The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Sports

September 25, 2013

Geneva girls make it 3 PAC crowns in a row

The Geneva Eagles girls golf team is no stranger to success this time of year.

Over the past two seasons, coach Rob DiPofi’s Eagles have reached the Division II district tournament as a team after successful regular seasons.

As it has the past two seasons, DiPofi’s team will have momentum going into the tournament as Geneva won its third-straight Premier Athletic Conference title Tuesday.

“You always want to make sure you’re taking care of business in your conference,” he said. “Ultimately that’s the first goal. It’s neat for this group of kids. We had three holdovers from last year and three to five pitch in and help out. It’s been nice.

“This has been a pretty enjoyable year so far.”

Geneva clinched by winning a three-way match with Madison and North, firing a 183 compared to the Blue Streak’s 227 and the Rangers’ 263 at Madison Country Club on Tuesday.

Geneva was led by Danielle Nicholson’s 37 followed by a pair of 48s from Gillian DiPofi and Caitlin Skufca, Abbey Scoville’s 50, Megan Clark (52) and Megan Kern (54). The top four individual scores count toward a team’s total.

DiPofi said the success of his team is largely thanks to the quality it has behind its top players.

“It’s been a great team effort, not sure what else to say about it,” DiPofi said. “Everyone knows they have an opportunity to help us believes they can help. I think they just kind of sort of quietly go about their business. To a certain degree, everyone knows Danielle is an outstanding player.

“But all of then when they play kind of say, ‘hey, we can help out and make this a good team effort. We can help out with a solid score because we know there is going to be a good score out there.’”

Skufca is the lone senior on the team followed by five juniors and sophomore Alexa Hutchinson and Hannah Pakkala, who have contributed this season. Pakkala stepped in and shot a 49 in a recent league match against Lakeside.

Now, Geneva’s focus shifts to Monday’s Division II sectional tournament at Tamer Win.

“I like to think some of these guys have turned the corner,” DiPofi said. “The scores today were a little high but Madison plays a little longer and tougher so it’s good preparation for Tamer. Tamer is a Par 74, it’s Par 39 on the back so it’s long. I think we’ll be ready, hopefully everyone will be healthy.

“We’re gonna need to have a good performance.”

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Outlaws win opener

    The Ohio Outlaws Gold did not start well at the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals in Salem, Va. on Monday, but they sure did finish their opening encounter with a flourish.

    July 28, 2014

  • Racing remains at the fore

    Raceway 7’s Crate Late Models had an unsanctioned $1000 to win 25-lap feature with Kyle Zimmerman picking up the lion’s share of the glory after leading the entire distance for his first win of 2014.

    July 28, 2014

  • Coming attractions

    While it seems only yesterday school was letting out and summer vacation was starting, the time for respite will have the curtain drop for area high school football players this week.

    July 28, 2014

  • AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES:

    TUESDAY, AUG. 12

    • Lake Catholic at Perry (10)

    July 28, 2014

  • Lexi Outlaws gunning for national title in Virginia

    There’s gold in their name and that’s just what the Ohio Outlaws Gold softball squad is gunning for at the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals this week in Salem, Va.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Brandon Easton A Don McCormack column:Easton on right pitch in Florida

    Paying a Monday morning visit to the variety store...

    Firing away
    The second summer as a professional baseball player has been an excellent one for Brandon Easton, to this point.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Dale Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: OEW doing good job of passing it on

    On July 18, 19 and 20, the Ashtabula County Wildlife Conservation League (ACWCL) along with Ashtabula Rod & Gun Club (ARGC) held their annual OEW (Outdoor Education Weekend) Weekend.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kaydee Vaulting to The Rock

    When Jefferson’s Kaydee DeVivo first started pole vaulting as a freshman for the Falcons, she knew it was the event for her.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • run VanHoy racing on

    Geneva track star Hailey VanHoy had a near unbelievable run of success during her final months running for the Eagles.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Danielle Zip-ing along

    Just minutes after Geneva’s Danielle Nicholson holed out on the 18th green at the Gray Course at Ohio State University during her freshman year to win the 2011 Division I state championship, the recruitment process of where she would go to college began.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Little League All-Stars July 1 to 12
AP NASCAR Lastest News
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings
AP Auto Racing Photos
West Side Shootout 2014
Ashtabula County at State Track Meet
Jefferson vs Akron St. Vincent St. Mary Regional Softball
District Track 2014
Jefferson District Softball Tournament
Bob Walters 50 Years
Geneva vs Perry Division II District Semifinal
Sports Week in Review May 12 to May 17
Sports Week in Review May 5 to May 10 2014
Sports Week in Review April 28 to May 3
Sports Video Archive
House Ads
AP Video