ShareThis Page

Westmoreland notebook: Golf season shifts to individual postseason

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik plays the fourth hole during the WCCA golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Latrobe Elks Golf Course, in Latrobe.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik plays the fourth hole during the WCCA golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Latrobe Elks Golf Course, in Latrobe.
Franklin Regional's Palmer Jackson competes during the WCCA golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Latrobe Elks Golf Course, in Latrobe.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Franklin Regional's Palmer Jackson competes during the WCCA golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Latrobe Elks Golf Course, in Latrobe.
Yough's Scott Houseman competes against Freeport Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Freeport.
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Yough's Scott Houseman competes against Freeport Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Freeport.
Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik takes a practice swing on the fourth hole during the WCCA golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Latrobe Elks Golf Course, in Latrobe.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik takes a practice swing on the fourth hole during the WCCA golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Latrobe Elks Golf Course, in Latrobe.

Golf season shifts to the individual postseason this week as section tournaments are played around the WPIAL.

Boys tournaments will be Monday and Tuesday, and girls sectionals will take place Monday through Thursday at various sites.

Local sites Monday include Greensburg Country Club (boys 1-AA) and Norvelt Golf Club (girls 1-AA). Youghiogheny Country Club, Norwin's home course, will host boys Section 1-AAA on Tuesday.

Players must meet or better the designated target score — within 10 shots of the course rating for boys and within 20 shots for girls — to advance in the postseason.

Boys Class AAA has a semifinal round before the finals. Boys AA and girls AAA and AA qualifiers advance to the WPIAL finals.

The boys semifinals will be Sept. 26 at The Links at Spring Church and Donegal Highlands Golf Course.

The AA boys finals will be Sept. 28 at Allegheny Country Club,. The boys AAA finals are set for Oct. 3 at Nemacolin Country Club, and the girls finals will be Oct. 4 at Diamond Run Golf Club.

Pevarnik makes Palmer team

Latrobe junior Brady Pevarnik, who won the Westmoreland County Coaches Association title Thursday, and Franklin Regional junior Palmer Jackson, who finished second, were named to the WPGA team that will play a team of Tri-State PGA pros in the annual Palmer Cup matches Thursday at Latrobe Country Club.

Pevarnik will play Gordon Vietmeier in the morning singles before he teams with friend and rival Jackson in the afternoon four-ball matches.

Bumoskey transfers

Rylan Bumoskey will play basketball at his father's high school after all. The 6-foot, 220-pound senior guard transferred from Jeannette to Greensburg Salem. His father, Roy, was a standout for the Golden Lions in the early 1990s.

Greensburg Salem coach Craig Mankins said the WPIAL approved the transfer. Rylan had been home-schooled but will attend classes at Greensburg Salem, Mankins said.

Game Knights

To no one's surprise, the Norwin girls soccer team has been strong over the first week of the season. The Lady Knights (5-0), the Tribune-Review's No. 1 team in Class 4A and the top-ranked team in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer, opened with four shutouts by a combined score of 29-0, before pulling out a 2-1 win over Seneca Valley.

Norwin has not lost in section since 2013, a streak of 41 consecutive games. Hempfield tied Norwin last year, 1-1. The teams play again Monday at Hempfield.

Konek ranked

Prep Star Hoops, a girls basketball recruiting service, released its top 100 player rankings for the Class of 2019. Southmoreland newcomer Cali Konek, the former Imani Christian scoring phenom who averaged 45.4 points as a freshman, is ranked No. 34. She is the only WPIAL player on the list.

A 5-foot-6 point guard, Konek spent a year at Riverdale Baptist (Md.) before transferring to Southmoreland.

Pair for Luptak

Norwin senior Gage Luptak, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound middle linebacker/tight end, announced his first two college offers Wednesday. Carnegie Mellon and St. Vincent offered Luptak with both schools interested in him as a tight end.

Houseman offered

Yough senior lineman Scott Houseman is the latest player from the area to get a scholarship offer from Seton Hill. The school is trying to round up local prospects.

The offer is the first for Houseman, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound center and defensive tackle.

The Griffins also offered Penn-Trafford senior lineman Will Mayr (6-foot-2, 250 pounds), Greensburg Salem senior quarterback/linebacker Jake Hoyle (6-1, 205) and Latrobe senior quarterback/linebacker Jason Armstrong (6-2, 220).

Recruiting locally

Howard University offensive coordinator Brennan Marion, a Greensburg Salem grad, plans to recruit the WPIAL every chance he gets. He already extended an offer to Jeannette quarterback/defensive back Robert Kennedy.

“If a kid on the moon can play, I want to get him,” the enthusiastic Marion said. “We're going to recruit all over. But the thing with Pittsburgh kids: you'll never have to question their toughness.”

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at bbeckner@tribweb.comor via Twitter @BillBeckner.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.