes of regulation, neither team was able to break through with a goal until Emmaus took advantage of a bad bounce and went up 1-0. That lone goal stood up for the Hornets, who walked off their home field with a win.

Cwienkala finishes 7th at D-11 golf tournament

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by MIKE in Sports

Alec Cwienkala had every reason to be bitter about Monday’s District 11 Championship Golf Tournament.

One bad break resulted in Cwienkala missing the cut for regionals by a single stroke.

But instead of wallowing in misery, the Trojans’ top player took it in stride.

“I wouldn’t say it’s easy but I just feel like you have to look at the positives,” he said. “Especially after playing so well. It’s rough to lose by one but I played well.”

Trojans suffer first loss of ‘15

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by CJ HEMERLYSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

In week 5 against Whitehall, Parkland faced its first deficit of the season. However, it didn’t take the Trojans long to erase that and take a lead against the Zephyrs.

But last Friday night in Parkland’s week 6 game at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium, it was a different story.

Liberty (5-1) scored 34 unanswered points and held on late to defeat the Trojans and hand them their first loss of the season 41-34.

PHS football faces tough test

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by CJ HEMERLYSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

Head coach Jim Morgans and the Parkland football team is checking the weather channel and hoping for a better environment on the turf as it travels to Bethlehem Area School District Stadium to face Liberty (4-1) Friday night.

Last Friday the Trojans had to come from behind for the first time all year, due in large part to sloppy conditions in the rain and wind to take down rival Whitehall 42-28.

Like Whitehall, Liberty’s offense runs through its senior quarterback. Doug Erney threw for four touchdowns last week as the Hurricanes held on to defeat Emmaus 34-31.

Cross fuels comeback

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by CJ HEMERLYSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

Maybe it was the rain, or the mud, or the wind. But none of the players or coaches will say it was.

Maybe it was the rivalry. That’s more likely the answer.

Whatever it was really had the Parkland football team in a funk last Friday night. The Trojans faced their first deficit of the season, down 8-0 and 14-13 to Whitehall before senior quarterback Devante Cross led the charge in a comeback for a 42-28 win at Parkland School District stadium.

Girls soccer remains unbeaten

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSONSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

The regular season is winding down in girls soccer and the only real question for Parkland is whether it will finish the year undefeated in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The Trojans have made it through 13 league games undefeated and are 14-1 overall on the season.

The latest win was a hard fought nonconference victory over Northwestern on Saturday. Ava Hanna scored the only goal of the game with 19:49 left to play in the first period. As has been the case all season, the defense continued to stymie opponents, with the Tigers getting off just one shot on goal in the game.

Pope scores game-winner vs. Kids

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSONSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

Last season, Parkland just couldn’t beat Northampton in field hockey. The Konkrete Kids downed Parkland three times, including in the District 11 quarterfinals, by a combined total of three goals. This season, things have changed. The Lady Trojans downed Northampton 4-1 in the first meeting of the two teams and then picked up a 1-0 overtime win over Northampton Monday at home.

Gombos plays key role at ESU

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by TODD in Sports

No one, not the East Stroudsburg University coaching staff or the players, could have envisioned how last season played out. Especially after a 1-0 shutout loss against Kutztown in the Warriors’ season opener.

But the ESU women’s soccer team didn’t just respond from that loss. The Warriors put together a historic season on the field that ended with a spot in the record books.