Herald Staff Writer
MERCER COUNTY —
YORK — You could feel the excitement in Craig Antush’s voice.
“Super!” Antush replied when asked how his Hickory High standout, Rosy Hearns, played during Monday’s opening round of the PIAA Golf Championships.
At par-72, 5,145-yard Heritage Hills Resort, Hearns had an 81, which tied her for 3rd place with Allentown Central Catholic’s Franca Hurtado.
Cara Basso of Villa Maria (District 1) assumed the 1st-round lead by shooting 78, while Macky Fouse (Central Valley, D-7) was next at 80. They, along with Hearns and Hurtado, were to have teed off today at 8:50 a.m., Antush said.
“Fabulous! All-around it was a fabulous day, fabulous weather,” Antush gushed. “The only thing that was challenging for Rosy was her drives. On five of her first nine holes she pushed it to the right.
“But all in all, we’re anxious for (today),” Antush added. “Hopefully, we can have an even happier result (today). It’s been just great! A really neat experience.”
ä Fairview 4, Kennedy Catholic 1 — At Butala Stadium, Hermitage, the host Golden Eagles (13-3-1) were tamed by Tigers tallies from Anthony Martone, Ben Gebhardt, Mac Tompkins and Carl Fonticella.
Gerald Zachar got the Golden Eagles’ goal, assited by Mike Thomas.
ä West Middlesex 1, Fort LeBoeuf 0 — At West Middlesex, the Big Reds notched their initial victory of the season.
Brandon Madison hit the net for the lone goal. Geno Burdick was in goal, and made a key save on a low, hard shot in the 1st half to preserve the victory.
ä Wilmington 2, Slippery Rock 1 — The host Greyhounds got goals from Jon Clark and Marc Delio to erase a 1-0 deficit on Josh Jones’ 1st-half score for Slippery Rock.
ä Sharpsville 3, Lakeview 1 — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Darlings dealt Lakeview a 25-4, 25-11, 25-14 sweep.
Sharpsville: Paige Scurpa 9 kills, Madelyn Shuttleworth 9 kills, 8 serving aces, Megan Davis 7 kills; Alex Ferrara 5 aces, 7 digs; Kristen Scurpa 6 kills, 29 assists. Lakeview: No stats reported.
JV: Lakeview, 25-17, 23-25, 15-8.
˝ Sharpsville skipper Scott Scurpa said Clarion, ranked 1st in the state by Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, will visits Sharpsville (13-0 region, 14-2 overall), rated No. 3, today at 7 p.m.
˝ Scurpa also reported Sharpsville swept Saegertown, 25-19, 25-13 to win its own 11-team tournament recently.
A photo on page B-1 of Monday’s Herald of Greenville’s Tyler Fattman running the ball misidentified the Hickory tackler as Zahkey Mosley. It was actually De’quan Lewis. The error occurred because some Hickory players wear different home and away numbers on the jerseys.