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Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

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Football
Artrel Foster, Meadville – Exploded for 192 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries in a 56-7 rout of Franklin.
Shannon Jackson, Fairview – Carried the ball 12 times for 118 yards and four touchdowns in a 62-15 win over Iroquois.
Aidan Graham, General McLane – Rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and caught a 21-yard pass in a 42-22 win over Bradford.
Damion Terry, Cathedral Prep – Completed 28-of-40 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for one score in a 34-9 win at Aquinas Institute (N.Y.).
Austin Miczo, Northwestern – Ran for 192 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in a 42-7 win over Greenville.
Joe Dunn, Girard – Threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-0 win over Union City.
DeShawn Coleman, Hickory – Had 15 carries for 202 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-0 win over Farrell.
Austin Combs, Fort LeBoeuf – Carried the ball nine times for 177 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-12 win over Cambridge Springs.
Paul Kafando, Central Tech – Rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one in a 40-14 win over Harbor Creek. He had 241 yards on 26 carries and threw for 73 yards.
James Conner, McDowell – Had 16 carries for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-21 loss to Cardinal Mooney (Ohio).
Blake Reddick, Lakeview – Ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in a 22-16 win over Cochranton.
Jared Graham, Grove City – Had 12 carries for 90 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-14 win over Slippery Rock.
Trey Staunch, West Middlesex – Threw for two touchdowns and ran for one in a 41-21 win over Sharon. Staunch ran for 11 yards and threw for 155.
Tyler Luchey, Sharpsville – Continued his impressive season with seven catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-14 win over Wilmington.
Cornelius Barclay, Mercyhurst Prep – Ran for 101 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries in a thrilling 28-26 win over Mercer.
Kevin Daly, Oil City – Had 170 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in a 35-21 win over Titusville.
Austin Jerman, Warren – Threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-18 win over Corry.
Jon Onderko, Conneaut - Ran for 49 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for 65 yards and one touchdown in a 41-21 win over Eisenhower.
Gabe French, DuBois – Threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns in a 52-13 win over Brookville.
Rocky Owens, North East – Carried the ball 25 times for 196 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-7 win over East.

Boys soccer
Erik Little, Kennedy Catholic – Scored with five minutes left in overtime to give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 win over Commodore Perry.
Dylan Cerroni, Sharon – Scored the only goal of the match to help the Tigers upset Hickory 1-0.
Marc Delio, Wilmington – Had one goal in a 1-0 win over Grove City. He also had two assists in a 5-2 win over Hickory.
Alan Rabold, Mercer – Set a school record with his 10th shutout of the season by defeating West Middlesex 10-0.
Cody Bly, Bradford – Scored three times and had four assists in an 8-0 win over Oil City.
Daniel Ahn, General McLane – Had both goals in a 2-0 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Nick Hesch, Harbor Creek – Scored two goals in a 4-1 win over General McLane.
Greg Berdis, Fairview – Finished with two goals and four assists in a 16-1 win over Seneca.
Mitchell Keith, North East – Posted a shutout in goal in a 5-0 win over Iroquois. He also shut out Fairview 1-0 and East 4-0.
Tomas Reyes, East – Scored two goals and dished out two assists in a 5-4 loss to Girard. He also had one goal and one assist in a 4-2 win over Iroquois.
Ryan Barlow, Girard – Scored three goals in a 9-1 win over Strong Vincent.
Jake Van Houten, Eisenhower – Scored two goals and had one assist in a 4-0 win over Iroquois.
Matt Sandberg, Warren – Had six goals and three assists in a 16-0 win over Oil City. He also scored twice and had one assist in a 4-2 win at General McLane.
Josh Schrecengost, Corry – Scored three goals and had one assist in a 4-1 win over West Middlesex.
Cameron Silvis, Central Tech - The Northwest Collegiate Academy sophomore scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over McDowell.

Girls soccer
Kyler Lum, Wilmngton – Finished with four goals to lead the Greyhounds to a 6-1 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Sara Suler, Hickory – Had four goals and four assists in a 13-0 win over Oil City. She also had four goals in a 7-0 win over Meadville.
Analise Whenry, Mercer – Continued her impressive season in goal with a 3-0 shutout of Sharpsville. She also posted her eighth shutout with a 2-0 win at Girard.
Madison Busse, Sharon – Scored both goals as the Tigers upset Kennedy Catholic 2-1.
Antonia Piazza, Fairview – Had two goals to lead the Tigers to a 3-0 win over Eisenhower.
Ashton Pollard, North East – Scored four goals in an 11-1 win over Maplewood.
Faith Champion, Titusville – Had both goals in a 2-0 win over Meadville.
Sami Pace, Fort LeBoeuf - Started a huge week with one goal and on assist in a 2-1 win over Harbor Creek. She also had two goals in a 2-0 win over General McLane.
Jenny Angelo, Harbor Creek – Had one goal and one assist in a 2-0 win over Cambridge Springs.
Sarah Kaiser, Mercyhurst Prep – Continued her impressive season with three goals and one assist in a 9-0 win over Warren. She also had two goals and one assist in a 4-0 win at Nichols (N.Y.).
Mariah Treiber, Grove City – Had a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Titusville.

Girls volleyball
Keyasia Oatis, Farrell – Collected 11 kills in a four-set win over New Castle.
Paige Scurpa, Sharpsville – Had 13 kills in a sweep of Reynolds. She also had six kills in a sweep of Farrell.
Yasir Muhammad, Kennedy Catholic – Finished with 17 assists, five blocks and five digs in a sweep of West Middlesex.
Madison Collier, Hickory – Had six digs and 28 assists in a sweep of Greenville.
Allison Mild, West Middlesex – Dished out 23 assists in a sweep of Reynolds.
Hannah Kondrlik, Corry – Had 19 assists in a sweep of Franklin. She also had 21 assists in a sweep of Titusville.
Kaitlyn Grimm, Iroquois – Finished with nine aces, five kills and eight digs in a sweep of Northwestern. She also had 18 kills in a five-set win over Iroquois.
Maria Peluso, Fort LeBoeuf – Collected 21 kills and 22 digs in a four-set win over General McLane.
Leah Jones, Meadville – Had nine kills and 16 digs in a loss to Conneaut.
Cassi Walberg, Seneca – Finished with 10 kills and 20 digs in a five-set win over Fairview.
Aubrey Hering, Cochranton – Had 10 kills in a sweep of Union City.
Paige Wolfrom, Cambridge Springs - Finished with 23 kills and 11 digs in a four-set win over Eisenhower.
Madalyn Nicols, Maplewood – Had 22 kills in a sweep of Saegertown.
Heather D’Andrea, Mercyhurst Prep – Finished with six aces, six digs and five kills in a sweep of Strong Vincent. She also had seven aces, nine kills and five digs in a win over Villa Maria.

Fall athlete
Rosy Hearns, Hickory golf – Beat Megan Moylan in a playoff to win the District 10 Class AA championship.
Meredith Trent, Grove City tennis - Won the No. 1 singles match as the Eagles edged Hickory 3-2 to win the Region 1 playoff spot.
Megan Kaverman, McDowell golf – Won the District 10 Class AAA championship.
Brett Rinker, Slippery Rock golf – Dominated the field to win the District 10 Class AAA championship.
Sean Sculley, Mercyhurst Prep golf – Beat teammate Stephen Kearns in a playoff to win the District 10 Class AA championship.
Daniel Bauman, Cathedral Prep water polo – Scored five goals in a 13-5 win over Napoleon.
Josh Daniel, McDowell water polo – Had nine goals over two matches Saturday. He scored five times in a 20-7 loss to Cumberland Valley and four in a 7-5 loss to Napoleon.
Jeremy Parsons, Maplewood cross country - Won the Rocky Grove Invitational with a time of 16 minutes, 50 seconds.
Adina Spahalic, General McLane tennis – Advanced to the District 10 Class AA singles championship with an impressive run Saturday.
Lauren Petrella, Fairview tennis – Also made the D-10 Class AA singles championship after dominating in the singles tournament.
Adrianna Jeffress, McDowell tennis - Will play for the District 10 Class AAA singles championship after not losing a game in the first few rounds of the singles tournament.

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4 Responses to Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

  1. Jason says:

    Ryan Barlow also scored a goal and two assists against East earlier in the week. This was the 4th time Barlow has scored a hat trick in a game.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    My vote is for Austin Combs. Hope he wins.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    my vote is for Austin Combs.

  4. Don says:

    My Vote is for Gabe French, this Boy has some serious skills and still only in the 9th grade….Wait till his Senior Year

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