Souderton tops n-town, clinches tie with H-H
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And the reason is that it clinches a tie for the Suburban One Continental Conference championship with Hatboro-Horsham. Both WHDPV fiQLVK WKH rHJuODr VHDson at 11-3.
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kow the Indians wait to see who they will play in the firVW rRuQG RI WKH SODyRIIV. That will be decided Tuesday when the District One brackets are put together.
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Lansdale Catholic’s Mary Kate Brokans drives to the basket during Tuesday’s action against Conwell-Egan.