Welcome to Parkland School District Athletics – The Parkland School District participates in the Lehigh Valley Conference and is a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association in District XI.
SUMMER CAMPS: For a complete list of Parkland athletic summer camps, please visit our community summer camps web page here.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FALL PHYSICALS: Fall sports physicals are Saturday June 7th @ Parkland High School Cafeteria. Boys 8-10, Girls 10-noon. They are free. No student can participate in the fall without a PIAA physical. Those who miss must get a PIAA physical on their own. Paperwork for this can be found here. All Parkland athletes must get an ImPact test once during their 4 years at PHS and before participation.
2013-14 Winter Sports Highlights
Three students earned Gold medals at the Northeast Regional Individual Wrestling Qualifiers: Nazar Haddad, Ethan Lizak, and Jacob Lizak. Josh Ortman earned a silver medal and Omar Haddad got a bronze medal. The team as a whole won second place at regionals. Parkland Wrestling finished in 4th place at the state tournament in Hershey. Parkland was just 1 point out of third and 3 points out of second in a closely contested state tournament. All five Parkland wrestlers placed in the top 8 in the state in their respective weight class. Nezar Haddad finished 2nd (silver medalist), Ethan Lizak finished 4th, Jacob Lizak finished 5th, Josh Ortman finished 6th, and Omar Haddad finished 7th.
Parkland Girls’ Swim team won Gold in District XI and finished 6th at States. Siena Salvaggio, a sophomore swimmer, placed 2nd in the state in both the 200 and 100 Freestyle races this past week at PIAA’s. Not only did she earn state runner up, but she also helped her two relays final at states, making her one of a select few to medal in every event swam at states this year. She was the youngest in the field and the only 10th grader to make it to the final 200 free (an event with about 5 seniors in it this year) and the second youngest in the 100 free.
Boys Basketball- PIAA District XI AAAA Champions, played into second round of PIAA State Tournament.
Girls Basketball- PIAA District XI AAAA Champions, played into second round of PIAA State Tournament
Swimming- Girls, LVIAC Champions PIAA District XI Champions, sixth place in PIAA State Tournament
Wrestling- Fourth Place in PIAA State Championship
Nezar Haddad- wrestling State silver medal/ 100 wins
Josh Ortman- wrestling 100 wins
Ethan Lizak- wrestling 100 wins
Siena Selvaggio- swimming PIAA State silver medal
Multiple Sport Participation
The Parkland School District Athletic Department encourages students to participate in a variety of sports. This aligns with the recommendations from NCAA coaches and the philosophy that the best high school athletic experience places athletes in a wide variety of situations and a broad spectrum of peers and coaches. Unfortunately, many student athletes are misled into thinking that “more is better” and attempt to participate in club sports or other activities at the same time they are on our Parkland athletic teams. We urge parents to check with Parkland coaches BEFORE allowing children to participate in multiple sports or activities in the same season. With very few exceptions, it is not feasible to do so and those young athletes who do, find that they cannot perform at the level required. Further, the potential for injury due to fatigue and overuse becomes greater. Finally, Parkland sports are tied directly to academic achievement and appropriate behavior in school and during our athletic activities. Overloading a child’s schedule with more than one sport a season can have serious negative impact on both academic achievement and social behavior due to fatigue and stress. While we offer a wide range of opportunities at Parkland and know there are many other quality athletic experiences available outside our offerings, we ask that students pick one activity per season and strive to be the best they can during that time!
The Parkland Athletic Department recognizes current NCAA Division I and II Parkland alumni by placing signed photographs of them in our cafeteria lobby trophy case. These pictures stay there until graduation from the students’ respective colleges and are then permanently displayed on the walls of our ticket taking area at PHS. If you are a current college athlete or have a child who meets the criteria for recognition, please send us an 8” x 10” autographed, glossy action photo from their college media guide or action shot from a game. The photo can be dropped off at PHS or mailed to us at: Parkland High School Athletic Office, 2700 North Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown PA 18104
Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Reports
Ticket sale information for Parkland Home Regular Season Events:
PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL Athletic General Admission Event Ticket
Boys’ Basketball – 9 Home games
Girls’ Basketball – 9 Home games
Wrestling – 4 Home games
ONE PRICE—ALL HOME REGULAR SEASON EVENTS!!!
The public may view on-line schedules for all LVIAC athletic events at www.arbiterlive.com– this site replaces highschoolsports.net and usatodayhss.com- content on these sites is not accurate.
NO DRINKS (open or closed), NO BACKPACKS will be allowed in any athletic events!!! You will be asked to return your item to your car, or to discard your drink into the trash cans located at the entrance gate.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: Dress code requirements are in force at ALL athletic events. Students must wear clothes that cover their entire TORSO!!