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Westmoreland high school roundup: FR's Jackson fires 4-under at section qualifier

| Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Golfers from Section 4-AAA were on target Monday at Willowbrook Country Club.

Sixteen players hit the target score of 82 or better to qualify for the WPIAL individual semifinals.

Franklin Regional junior Palmer Jackson led the field with a 4-under par 68. Teammates Clayton Skoff (73), Ethan Yohe (77) and Chuck Tragesser (81) also qualified.

Central Catholic's Neal Shipley (70), Jimmy Meyers (72), Palmer Cuny (75), Tyler Blake (76), Shane Kelly (80) and Joe Pronio (80); and Fox Chapel's Gregor Meyer (72), Scott Bitar (75), Grant Thiele (76), Aidan Oehrle (76), Andrew Friend (77) and Amani Dambrosio (79) also moved on.

The qualifiers advance to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals, set for Sept. 26 at Links at Spring Church and Donegal Highlands. The championship will be Oct. 3 at Nemacolin Country Club.

Section 2-AAA — Belle Vernon's Jake Caldwell shot 4-over par 76 to finish first at the Section 2-AAA qualifier at Butlers Golf Course. Other qualifiers include Elizabeth Forward's Joe Klingensmith (76) and Angus McHolme (76), Albert Gallatin's Aaron Fetzner (78) and Cole Bogozi (80) and Laurel Highlands' John Ek (78).

Section 1-AA — At Greensburg Country Club, Burrell's Tiger Hubbard shot 9-over par 79, and St. Joseph's Derek Petrishen (83) also reached the target score of 83 to qualify for the WPIAL Class AA championship, set for Sept. 28 at Allegheny Country Club.

Section 2-AA — Southmoreland's Josh Redding shot 3-over par 76 to finish first at the Section 2-AA qualifier at Linden Hall Golf Course. Greensburg Central Catholic's Zach Boote shot 78. No other golfers met the target score of 80.

Girls golf

Section 1-AA — Greensburg Central Catholic's Abby Zambruno shot 9-over par 81 to lead the field at the Section 1-AA qualifier at Norvelt Golf Course. Teammate Kaylene Chavez shot 86, and Brownsville's Lindsay Sethman shot 83 to meet the target score of 94 and advance to the WPIAL Class AA championship, Oct. 4 at Diamond Run Golf Club.

Section 4-AA — McGuffey's David Chapman shot 3-under par 69 to win the Section 4-AA qualifier at Lone Pine Country Club. Teammates Hunter Donahue (70), Trent Belleville (79) and C.J. King (81) also qualified, along with South Park's Tyler Brinker (74) and Josh Neff (78), Bentworth's Christian Sadler (75), Burgettstown's Clark Miller (77) and Chartiers-Houston's Spencer Kane (80).

Boys soccer

Penn-Trafford 1, Fox Chapel 0 — In nonsection play, Austin Kreutzberger scored on an assist from Brady Braun, and Logan Kreutzberger posted the shutout for Class AAAA No. 3 Penn-Trafford (5-1-1).

Mt. Pleasant 3, Southmoreland 0 — Luke Hauger, Lucas Toohey and Brad Tait scored, and Shane Piper posted his third straight shutout as Mt. Pleasant (6-2) won a nonsection game.

Girls soccer

Connellsville 6, Latrobe 0 — Connellsville (4-3, 1-2) snapped a three-game skid with a win over Latrobe (0-4, 0-3).

Penn-Trafford 3, Kiski Area 1 — Hannah Nguyen, Lauren Stovar and Jordan Lawrence scored as Penn-Trafford (5-2, 3-0) won in Section 4-AAA. Nguyen, Emma Rain and Mckenzie Ankst had assists.

Franklin Regional 1, Knoch 0 — Abby Albright scored, and Sydney Caldwell posted the shutout as No. 5 Franklin Regional (5-1, 3-0) won in Section 1-AAA.

Elizabeth Forward 1, Belle Vernon 0 — Natalee Chornak scored and Bailey Lindberg posted the shutout for Elizabeth Forward (4-2, 4-0) in a Section 2-AAA match.

Laurel Highlands 4, Greensburg Salem 2 — Halle Jamieson, Taylor Maggert, Nina Nickman and Grace Chambers scored as Laurel Highlands (5-1-1, 3-1) edged visiting Greensburg Salem (0-6, 0-4) in Section 2-AAA.

Mt. Pleasant 4, Uniontown 0 — Brooke Ulery had two goals, and Megan Liberoni and MacKenzie Leeder added goals as Mt. Pleasant (3-4, 2-1) won in Section 2-AAA. Hannah Brown notched the shutout.

Derry 3, McGuffey 1 — Grace Hackman had two goals and Olexei Nuttall added another as Derry (1-7, 1-4) won in Section 3-AA. Moiya McKlveen made nine saves for her first win this season.

Waynesburg 10, Southmoreland 1 — Madison Clayton had a hat trick as No. 4 Waynesburg (7-1, 4-0) defeated Southmoreland (2-4, 2-3) in Section 3-AA. Chloe McElory scored for the Scotties.

Yough 3, Charleroi 1 — Sabrina Hodge, Gianna Appolonia and Justine Appolonia all scored to carry No. 3 Yough (6-0, 4-0) to a Section 3-AA win.

Serra Catholic 9, Jeannette 1 — Haily Rundel scored for Jeannette (0-4, 0-4) in a Section 1-A loss. Maddie Carr had four goals for Serra (2-3, 1-3).

Beth-Center 2, Monessen 1 — Beth-Center improved to 2-1-1 overall and in Section 2-A with a win over Monessen (2-3, 1-3).

Girls tennis

Latrobe 4, Gateway 1 — Gianna Ferry and Maddi Stas earned singles wins, and the doubles teams of Julia Huczo/Emily Mondock and Annie Rause/Amanda White were victorious in Latrobe's Section 1-AAA victory.

Norwin 3, Franklin Regional 2 — Maria Santilli, Anna Lanyi and Ashley Pesarsick won singles matches in straight sets to lead Norwin (7-1) past Franklin Regional (6-2) to a Section 1-AAA win. Both teams have clinched WPIAL playoff berths.

Greensburg Central Catholic 4, South Park 1 — Marlayna Verenna and Anna Vitale won in singles, and the doubles teams of Keeley Maloney/Gabrielle Guzik and Rachel Davis/Claire Hacker also won as Greensburg Central Catholic (13-0, 8-0) won a Section 1-AA match for first place.

Southmoreland 4, McGuffey 1 — Hayley Robbins, Amelia Echard and Galatea Zeglin all won singles matches to lift Southmoreland to a Section 1-AA win.

Derry 4, Valley 1 — In Section 3-AA, Juliet Tatone and Amber Sterrett won in singles to lift Derry (5-3, 4-3) to a victory. Derry will play at Springdale on Wednesday with a playoff berth on the line.

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