Diem and Chaney combine for five goals

The North Harford boys’ lacrosse team made a successful start in the 2A East Region playoffs, Wednesday afternoon, as the Hawks topped visiting Rising Sun, 8-6.

Connor Diem scored three times to lead the Hawks, as they improved to 6-9 on the season. Owen Chaney added a pair of scores in the win.

Adding single goals for the Hawks were David Sexton, Austin Young and Zach Saneman.

Richie Tabeling also had big night with three assists, while Sexton, Chaney and Jarrett Newlon had one assist each.

Andrew Preston had a stellar night in the cage, stopping 10 shots, and Tanner Showalter had one save.

Rising Sun finished its season with a 6-9 record. The Hawks now move on to play at Harford Tech on Friday in a Section I semifinal in the 2A East.