Several Lehigh Valley Press area teams were in action in the final week of the regular season for most high school sports in the Lehigh Valley. For more about your local teams see this week’s editions of the Press newspapers.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Jim Thorpe rallied for a 25-23, 14-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-7 non-league win over Northwestern.
Kelsey Carroll had 11 digs and 17 assists for the Olympians.
Jim Thorpe won the JV match, 2-0.
Three Lehigh Valley Press area teams advanced in the district team tennis tournament, and a few others competed in soccer and field hockey this weekend. For more about your local teams see this week’s issues of the Press.
District 11 Team Tournament
The Trojans beat the Konkrete Kids 3-2 in a District 11 Class 3A tournament match.
The No. 3 seed Trojans got wins from Anna Li (No. 3 singles) and doubles team of Joanna Wu and Jess Marks (No. 1), and Ally Grob and Ally Brunell (No. 2).
Several Lehigh Valley Press area teams were in action Friday afternoon.
For more coverage of area teams see this week’s editons of the Press.
The Trojans beat the Blue Eagles 1-0.
Helen Flynn scored Parkland’s goal in the first half as her team out-shot Nazareth 18-1.
Kathryn Wescoe’s hat trick led the Hurricanes in a 6-0 win over Allen.
Liberty’s Alicia Chambers, Madison Muller and Merve Okumus also scored goals. Okumus had two assists in the game and Wescoe had one.
Several Lehigh Valley Press area teams were in action Thursday. Here’s a roundup of all scores that were reported to the Press. For more about your local teams see next week’s Lehigh Valley Press.
The Trojans beat the Konkrete Kids 3-0 (25-3, 25-8, 25-15).
Sam Graver led Parkland with 14 kills. Morgan Sherwin had 21 assists, 11 digs and seven kills. Megan Shaw (10 digs, nine assists), Paige Konsko (21 service points, seven digs) and Abby Giacobbe (five digs) also contributed to the Trojan win.
The Trojans beat the Hornets in four games (28-26, 25-21, 20-25, 25-19).
Sam Graver (22 kills, 18 digs and 3 aces) for Parkland. Morgan Sherwin (8 blocks, 34 assists, 7 kills) Megan Shaw (16 digs, 3 aces), Mia Jago (9 blocks, 6 kills), Grace Steurer (12 kills) and Adriana Goetz-Morales (6 kills) led Parkland statistically in the match.
The Patriots beat the Canaries 3-0 (25-5, 25-11, 25-5).
It might not seem like Emmaus gave Parkland much of a battle in the Lady Trojans 4-0 win over the Hornets earlier this week. When you look deeper though, coach Al Haddad believes that the game provided his team with a tough challenge that it responded well against.
“That was our biggest test of the season,” said Haddad. “They came out and played us. I have a high level of respect for coach Oswald for playing us even-up and letting the chips fall where they may. They’re a great team and they’re only going to get better. They’ll be a force to deal with in districts,” said Haddad.
It seems like it has been the norm as of late, especially during the 2016 season. When the Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams meet each other, the games are competitive, and usually end up with a close score in the end. Last Monday night’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference showdown at Emmaus High School’s Memorial field was no different.
Parkland’s Josh Kiser scored with one minute left on the clock, matching an earlier goal by the Hornets Jon Heberlein. It tied the score at 1-1 and forced overtime.
It’s not often that the Parkland girls volleyball team loses an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match, let alone a single game in a best-of-five match. But Tuesday night’s clash against Emmaus was a hard-fought match.
The Trojans were nearly taken to the brink, and could have easily lost the first two games, but made the plays when they had to and put the Green Hornets away in the fourth game to win the match 3-1 by scores of 28-26, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-19 at Emmaus High School.
Alec Cwienkala holds himself to a high standard. When he set a lofty goal of finishing in the top five of last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Golf Championships, there was no question that he couldn’t achieve it. It was all a matter of how he executed his game plan.
After a slow start to the round, he proved he was up to the challenge. Cwienkala shot an 80 last Monday at Bethlehem Golf Club to earn fifth place in the conference championships. The top-five finish exempted him from having to play in the district-qualifying round.
The Parkland boys cross country team improved to 9-0 last week with a dominating performance at the Bethlehem Municipal Course. The Trojans swept Freedom (15-49), Liberty (15-50) and Bethlehem Catholic (15-50) as five Trojans were the first runners across the line in five-team meet.
Hailemichael Geiger took first place, followed by teammate Sam Morgan in second, followed by Nick Bower (third), Steven Kaleycik (fourth) and Riley Williamson (fifth).