Mount’s Diiisio wins district crown
Isabella Diiisio was so focused on her own round, she was unaware what had happened to her nearest competitor, and playing partner, on the group’s ninth hole of the day.
Diiisio, a sophomore at Mount St. Joseph who UHsLGHs Ln HDWfiHOG, sKRW D 5-under-par 66 Tuesday at dilbertsville dC to be tied wLWK 3HnnsEuUy’s -DFkLH Rogowicz heading into WHGnHsGDy’s finDO URunG DW Turtle Creek dC. The pair had a six-shot cushion over third place at the halfway point.
As the two played the 18th hole Wednesday, their ninth, Diiisio was three shots back of Rogowicz. But when they made the turn, Diiisio led by one.
6KH ELUGLHG KHU 10WK KROH to increase the lead, holding on for a 1-under-par 71 Wednesday to win the District One Class AAA dirls Championship by one shot.
“Honestly, I didn’t know what she had made,” said DLLLsLR, wKR finLsKHG KHU two days at 6-under 137. “I only saw her go in the water once, not twice. It didn’t affect me at the moment. She didn’t tell me until the next hole.
“I guess it gave me a little adrenaline rush. I was ahead after that. I made a 35-foot birdie putt on the next hole.”
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ished 15th with a 174.
On the boys side where the top 16 gained regional berths, Upper Dublin’s Andrew Carber followed up Tuesday’s hole-in-one-highlighted 73 with a 72 Wednesday, coming in tied for third in the Boys Class AAA championship. Methacton’s Brandon Vance ended up sixth, one shot behind Carber at 146. Wissahickon’s -DOHn GULIfin DGYDnFHG WR UHgionals for the third straight year after his 76 Wednesday left him at 152, right on the boys’ cut line.
Holy dhost Prep freshman Steve Cerbara of Yardley shot a second-straight 71 to finLVK 36 KROHV DW 2-unGHU 142 and win the boys Class AAA crown by two shots over Central Bucks East’s Stewart Rickenbach. Twotime defending champion wach Herr of Council Rock korth and Cerbara’s HdP teammate Reilly Erhardt each tied Carber for third place.
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“I’m really happy with coming back with a 72.”
Coming home Wednesday, Carber birdied the par-4 16th and just missed a birdie chance on the par-5 closing hole.
After a 2-over 74 Tuesday, Vance had it going early Wednesday, shooting a 33 on the front nine after birdies on the third, fourth and eighth holes. A triple-bogey on the 15th hole, though, dropped him from contention for the individual title.
)RU GULIfin, KH ZDONHG RII the 18th green head held down. Having made states last year as a sophomore, he could not believe his junior season was going to end at districts.
“I thought I was so done,” he said after a second straight 76. “I couldn’t believe the ZDy , KDG finLVKHG RuW. , thought I didn’t deserve to make it then. “I had no hope at all.” GULIfin VWRRG Rn WKH 14WK tee Wednesday level for the day, only to hit his tee shot out of bounds and have to scramble for a double-bogey. He would then bogey the 15th and 16th holes. He survived a playoff to make regionals as a freshman in 2010, WKHn TuDOLfiHG Ey RnH shot last year. This year, he finLVKHG ULJKW Rn WKH PDUN.
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PW’s Evan Beaty shot an 80 Wednesday and Pennridge’s Kyle Henofer a 77, leaving both just one shot from advancing to regionals. Spring-Ford’s Bennett Detweiler also came close, finLVKLnJ DW 154. 3: DnG Spring-Ford were both part of the District Team ChamSLRnVKLS, WKH 5DPV finLVKLnJ ninth while the Colonials were 11th. Council Rock korth won the team crown.
Diiisio was most impressed by whom she was able to defeat to win the GLVWULFW FURZn. 7KH finLVK at this year’s district tournament was the reverse of KRZ WKH WKUHH finLVKHG Ln WKH state championship last year, when CR korth’s Erica Herr won states, with Rogowicz
dermantown Academy’s Hayes kolte does not wear a black tuxedo with tails and the junior quarterback would not be able to point his wide coming in second and Diiisio third.
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AnG IRU fiYH OuFNy ORFDO players, the golf season continues. receivers in the right direction with a baton in his hands. kolte is doing everything an orchestra conductor would do, but with a jersey on his back and a football in his hands.
On Friday he directed the Patriots to their third win in four weeks. kolte accounted for two rushing and one passing touchdown in a 31-6 victory against Pennington School. kolte and the offense did their part and the defense rebounded from a rough game the prior week. The lopsided win was music to the Patriots’ ears.
After allowing Blair Academy to drop 42 points seven days before their run in with the Red Raiders, the Patriots shut out their non-league RSSRnHnW IRU WKH fiUVW WKUHH quarters. With the score sitting at 24-0 in the fourth quarter, the Red Raiders finDOOy JRW Rn WKH ERDUG EHhind a Marcus Fulmore’s eight-yard plunge.
)uOPRUH finLVKHG ZLWK 164 rushing yards, but it was not nearly enough to keep up with kolte and the Patriots’ balanced attack. Junior Myles Anthony accrued 96 yards on the ground and kolte tossed for 222 yards in the air.
It was kolte’s 46-yard strike to Joe Taylor in the fiUVW TuDUWHU WKDW VWDUWHG WKH scoring. When kolte was not directing the different sections of his well-orchestrated offense, he was calling his own number for points. kolte rushed in scores from two and 17 yards out.
The Patriots will take their show to Malvern Prep Saturday when they kick off the Inter-Ac schedule. The hope is the offense and defense will be singing a similar tune.
Upper Dublin’s Khalid Weems takes a hand off from quarterback John Derr during Friday’s Suburban One American Conference game against Cheltenham.