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Erie Times-News Breakout Team of the Week

Fans can vote for the Breakout Team of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Friday at 4:59 p.m. with the winner being featured Sunday in the Erie Times-News. Fans are encouraged to submit nominations of teams by Tuesday night and coaches are encouraged to call in every result throughout the season.

Saegertown baseball – The Panthers have been red-hot to start the season at 6-0. Saegertown picked up three wins on a southern trip before winning three games against District 10 opponents. All three wins against D-10 teams have ended early with the 10-run mercy rule.
Cathedral Prep lacrosse – The Ramblers held off rival McDowell 8-7 in four overtimes on Monday. Josh Mack ended the game with two minutes left in the fourth overtime with a goal.
McDowell girls lacrosse – The Trojans moved to 2-1 with a 7-5 win over Villa Maria. Brittany Perseo had three goals for the Trojans, while Alyssa DiRienzo added two.
Titusville softball – The Rockets moved to 3-0 with a 23-8 win over Slippery Rock last week. Titusville has outscored its opponents 46-13.
Saegertown softball - The Panthers moved to 5-0 Monday with a 7-3 win over Linesville. Saegertown has mercy-ruled three of its five opponents.
Maplewood softball – The Tigers are off to an impressive start at 4-0. Maplewood has a huge game with Saegertown on Monday.
Cathedral Prep tennis – The Ramblers picked up three wins in the past week, including a 4-1 win over rival McDowell.
North East baseball - The Grapepickers moved to 2-0 on Monday with an 11-4 win over Mercyhurst Prep. North East also knocked off Class AA power Hickory 4-2 to start the season.

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3 Responses to Erie Times-News Breakout Team of the Week

  1. Lisa Martin says:

    How do you nominate a team for breakout team of the week? Iroquois Softball has outscored their opponents 35-4 in their first three games!!!

  2. Jeff Kirik says:

    You just did. Thanks.

    Jeff Kirik

  3. Tom Reisenweber says:

    Send an e-mail to sports@timesnews.com by Tuesday at 5 p.m. each week to have a team considered for the poll.

    Thanks,
    Tom Reisenweber

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