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Golden Hawks earn first state title, outlasting Trinity and the rain for a 2-0 victory

Golden Hawks earn first state title, outlasting Trinity and the rain for a 2-0 victory

STATE COLLEGE — When they walked off Penn State's Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park a year ago, tears were in the eyes of many Bethlehem Catholic softball players. But when they walked off the same field Friday night, the only moisture on their faces was the perspiration of hard work and maybe some leftover dampness from the rain that interrupted their PIAA 3A title game for more than an hour. The long day into night was well worth the journey for the Golden Hawks because they ended it as state champs. Elyse Cuttic, continuing an amazing recovery after missing more than a month from appendix surgery, tossed a five-hitter and Bethanne Brandstetter and Angelyse Cotto...

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