Radnor coach John Begier handed his boys' lacrosse team a few long-term goals in the first weeks of preseason practice.
Win the Central League. Get to the district tournament. Qualify for the state tournament. Be the last team standing.
The Red Raiders checked off the first goal on the list Tuesday with a 14-2 win at Marple Newtown.
Mike Cherry scored four times and Peter Donato had three assists as Radnor won its first league title since 2003. The title will be shared with Conestoga. Both teams finished with one loss.
"We want there to be more than just that," Begier said. "We don't want this to be the season's crowning moment."
Cherry also assisted on a goal, and Donato scored once. Brendan Manderack sealed the win with two saves, and Jake Shapiro won 11 of his 15 faceoffs.
Inter-Ac. Max Derham and Matt Ho scored twice each to help host Germantown Academy edge Springside Chestnut Hill, 9-8. Evan Fireman had a hat trick for the visitors.
Reilly Hupfeldt's four goals and Gavin McBride's two led Malvern Prep at Haverford School, 13-10.
Public. Connor McMonagle scored four times to lift host George Washington over Del-Val Charter, 10-4.
Bob Romano's double scored Shane Smith all the way from first base as Archbishop Ryan clinched third place in the Catholic League Red Division with a 3-2 win over visiting Cardinal O'Hara.
Also in the Catholic League:
Junior Dominic Cuoci remained dominant, as he struck out seven and walked none in La Salle's 4-0 shutout of host Roman Catholic. The righthander has allowed two runs or fewer in his last six starts. Joe Picard scored three runs.
Nonleague. Freshman Levi Stoudt posted four strikeouts in seven innings and improved to 5-0 as Perkiomen School topped visiting Archbishop Carroll, 6-4.
Lindsay Joyce stroked a two-out single in the seventh inning to drive in Kiera Kraynik from third base, as St. Basil edged visiting Mount St. Joseph, 5-4.
Joyce, a freshman leftfielder, was making just her second start of the season. St. Basil sophomore Bridget Murphy had tied the game at 4 with a single in the seventh.
Ches-Mont. Sara Ercolani, a junior shortstop, went 2 for 3, scored twice, and drove in three runs as Downingtown East breezed past visiting Sun Valley, 10-2.
Coryn Mullen fired a personal-best round, and Notre Dame wrapped up its fourth straight unbeaten Inter-Ac League season by beating Springside Chestnut Hill, 225-297. Mullen, a junior, shot a 2-over-par 38 at Sunnybrook Golf Club to earn medalist honors.
Track and Field
Imhotep Charter's Ashante Pittman and Central's Sam Reid set meet records at the first day of the Public League championships at Northeast.
Pittman captured the girls' javelin with a mark of 103 feet, 1 inch. High School of the Future's Zhane Stones won the discus with a throw of 87-11.
Reid won the boys' discus at 127-1. Steven Smith of Franklin Towne Charter won the javelin (130-3).