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Conestoga still No.1

Sorry La Salle boys’ lacrosse fan. Your Explorers are great, but not great enough to knock the Conestoga boys’ lacrosse team from the top spot in Pompey’s Super Seven. If both teams advance to Saturday’s PIAA state final, La Salle will get the opportunity to move up. But for now, Conestoga remains No.1, while La Salle is still second in my list of the top seven spring teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport. - Keith Pompey Here’s a glimpse of the rankings that will appear in tomorrow’s Inky. 1. Conestoga boys' lacrosse. The high-scoring Pioneers have scored 10 or more goals in 17 of their 24 games of the season. 2. La Salle boys' lacrosse. Assuming both teams win Tuesday’s PIAA state semifinals, the Explorers will get an opportunity to avenge their season-opening loss to Conestoga. 3. Penn Charter baseball. What was I thinking? I originally thought Malvern Prep was the best baseball team in the Inter-Ac. Penn Charter proved me wrong by sweeping Malvern Prep. 4. Abington girls’ track and field. Talk about dominance. The Ghosts still managed to win the Class AAA girls’ state title even though they had a few mishaps at the PIAA state meet. 5. Radnor girls’ lacrosse. The Red Raiders have erased memories of their setback in the District 1 tourney final. 6. Spring-Ford softball. Since losing 7-6 to Owen J. Roberts on May 6, the Rams defeated their next six opponents by a combined, 24-3, score. 7.. Pennsbury boys’ volleyball. The Falcons were ranked fifth in the final Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association’s Class AAA top-10 poll. Under consideration:, Central Bucks South softball, Malvern Prep baseball, Harriton boys' tennis, St. Joseph's Prep lacrosse, Swenson girls’ track and field.

Conestoga still No.1

Sorry La Salle boys’ lacrosse fan.
Your Explorers are great, but not great enough to knock the Conestoga boys’ lacrosse team from the top spot in Pompey’s Super Seven. If both teams advance to Saturday’s PIAA state final, La Salle will get the opportunity to move up.
But for now, Conestoga remains No.1, while La Salle is still second in my list of the top seven spring teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport.
 - Keith Pompey
 
 Here’s a glimpse of the rankings that will appear in tomorrow’s Inky.
1. Conestoga boys' lacrosse. The high-scoring Pioneers have scored 10 or more goals in 17 of their 24 games of the season.
2. La Salle boys' lacrosse. Assuming both teams win Tuesday’s PIAA state semifinals, the Explorers will get an opportunity to avenge their season-opening loss to Conestoga.
3. Penn Charter baseball. What was I thinking? I originally thought Malvern Prep was the best baseball team in the Inter-Ac. Penn Charter proved me wrong by sweeping Malvern Prep.
4. Abington girls’ track and field. Talk about dominance. The Ghosts still managed to win the Class AAA girls’ state title even though they had a few mishaps at the PIAA state meet.
5. Radnor girls’ lacrosse. The Red Raiders have erased memories of their setback in the District 1 tourney final.
6. Spring-Ford softball. Since losing 7-6 to Owen J. Roberts on May 6, the Rams defeated their next six opponents by a combined, 24-3, score.
7.. Pennsbury boys’ volleyball. The Falcons were ranked fifth in the final Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association’s Class AAA top-10 poll.
Under consideration:, Central Bucks South softball, Malvern Prep baseball, Harriton boys' tennis, St. Joseph's Prep lacrosse, Swenson girls’ track and field.

About this blog
Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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