Pa. Boys: Pa. Boys: Pioneer edges Pope John Paul II to win Pioneer Athletic

Posted: May 16, 2014

Methacton won the Pioneer Athletic Conference, edging Pope John Paul II, 1-0, Wednesday without hitting the ball out of the infield in the decisive rally.

Kyle Lowery was hit by a pitch to start the seventh. He moved to second on a sacrifice and third on an infield single. He scored when Pat O'Neil hit a ground ball to a drawn-in second baseman, just beating the throw.

John Wiedmayer threw a two-hitter to earn the win. He struck out 10 and walked one.

Nonleague. Valley Forge Military Academy manager Dom Lorusso earned his 300th career victory with a 14-11 win over visiting Dobbins.

Lorusso, who started coaching in 1973, was prepared to retire before the season but stayed for one last year to help Valley Forge's transition into the PIAA and the Bicentennial League.

Track and Field

Hill School's Grant Smith was the only boy to win multiple titles at the Independent Schools Championship at Hill School.

Smith tossed the discus 144 feet, 11 inches to win the event. He won the javelin with a throw measuring 182 feet, 9 inches.

He also finished second in the long jump (21-6), a half-inch behind Westtown's N'Garnim Habib, and fourth in the shot put (44 feet, 3/4 inch).


Max Ginsberg and Greg Lynn continued their dominance of the Friends Schools League and led Friends' Central to its sixth straight league title, beating Shipley School, 4-1, in the final.

Ginsberg, who lost one Friends Schools League match in four years, beat Connor Gunderson, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), in first singles. Lynn finished his Friends Schools League career undefeated. He beat Eddie McCann in second singles, 6-1, 6-1.


Westtown's Cole Berger and Friends' Central's Pete Dissinger shared the Friends Schools League title after shooting a 4-over 75 at White Manor Country Club.

Westtown earned the team championship by 18 strokes, shooting 326.


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