Trojans fall in PIAA 3A Final
Headline: Trojans fall in PIAA 3A Final
Posted: 6/17/2024 @ 8:20:02 AM
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Parkland's magical season came to an end on Saturday in the PIAA AAA Final.  Facing an extremely talented and hungry Shaler Area team, Parkland found themselves chasing the Titans the majority of the match before Shaler closed it out 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-20).  The match was a complete reversal of the 2023 PIAA AAA Final which saw these same teams play each other, but Parkland having the upper hand then.

Leading the way for Parkland was Josh Nation (Jr. OH) with 11 kills while Owen Rodgers (Sr. OPP) added 7 kills.  Alex Wilby (Sr. OH) added 6 kills, Luke Smith (Sr. MH) had 5 kills, Will Siltes (Sr. S) 4 kills, and Brady Hayward (Sr. MH) added 2 kills.  Stiles also directed the offense with 28 assists.  Kumayl Soonasra (Sr. L) collected 11 digs and Ahmad Jaffer (Sr. DS) also had 5 digs.

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2024 PIAA AAA Final - Parkland vs Shaler Area
Headline: 2024 PIAA AAA Final - Parkland vs Shaler Area
Posted: 6/14/2024 @ 7:31:58 AM
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Saturday, June 15th, 2024
1:30pm
Penn State University, State College, PA (Rec Hall)

                                    

        Parkland         vs         Shaler Area

Official brackets and information - https://www.piaa.org/sports/championship_details.aspx?sport=volleyball&gender=boys


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Trojans advance to PIAA AAA Final with sweep of Central York
Headline: Trojans advance to PIAA AAA Final with sweep of Central York
Posted: 6/12/2024 @ 12:32:06 AM
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Defending state champion Parkland earned a return trip to Penn State and another chance at a state title with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 27-25) win over #2 AAA Central York.  More information will be posted later.

WFMZ News - https://www.wfmz.com/sports/parkland-sweeps-its-way-into-the-piaa-3a-title-game/article_5bcebc16-2862-11ef-bdfb-2b453f7653ab.html

Next up for the Trojans is a rematch with PVCA #1 AAA Shaler Area whom the Trojans defeated in the 2023 PIAA AAA Final.  The 3A match will be played in the storied Rec Hall at Penn State University on Saturday, June 15th at 1:30 pm.  The AA Final will be played at 11:00 am before the AA match.


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AVCA Best and Brightest list announced
Headline: AVCA Best and Brightest list announced
Posted: 6/10/2024 @ 1:20:02 PM
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Congratulations to Liberty's Adam Mittl on being the only PA player selected to the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Best and Brightest list for 2024.  He was one of 40 players named to the 1st Team.

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Trojans advance to PIAA AAA Semifinal in dramatic fashion
Headline: Trojans advance to PIAA AAA Semifinal in dramatic fashion
Posted: 6/9/2024 @ 6:48:28 AM
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Parkland downed #4 AAA Pennsbury (21-0), the District 1 champions, 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 20-25, 18-25, 15-12) to advance to the state semifinals for the second straight year. More information will be posted soon. 

Next up for Parkland is Central York (18-0) on Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30pm. That match will be held at Cocalico HS in Denver, PA.

Official brackets and information - https://www.piaa.org/sports/championship_details.aspx?sport=volleyball&gender=boys


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PIAA brackets updated
Headline: PIAA brackets updated
Posted: 6/5/2024 @ 12:33:59 PM
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Official brackets and information - https://www.piaa.org/sports/championship_details.aspx?sport=volleyball&gender=boys

Parkland and Pennsbury will face off at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School on Saturday, June 8th at 12:00 pm.


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Trojans advance in PIAA tournament in thrilling fashion
Headline: Trojans advance in PIAA tournament in thrilling fashion
Posted: 6/3/2024 @ 9:57:01 PM
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In what seemed like it was going to be a quick match, Parkland raced out to a quick two-set lead on Red Lion but the Lions raced back and tied the match, forcing a fifth set.  In the fifth set, Parkland raced out to a 7-1 and 12-4 lead before closing it out for the 3-2 (25-16, 25-16, 18-25, 25-27, 15-6) win to advance to the next round.

Statistical leaders...

Josh Nation (Jr. OH) 24 kills, 6 blocks, 14 digs
Owen Rodgers (Sr. OPP) 17 kills, 6 blocks
Luke Smith (Sr. MH) 9 kills, 10 blocks
Alex Wilby (Sr. OH) 11 kills, 8 digs
Will Stiles (Sr. S) 51 assists, 12 digs
Brady Hayward (Sr. MH) 5 blocks
Kumayl Soonasra 29 digs

Next up for Parkland is the PIAA AAA Quarterfinals against District 1 champion and #4 AAA Pennsbury.  The site and time for Saturday's match will be determined after Tuesday's matches.


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2024 PIAA Brackets Updated
Headline: 2024 PIAA Brackets Updated
Posted: 6/2/2024 @ 1:29:51 PM
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Parkland's defense of their state championship will begin on Monday, June 3rd, 2024 at home vs District 3 #3 seed Red Lion.  The match will be held on Monday because Parkland has graduation on Tuesday, when the state tournament is scheduled to begin.

Tickets will be required for ALL attendees.  There are no discounts or free tickets for seniors or students.

Official brackets and information -https://www.piaa.org/sports/championship_details.aspx?sport=volleyball&gender=boys


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Headline: 2024 District XI AAA Champions
Posted: 5/29/2024 @ 12:16:54 AM
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In an absolute thriller of a District XI AAA final, #1 Parkland responded to a set one loss to grab the program's 12th district title 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-15, 27-25) over #3 Whitehall.  The crowd got all they could ask for with both teams taking over at different points of the match.  Fortunately for Parkland, their block emerged late in the 4th set, denying consecutive Zephyr attacks to complete the comeback (down 24-21 in 4th).

Josh Nation (Jr. OH) 18 kills, 3 aces, 4 blocks
Alex Wilby (Sr. OH) 15 kills, 8 digs, 2 blocks
Luke Smith (Sr. MH) 11 kills, 8 blocks
Owen Rodgers (Sr. OPP) 8 kills, 7 blocks
Brady Hayward (Sr. MH) 6 blocks
Will Stiles (Sr. S) 50 assists, 10 digs
Kumayl Soonasra (Sr. L) 17 digs
Ahmad Jaffer (Sr. DS) 9 digs

Also, congratulations to head coach George Diaz and the Dieruff Huskie boys' volleyball team for being named the 2024 District XI Chapter of Officials Sportsmanship Team of the Year.


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Headline: District XI AAA Final - Parkland vs Whitehall
Posted: 5/27/2024 @ 2:54:45 PM
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2024 District XI AAA Boys Volleyball Final


#1 Parkland
 vs
#3 Whitehall

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 @ Catasauqua High School 7:00pm
TICKETS: https://districtxi.hometownticketing.com/embed/event/472
Spectators over 65 years of age are FREE with proof of age

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Parkland has 11 DXI titles and 11 runner-ups (22 appearances)
  • Whitehall has 2 DXI titles and 4 runner-ups (6 appearances)
  • Emmaus has the most DXI titles with 20 and 8 runner-ups (28 appearances)
  • Parkland and Whitehall have met in the DXI final 2 times
    • Whitehall leads the series 2-0
  • Either or both Parkland and Emmaus have been in the District XI final 36 of the last 38 years
    • 2001 - Freedom vs Allen
    • 2006 - Freedom vs Bethlehem Catholic
  • Freedom is undefeated in DXI finals at 11-0
  • Complete District XI AAA Boys Volleyball History

 


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