avenged a loss to


in the regular season in a big way yesterday.

The Blue Dragons defeated the host Pegasus, 3-0, for the District 12 Class AA boys' volleyball title as Peter Kralo had 59 assists.

The win earned Masterman the district's only Class AA berth in the state playoffs.

J.P. Custodio had 11 kills and two aces as the Blue Dragons won by game scores of 26-24, 29-27 and 25-22. Jordan Gifford chipped in with five aces.

Masterman hosts Central in an overall Public League semifinal on Tuesday.

District 12 Class AAA. In the championship match, Manny Acosta had 22 kills and nine aces to lead Kensington to a 3-1 win over visiting Central. Jesus Reyes added 37 assists for the Tigers (12-1). Hector Then had eight kills and seven blocked shots.

Kensington plays in an overall league semifinal on Tuesday against visiting CAPA.


Defending state champion

Lower Merion

won its 44th straight overall team match in beating District 6 champion

State College

, 5-0, in a quarterfinal.

The win sets up an all-District 1 semifinal today against Pennsbury.

Pennsbury beat District 7 runner-up Shady Side Academy, 3-2, getting a key win at second doubles from Brian Bersch and Charlie Paraboshi, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3).

Another District 1 team, Council Rock South, advanced with a 3-2 win over District 11 champion Parkland. Dylan Kady won, 7-5, 6-1 at first singles.

Council Rock South will face Upper St. Clair, a 4-1 winner over Council Rock North in another quarterfinal.

Class AA. Wins in both doubles matches gave Lower Moreland a 4-1 win over Scranton Prep, the District 2 champion. Taylor Cohen continued his outstanding play at first singles for the Lions, winning 6-1, 6-2.

Lower Moreland will face Lancaster Catholic in today's semifinal.


West-Mont Christian

will get a chance to go for a 16th straight league Tri-County League title, thanks to an 8-2 semifinal win over

Mercy Vocational


The Winged Lions got seven solid innings from pitcher Eric Drumheller. They will now attempt to avenge their only league loss of the regular season, to Phelps, in Wednesday's championship game.

Drumheller and Jordan Malenke each contributed three hits to the 15-hit attack for West-Mont Christian.

In the other league semifinal, Phelps outlasted host Akiba Hebrew, 9-7, avenging a pair of losses during the regular season. The game was played over two days due to rain and, in yesterday's resumption, Sam Nelson pitched the final 32/3 innings to earn the win. Nelson also went 2 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs.

Track and Field

Engineering and Science

nipped perennial powerhouse

Simon Gratz

in the team scoring to take the Public League championship.

The Engineers were led by Terence Lee, who took both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter (9:46.46) races.

Engineering and Science finished with 901/2 team points, just ahead Gratz's 871/2. Central was third with 57 points.

Pa. Independent Schools. At Hill School, the host Blues easily coasted to the team title as Kyle Place won the shot put and the discus.


Colin McGeehin's five goals powered

Malvern Prep

to an 8-6 nonleague win at