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Westmoreland High School Notebook: Mt. Pleasant’s Eutsey shocked by hole-in-one

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Sunday September 18, 2022 | 5:33 p.m


Emily Eutsey was playing an ordinary round of golf during a routine high school game when the extraordinary happened.

The Mt. Pleasant junior pulled her 7-iron on the par-3 #4 hole at Luke’s Links at Norvelt Golf Club, aiming for the flag, swiping after the ball and holding her follow-through as the shot headed for the Lochs sailed green.

The result was the shot of a lifetime.

It landed on the green and slowly trickled into the cup for a hole-in-one, her first ace.

Undefeated Mt Pleasant went 9-0 overall and 7-0 in Section 1-2A with a 187-237 win over Derry.

“I saw him hit the green and roll to the point where I couldn’t see him anymore,” Eutsey said. “I had a good feeling it went in after hearing the sound of the pen.

“It was really an incredible feeling. I went to the tee with no indication that I was going to make that shot. When the coaches confirmed to me that it was indeed a hole-in-one, I was overwhelmed with happiness.”

Eutsey joined Ebensburg from Central Cambria and has been on the Mt Pleasant team for three years.

hectic and flow

Jane Huss, a sophomore at Derry, became just the third girl in Derry’s cross-country history to finish a race in under 20 minutes when she crossed the finish line in 19 minutes and 59 seconds in a match against Hempfield and Latrobe crossed.

The mark broke Huss’ own course record.

College immersion

Latrobe has a Division I prospect on the springboard.

Senior Hannah Polosky was a former competitive gymnast in Norman, Oklahoma, but an injury pushed her into the pool. When she moved to Latrobe, she took up diving and mastered the 1 meter event.

She has interest from Arkansas, East Carolina and Pitt, with official visits planned for all three.

Colorado State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Wyoming and Kansas have also inquired, along with a number of Division II schools.

Polosky was the Westmoreland County Coaches Association champion last year and broke the Latrobe record (held by Taylor Miller) with a score of 324.60. She placed second in the WPIAL Class 3A Championships and qualified for the PIAA meeting.

Jones Player of the Week

The Latrobe girls’ volleyball team is racing through the WPIAL regular season, and Giovanna Jones is one of the main reasons behind the Wildcats’ run.

Jones, a senior libero, was named one of the Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association’s Player of the Week for Class 3A.

Latrobe is ranked 5th in the classification.

record round

The Hempfield boys’ golf team has a new record holder. Senior Owen Dzurko hit a team record on home courses with a 3-under par 32 on Thursday.

golf off-season

The WPIAL Golf Individual Postseason begins on Monday and Tuesday with section tournaments.

The top finishers who achieve a target score at each location will qualify for the WPIAL championship tournament, which this year is 36 holes played over two weeks.

For Class 3A boys, the venues are: Youghiogheny Country Club (Stage 1), Pleasant Valley Golf Club (Stage 2), Suncrest Golf Course (Stage 3), Willowbrook Country Club (Stage 4), Fox Run Golf Club (Stage 5) , South Hills Country Club (section 6), Hickory Heights Golf Club (section 7) and Saxon Golf Club (section 8).

Class 2A: Buffalo Golf Course (Section 1), Latrobe Elks (Section 2), Chippewa Golf Course (Section 3), South Park Golf Course (Section 4), Green Meadows Golf Course (Section 5), The Club at Shadow Lakes ( Section 6), Westwood Golf Club (Section 7), Uniontown Country Club (Section 8) and Fort Cherry Golf Course (Section 9).

For the girls, 3A sites are: Diamond Run Golf Club (Section 1), Butler’s Golf Course (Section 2), Greensburg Country Club (Section 3), and Buffalo Golf Course (Section 4); 2A: Cedarbrook Golf Course (Section 1) and Del-Mar Golf Course (Section 2).

recruitment

Penn Trafford softball player Kylee Piconi signed on to play at Frostburg State, a member of the Division II Mountain East Conference. As a shortstop still coming into her senior season with the Lady Warriors, Piconi has sneaky power. She hit over .600 in the playoffs as Penn-Trafford earned the WPIAL Class 5A Championship.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a contributor to the Tribune-Review. You can contact Bill via email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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