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Boys harriers earn gold at leagues

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

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.”

LHS takes down PHS in EPC volleyball final

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

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).

Trojans shut out Northampton

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

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.”

Oct. 26 District 11 playoff wrap

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by The Press in Sports

District 11 held playoffs in field hockey and volleyball Wednesday.

Below are scores from the Lehigh Valley Press coverage area teams that competed.

Class 3A


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.

D-11 Rankings: Emmaus heads into Week 10 with top-seed clinched

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

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

District 11 playoff schedules announced

Monday, October 24, 2016 by The Press in Sports

The following is the District 11 playoff schedule for field hockey, soccer and volleyball.

Field Hockey


Oct. 24

(9) Eastburg South at (8) Pocono East 6 p.m.

Oct. 26

(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.

Oct. 31

Semifinals, TBD


Oct. 26

At Nazareth

(4) Salisbury vs. (1) Bangor 7 p.m.; (3) Eastburg North vs. (2) Southern Lehigh 5:15 p.m.


Oct. 26

EPC crowns 3 league champs

Friday, October 21, 2016 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

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