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Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

Fans can vote for the Breakout Athlete of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. with the winners being featured in the Erie Times-News. Fans are encouraged to nominate athletes by 5 p.m. each Saturday by sending an e-mail to sports@timesnews.com. Athletes who have won this season are no longer eligible.

Boys basketball
Jaymon Mason, General McLane – Went off for 43 points in an 81-73 loss to McDowell. He then scored 27 points in a 60-41 win over East.
Josh Santillan, McDowell – Scored 16 points and played outstanding defense in an 81-73 win over General McLane.
Khalil Hopson, Sharon – Had 20 points in a 69-55 win over Oil City.
Tyler Copeland, Titusville - Finished with 15 points in a 70-43 win over Seneca before scoring 19 points in a 72-50 win over Union City.
Shane Rigby, Saegertown – Scored 29 points in a 79-56 win over Cambridge Springs.
Matthew Dogan, West Middlesex – Had 20 points in a 65-46 win over Mercer.
Casey Greggs, Lakeview - Scored 26 points in a 54-46 win over Reynolds before going over 1,000 career points against Wilmington.
Carl Anderson, Mercyhurst Prep – Had 19 points in a key 67-63 win over Northwestern.
Zak Price, Meadville – Finished with 25 points in an 85-74 win over George Junior. He also had 24 points in a 76-63 win over Farrell.
Austin Jerman, Warren – Had 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a 66-51 win over Harbor Creek.
Joe Swanson, Girard – Scored 20 points in a 61-32 win over Corry.
Augustine Mathias, Erie First – Had 20 points in a 68-53 win over Bethel Jamestown.
Sheldon Zablotny, Cathedral Prep – Finished with a career-high 33 points and had several crucial defensive plays in a 76-66 win over Central Tech.
Tanner McCall, Seneca – Hit a free throw with 1.4 seconds left to give the Bobcats a thrilling 49-48 win over Iroquois.
Andy Niland, Fairview - Drilled a 3-pointer with 7 seconds left to give the Tigers a 51-48 win over Northwestern.
Noah Jones, Franklin – Had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a 48-37 win over Farrell.

Girls basketball
Hailey Wilwohl, McDowell – Played a solid all-around game with 12 points and strong defense in a 50-25 win over Central Tech.
Raven Rozantz, Fairview – Had 16 points in a 40-28 win over Iroquois.
Tori Hubbart, East – Finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds in a 37-29 win over Strong Vincent.
Shannon Allen, Girard – Scored 18 points in a 73-33 win over Northwestern.
Angelina Starr, Franklin – Had 27 points as the Knights beat Slippery Rock 59-56 in overtime.
Kristen Baker, Conneaut – Scored 24 points in a 53-31 win over Farrell.
Halie Benton, Northwestern – Had 16 points in a 38-26 win over Maplewood.
Michelle Jahn, General McLane – Finished with 22 points, including six 3-pointers, in a 67-16 win over Union City.
McKenzie Popatak, Sharpsville – Had 27 points in a 48-27 win over Greenville.
Amber Nerlich, Rocky Grove – Scored 18 points in a 47-35 win over Titusville.
Alex Ricketts, Kennedy Catholic – Scored 16 points and hit several clutch free throws as the Golden Eagles beat Girard 43-38.
Theresa Fachetti, Harbor Creek – Finished with 21 points in a 45-41 win over Fairview.
Morgan Haibach, Corry - Scored 18 points to help the Beavers beat Strong Vincent 42-27.

Boys swimming/diving
Eric Ziegler, Meadville – Won four events in a 97-39 win over Strong Vincent. Ziegler won the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke and was a member of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams.
Caleb Schreiber, Harbor Creek – Won the 500 free and 100 backstroke and was part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams in a 146-23 win over Girard.
Mike Reed, North East – Claimed three event wins in a 103-69 win over Corry. Reed won the 500 free and was a member of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.
Corban Murphey, Fairview – Won three events, including the 100 butterfly, the 100 breaststroke and the 200 medley relay, as the Tigers beat General McLane 130-55.
J.J. Mackowski, Mercyhurst Prep – Won the 100 butterfly, the 100 backstroke and two relays in a 112-41 win over Central Tech.
Alan Andrezeski, McDowell – Won three events as the Trojans routed East 122-21. The freshman won the 200 free, the 500 free and was in the 200 free relay.
Reid Morrison, Cathedral Prep – Had three event wins in a 116-54 win over Warren. He won the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke and was on the winning 200 medley relay team.
Matt Bennett, Oil City – Won the 200 IM, 100 breaststroke and was in two winning relays in a 104-16 win over Farrell.

Girls swimming/diving
Sarah Maguire, Harbor Creek - Won four events to help the Huskies beat Girard 138-40. She won the 100 free and 200 IM and was part of two relay wins.
Hannah Feucht, North East – Had four event wins as the Grapepickers beat Corry 84-71. She won the 200 free and 100 butterfly and was in the winning 200 and 400 free relays.
Rachel Taylor, Fairview – Won the 100 buttterfly and 100 backstroke and was in two winning relays as the Tigers beat General McLane 146-38.
Laneya Mosher, Union City – Won four events in a close 91-82 win over Iroquois. She won the 50 free, the 100 butterfly and was part of two winning relay teams.
Rylee Klomp, Mercyhurst Prep – Had four event wins in a 105-43 win over Central Tech. She won the 200 IM, the 100 breaststroke and was in two winning relays.
Mary Wassell, McDowell – Won three events in a 133-9 win over East. She won the 200 free, the 100 butterfly and on a winning relay team.
Helen Tullio, Villa Maria – Had three event wins in the 126-43 win over Warren. She won the 50 free and 100 free and was part of the 200 free relay.
Morgan Hall, Oil City – Won the 500 free and the 100 free and was in two winning relays in a 118-19 win over Farrell.
Jillian Schull, Rocky Grove – Won the 50 free and 100 free and was in two winning relays as the Orioles beat Sharon 68-49.

Wrestling
Jake Parsons, Maplewood – Had a pin at 160 pounds to help the Tigers beat Northwestern 48-28.
Sam Breese, Lakeview – Had a 16-second pin at 285 pounds to help the Sailors beat Grove City 42-38.
Chris Hibbler, Seneca - Pinned his opponent in 4 minutes, 22 seconds in the 132-pound class to clinch a 37-36 win over North East.
Jaykup Durlin, Youngsville - Won the Ripley tournament at 220 pounds.
Jared Carlson, Strong Vincent – Won the 145-pound class at the Ripley tournament.
Devin Brown, Saegertown – Pinned his opponent in 3:52 in the 106-pound class to win the Tool City tournament.
D.J. Fehlman, Warren – Won the 126-pound class of the Tool City tournament.
Mike Sutton, General McLane – Earned a close 5-2 win in the championship of the 152-pound class in the Tool City tournament.
Ehrin Lee, Titusville – Won the 160-pound class at the Tool City tournament with a 14-2 major decision.
Evan Daley, Fort LeBoeuf – Won in overtime to win the 220-pound Tool City tournament championship.
Scot Augustine, McDowell - Won a close 5-2 match in the 285-pound Tool City tournament championship.

Posted in: Breakout Basketball, Breakout Swimmer/diver, Breakout Wrestling

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

  1. linda crosby says:

    vote for joe swanson breakout athelete of the week

  2. Is it a fair process says:

    I think voting for these athletes is unfair due to the larger schools have a far great outreach. Schools like McDowell are huge compared to smaller schools like Maplewood and Saegertown. Just an opinion.

  3. Tom Reisenweber says:

    You’d be surprised how few times McDowell wins the polls. Voting isn’t just students. Family and friends can vote and the casual observer as well.

    Thanks,
    Tom

  4. Dick Ropp says:

    My breakout athelete of the week – Mike Sutton, General McLane – Earned a close 5-2 win in the championship of the 152-pound class in the Tool City tournament.

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