Mary Dean became the first

Cheltenham

player to reach 300 goals for her career yesterday in a 19-10 Suburban One American Conference girls' lacrosse win over

Upper Moreland

.

Next year, she's got a pretty good chance to set some records at the University of Louisville, too. The Cardinals will institute the sport for the spring of 2008 and Dean is one of the cornerstone pieces of a 21-member freshman class.

Dean, who scored seven goals and had six assists in the game, now has 302 career goals, the most in Cheltenham history.

The Panthers, unbeaten in the Suburban One, also got six goals from sophomore Charlotte Swavola and three from Jackie Hoover.

Softball

Sun Valley

moved to within a game of clinching the Del-Val League's title with an 11-5 win at

Academy Park

.

The Vanguards (8-1 league) can clinch at least a tie for the title with a win at Penn Wood tomorrow.

Gina Murray pitched another complete game for the Vanguards, who got a tape-measure home run from Nicole Pantle, whose line drive into the gap rolled all the way to the creek behind Academy Park's field. Pantle also added a double for Sun Valley.

Catholic North. Sara Michalowski's two-hitter enabled Archbishop Ryan to beat visiting Bishop McDevitt, 10-0. Danielle Sweeney keyed the offense for the Ragdolls (16-2 overall, 9-1 league) by going 2 for 4 with a three-run triple.

Conwell-Egan (10-1 league) remained a half-game ahead of the Ragdolls in the league standings by beating host Cardinal Dougherty, 16-0.

Central. Elizabeth Dalrymple pitched a one-hitter for host Conestoga in its 2-0 win over Springfield (Delaware County).

Suburban One National. Brooke Muth pitched a five-hitter for host Pennsbury in its 4-0 win over North Penn.

Suburban One American. Stacy Kushner went 3 for 4 with four RBIs as Methacton won at Cheltenham, 8-3. Molly Walsh pitched all seven innings to earn the win.

Nonleague. Katie Anderson's 4-for-4 afternoon at the plate helped host Upper Merion overcome an early three-run deficit and beat Great Valley, 12-5.

Anderson's triple in the third inning tied the game at 3-3 after the Vikings found themselves down, 3-0. Allie Lutz contributed a pair of triples to the 17-hit attack including a bases-loaded one in the six-run sixth inning.

Amanda Bullock settled down after a rocky start, going the full six-inning distance to earn the win on the mound.

Track and Field

Nohjay Nimpson won the triple jump and the javelin in helping

Archbishop Ryan

win its ninth straight Northern Division team title yesterday at La Salle High.

Nimpson, who set the state indoor record in the triple jump during the winter season, easily outdistanced the field in that event with a leap of 36 feet, 7 inches. Her throw of 118-11 also easily won the javelin.

Nimpson is headed to St. Joseph's University to participate in track and field.

Ryan had 184 points to win the team scoring, ahead of St. Hubert's 161.

In the Southern Division meet at Widener University, Cardinal O'Hara turned back a strong challenge from Delaware County rival Archbishop Carroll to take the team title.

O'Hara finished with 190 points to Carroll's 179.

The Lions swept all three relays.

One of the strong individual performances for O'Hara came from Alysha Womack, who won both the high jump and the long jump.