Parkland Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Regional Wrestling Tournament: Hawks win title, send 10 to states

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The PIAA Regional Wrestling Championships were held Friday and Saturday. District 11 grapplers competed in the Class 3A Northeast Regional at Liberty High School and the Class 2A Southeast Regional at Reading’s Wilson-West Lawn High School.

The top four finishers in 3A earned a trip to the state championships, which begin Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center. Class 2A’s top six regional finishers will move on to states.

D-11 games a hit at PPL Center

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

History was made at the PPL Center on Wednesday night and it wasn’t the Phantoms or a star-studded concert this time.

A paid attendance of 7,630 sold out the area for the boys District 11 6A semifinal games featuring Emmaus vs. Pocono Mountain West and Parkland vs. Allen. It was a District 11 record, according to many. The PPL Center’s Twitter account credited the “over 8,000 fans” who came out for the game for a great atmosphere, while the District 11 Twitter account posted a photo “sold out” sign hung on a PPL Center door.

Iorio takes over in playoff win

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Few high school players can take over a game like Sam Iorio. Coming into the fourth quarter against Stroudsburg, Iorio had 21 points before scoring 18 of the Trojans 20 fourth-quarter points to lead his team to a 63-54 win over the Mounties (13-10).

The win put Parkland in Wednesday’s District 11 semifinal with top-seeded Allen. That game was played after Press deadlines.

Girls to face Kids in third-place game

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Even with a disappointing 51-31 loss to Easton in the District 11 semifinals, there is still plenty of work for Parkland to do on the court this season.

The loss moved the Lady Trojans (18-7) into the third-place game to determine finishers in the district, which will affect seeding for the PIAA Tournament, which starts next weekend.

Parkland will play Northampton (16-9) at Freedom High School Thursday at 6 p.m.. The Konkrete Kids lost to defending champion and top-seed Nazareth 53-42.

Lehman earns D-11 diving gold

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Echoing what took place in the EPC Diving Championship, Parkland girls took the top four spots in the District 11 Diving meet at Emmaus High School last weekend. Lexi Lehman, the top finisher, and second place Alexa Brinker guaranteed themselves spots in the PIAA Diving Championships later this month. Kate Gottwald finished third and Kaitlyn Smykowski finished fourth for the Lady Trojans.

Feyrer leads list of regional qualifiers

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first time Parkland’s Nathan Feyrer and Freedom’s Evan Callahan faced one another was in a dual meet less than two weeks ago. The Trojan senior won that bout in overtime with a late takedown.

This past weekend, the two grapplers met again with a district title at stake. The result, however, was a bit different. Callahan earned a takedown early in the first period of Saturday’s 220-pound championship bout, and the Freedom senior held on for gold with a 3-2 decision.

D-11 Wrestling Roundup: Eight from LVP area earn gold

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic had 11 place-winners and earned the team title at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3 Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School.

The following is a team-by-team recap of the top finishers from Lehigh Valley Press-area teams. For more about your local teams pick up a copy of this week’s Press.


Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks had two champions, 10 regional qualifiers and 11 place winners to edge Nazareth 240-223 in the team points race.

District Basketball roundup: Iorio carries Parkland past Mounties

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.

Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.

For more about you local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Class 6A

Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.

WRESTLING ALL-STARS: Hawks, Kids place four on EPC First Team; BC’s Labriola named MVP

Saturday, February 25, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With 11 wrestlers making one of the three teams, including league MVP Mikey Labriola, Bethlehem Catholic wrestlers were well-represented on the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Star team.

Four of the 14 first-team members were Golden Hawks, including Labriola, Zach Glenn, Mikey Lewis and Niko Camacho.

Northampton also placed four grapplers on the first team as Julian Chlebove, CJ Fenstermacher, Dan Moran and Cade Moisey all made the list.

The following are this year’s EPC All-Stars.


106: Matt Maloney (So., Liberty)