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Scranton Prep girls finish fifth; Paczewski fires 69 in team event

The Scranton Prep girls finished fifth in Class 3A at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Team Golf Championships Monday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

Dallas finished last among the six Class 3A boys teams at the final despite Logan Paczewski shooting the best score in the field at 2-under-par, 69.

Downingtown East won the girls title in Class 3A.

Girls teams use the top three scores out of five and Downingtown East edged Peters Township by two strokes with a 20-over-par, 236.

Fox Chapel was five strokes back in third place with 241.

Erie McDowell was fourth with 257, Scranton Prep fifth with 263 and Cumberland Valley last with 297.

Gianna Cafarella led Scranton Prep with a 9-over, 81. She had birdies on 5, 10 and 16.

Chloe Lynch and Miranda Karoscik each added 91s to complete the three-player team score.

Lidia Marranca had a 94 and Caroline Stampien had a 101.

The boys take the top four scores out of five.

Fox Chapel put four players at 75 or better and State College’s fourth-best score was a 76 as each team posted 8-over-par, 292s. They headed back out on the course in a playoff, which State College won to claim the title.

La Salle College High was third with 299, followed by Central Bucks West with 300, Dallastown with 303 and Dallas with 329.

Paczewski had birdies on 5 of his last 13 holes to break 70.

Dallas remained within reach of the field through the first half of the day, slipped out of contention, then had some tough stretches at the end of the round increase the gap between the Mountaineers and the other five teams.

Kyle Langan was 5-over the last two holes, but still shot 78.

Max Steinruck was 8-over on the last three holes and shot 90. Austin Finarelli completed the team score with a 92.

Rhys Bonvie shot 95.

The Devon Prep boys and Hickory girls won the Class 2A titles.

The Lewisburg boys and Loyalsock Township girls, the District 4 champions, placed second and fourth.

Lewisburg ended Scranton Prep’s hopes of repeating its state title by winning the District 2-4 Subregional. Loyalsock Township kept Elk Lake from making a fourth straight state appearance by beating the Lady Warriors in the subregional.

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