The Lehigh Valley Conference released its first list of track and field top performances for the 2013 season as of Monday, April 22, and the Kids are well-represented.
For the boys, Kory DeCesaris has the top-four throws in the shot this year, his best being a 51-1.25. Jake Wygant of Whitehall is next with his best a 47-8. The Kids Jarrett Fenon is third with a 46-7.
Fenon is tops in the discus with a throw of 138-2 while teammate DeCesaris is third with a 132-2.
DeCesaris is second in the javelin with a 165-7, just off Nick Nejad's (Whitehall) top throw of 169-9.
Northampton head coach Mick Sugra has been waiting for his team to put together a sense of consistency, as his club has hovered around the .500 mark all season.
He also has been waiting for one of his pitcher to provide a complement to senior Garrett Kunkel, who has been a mainstay on the mound all season.
Kunkel provided another solid outing Monday afternoon when he scattered seven hits and struck out six in his team's 4-1 victory over Allentown Central Catholic that lifted the Kids back over the .500 mark with a 7-6 slate.
Four years ago, Jennifer Perry decided to decided to follow in the footsteps of her elder sister, Caitlyn, who graduated from the Northampton program two years ago.
Now, as a senior, the younger Perry has been blazing a trail of her own as she has best her personal best (PB) times in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs this season.
"I basically got involved because my sister was on the team," stated Jennifer. "But I have always enjoyed running. I figured I would try it. By the end of my freshman year, I was pretty comfortable with everything."
A runaway victory, a no-hitter, another shutout, and a solid win.
That tells the story of unbeaten Northampton's softball fortune this past week.
The Konkrete Kids, now 14-0 overall with eight Lehigh Valley Conference wins and six nonleague decisions, head into the homestretch with visions of an unbeaten season.
"The girls are kind of tired, but they're pushing harder to move forward," said Coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan. "We have six tough foes ahead of us and four of them are away games and hopefully we get into the conference playoffs with the top seed."
Northampton kept their hot streak going again on Tuesday night, sweeping Nazareth in three games by a 25-17, 25-19, 25-11 margin.
It was the fourth straight win for the K-Kids, who upped their season mark to 8-3 and positioned themselves in the fourth spot of the District 11 3A postseason standings.
Following last week's victory over Becahi, which may have been the biggest upset on paper ever in the Lehigh Valley Conference, the Kids mentality hasn't change.
That's because they were always confident.
The unbeaten list is down to one - and that one is Northampton.
The Konkrete Kids' softball team ended Bethlehem Catholic's unbeaten streak at 10 with the Kids' 1-0 victory Tuesday making Northampton unbeaten after 10 games.
Coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan's team is 6-0 in the Lehigh Valley Conference and 4-0 in nonleague competition and the Kids have already qualified for the District 11 playoffs with 10 games remaining.
For the Northampton boys' tennis team, it has been working to achieve a series of goals this season.
Their main objective is to reach district play and also to have a .500 or better season, goals they can potentially achieve within a two-week period.
"We expect to be better than we are," said head coach Kim Davis, whose club began the week with an overall 4-6 record. "But the guys have been playing really well. What hurt us were three disappointing losses, all matches we likely should have won."
Through his first three years, Northampton's Kory DeCesaris has enjoyed his share of big moments in the school track and field program. He also had garnered his share of being in the spotlight as a goalie on the boys' soccer team the past four seasons.
With his athletic career in its final stage, DeCesaris is focused on achieving a milestone that has eluded him as his sights are set for a performance on his final stage later this season - advancing to the PIAA state track meet.
Northampton head baseball coach Mick Sugra knows his team not only got a big lift with their improving pitching in two recent wins, but they also possibly rid themselves of a mental block along the way.
The Kids ended last week with a 7-6 win over Dieruff and also a 4-2 win over Nazareth that proved to be as therapeutic as anything to their cause. Nazareth has been a major pothole in the Kids' road to success in their Lehigh Valley Conference play and other factors through the years.
The pair of wins lifted the Kids over the .500 mark (7-6) for the season.
You can call Tuesday night a historic night for Northampton volleyball. The K-Kids registered their first victory ever over Bethlehem Catholic - 25-16, 17-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-11 - to truly make this a memorable start to the season.
The K-Kids sit at 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Lehigh Valley Conference as they continue this week's action.
Head coach Doug Fehnel knows an improved squad is on the horizon from last year's 10-8 team that qualified for the district postseason, but keeping that pace is now the primary agenda for the K-Kids.