Saturday, March 26, 2022. | 22:20 in the afternoon
William Tomko scored what proved to be the winning goal with 3 minutes, 11 seconds to go in the second period, and Peters Township knocked out national 3A class champion Malvern Prep 5-4 in the state final on Saturday at Ice Line Arena in West Chester.
For the Indians, it is the sixth national championship and the first since 2017.
Austin Malley equalized the game a few minutes earlier with a goal in the power game, while the Indians had a two-player advantage.
After nine goals scored between teams in the first two periods, Indian goalkeeper Nolan Hilbert kept Malvern Prepa at a distance in the third, stopping all 10 shots he faced. Hilbert had 35 defenses.
Camden Martin had a goal and two assists, Camden Martin, Tomko and Malley scored a goal and an assist, Colin Kimberling scored three assists and Koby Ringwald scored for Peters Township.
Jimmy Jacobs scored a couple of goals for the Friars.
Pennridge 4, Thomas Jefferson 3 (2OT) – Kevin Pico scored 12 minutes in the double overtime to knock out Pennridge through Thomas Jefferson in the Class 2A state championship at the Ice Line Arena in West Chester. Tyler Manto tied the game for Pennridge in less than six minutes until the end of the third period after Thomas Jefferson scored three consecutive goals between second and third and took a 3-2 lead. Colby Bilski scored twice for the Jaguars. Lance Smith scored and Billy Siemon made 45 saves. Pennridge outscored Thomas Jefferson 49-19.
Chardon (OH) 15, Deer Lakes 1 – Winning pitcher Nolan Kirsh took 1 for 1 with an RBI double and scored four runs and led Chardon (OH) in Myrtle Beach. Stone Fawcett drove in three runs and Will Francis had two goals. Michael Butler singled out and drove in the race for Deer Lakes (1-1).
Highlands 9, Chagrin Falls (OH) 5 – Tanner Nulph doubled twice and drove in three series while Highlands (2-1) beat Chagrin Falls (OH) in Myrtle Beach, SC Jett Slepak picked up the win, scoring our 12 in 5⅓ innings
Highlands 11, West Greene 0 – Jimmy Kunst hit a dozen hitters, and Caleb Price had a two-run deuce that invoked the rule of mercy in the fourth inning to help the Highlands (2-1) over West Greene (0-2) in Myrtle Beach, SC Jett Slepak, Seth Helgert and Jacob Arner had two goals each for the Golden Rams. The blind man achieved a double base cleaning belt during the second inning of eight runs.
Chagrin Falls (OH) 14, Waynesburg 4 – In Myrtle Beach, SC, Chagrin Falls (OH) scored nine runs at the bottom of the fifth inning and beat Waynesburg (0-1). Leo Fornara won 3 for 3 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs. Mason Switalski got 2 for 3 for Waynesburg.
Pickerington North (OH) 7, Baldwin 5 – Kyle Koehler had a home run and two RBIs while Pickering North (OH) overcame an early five rounds behind and beat Baldwin (1-1) in Myrtle Beach, SC
Upper Arlington (OH) 10, Latrobe 9 – Latrobe (0-1) made two series in the seventh inning, but his overtime was short. Logan Short got 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for the Wildcats. Jacob Albaugh and Chase Sickenberger stood out twice and drove in one run. Kuyper Lashutka doubled twice, singles and drove in four runs for Upper Arlington.
Chartiers Valley 11, Canon-McMillan 6 – The Caleigh Bogats had a hat-trick, and Ava Warzinski, Mallorie LaGamba and Tatiana Adzima scored two goals each for Chartiers Valley in a non-stop victory.
Avonworth 10, North Penn 1 – Olivia Barie scored 3 to 4 with the home team leading, and winning pitcher Cassie Heinauer threw in four shots for Avonworth (4-0).
Avonworth 3, Chardon (OH) 2 – Sydney Savatt had 3 for 5 and drove in the winning streak in the ninth inning for Avonworth (4-0). Alivia Lantzy earned the win, scoring eight in six innings of relief.
Chardon (OH) 11, West Greene 1 – Sarah Sutton singled out, tripled and drove in three runs to lead Chardon (OH). Anna Durbin had 2 for 2 for West Greene (0-2).
Chartiers-Houston 13, Deer Lakes 9 – Ella Richey went 3 for 5 with a home run and six RBIs and led Chartiers-Huston (2-1). Bella Hess and Paige McAvoy also had three goals. Tia Germanich singled out, tripled and scored three times for Deer Lakes (0-3). Jenna Bisegna doubled. Delani Kaiser and Reese Hasley had two goals each.
Souderton 4, Deer Lakes 0 – Abby Burns doubled, tripled and scored five goals, increasing 12, to bring Souderton to a win without a break. Maddie Kee had two goals for Deer Lakes (0-3).
South Allegheny 9, Greensburg Central Catholic 3 – Breena Komarnisky gave 3 for 4 with three RBIs and threw a complete game, knocking out 10, to lead South Allegheny (1-1) over Greensburg Central Catholic (1-2) in Myrtle Beach, SC Emma Henry was 3 for 3 and vehicles in all three runs of the Centurion.