Northampton junior Jo Perelli had never been to the state cross country meet so far in her high school career.
But judging by her performance, you may have not guessed it. While she didn't finish amongst the top 25 Class AAA finishers that received medals, Perelli did put together one of the more solid days of Lehigh Valley participants.
Perelliwho finished in a time of 19:41came in 53rd place amongst the 225 participants in Saturday's PIAA State Championships at Hershey's Entertainment Complex. She was the sixth runner from the Lehigh Valley to cross the finish line.
For Northampton's Carter Test, 18 holes was not enough to crown a champion in Monday's district tournament round.
Neither was the first playoff hole.
But following the second playoff green, Test stood all alone among the rest of the Class AAA competition. After Test and Freedom's Zach Juhasz both shot a 1-over par 73 through 18 holes, both double-bogeyed the first playoff hole. On the next tee, Test's bogey was good enough to award him gold on Monday at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
The Northampton girls' basketball team had their backs against the wall before the SportsFest "American Arch" Girls Basketball Tournament began exactly two weeks ago.
After graduating six senior players from last year's team, the Konkrete Kids had just two seniors dressed for play during SportsFest.
In an all-star game, most people probably expect a heavy explosion offensively coming from the batter's box.
And while that was that case, at least for one team, it was the dominant outing of the Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference's pitching staff that stole the show last Saturday afternoon.
The last time Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup run came to an end in the first round was in 2006. Their opponent was Burlington County out of New Jersey.
Last Thursday, Lehigh Valley once again met Burlington County. This time it was in the opening round and the result was much like the 2006 meeting.
Northampton's Hannah Marth was the top Konkrete Kid finisher during Tuesday's opening day of the Lehigh Valley Conference Track and Field Championships. She took home gold with a mark of 117-0 in the javelin.
Erica Filipovits ran a 47.56 and took fourth in the 300 meter hurdles, and Lyndsey Gallagher placed fourth in the 3200 meter run (11:29.64).
On the boys' side, Nicholas Cook was the top finisher with a bronze medal in the high jump at 6-02.
Timothy Kelly took home fifth in the 300 meter hurdles (41.27).
When all was said and done, Southern Lehigh's Jacob Del Priore's résumé stood above everyone else's.
During Sunday's National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 54th Annual Awards Dinner at Northampton Community Center, Del Priore was named the scholar athlete among 34 high school student-athletes.
Del Priore, a wide receiver and safety on the Spartans' football team, put together a track record that was as impressive as any candidate. He ranked 12 out of 280 students in his class and accumulated a 4.2 grade point average at Southern Lehigh.
The annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Northampton and Catasauqua is set for next Thursday at Muhlenberg College's Scotty Wood Stadium. Kickoff is for 10 a.m.
But before that, the two schools renewed the friendly competition during the weekend's annual Powder Puff football game.
Behind two touchdowns from Leandra Sterner and one from Alison Horn, the Konkrete Kids defeated the Rough Riders, 19-14, in the 2013 Powder Puff game on Sunday night at Catasauqua High School's Alumni Field.