Parkland Press

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Trojans welcome unbeaten Easton

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

This Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium, two undefeated teams will clash in a pivotal Eastern Pennsylvania Conference football game that could go a long way in deciding the conference champion and district playoff seeding.

Parkland (3-0 overall, 2-0 EPC South) and Easton (3-0, 2-0) have traded punches in regular season and district games the last couple of years, but the Trojans have won the last five meetings.

LV finishes season in IL playoffs

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a six-game winning streak put the Lehigh Valley IronPigs into the playoffs, a seventh straight win gave them a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five divisional series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, that was their last win of the season as the RailRiders went on to take the next three games to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals in the International League.

The Pigs weren’t helped by what a video replay showed to be a bad call in game four of the series.

PHS blows away Hurricanes, 24-7

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The last two years, the Liberty football team had success against Parkland. The Hurricanes had beaten the five-time defending District 11 champs in each of the last two regular seasons.

But last Friday night was a different story.

Turnovers and penalties terrorized the Hurricanes as they fell to Parkland 24-7 in their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference home opener at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

Girls soccer seniors take lead in win over K-Kids

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Many successful coaches are known for their fiery, impassioned half-time speeches. Other successful coaches know when to back off and let their players take over. That’s exactly what Al Haddad did with his team after a lackluster first half against Northampton (2-2, 3-2).

While the Lady Trojans held a 2-0 lead, there were problems with how the team was playing and Haddad let the players figure that out for themselves at the break. The result was a 7-0 win over the Konkrete Kids.

Freshmen shine in field hockey win

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a team with a lot of young players on the front line, the Parkland field hockey team came out on fire in its season opener, downing Pocono Mountain West 9-0.

The front group of young players kept pressure on the Panthers throughout the game with freshman Aubrey Semler leading the way with three goals.

Fellow freshman Ashley Young also scored a goal, while sophomores Sierra Marstellar, Maddie Molchany, Olivia Vaccari and Ana Yeager also scored in the game, with Marstellar scoring twice.

PHS opens with win over rival Hornets

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams have been putting aside their heated rivalry, and instead have been coming together of late to play for a good cause.

For the fifth straight year, the Green Hornets and Trojans met on the field the Red Card Cancer Game, showcasing awareness for the illness and helping out a local family in need.

The teams wore uniquely colored shirts in pregame warm-ups, and posed for a photo following the game with the words ‘Fight Cancer.’

The meaning of the game was a win, and the outcome was just as good for Parkland.

Girls tennis bounces back from losses

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a long time since a Parkland tennis team has started the season 1-2. So long in fact that coach Michael Hingston isn’t even sure when it was, but it definitely hasn’t been in the last 10 years. After all, the Trojans had not had a losing season since 1978, and in most of the years since, they’ve barely lost more than two or three matches a year.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, September 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Bethlehem Catholic remained undefeated with wins Friday night in the third week of the 2017 high school football season, while Northampton grabbed its second of the young season.

Bethlehem Catholic-Emmaus

The Golden Hawks erased an early Emmaus lead with 21 straight points then held on for a 28-21 win.

Emmaus (1-2) went up 14-0 on two first quarter touchdowns, but the Hawks scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Shamus Williams’ interception return for a touchdown with 1:15 left in the first half that gave his team a 21-14 lead.