Pa. Boys: Council Rock North wins state golf championship

Posted: October 27, 2010

Council Rock North was the picture of consistency on the way to victory in the PIAA state golf championship at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

The Indians led at the end of the first round by 8 strokes over Peters Township and finished with 616 strokes, 6 ahead of Peters.

A slight upset within North's ranks occured when sophomore Zach Herr shot a 1-over-par 72 to finish in seventh place with a two-day total of 144, 2 strokes ahead of teammate Brandon Dalinka, who finished in a tie for eighth. Dalinka was in second place after the first round, while Herr was tied for fifth with eventual champion Brandon Matthews of Pittston Area, who carded a 139.

Freshman Erica Herr finished the tournament with a two-round total of 157 and Austin Birky finished with a 169 for the Indians.


Every year, one team defies the odds and pulls a major upset to begin the District 1 Class AAA tournament.

Central Bucks South, seeded 23d, got two goals from Keith Crews and surprised host and No. 10 seed Downingtown West, 4-0, in a first-round game.

Kevin Hartnett struck for a goal in overtime and gave No. 17 seed Radnor a 2-1 win over host and No. 16 seed Kennett.

Dylan Smith scored in the 28th minute and handed No. 9 seed Pennsbury a 1-0 win over visiting No. 24 seed Penncrest.

Jake Stear collected the winning goal and gave No. 13 seed Pennridge a 3-2 victory over visiting No. 20 seed Downingtown East.

Drew Rote stopped nine shots as visiting No. 21 seed stunned No. 12 seed Neshaminy in a shoot-out, 1-0. The Tigers won on penalty kicks, 5-3, after two scoreless overtime periods.

Chris Davidson had a goal and an assist as No. 15 seed North Penn beat visiting No. 18 seed Perkiomen Valley, 3-1.

Thomas Shiiba scored twice and lifted No. 14 seed Strath Haven past visiting No. 19 seed Great Valley, 4-1.

Chris Somerville and Drew Sommer each scored twice for No. 8 seed Unionville in a 4-1 win over visiting No. 25 seed Cheltenham.

No. 6 seed Central Bucks East got a pair of goals from Mac Farber and downed visiting No. 27 seed Boyertown, 4-0.

No. 5 seed Lower Merion got goals from Nate Diehl, Kenny Lassiter, Mike Lindheim and Tyler Niles to beat visiting No. 28 seed Chichester, 5-0.

Catholic. Tom Baker scored his 99th career goal 11 minutes into overtime and boosted Archbishop Wood past host Archbishop Ryan, 2-1, in a first-round playoff game.

The game was scoreless until Miguel Rendon scored for the Raiders with two minutes left in regulation. Mike Trodden scored for the Vikings with a minute remaining to send the game into overtime.

Father Judge used goals by Kevin Pohl, Jamie Mangini and Gavin Whalen to beat visiting Roman Catholic, 3-0.

Chris Pawlowski notched a hat trick and propelled La Salle past visiting Cardinal O'Hara, 5-0.

Pat Kardish came through with a hat trick and led St. Joseph's Prep past visiting Lansdale Catholic, 6-0.

Inter-Ac. Ian McClarney of Malvern Prep and Michael Goldman of Penn Charter scored first-half goals as the teams played to a 1-1 stalemate in double-overtime.

Nicky Lenard scored a goal and Episcopal Academy held on to beat host Chestnut Hill Academy, 1-0.

Dan Hoy stopped eight shots and Germantown Academy took advantage of an own goal to beat host Haverford School, 1-0.

Friends Schools. Cole McCourt struck for a pair of goals and boosted Germantown Friends to a 5-0 win over visiting Friends' Central.

Tri-County. Francisco DeLeon scored a goal and led Phelps to a 1-0 win over host Kimberton Waldorf.

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