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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014: Pa. girl aces two holes in one round

   Leading off today: If a hole-in-one is a golfer's dream, then Samantha Staudt is living a large dream.

   The Coatesville (Pa.) High junior aced two par-3 holes Tuesday at Inniscrone Golf Club in Avondale, Pa., during a match against Avon Grove. First came an ace on the par-3 fifth hole, without using a tee. Three holes later, her ball rolled on the green and then disappeared from sight. Staudt assumed the ball rolled off the green and grabbed her wedge to prepare for a chip for her birdie. When they reached the green, though Staudt's opponent found the ball in the cup.

   "I didn't even know what to do," she told "On the first one, we were going crazy, but I've never heard of anyone having two in one round."

   Staudt finished at 1-under-par 35 for nine holes.

   "My parents are joking around about buying me a lottery ticket," she told the website.

   Coming up: Here are the schedules for all the NYSSWA's ranked football teams and the full Week 4 schedule.

   Obviously, the rarest of rare games is the big one to watch. It's unusual enough to have No. 1 (Canisius) meet No. 3 (Jamestown) in a Class AA regular-season game and almost as unusual to have a Monsignor Martin Association team face NYSPHSAA competition.

   The last time the teams faced off was 2009, when they both entered Week 3 with an 0-2 record.

   Also coming up: The 50th McQuaid Invitational is Saturday in Rochester's Genesee Valley Park, with a lot of out-of-town talent once again complementing the local competition. More than 7,900 runners will race in 25 varsity and sub-varsity races.

   In a classy touch, the boys seeded varsity AA race is now the Jason DeJoy Memorial, in honor of the coach who died two months after directing Pittsford Mendon's boys to a NYSPHSAA championship.

   The boys seeded AAA field includes ranked state Class A teams No. 1 Fayetteville-Manlius, No. 2 Liverpool, No. 3 Ithaca, No. 5 Shenendehowa, No. 14 Corning, No. 17 McQuaid and No. 20 Williamsville North. For good measure, Conestoga (Pa.) is also highly regarded.

   The girls seeded AAA field includes ranked state Class A teams No. 1 Fayetteville-Manlius, No. 4 Elmira, No. 5 Corning, No. 6 West Genesee, No. 8 Penfield, No. 13 Webster Thomas, No. 14 Fairport, No. 16 Ithaca and No. 19 Rush-Henrietta.

   Milestones: Clarence rallied for a 22-25, 27-25, 25-17, 25-20 boys volleyball triumph Wednesday, giving coach Kevin Starr his 400th career win.

   Starr is in his 25th season with the Red Devils and 35th overall, with a pair of Section 6 championships. football site

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   At Irondequoit, girls volleyball coach Marc Callari has the Eagles off to an 8-1 start, including his 300th win with a three-setter over Honeoye Falls-Lima. Callari is 300-80 in 19 seasons.

   Garden City boys cross country coach Bob Busch recently notched his 300th win.

   More Wednesday action: Chautauqua Lake senior Courtney Hewes broke the school record for goals in a girls soccer season with her 17th in just nine games during a homecoming and senior night game vs. Cassadaga Valley.

   Hewes is a fourth-year starter, leading the team in goals each season. She has four assists to go along with her 17 tallies this fall.

   "She is truly a special player and has great potential to play at the next level," fourth-year coach Ryan Smith said. "She makes every player around better and has the ability to put the whole team on her back and carry them when we are in tough situations."

   College plans: Vinny Vespa, who's made it all the way back from a diagnosis of stage 4 lymphoma in May 2012 as a Monroe-Woodbury freshman, will continue his wrestling career at West Point next year.

   "A couple of years ago, I definitely didn't think of the magnitude of college," Vespa told the Times Herald-Record. "I just believed in myself. No matter what I was getting back on the mat, I didn't know how far I would go. Everything has happened because I worked hard."

   Vespa won his first Section 9 title and placed third in the state meet last season while going 39-3.

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