After breezing through the field, North Penn's Mike Buxbaum received a break in Saturday's final when he clinched his second straight District 1 Class AAA boys' tennis championship with a walkover win.

The top-seeded Buxbaum, a senior headed to Johns Hopkins, won each of his three matches in straight sets. Unionville's John Wu, the No. 2 seed, forfeited the final because of an illness. He also had won his three matches by straight sets.

Buxbaum will be a favorite to win the state title later this month after falling in the final last year.

Mitchell Harmatz of Lower Moreland won the District 1 Class AA title by topping Holy Ghost Prep's Nate Fioravante, 6-4, 6-3.

Earlier in the afternoon, Fioravante teamed with Brandon Fritze to capture the AA doubles title, and West Chester Rustin's John Lin and Derek Sommers won the AAA crown.


Josh Cruz, the winning pitcher, scored on Esteban Martinez's line drive in the eighth inning to lift host Perkiomen School over Friends' Central, 7-6, in a nonleague game. Cruz reached on a leadoff double and moved to third on a fly out before waltzing home.

In other nonleague action:

Joe Picard, a senior leftfielder, went 2 for 3 and drove in four runs as La Salle knocked off Germantown Academy, 15-5.

T.J. Ohntrup doubled and scored in the second inning as Central Bucks South pulled past host Penn Charter, 5-1.

Pioneer. Tyler Kirkpatrick went 3 for 3, scored twice, and drove in five runs to propel Methacton past Norristown, 10-7. He hit a triple and a homer.

MAPL. Evann Dumont-Lapointe slammed a two-run double to cap Hill School's three-run, two-out rally that knocked off host Lawrenceville, 5-3. Hill School was robbed of a home run at the fence before Drew DeAngelis started the rally with a two-out double.

Boys' Lacrosse

Gavin McBride and Reilly Hupfeldt scored four times each as host Haverford School topped Conestoga, 13-10, in a nonleague game. Jake Landman sealed the win with nine saves, and Drew Supinski added a pair of goals.

Girls' Lacrosse

Nicole Barreita had six goals and Caroline Ambrogi scored five as host Downingtown East downed Haverford High, 14-8, in a nonleague game.

In other nonleague action, Megan McGillis scored four goals and added an assist as Conestoga edged Great Valley, 13-12. Brittany Edwards had five goals for Great Valley.