By CoBL Staff
We’re approaching the stretch run of the 2017-18 high school regular season, and the conference races are starting to heat up. So here’s Part 1 of a look at each of the area high school leagues and how they’re shaking out, with our revised pick for the winner of each league.
Count us among the many who doubted Penncrest heading into this season. Sure, the Lions returned the best player in the league (and District 1 5A), senior guard Tyler Norwood, but three starting seniors and several more graduated off last year’s District 1 5A champs, and it seemed like Penncrest was due for something of a drop-off as it acclimated several new players to the rotation. But the other returning starter, senior forward Chris Mills, plus junior forward Matt Arbogast and senior guard Justin Heidig have been just as strong as last year’s starters, and the Lions are 12-1 (7-1) and a game up on the rest of the Central League. That being said, there are several very strong contenders. Lower Merion beat Penncrest (at Lower Merion), though the Aces along with Garnet Valley and Springfield (Delco.) have two league losses.