Devon Prep brought home the individual and team titles from the District 1 Class 2A boys’ golf championship on Wednesday. Devon Prep freshman Ryan McCabe beat out Ben Wiseman of New Hope-Solebury by one stroke to claim the individual title. Devon Prep finished the two-day tournament with a team score of 311 at Turtle Creek Golf Course.
“During both days I felt like I was hitting my irons extremely well,” said McCabe, who finished 5-over par for the tournament. “I was able to stay focused and grind out a win against a great competitor in Ben Wiseman. I am so excited I was able to help my team secure the district title and look forward to regionals and states.”
The Tide and Holy Ghost Prep finished as co-champions of the Bicentennial Athletic League. It was announced last month that Devon Prep will be joining the Catholic League beginning with the 2018-19 school year.
“We are extremely proud of the entire team,” said Devon Prep head coach Brian Rogers. “They have worked so hard all season and have dedicated themselves to the process. It’s extra special for our seniors to finally achieve success. We are looking forward to the opportunity to continue our strong team play and advance to states.”
Spring-Ford senior Ben Pochet captured the District 1 Class 3A golf championship for the second straight season. He finished at 7-under 136 for the tournament, two strokes ahead of Central Bucks East junior Patrick Sheehan.
Unionville won the team event with a score of 289. The Indians finished the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, won the Ches-Mont American Division and took first at the Ches-Mont Championships.
“I’ve been saying all year that we have some great talent,” said Unionville head coach James O’Rourke. “The team is looking forward to states in a few weeks.”
The Eastern Regional Tournament takes place next Monday at Golden Oaks Golf Club. The PIAA Championships are set for the week of Oct. 23.
Abington defeated Cheltenham, 3-0, for its record-setting 14th win of the season. Anna Bantner had 21 assists and Hannah Dalton recorded nine kills.
“It’s been an amazing ride and it’s not over yet,” said Abington head coach Dan Marsh.
The 14-1 Lady Ghosts have three matches left in the regular season.
New Hope-Solebury clinched the Bicentennial League title with a 3-0 win over MaST Charter.
Jaelynne Bethea and Grace Gallagher each had two goals in Archbishop Carroll’s 8-1 victory over Neumann-Goretti.
Conwell-Egan defeated Bishop McDevitt, 6-0, behind a pair of goals from Amanda Dougherty and Tersea Richardson.
Olivia Dirks netted two goals as Episcopal Academy took down Inter-Ac League foe Agnes Irwin, 4-0.
Ally Clark, Julia Johnson, Grace Kaupas, and Annie Peterson scored in Germantown Academy’s 4-1 triumph over Lawrenceville.
Kahlia Bailey notched two goals as Baldwin beat Hill School, 4-0.
Aarin Neilson scored four goals and Benjamin Rush clinched a playoff spot with a 6-1 win over Olney.
Sarah Wilson recorded four goals as New Hope-Solebury rolled past Dock Mennonite, 10-0, in Bicentennial League Independence action. Annelise Dahlin, Erin Firth, and Sara Hayden added two goals apiece for the Lions, who have yet to allow a goal in 13 games this season.
Katie Baker finished with four goals as Phoenixville handled Pottstown, 10-0. Gabby Herschell had two goals.
Katie Labella scored twice in Archbishop Carroll’s 3-0 victory over Cardinal O’Hara.
Maddie Rehak had two goals as Episcopal Academy held off Agnes Irwin, 2-1.