Bethlehem Press

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Pates end year in loss to Wilson-West Lawn

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ soccer team signed off Saturday night after losing, 1-0, in the PIAA State Class 4A quarterfinal to Wilson-West Lawn.

The quarterfinal, which was played at Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, started an hour late on an unseasonably cold afternoon, mostly due to wind.

About halfway through the first half, Wilson-West Lawn forward Sage Klein scored on a corner by David Dries.

Ten minutes later, a Wilson forward was one-on-one with Patriot goalie Derek Bast, but Bast made the save.

Charboneau takes 37th at state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Three Liberty and one Freedom distance runners competed in the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey.

Patriot sophomore Lauren Charboneau finished in the highest place in 37th.

Freedom coach Bob Thear had two goals for Charboneau: to place in the top 50 and to be the first finisher from District XI.

Although a Parkland runner slipped in ahead of her, Charboneau ran a very good race on a day when the course easily played 45 seconds slower than it would have on most days because of inclement weather.

Sinai, Smith and Magliochetti place

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti won the silver medal after competing in the PIAA State Class 2A Singles Tennis Tournament this past weekend in Hershey, and Freedom’s Natalie Sinai and Tashanna Smith won bronze after competing in the PIAA State Class 3A Doubles Tennis Tournament, also this past weekend in Hershey.

“We wanted to end on a good note,” said Sinai. “They were very good.”

Sinai was referring to Shady Side Academy’s Ella Santora and Amy Youssef, whom the Patriots played for third place.

Banuelos, Millen pace Becahi Hawks

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s cross country team competed in the District XI Class 2A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Golf Course where Becahi sophomore Marcela Banuelos placed 16th out of 85 runners in the girls’ race.

“I think I did pretty OK,” Banuelos said. “I think I got a P.R., but I was tired at the end.”

Banuelos’s time was 20:35.39.

Pates Charboneau finishes fifth

Friday, November 2, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom sophomore Lauren Charboneau had a fifth place finish at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, not the placement she had hoped for, but a top five finish nonetheless.

“I wasn’t feeling my best, and the weather definitely impacted how I ran,” Charboneau said. “The paces were so different from they were last week.”

Last week was the EPC meet, where Charboneau placed first on the same course.

“I had a lead until the hills. Then Ciara [Conboy] popped up,” said Charboneau.