After a dominant regular season, the Parkland boys cross country team kept up its torrid pace this season with a convincing win at last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship Meet.
The Trojans placed their top five runners within the top 14 finishers to crush the competition, out-scoring second-place Easton 32-74.
The Parkland boys placed two runners in the top five and four in the top 10 overall.
“I’m very happy with our team finish as well as myself,” said senior Hailemichael Geiger. “I’m very proud of my team. We worked hard and we’re smart runners.”
Memories of losing in last year’s East Penn Conference championship were certainly on the minds of Liberty players coming into last Saturday’s championship match against Parkland.
The Trojans swept Liberty a year ago for the EPC crown and the Hurricanes returned the favor over the weekend, taking care of business in three straight games (25-11, 25-21, 25-20) to over power Parkland.
It was the first league title for the program since at least 2009 and the moment of victory was a sweet feeling for the undefeated Hurricanes (19-0).
The last home game of the regular season is traditionally senior night in which the senior members of the home team are honored with their parents. It has become somewhat of a tradition that the Parkland football team comes away with a victory in that final home game.
“It’s a great way to go out and leave our legacy as a class,” said senior wide receiver Carrick Panella. “We don’t want to be the class that loses on senior night. We work hard all week because we know it’s our last home game. It’s a good feeling to secure that last win on this field.”
District 11 held playoffs in field hockey and volleyball Wednesday.
Below are scores from the Lehigh Valley Press coverage area teams that competed.
The No. 5 seed Zephyrs beat the No. 4 seed Konkrete Kids 4-2.
Emily Wells scored two goals for Whitehall (12-6), while teammates Kylee Cunningham and Kate Bonshak had one each. Rachel Schannauer had a pair of assists for the Zephs.
It’s week 10 of the football season and there’s a lot on the line heading into the regular season finale.
Check out the breakdowns below for each classification with scenarios for what local teams have to accomplish to either get into the postseason or improve their seeding.
(All teams listed have either clinched or are in contention)
1A (4 teams qualify)
1. Williams Valley 8-1
2. Tri-Valley 7-2
3. Marian Catholic 5-4
4. Nativity BVM 1-8
5. Shenandoah Valley 0-9
The following is the District 11 playoff schedule for field hockey, soccer and volleyball.
(9) Eastburg South at (8) Pocono East 6 p.m.
(1) Emmaus vs. winner of PME-Eastburg South 5:30 p.m. at Emmaus; (5) Whitehall at (4) Northampton 6 p.m.; (6) Easton at (3) Liberty 4:30 p.m.; (7) Parkland at (2) Stroudsburg 4 p.m.
(4) Salisbury vs. (1) Bangor 7 p.m.; (3) Eastburg North vs. (2) Southern Lehigh 5:15 p.m.
The penultimate week of the regular season saw some teams position themselves for the upcoming district football playoff tournaments.
Here are recaps of Lehigh Valley Press area games. For more about the games and all you local varsity teams, see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.
The East Penn Conference cross country meet took place in Bethlehem on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Here are some photos of the girls race by the Lehigh Valley Press’ Scott Pagel.
The East Penn Conference cross country meet took place on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Here are some photos from the boys race taken by the Lehigh Valley Press’ Scott Pagel.
The Emmaus field hockey team did it again, this time with a come from behind win to capture the East Penn Conference title.
The Hornets and Stroudsburg were scoreless throughout much of the first half before the Mounties Lizzy Cunningham gave her team a 1-0 lead with about 10 minutes left in the first half.
That lead would hold up for the rest of the first half and into this second until the Hornets Kira Koehler tied the game at 1-1, on an assist of Meredith Sholder