Conestoga dispensed of some unfinished business on Friday and, as a result of it, collected a PIAA District 1 lacrosse title.

The unfinished business was caused by Thursday's inclement weather, causing a 24-hour suspension before the Pioneers beat Springfield (Delaware County), 8-4, in the championship game at Harriton.

Half the game was played on Thursday and the other half on Friday, with Peter Bowers scoring his two goals on the first day of the two-day match.

Conestoga finished up with a third-period goal by Tyler Brooke and one in the fourth quarter by Matt Smith to close out the scoring.

In the fifth-place game at Radnor, Lower Merion got six goals from Jordan Wolf, including the game-winner with 3 minutes, 22 seconds left, to beat Central Bucks East, 11-10.

Lower Merion travels to the District 11 champion on Tuesday in the first round of the states.


Matt Mullen went 4 for 4 as Monsignor Bonner topped Neumann-Goretti, 9-5, in a Catholic League semifinal playoff game at Widener University.

The Friars will be looking to earn their first league championship since 1989 next week against Archbishop Ryan.

Pa. Independent Schools. Chestnut Hill Academy earned a an 8-2 suspended-game quarterfinal win at Perkiomen School. The Blue Devils scored five runs over the final three innings, the key hit in a three-run fifth coming on a two-run triple by Erik Hubbard. They added two runs in the sixth.

District 1 Class AAAA. In a quarterfinal game, host Owen J. Roberts got a 4 for 4 day from junior third baseman Rob Patete and topped Wissahickon, 15-4.

In other quarterfinals:

Host West Chester Henderson got seven strong innings from Kyle Hooven in a 2-1 win over Avon Grove. Hooven gave up only four hits, striking out seven and walking none. Chas McCormick's RBI-single in the third inning produced a 2-0 lead. Sean McCormick scored both runs for the Warriors.

Colin Johnson's one-out, two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning eluded the grasp of the right fielder and gave Great Valley a 7-5 win at Neshaminy. It was one of four homers on the afternoon for the Patriots (15-7), who got a pair from Mike Douglas. Brian Pommerer also homered for the Patriots.

Douglas pitched the final two innings to earn the win.