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Wed. Pa. boys' and girls' roundup: Zaza races to two victories

Strath Haven's Wellington Zaza sprinted to victories in the 100-meter dash and the 110 hurdles Wednesday at the Central League individual boys' track and field championships at Lower Merion.

Strath Haven's Wellington Zaza sprinted to victories in the 100-meter dash and the 110 hurdles Wednesday at the Central League individual boys' track and field championships at Lower Merion.

The junior finished the 100 in 10.97 seconds and the hurdles in 14.90. The Panthers also won the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

Strath Haven's Jack Huemmler won the 800 meters (1:54.54), and teammate Jeff Seelaus won the 1,600 (4:23.05).

Public. Central's Walt Pegues captured the triple jump and finished third in the long jump on the first day of the league championships at Germantown. The sophomore had a mark of 43 feet, 11 inches in the triple jump.

Naje Benton of Franklin Towne Charter went 23-4 for first place in the long jump.

In the girls' events, Amani Nesmith of Swenson edged Girls High's Diamond Hodge by two inches in the long jump, sailing 19-4 for first place.

The meet will conclude Thursday with running events.

Ches-Mont. Kenya Woodall of Coatesville won the 100 and 200 meters and set a meet record in the 400 at the girls' championships at Coatesville. She finished the 400 in 55.81.

The host Red Raiders won both the boys' and girls' team titles.

Downingtown East's Ryan Hart set a meet record in the discus with a mark of 189-6, easily besting the 164-5 mark set by Coatesville's Abel Joe in 1972. He also topped second place by 39 feet.


Sophomore righthander Charlie Hooker struck out four and pitched his first career no-hitter as host Upper Moreland blanked Cheltenham, 3-0. Hooker was part of the Golden Bears' combined no-hitter last week against Cheltenham. Robert Knox went 2 for 3 with a run scored, and Ryan Snyder was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Central. John Geffre struck out eight and walked just one as host Penncrest downed Radnor, 6-2. Cole Gamber opened the scoring with a three-run homer in the first over the left-field fence. Billie Buckwalter added a pair of RBIs and two runs scored.

Springfield (Delco) rode Gavin O'Hara's three RBIs to victory at Marple Newtown, 5-0. He finished 2 for 4, and John O'Doherty posted the win, striking out two.

Bicentennial. Tyler Scheuer struck out nine and Kevin MacIntyre went 3 for 3 with two runs scored as Calvary Christian edged host Delco Christian, 6-4.

Pioneer. Joey Casselbury went 3 for 4 with an RBI as Methacton rolled at Phoenixville, 9-2. He also was the winning pitcher.

Nonleague. Greg Wagner hit a two-run triple and pitched his second straight shutout as Jenkintown rolled over visiting Friends Select, 10-0. The sophomore righthander pitched all five innings and struck out two.

Boys' Tennis

Robin Choi and James Gang rallied to win the third set at second doubles and help Lower Moreland down visiting Holy Ghost Prep, 3-2, in the semifinals of the District 1 Class AA team tournament. Choi and Gang topped Holy Ghost's Christian Reese and Brian Gorrell, 6-0, 1-6, 6-2.

The Lions advance to the final and face the winner of Thursday's 1 p.m. matchup of New Hope-Solebury and Harriton. The championship will follow at 3:30.

Class AAA. Conestoga won twice in one day. The Pioneers topped Abington, 4-1, in the District 1 quarterfinals. Kevin Wang cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win at first singles.

In the first round, Conestoga dropped Methacton, 5-0, and Jason Sutker posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at second singles.

The second-seeded Pioneers advance to meet third-seeded Pennsbury in the semifinals Thursday.

Also in Class AAA, Unionville's Ross Fitzsimmons won by 6-2, 6-2 at third singles as the top-seeded Indians topped Lower Merion, 5-0. Unionville will meet Council Rock North on Thursday in the semifinals. The championship will follow.


Sara Sermarini had three hits and a pair of steals to lead Perkiomen Valley past visiting Boyertown, 5-0, in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Erin Hamm posted the shutout as she fanned four and walked none in seven innings.

Also in the Pioneer:

Jess Kurtz hit a two-run homer and Marisa Kinneer struck out a season-high 11 batters as Pottsgrove held off visiting Upper Perkiomen, 4-1.

Maddy Lowery struck out eight and walked four as Methacton blanked host Spring-Ford, 5-0. Sam McGoldrick went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, and Amanda Kulp added three hits.

Central. Krissy Welsh went 2 for 4, scored twice and drove in three runs as Strath Haven eased past visiting Harriton, 13-5.

Courtney Scarpato struck out 10 en route to a shutout as Springfield (Delco) blanked Marple Newtown, 4-0. Alyssa Abbonizio added two hits and one RBI.

Public. Nicole Bosch cleared the bases with a three-run double in the sixth inning and Kensington topped visiting Southern, 10-6. Yamaira Rivera fanned nine in seven innings for the win.

Jenae Scott slammed two home runs and Bodine downed host Germantown, 11-8. She hit a solo homer in the fourth and a two-run shot in the fifth.

Bicentennial. Genna Mitchell singled to right field in the bottom of the seventh to drive home two runs, and Calvary Christian downed visiting Phil-Mont Christian, 8-7, in a Bicentennial League game. Jocelyn Good scored the winning run and finished 4 for 4 with three runs scored.

Nonleague. Myrta Asplundh went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs scored and one RBI to help Academy of the New Church top visiting Baldwin, 9-7.

Girls' Lacrosse

Hatboro-Horsham clinched sole possession of the Suburban One League Continental Conference title with an 18-6 win at Central Bucks East. Nicole Beck, Julie McKay, and Cortnee Daley scored three goals each. Beck had scored the 200th of her career on Tuesday against Central Bucks West.

Catholic. Jess Breuning scored three times with one assist and Megan Gerry scored twice with one assist as St. Hubert rolled at Bishop McDevitt, 17-2.