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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bethlehem Catholic, Parkland Win State Volleyball Titles

Bethlehem Catholic's female volleyball team has left Johnstown as state championships. The news was announced Saturday night, as the Golden Hawks football team were playing, and defeating, Saucon Valley in their own bid for a PIAA state title.

Saturday's volleyball win is the first ever state championship by any female team at Becahi. The picture above comes from a title searcher whose sister happens to be an assistant coach.

Parkland's girls managed to pull off their third straight state title as well, in the larger AAA Division.

They stuck around after their victory, and cheered on Becahi.

Two Lehigh Valley teams. Two state titles.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to them as well as Moravian Academy.

Bernie O'Hare said...

State soccer crown for Moravian. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I have never been comfortable about men coaching our young girls in high School. Just seems wrong.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It presents challenges having nothing to do with the necessity of keeping a proper distance. I have watched girls play sports, and they are completely different. A person who coaches them well has to understand them. But I disagree that it is wrong. I believe that girls can learn a lot from a good male coach, and i have seen women who do well coaching boys at the lower levels. They don't seem to exist, though, at the high school and college level.

In any event, I think you have to be far more careful about a coach whose sex is different from the athletes being coached. But I would never condone an outright ban on it.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 6:24. Have never felt it was appropriate for an adult male to be coaching with young women of high school or college age. Especially in basketball and particularity volleyball. In volleyball the girls wear skintight short shorts and it just does not seem appropriate for a grown man usually middle age to be with them in a tight huddles and in their locker rooms.