The first District 10 champions of the 2013-14 school year were crowned Saturday as the D-10 golf team championships took place. The girls plated at Riverside Golf Course with Villa Maria winning the Class AA title and McDowell winning the Class AAA championship. Lia Fatica led Villa with a round of 80 followed by an 85 from Annie Ciacchini, 87 from Andrea McCormick and an 89 by Emily Fessler. Villa finished with a total of 341, while Hickory had a team total of 383. Alena Lancia shot an 85 for the Hornets followed by an 87 from Abby Hearns and a 98 by Kristina David.
•McDowell defeated Meadville 337-385 to win the D-10 Class AAA girls title. Ellen Eighmy led the Trojans with a solid round of 74, while Lindsey Swanson shot an 86 and Megan Kaverman added an 87. Lacey Latta paced Meadville with an 88, while Kailey Malady and Lily Gunn each shot a 98. Because McDowell and Villa Maria each shot below 400, they qualified to move on to the PIAA regionals.
•On the boys’ side, Cathedral Prep reclaimed the District 10 Class AAA championship with a 321-340 win over Meadville. The Bulldogs beat the Ramblers in last year’s D-10 championship. Andrew Britton led all golfers with a 73 at the Country Club of Meadville. Ryan Podufal shot an 82 and Evan Wronek and Jack Kloecker each shot an 83. Charlie Holt paced Meadville with a 77, while Matt Burchard had an 84 and Kyle Luben shot an 89.
•The Class AA tournament field was a little smaller than expected. Kennedy Catholic decided not to show up, meaning Region 1 was not represented. Titusville stepped up and finally won the D-10 Class AA title on its seventh try. The Rockets have won seven straight region titles and have been to the D-10 tournament every year since the PIAA began team play in 2006. Eric Maginnis shot a 75, while Matt McCord had an 81 and Seth Mehlenbacher had an 88 to lead the Rockets to an easy first-place finish. Titusville had a team score of 335, while last year’s D-10 champion Harbor Creek had 353. Hickory (365) and Saegertown (385) rounded out the Class AA field. Billy Colbert lead Hickory with a 75, while Jacob VanSlyke paced Harbor Creek with a 78. Titusville and Cathedral Prep move on to the PIAA regionals on Oct. 16.
•The next D-10 champions will be crowned in the upcoming weeks in girls tennis and cross country. Soccer, volleyball and football complete the list of D-10 champions in November.