Through two holes, Parkland's Chad Hess put himself in a tough position after a pair of bogeys to start his round at Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference Golf Championships at Bethlehem Golf Club.
But Hess, who finished in second place in last season's conference tournament, responded in a big way from that moment forward. He shot even par for the final 16 holes, and his round of 73 earned him a first place finish.
He was able to outlast defending champ Grant Schumaker of Emmaus, who shot a 3-over par 74 for second place this year.
The Parkland girls tennis team has put together an impressive streak that dates back a number of years.
While Monday's match against Pocono Mountain East wouldn't affect their current winning streak of 74 consecutive league matches, the Trojans looked just as impressive as they've had all season long. No match went past two sets, and the Trojans (13-0 overall; 9-0 in LVC) handled the Cardinals, 7-0, at Parkland High School on Monday afternoon.
It took nearly 58 minutes, but the Parkland field hockey team came through when it mattered most.
Locked in a scoreless matchup with Whitehall (1-4 overall; 0-3 in LVC) on Tuesday evening at Parkland High School, overtime seemed destined unless something changed in game's final moments.
Few teenagers are able to experience what Parkland High School rising junior Joey Hawkins has.
After successful track and field seasons as a freshman and sophomore, Hawkins qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals over the summer by finishing first in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles in a state meet that qualified him for regionals.
For the past four years, one of Kelly Robertson's biggest inspirations wasn't just one of her parents, he roamed the sidelines throughout her career at Parkland High School too.
William, Kelly's father, has been one of her biggest supporters during her high school years. As Robertson's jumping coach during the track and field season, he has helped her achieve countless awards and records along the way.
With a young squad like the one the South Parkland legion baseball team has, there figures to be struggles along the way.
South Parkland certainly has had their learning curve throughout its season, but its 2-15 record as of Monday with a game remaining certainly doesn't tell the whole story.
"It's just been a struggle getting everybody to play together," said manager Jim Chrapowicz. "With Parkland going deep into the playoffs, we push a lot of games at the beginning. We ended up having a streak of nine games in eight days, and that just takes its toll on your pitching."
Matthew Costello is familiar with producing electrifying returns in the kicking game.
The scene of Thursday's 2013 McDonald's Lehigh Valley Football Classic at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium was a little different than one from Parkland's regular season. But that didn't stop Costello from pulling one last trick out of his back pocket, and reminding everyone of that ability he possessed just months earlier.
Composed of players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties, the Red team struggled to gain any momentum offensively for the game's first half.
The North Parkland pitching staff has been consistently solid to start the season, giving up a total of four runs in four games heading into Sunday's double-header against South Parkland and Northern Valley.
After another stellar outing and a 10-3 victory over South Parkland, Northern Valley got a first-hand look at virtually the entire Buffaloes' rotation.
Because of the upcoming Carpeter's Cup, five different pitchers took the mound against the Chargers.
North Parkland legion baseball manager Terry Stoudt understands the quality of his pitching staff, but also has come to the realization that the offense may struggle at times throughout the season.
Much of that was seen during the Buffaloes' start to the season on Sunday, which included a double-header against West Allentown and Coplay.
Shaun Heist's mother, Michelle, was named William Allen High School's Female Athlete of the Year back in 1987.
Growing up, there was always a friendly mother-son competition in the Heist household. Heist sought to one day join his mother on that level and become a school's Athlete of the Year.
Heist recently saw that dream come true, as he was named Parkland's Male Athlete of the Year at the school's athletic award ceremony.