Hickory High senior golf standout Rosy Hearns shot an 85 on Tuesday and finished with a 36-hole total of 166 to tie for 7th place at the PIAA Class AA Championships.
Following an opening-round 81 at Heritage Hills Resort in York, Hearns tied with Freeport’s Audrey Clawson at the par-72, 5,145-yard course.
“She had a really strong front nine (40); it was just a shame she had a bad time on holes 10 (8 shots) and 17 (7),” assessed Hickory coach Craig Antush. “Otherwise, she would have medaled. It’s a punishing sport.
“Overall, it was a fantastic experience. She was determined to get to states this year and she did it,” Antush added.
Cara Basso of Villa Maria (District 1) ran away with the title. She fired a 78-72—150 to finish 10 strokes ahead of Allentown Central Catholic’s Franca Hurtado, who carded a 2-day total of 81-79—160.
Hearns just missed the medals stand, as the top 5 placewinners earn medallions at the PIAA Championships. Hickory’s last girl golfer to make it to the state tourney was Kellie Gustas in 2006, Antush noted.
“I really applauded the PIAA officials ... about how they separated the girls into 2-A and 3-A, starting at the district level,” said Antush. “This is the first year they did it. It was a great decision. In the past some girls would come into these tournaments thinking they didn’t have a chance.”
Along with Hearns, the other seniors on this year’s Hickory team were Brianna Colbert, Mikaela Hicks and Kelsey Dudash.
“I really wish I had this group back,” said Antush. “They made great progress. It was a great site to witness and experience. We had fourteen on the team this year. They had great chemistry.”
ä Hickory 6, Sharon 0 — Under the lights at Hornet Stadium on “Senior Night,” Michelle DeGerolamo had a hat tricks in leading the Hornettes (13-1-2) past the Lady Tigers.
M.K. Bair had 1 goal and 2 assists for Hickory, Jackie White registered a goal and an assist, Camilyn Clemenza notched a goal, Madison Bell had 2 assists and Julia White was credited with an assist.
Morgan McBride posted her 9th shutout of the year in goal for the Hornettes.
JV: Hickory, 3-0
ä West Middlesex 3, Oil City 3 (2OT) — At Oil City, Sarah Mild, Kaitlyn Beck and Delaney David had goals for the Ms. Reds (4-11-2) as they tied the Lady Oilers.
David also had an assist and Mackenzie Thompson recorded 11 saves between the pipes for WM.
Anny Ruby scored a pair of goals for Oil City and Olivia Champman had the other goal.
JV: No match.
ä Wilmington 6, Sharpsville 1 — On Monday, the Lady Hounds romped to victory. For Sharpsville, Rose Stoyer scored off a Katie Slattery assist. Rachel Toy had 5 saves in goal for Sharpsville.
No Wilmington stats submitted.
ä Clarion Area 3, Sharpsville 2 — At Sharpsville, Clarion Area edged the Blue Darlings (13-3) in a battle of 2 of the top-ranked teams in the state in Class A, 25-21, 24-26, 13-25, 25-18, 15-10.
Clarion, which has recently made it to the finals in the PIAA Championships in back-to-back years, is ranked No. 1 by the Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association while Sharpsville is 3rd.
“I couldn’t ask for anything more from the kids,” said Sharpsville coach Scott Scurpa. “They played their hearts out and it was a great match. When you go five games with one of the best teams in the state, that’s nothing to hang your heads over.”
Sharpsville: Paige Scurpa 19 kills, 9 digs; Madeline Shuttleworth 7 kills; Megan Davis 7 kills, 7 digs; Alex Ferrera 25 digs; Kristen Scurpa 7 kills, 29 assists, 19 digs.
ä West Middlesex 3, Jamestown 0 — At Jamestown, Megan Hazlett had 17 points and 10 assists in leading the Ms. Reds (10-5) to a 25-18, 25-10, 25-12 sweep of the Lady Muskies.
WM: Allison Mild 5 digs, 12 assists, 8 points; Shannon Kuritz 5 kills, 6 points; Aly Andrusky 7 digs, 12 points; Ariel Pratt 5 digs, 11 kills; Sarah Lucich 11 kills; Megan Hazlett 10 assists, 17 points. Jamestown: Alexis Goodwin 8 assists; Natalie Foltz 6 kills, 5 points.
JV: WM, 25-20, 25-16.
Note: WM coach Kylene Hoch relayed that the team is having a “Volley For The Cure” night starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (vs. Farrell) for Adrienne Toth, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. All proceeds (selling T-shirts, chinese auction, serving contest) will go to Toth.
ä Hickory 3, Wilmington 1 — At New Wilmington, Hickory improved to 6-6 with a 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19 win.
Hickory: Madison Collier 7 points, 5 kills, 12 digs, 37 assists; Hope Wilterdink 8 points, 14 kills, 9 digs; Nicole Lacava 10 points, 5 kills, 5 blocks, 9 digs; Erin Hoffacker 10 points, 17 digs; Danielle Collier 7 points, 12 kills, 27 digs, 5 assists; Victoria Tomko 10 points, 38 digs; Katie Gustas 8 kills; Alyssa Kostka 6 digs; Winter Linhart 9 digs. Wilmington: No stats reported.
JV: Hickory, 25-20, 22-25, 15-11.
ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Commodore Perry 0 — At Sheakleyville, KC (12-2) rolled to its 2nd victory in as many nights as they blanked the Lady Panthers, 25-19, 25-10, 25-19.
KC: Brie Dickson 5 blocks, 14 digs, 9 kills; Courtney Sargent 12 points, 11 digs, 7 kills; Yasir Muhammad 11 points, 17 assists, 5 digs; Sarah Summers 6 points, 7 digs; Noelle Millan 5 points, 5 digs; J’Shawna Thompkins 5 kills; Emilee Taylor 12 points; Tatum Kress 5 digs. CP: No stats reported.
JV: KC, 25-20, 25-19.
˝ Kennedy Catholic will host Sharpsville Thursday night in “Pink-out Night” to help raise funds to fight breast cancer.
ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Mercer 0 — At Hermitage on Monday, the hosts rolled, 25-20, 25-23, 25-22.
KC: Dickson 13 points (6 aces) 18 digs, 15 kills; Sargent 7 points, 5 blocks, 10 digs, 8 kills; Muhammad 27 assists, 6 digs; Summers 17 digs; Thompkins 7 points, 7 kills; Taylor 5 kills, Kress 5 points, 11 digs, 5 kills. Mercer: No stats reported.
JV: KC, 2-1.