Tues. Pa. boys’ roundup: C.R. North state champ in golf

Council Rock North was the picture of consistency on the way to victory in the PIAA state golf championship at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

The Indians led at the end of the first round by 8 strokes over Peters Township and finished with 616 strokes, 6 ahead of Peters.

A slight upset within North's ranks occured when sophomore Zach Herr shot a 1-over-par 72 to finish in seventh place with a two-day total of 144, 2 strokes ahead of teammate Brandon Dalinka, who finished in a tie for eighth. Dalinka was in second place after the first round, while Herr was tied for fifth with eventual champion Brandon Matthews of Pittston Area, who carded a 139.

Freshman Erica Herr finished the tournament with a two-round total of 157 and Austin Birky finished with a 169 for the Indians.



Every year, one team defies the odds and pulls a major upset to begin the District 1 Class AAA tournament.

Central Bucks South, seeded 23d, got two goals from Keith Crews and surprised host and No. 10 seed Downingtown West, 4-0, in a first-round game.

Colin Buckley and Stephen Pieri also scored for the Titans who got 10 saves from Drew Sutcliffe.

Kevin Hartnett struck for a goal in overtime and gave Radnor a 2-1 win over host and No. 17 seed Kennett.

Dean Dersimoniam scored in regulation and Kyle Furtaw preserved the win for the Red Raiders, seeded 16th, by stopping nine shots.

Greg Danchick scored for the 17th-seeded Blue Demons.

Dylan Smith scored his first goal of the season in the 28th minute and handed No. 9 seed Pennsbury a 1-0 win over visiting No. 24 seed Penncrest.

Jake Stear collected the winning goal with 12 minutes left in the game and gave No. 13 seed Pennridge a 3-2 victory over visiting No. 20 seed Downingtown East.

Chris Davidson scored nine minutes into the game and assisted on another goal as No. 15 seed North Penn beat visiting No. 18 seed Perkiomen Valley, 3-1.

Thomas Shiiba scored twice and lifted No. 14 seed Strath Haven past visiting No. 19 seed Great Valley, 4-1.

No. 6 seed Central Bucks East got a pair of goals from Mac Farber and downed visiting No. 27 seed Boyertown, 4-0.

No. 5 seed Lower Merion got goals from Nate Diehl, Kenny Lassiter, Mike Lindheim and Tyler Niles to beat visiting No. 28 seed Chichester, 5-0.

Catholic. Defending state champion Father Judge used a first-half goal by Kevin Pohl and second-half goals by Jamie Mangini and Gavin Whalen to beat visiting Roman Catholic, 3-0, in a first-round playoff game.

Colin Sulpizio stopped six shots to pick up his ninth shutout of the season for the Crusaders.

In other first-round games:

Chris Pawlowski notched a hat trick and propelled La Salle past visiting Cardinal O'Hara, 5-0.

Don Naseef added a goal and an assist, Dillon Pierce scored a goal and Chris Hall chipped in with three assists for the Explorers who got four saves from Leonardo Romero.

Pat Kardish came through with a hat trick and led St. Joseph's Prep past visiting Lansdale Catholic, 6-0.

Kardish scored the first three goals of the game and his last came on a penalty kick in the 19th minute.

Tom Cugliotta added a goal and two assists, Dan Bradley and Lou Vassallo contributed goals, T.J. Morgan picked up two assists and Nick Bruno faced just one shot to earn the shutout in gol for the Hawks.

Inter-Ac. Ian McClarney of Malvern Prep and Michael Goldman of Penn Charter scored first-half goals as the teams played to a 1-1 stalemate in double-overtime.

Zach Steffan stopped eight shots for the host Friars while Quakers' goalie Michael Baron turned aside seven shots.

Nicky Lenard scored midway through the first half and Episcopal Academy held on to beat host Chestnut Hill Academy, 1-0.

Spencer Ivey assisted on the goal and Hayden Walling kept the Blue Devils out of the net with six saves.

Dan Hoy stopped eight shots and Germantown Academy took advantage of an own goal to beat host Haverford School, 1-0.

Friends Schools. Cole McCourt struck for a pair of goals and boosted Germantown Friends to a 5-0 win over visiting Friends' Central.

Senior Evan Miller scored his first varsity goal in his final game and freshman Devon Smith scored his first varsity goal as well. Mike Pinover also scored for the Tigers.

Tri-County. Francisco DeLeon scored midway through the first half and led Phelps to a 1-0 win over host Kimberton Waldorf.

Bernardo Deschamps assisted on the goal and Brownie Van Sant picked up the shutout in goal after stopping two shots.

Nonleague. Greg Synnestvedt collected two goals and led Academy of the New Church to a 4-2 win over visiting Lower Moreland.


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