Three Parkland golfers competed in Monday’s District 11 qualifier at Olde Homestead Golf Course.
The Trojans’ Jake Nimeh and Ava Sweeney earned a spot in next Monday’s district championship tournament at Lehigh Country Club.
Nimeh shot 84 to tie for 10th-place in the 39-player boys field. Sweeney shot 100 for second place in the girls qualifier, which had six participants.
Parkland’s Trevor Grimm also played in the event, shooting 101 for 35th place in the boys field.
Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.
Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.
The Parkland golf team might have been the hottest team in the league heading into Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championships.
After four early-season the losses, the Trojans won every match they played since August 24, including last week’s one-stroke victory over previously-unbeaten Emmaus.
The Trojans didn’t have their best day at the league tournament, held at Woodstone Golf Club Monday, but they managed a fourth-place finish in the event with a team score of 352, one shot better than Emmaus and one below defending league champ Nazareth.
The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.
In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.
The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.
On Monday Ben Tetzlaff joined an exclusive club in the world of golf. Then about an hour later he became one of the club’s most exclusive members.
The Parkland senior hit his first career hole in one during a practice round at Iron Lakes. Four holes later he hit another one.
“It was surreal, amzing and shocking, really,” he said. “I still can’t believe it and I’m the one who did it.”
Tetzlaff, whose been playing the game for just five years, got his first ace when he launched a gap wedge to a 104-yard flag on No. 2 at Iron Lakes and landed it just behind the hole.
The Parkland golf team is always excited to take on Emmaus. And this year was no different.
While the Trojans went into the match with four losses on their record, some recent victories over top teams gave them confidence against the undefeated Hornets Tuesday at Iron Lakes Golf Course.
Parkland pulled through, with several players shooting their season best scored to take down Emmaus 393-392.
A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.
The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.
Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to keep his team unbeaten at 4-0.
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.
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.
An entire slate of 1-0 teams matched up in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference division that swept it’s northern counterpart last week.
Defending District 11 Class 5A champ Whitehall made a statement with a win over defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champ Emmaus, while Bethelehem Catholic and Freedom also rolled to wins.
In the Colonial League, Catasauqua and Salisbury both remained undefeated with victories on Friday night.
The Zephyrs beat Emmaus 42-35.
High School football got under way Friday night across the state. Several teams from the Lehigh Valley Press coverage area posted big wins to open the season.
Defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion Emmaus opened its season with a 62-19 win over Dieruff to open the 2017 season.