It's never enjoyable to see a season come to a conclusion unless you are one of the eight teams hoisting a championship trophy and cutting down the nets in Hershey's Giant Center.
Still, the just-completed season was a solid one for the Bethel Park Black Hawks, who finished with an overall record of 21-6 following a 54-46 loss this past Tuesday to WPIAL Class AAAA champion and state semifinalist Norwin at Plum.
Against Section 4-AAAA rivals, Bethel Park finished with a 12-2 record. This was the most-balanced Class AAAA section in the WPIAL with four teams sporting above .500 records and a fifth team -- Canon-McMillan -- finishing with a break-even record of 7-7.
Bethel Park was 3-4 after seven games. But coach Jonna Burke's team won 17 games in a row. It was a streak that stretched over three months, and it included victories over Mt. Lebanon, Canon-McMillan, twice against Baldwin and tournament victories over Hempfield and Pine-Richland.