Sat. Pa. boys and girls: Boats row to national gold

Posted: May 25, 2014

Nine local varsity boats earned national titles Saturday at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Championships in Princeton Junction, N.J.

The Conestoga girls' lightweight four won in 5 minutes, 32.34 seconds, more than eight seconds ahead of second-place Shaker (N.Y.). The Pioneers also won the girls' four in 5:22.84.

The Roman Catholic boys' lightweight four captured first place in 4:50.42, two seconds faster than Belen Jesuit (Fla.).

The boys' lightweight eight title went to St. Joseph's Prep in 4:26.28. The Hawks topped second-place Belen Jesuit by nearly six seconds.

Episcopal Academy's Natalie Stuart won the girls' single in 6:30.34.

Malvern Prep took the boys' double in 5:17.93. Springside Chestnut Hill placed second (5:22.18).

Malvern also won the boys' four in 4:44.93. Roman Catholic (4:48.47) and Conestoga (4:52.23) came across next.

Shipley won the girls' four in 5:49.80, less than two seconds in front of Egg Harbor Township.

Haverford School (5:05.32) edged Harriton (5:06.57) to win the boys' quad.

Pa. Independent Schools Softball Championship

Taylor Lang led off the second inning with an infield single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and then scored on an error to send host Episcopal Academy to a 1-0 victory over Agnes Irwin.

Episcopal's Alex Viscusi and Agnes Irwin's Katie Wenger each struck out 11 in dueling one-hitters.

Pa. Independent Schools Baseball Championship

Gardner Nutter pitched a complete game to lead Malvern Prep to a 5-0 victory over Perkiomen School at Upper Perkiomen.

District 1 Class AAA Baseball Semifinal

Billy Hitman delivered a two-run single in the top of the fifth inning to lift No. 4 seed Pope John Paul II to a 3-1 upset of No. 1 Holy Ghost Prep at Cairn University.

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