Four cross country runners from Liberty and one from Freedom competed in the PIAA State Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.
“We were really thrilled to have four going,” said Hurricane coach Mark Will-Weber.
Hurricane sophomore Belle Weikert placed 27th among 212 girls with a time of 19:43, and Hurricane junior Darlyn Fermin placed 81st out of 236 boys with a time of 17:02.
Bethlehem Catholic’s tennis team were awarded silver medals at the District XI Team Tennis Championships last Wednesday at Lehigh University.
The Hawks defeated Notre Dame East Stroudsburg 4-1 in the quarterfinal and Salisbury 3-2 in the semifinal, but lost to Blue Mountain in the final 3-2.
As with the match against Salisbury, most of the pressure fell on Becahi’s three singles player Jenna Sloan.
Bethlehem Catholic tennis players Molly Ehrig and Jenna Sloan were silver medalists in the District XI Class 2A Doubles Tennis Championships recently at Winning Touch in Allentown.
Logan Lencheski and Emma Anmolsingh from Notre Dame Green Pond won the doubles final, 6-4, 6-3.
“Overall they were a little bit more aggressive and took more risks,” Ehrig said.
Things seemed to be going the Hawks’ way after the pair took a 3-0 lead in the first set, but the Crusaders took over, winning five straight games.
Bethlehem Catholic High School’s number one singles tennis player Brenna Magliochetti was crowned PIAA State Class 2A singles tennis champion this past weekend at Hershey Racquet Club in Hershey, Pa.
“It’s kind of indescribable. It’s been multiple days now, and I still can’t wrap my head around it,” Magliochetti said. “After last season, it’s been on my mind for 12 months, so match point was completely overwhelming.”
Magliochetti defeated Knoch’s Laura Greb in the final, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
Bethlehem Catholic senior Lauren Bunke had to wait awhile before confirmation came of her state qualification after her 19th place finish at the District XI Class 2A Girls’ Cross Country Championships last Wednesday afternoon at Bethlehem Municipal Course.
“I thought I was going to miss it by one or make it. It was a little bit long of a wait, so I was hoping,” Bunke said.
Becahi coach Kelly Bracetty delivered the good news to Bunke, that she earned the last spot for the PIAA state meet scheduled for Nov. 4 in Hershey.
Liberty runners Belle Weikert, Grace Haas, Darlyn Fermin, and Cole Frank became state qualifiers after competing at the District XI Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Course.
“I was so excited because last year it felt like it just happened because I was 10th and the last one to make it, but this year I really earned it and I didn’t just squeak in,” said Haas, a junior.
Heartbreak befell Freedom and Liberty’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams last week as the Patriots and Hurricanes were knocked out of District XI Class 4A soccer playoffs to end their respective seasons.
The Patriot girls were the last team standing before losing to Parkland in the quarterfinal, 4-0, last Thursday night at Parkland.
About an hour earlier, Freedom’s boys lost to East Stroudsburg South, also in a quarterfinal game, 3-2, at Freedom.
It was no surprise that Freedom freshman Lauren Charboneau qualified for the PIAA State Cross Country Championships after the District XI meet Last Wednesday, but her third place finish may have taken everyone by surprise.
“I sure didn’t see that coming,” said Patriot coach Bob Thear.
The week before, Charboneau placed 10th at the East Penn Conference meet with a time of 20:04. Charboneau’s district meet time was 19:51.
Liberty cross country runner Belle Weikert and Freedom cross country runner Lauren Charboneau medaled at the East Penn Conference Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Course at Illick’s Mill.
In the girls’ race, Weikert placed third with a time of 19:40 behind Easton’s Lauren Maddison whose time was 19:32, and Allentown Central Catholic’s Emily Deschler whose time was 19:31.
Freedom tennis players Natalie Sinai and Becky Packo clinched the gold medal in the District XI Class 3A Doubles Tennis Championships after defeating Nazareth’s Hallie DeNardo and Jenn Soika 6-3, 6-3 last Thursday at Winning Touch in Allentown.
The winning point came on a hard shot down the line by Sinai.
“I know I can make those shots but today I was really nervous,” Sinai said. “At the end I felt more relaxed so I knew I could make that shot.”
The Patriots had control of the first set but fell behind early in the second set.