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PETER W. ZUBATY/The Kentucky Standard
Bethlehem players celebrate their third straight 5th Region championship following a 1-0 win over Bardstown in Thursday's finals.
5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Banshees make it a three-peat

Three straight, 31 in a row.

Bethlehem reasserted its ownership of the 5th Region girls’ soccer landscape Thursday, turning back Bardstown for the fourth time this season, 1-0, to capture a third straight trip to the state tournament.

The Banshees (15-5-1) got on top in the 30th minute on Madie Sparks’ header to take the lead, and the stout Bethlehem defense made it stand up, holding the high-scoring Tigers (15-8) out of the goal.