Congratulations to all players selected to the Lehigh Valley Live and Morning Call All Area teams. Also congratulations to everyone on the Parkland team for being named the Team of the Year.
Parkland saw their season end in the PIAA 3A 1st round to a very talented Central Dauphin team 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-14). John Siggins (Sr. MH) and Matt Bauer (Jr. MH/OPP) lead the way with 6 kills each while Mason Bergstein (Sr. S) dished out 23 assists. Azhar Sumar (Jr. L) lead the defense with 7 digs.
The end of the season also brings an end to the careers of our 9 seniors. Pranav Balabhadra, Anthony Giegbefumwen, JT Siggins, Cory Lemberg, Ben Robbins, Ethan Mosser, Cole Kratzer, Jordan Lewis, and Mason Bergstein have shown the underclassmen what it means to persevere, strive for greatness, and achieve your goals. You will forever be remembered as the senior class behind the 2021 on the District XI Championship banner. We look forward to following your successes when you leave the halls of Parkland High School for the last time.
Central Dauphin will now face District 1 champion Pennridge in the PIAA quarterfinal on Saturday.
2021 PIAA Championships - AAA Bracket
2021 PIAA Championships - AA Bracket
2021 PIAA Championship Brackets (AA and AAA) - SOMETIMES UPDATED BEFORE PIAA SITE
The 2021 PIAA brackets have been updated with teams, locations, and match times.
On Thursday night, Parkland defeated Emmaus in the District 11 AAA final to earn the program's 10th District XI title. More info to come.
PARKLAND 25 23 25 25EMMAUS 21 25 21 20
The District XI AAA champion will be determined tonight when Parkland and Emmaus take the court at Allen HS. The match starts at 6:00pm (despite the tickets saying 7:00pm).
The PIAA brackets are becoming more clear with each night. The brackets, as they stand right now, can be seen below.
2021 PIAA Championship Brackets (AA and AAA)
The 2021 District XI AAA tournament will feature #1 Emmaus vs #2 Parkland. This rivalry dates back to the mid-1990s.
Check out the completed history of the District XI Championships.
After watching #1 Emmaus take down #4 Northampton in the opening match, #2 Parkland came out on fire and kept it up all night, downing #3 Whitehall 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-23). The win earns the Trojans a berth into the District XI AAA final against Emmaus on Thursday night. The final will be held at Allen, starting at 6:00pm, and will be aired live on Service Electric TV on Friday at 10:30am on Channel 30 (SD) and 550 (HD).
For Parkland, Jordan Lewis (Sr. OH) led the way with 13 kills and 4 blocks. John Siggins (Sr. MH) hammered 9 kills and added 3 blocks, Azhar Sumar (Jr. L) 21 digs, and Ben Robbins (Sr. OH) added 7 kills, 10 digs, and 2 aces. Mason Bergstein (Sr. S) guided the offense with 32 assists.
The win also earns the Trojans a trip to the PIAA AAA tournament which starts on Tuesday, June 1st. The PIAA AA and AAA brackets can be seen here.
2021 District XI AAA Bracket
Full District XI tournament information and bracket can be seen here: https://www.districtxi.com/spring/volleyball-b
Tickets can be purchased here:
Tickets go on sale Tuesday (tonight) at 10:30pm.