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Girls Golf: Central Valley's Fouse wins state title

Written by Joe Koch on .

When it comes to accomplishments on the girls Class AA golf level, Central Valley's Macky Fouse has simply been outstanding.

The Seton Hall recruit added to her growing list of accomplishments on Tuesday with the PIAA Class AA Individual State Championship with an 8-over-par round of 152. The senior had rounds of 75 and 77 en route to the state title. Placing second was Seton-LaSalle junior Joey Walz with a 16-over-par total of 160.

Fouse's teammate, sophomore Maddy McDanel served notice that she and Walz likely will be two of the top competitors in the Class AA ranks in 2014 as she placed third, one stroke behind Walz.

A third Central Valley golfer, senior Marissa Sudar, placed 10th with a 32-over-par total of 176.

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Girls Golf: Central Valley trio moving on to state championship

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Central Valley senior Macky Fouse reprised her performance at the WPIAL Class AA girls golf championship with the championship at Wednesday's PIAA Western Regional at Tom's Run with an even-par round of 72.

At the WPIAL event, teammates Maddy McDanel and Marissa Sudar finished in a second-place tie. On Wednesday, McDanel tied for seventh place with Freeport's Audrey Clason with a 9-over-par round of 81, and Sudar was one stroke behind in ninth place with a round of 82.

Neshannock sophomore Marissa Kirkwood finished in a fourth-place tie with a 7-over-par round of 79.

Ten golfers are moving on to the two-day PIAA Girls Class AA championships that begins Monday at Heritage Hills Resort in York. Eight of them are from WPIAL schools.

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Girls Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Central Valley's Lauren Hamilton

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Name: Lauren Hamilton
School: Central Valley
Grade: Sophomore
Sport: Soccer

Background info: Lauren Hamilton is the starting goalie for the undefeated Central Valley girls soccer team. Hamilton is a first year starter. In her first year in net Hamilton has helped Central Valley shutout six teams. The Warriors have shutout Sharon, Beaver Area, Blackhawk, Serra Catholic, Riverside (twice) and Ambridge. Hamilton saw limited time last season behind starter Robyn Hampe. Hampe has since graduated.

Coach Mark Perry said: "First game against Upper St. Clair, Lauren played very well and we have sort of been riding that," Perry said. "Lauren has some experience, she played a lot last year. So far, that has been one surprise for us this year."

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Girls Golf: Central Valley trio takes aim at regional

Written by Joe Koch on .

Central Valley senior Macky Fouse is peaking at the right time along with her Warrior teammates. After winning the WPIAL Class AA individual championship on Sept. 30 at Hill Crest Country Club with a 2-over-par round of 75, Fouse shot a 5-over-par round of 76 at the WPIAL Class AA team championship at Cedarbrook Golf Club.

Teammates Marissa Sudar and Maddy McDanel tied for second, two strokes behind Fouse. All three will compete at the PIAA Western Regional on Wednesday at Tom's Run. And they will be joined by teammates Alex Bozich and Amanda Scala at the PIAA Class AA team championship in York. At the WPIAL championship, the Warriors had a score of 310, 82 strokes ahead of runner-up Sewickley Academy.

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Girls Golf: Expect Central Valley to move up to Class AAA

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Several years ago, Penn-Trafford High's girls golf team made the move from Division II to Division I and remained in the larger classification when the PIAA changed the classification from the division alignment to the classification alignment that is evident in most of the sports contested in Pennsylvania.

Central Valley girls golf coach Larry Milosh said a similar move could be expected from his school, particularly since the Warriors haven't lost a match in four years against Class AA competition.

Milosh said the school won't have a choice if the school's enrollment increases. But he envisions making a move similar to what Aliquippa is doing with football where the school ia playing against Class AA competition with a Class A enrollment.