Southeastern Pennsylvania sports notes

North Penn's Kyle Transue just missed a perfect game in rolling a scratch 708 series for top honors in the boys' competition at the Suburban One League Continental/American Division individual bowling championships.

Transue put together games of 173, 299, and 236 Wednesday at the Brunswick Lanes in Feasterville to top 105 bowlers.

In his 299 game, the Knights senior rolled 11 straight strikes before leaving the 10 pin in the final frame.

Upper Moreland's Chris Searles was runner-up to Transue with a 679 series, two pins better than Norristown's Chris Shock.

In the handicap division, Abington's Zach Lyons took first with a 637-54-691.

Emily Kinsey of Norristown was the top bowler in the girls' competition, rolling a scratch 551 series. Jenna Thomas of North Penn was runner-up with a 536. Sam Dowdy of Abington took girls' handicap honors with a 484-132-616 series.

Three squash teams win. Episcopal Academy, Springside, and Agnes Irwin won division titles at the U.S. Squash High School championships last weekend at Yale.

In the boys' competition, Episcopal took the Division I championship by defeating the Taft School of Connecticut, 5-2, in the championship match.

Springside took first in girls' Division II by defeating Greenwich Academy B of Connecticut, 4-3. Agnes Irwin beat Greens Farms Academy of Connecticut, 4-3, for the Division IV girls' crown.

Devin McLaughlin, Alexander Greer, Jamie Ruggiero, Kevin Flannery, and Andrew Stone scored victories in Episcopal's win.

Chestnut Hill Academy, which lost to Taft in the third round of the tournament, came back to claim third place with a 4-3 win over Belmont Hill of Massachusetts.

Radnor finished runner-up in boys' Division VI. Baldwin finished third in girls' Division I.

Libbie Maine, Francesca Fabiani, Caroline Canning, and Annie Maxwell recorded wins for Springside in the championship match. Maxwell, a senior captain, earned the win that clinched the match. Maine, Canning, and Fabiani each went unbeaten through the tourney.

Crusaders' new coach. Christiana Karr, a former assistant at Gwynedd-Mercy College, has been named girls' lacrosse coach at Lansdale Catholic. Karr succeeds Amy Zoltek, who resigned.

The Crusaders reached the Catholic League playoffs last season.

"Amy decided to give up lacrosse to concentrate on field hockey," said Jon Slabek, the Crusaders' athletic director. "We think we have a good fit in Christiana for lacrosse."

Hockey tourney set. Several area high school standouts will participate in an international field hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Sportsplex in Feasterville.

"We have U19, U16, and U14 brackets for girls as well as brackets for men and women," said Tina Reinprecht, one of the organizers. "Most of the more than 50 teams are from the U.S. and Canada."

Among the area girls playing will be Elizabeth Fedele from North Penn, Sarah Hospodar of Merion Mercy, Julia Boyle from Episcopal, Annie McLaughlin from Hill School, Meg McCullough from Plymouth Whitemarsh, and Natalie Tacka and twins Allie and Brooke Sabia from Mount St. Joseph.

Play is scheduled to begin both days at 7 a.m. A schedule of games is on www.fieldhockeyamerica.com.

 


Contact staff writer Don Beideman at 267-815-0733 or dbeideman@phillynews.com.