The way the Parkland boys' lacrosse team responded late during last week's contest against Emmaus certainly said a lot about the program.
Down 5-3 for over half of the final period, an apparent leg injury to junior Jon Warg left the Trojans without one of their top defenders for the final 6:14 of regulation.
But that didn't stop Parkland from clawing back into the game. In fact, the stoppage seemed to have sparked the inconsistent Trojans in a big way.
It's hard to imagine a better start to the season for the Parkland baseball team.
Following their season-opening 11-2 nonconference win over North Penn, the Trojans (4-0 overall; 2-0 in LVC) used a total dominating effort to shut out Nazareth, 9-0, in their first LVC game of the season.
Gabe Moser struck out nine Nazareth batters over five innings of two-hit baseball, while seven Trojans scored runs in the victory.
"We played real well," Moser said after the Nazareth victory. "All around it was well-played. The bats were alive and everything was just good."
The trio of Parkland seniors Jimmy Hahn, Nick Rindock and Justin Zajko carried the boys' basketball team to a District XI Class AAAA championship this past winter.
During the 39th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic on "Super Saturday" at Northampton Area Community College, those three helped the Lehigh Valley West squad jump out to an early lead and capture a 97-96 win over the Colonial League boys.
Last season, the Parkland boys' volleyball team captured its first league title in three years after defeating Bethlehem Catholic in the Lehigh Valley Conference championship.
Getting back to that level may be a bit tougher this season.
The Trojans graduated seven seniors from last year's team that earned its first LVC crown since 2010. But while they'll return just four players with varsity experience last year, head coach Scott Trumbauer expectations aren't changing.
Two years ago, the current group of seniors on the Parkland boys' basketball team went through a tough 57-53 loss to Pocono Mountain West in the 2012 district championship game.
That loss left a sour taste in the mouth of the Trojans after they earned victories over Pocono Mountain East, Freedom and Emmaus in advancing to the finals.
The Trojans were able to use that defeat as a springboard in capturing back-to-back district titles, including this season's District 11 Class AAAA Championship over Emmaus.
Austin Beidelman knew that he would get an opportunity as a freshman to impact the Kutztown University men's basketball team.
And once given that chance to begin the 2013-14 season, Beidelman hasn't looked back.
The 2013 Parkland High School graduate has started all 16 games for the Golden Bears, and has been a vital part of what the team has done this season. In 16 starts, Beidelman has averaged 10.9 points per game, good for fourth on the team. He has dished out 52 assists, which is more than double any other Golden Bear.
Following their latest Lehigh Valley Conference meet, a 42-21 loss to Nazareth in December, the Parkland wrestling team got a break from conference play over the holiday season.
The Trojans have certainly been impressive on the mat since that loss to the Blue Eagles.
During his career at Parkland, Kyle White was one of the best linemen on the Trojan football team.
After four years at Lock Haven, White is getting recognition on the defensive line at the national level.
White, a 2010 graduate of Parkland High School, was nominated for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award following the completion of his senior season. White totaled 42 tackles (29 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception for the Bald Eagles.
As the Parkland football team recently captured its second consecutive District 11 Class AAAA championship, Dominic Rossetti's journey to that level was a bit different than many of his Trojan teammates.
Rossetti, a senior left guard for the Trojans, was looking for a change after his junior football season. The thing is, he wasn't a member of the Trojans just yet.
It's funny how much things can change in the span of a couple of months.
After suffering its worst defeat of the season in a 24-0 week two loss to Easton, Parkland looked drastically different in a rematch of the two teams with much more at stake.
One major reason that the Trojans won in shutout fashion this time around was their superb play on both the offensive and defensive lines.
"Last time we played them, we couldn't run inside zone," Parkland head coach Jim Morgans said. "We didn't get anything with inside zone. But we were determined to run it and we did.