High school state champions will be crowned this weekend in Mechanicsburg, PA, and Dover, Delaware.
Four teams from District 1 will be playing for state titles in Pennsylvania, while three of the four teams playing for state titles in Delaware are from Wilmington and a fourth is from nearby Bear.
Boys from Springfield Township and girls from Upper Perkiomen will be vying for state titles at Eagle View Middle School on Friday.
Upper Perkiomen takes on defending 4A girls champion Moon, who defeated Conestoga last November, in the 4:00 p.m. 3A finals. Springfield Township makes its first State Finals appearance and plays Hershey in the 7 p.m. Boys 3A Finals
Lower Merion Boys and Pennridge Girls will be looking to bring home 4A titles at Eagle View Middle School on Saturday.
Lower Merion is targeting their second state title – they last won it in 1987 and were runners-up in 1984 and 1988 – against runners-up Seneca Valley in 2021 in the 7pm 4A boys final Pennridge is also targeting their program’s second title and first since 2020 in the final of the 4A girls against Central Dauphin at 4 p.m
In Dover, the Salesianum are looking to win by 21 state titles against the Charter School of Wilmington in the Division 1 Boys’ Finals at noon at Dover High School. Wilmington finished second in 2015 and 2000 but has never won a state title. Caravel Academy will attempt to repeat themselves as Division 2 state champions in a final against St. Mark’s, which is a repeat of June’s girls final.
The final in June was won by the St. Mark’s Girls. Caravel is behind a sixth state finals while St. Mark’s is seeking the program’s 12th state championship and its first since the divisions split in 2013. St. Mark’s last won a state title in 2001.
The PIAA Finals will be broadcast live on the PCN Network and the DIAA Finals will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network.
State Final Schedule
PIAA 1A Girls Finals: Southern Columbia vs. Freedom Area, 10 p.m
PIAA 1A Boys Final: Moravian Academy v Winchester Thurston, 1pm
PIAA 3A Girls Finals: Upper Perkiomen vs. Moon, 4 p.m
PIAA 3A Boys Finals: Springfield Township vs. Hershey, 7 p.m
Saturday, November 19th
PIAA 2A Girls Finals: Central Columbia vs. General McLane, 10 p.m
PIAA 2A Boys Final: NW Lehigh v Lancaster Catholicl, 1pm
DIAA Division 1 Boys Finals: Salesianum vs. Charter School of Wilmington, noon
DIAA Division 2 Boys Final: Caravel Academy vs St Mark’s, 3 p.m
PIAA 4A Girls Final: Pennridge vs. Central Dauphin, 4 p.m
PIAA 4A Boys Finals: Lower Merion vs. Seneca Valley, 7 p.m