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Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

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Boys basketball
Khalil Hopson, Sharon – Scored 36 points in an emotional 66-43 win over Grove City.
Matthew Dogan, West Middlesex – Had 29 points in a 90-49 win over Mercer. He also had 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in a 97-74 win over Beaver.
Noah Uplinger, Conneaut – Scored 28 points in a 48-45 win over Greenville.
Demetrius McLennan, VisionQuest - Had 31 points and 31 rebounds in an 80-62 win over Wilmington.
Anthony Cannone, Hickory – Finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a 71-49 win over Grove City.
Donte Hollingsworth, Meadville - Scored 25 points in a 66-49 win over George Junior.
Garrett Frable, Reynolds – Had 18 points in a 47-36 win over Greenville.
Chris James, Kennedy Catholic – Scored a career-high 25 points in a 77-40 win over VisionQuest.
Logan Clarke, Mercer – Had 28 points in a 66-60 upset of Sharpsville.
Adam Kirwin, Rocky Grove – Scored a career-high 22 points in a 54-51 win over Commodore Perry.
Corey Ciccarelli, Titusville - Had 18 points in a 61-55 win over Seneca.
Noah Jones, Franklin – Finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks in a 54-46 win over Oil City.
Nick Dickson, Cochranton – Had 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 54-31 win over Maplewood.
Conor Colpoys, Cathedral Prep – Finished with six assists and a career-high 23 points in a 74-60 win over Central Tech.
Joey Zoltowski, Harbor Creek – Scored 23 points in a 53-47 overtime win over Warren.
Jaymon Mason, General McLane – Continued his spectacular year with 34 points in a 76-58 win over East. He also had 30 points in a 66-47 win over Harbor Creek.
Malquan Pullium, Strong Vincent – Had 19 points as the Colonels beat Fort LeBoeuf 70-31.
Alex Borges, Mercyhurst Prep – Scored 19 points in a 64-55 win over Northwestern.
Dustin Pavlik, Saegertown – Had 21 points in an 80-54 win over Youngsville. He also ha d24 points in an 86-44 win over Cambridge Springs.
Jonathan Haenel, Corry – Scored 18 points in a 68-49 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Scott Groenendaal, Seneca – Finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 59-45 win over Iroquois.
Marc Corbin, Fairview – Had two big games including 17 points in a 43-36 win over Northwestern.
Kyree Kirkland, East - Scored a late basket on his way to 19 points in a 46-44 upset of Strong Vincent.

Girls basketball
Kate Powell, Commodore Perry – Scored 15 points in a 42-29 upset of Farrell. She also had 16 points in a 48-26 win over Jamestown.
McKenzie Popatak, Sharpsville – Had a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds in a 32-18 win over Greenville.
Alexis Arkwright, Mercer – Scored a career-high 33 points in a 50-32 win over West Middlesex. She also had 20 points in a 41-26 win against Wilmington.
Alanna Elliott, Wilmington – Had 18 points in a 56-34 win over Lakeview.
Holly Grober, Hickory – Finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks in a 62-35 win over Cochranton.
Whitney Murray, Farrell – Scored 18 points in a 42-27 win over Rocky Grove.
Tanayja Sanders, Sharon – Had 21 points and 10 rebounds in a 59-26 win over Lakeview.
Tenasia Law, Franklin – Scored 14 points to lead the Knights to a key 53-42 win over Slippery Rock.
Corianne Hyduchak, Grove City – Had a season-high 17 points in a 53-30 win over Titusville.
Haley Angerett, Slippery Rock – Scored 17 points in a 49-24 win over Oil City.
Madison Bernarding, Cochranton – Had a career-high 32 points in a 65-22 win over Eisenhower.
Morgan Putnam, Villa Maria – The sophomore finished with 10 points in a win over Corry and scored 13 points against Harbor Creek.
Maria Welch, Girard – Scored 18 points in a 64-45 win over Sharon.
Alexa Bupp, Warren - Had 19 points in a 61-48 overtime upset of Mercyhurst Prep.
Theresa Fachetti, Harbor Creek – Finished with another big week. She had 16 points in a 59-21 win over Strong Vincent and nine in a 39-26 win over Corry.
Hailey Wilwohl, McDowell – Scored 19 points in an important 39-34 win over Central Tech.
Tori Prather, North East – Had a double-double with 10 rebounds and 15 points against Northwestern and hit several clutch free throws in a win over Seneca.
Lindsey Jahn, General McLane – Scored 16 points in a 72-14 win over Union City. She also scored 16 points in a 43-24 win over Fairview.
Abby Deemer, Fort LeBoeuf - Was 8-for-8 from the free throw line in overtime to help the Bison knock off Corry 49-40.

Boys swimming/diving
Tyler Lockhart, Oil City – Won four events, including the 100 free and the 100 back in a win over Hickory.
Phil Emerson, Franklin - Had four event wins in a win over Titusville. He also was a part of two Region 1 records in a win over Slippery Rock.
Jordan Caldwell, Grove City - Won three events in a win over Rocky Grove.
Robert Sikatzki, Fairview – Had four event wins in a dominant win over North East. He also won four events against General McLane.
Brent Benedict, Corry – Won four events in a win over Girard.
Drew Huey, Warren – Dominated in diving in a win over Strong Vincent.
Rex Riley, Cathedral Prep – Had three event wins in a win over McDowell.
Eric Zeigler, Meadville – Won four events in a win over Central Tech.
Lloyd Koester, General McLane – Had four event wins in a win over Union City.
Colt Olson, North East – Won four events in a win over Corry.
Griffin Schaetzle, Mercyhurst Prep – Finished with four events wins against Central Tech.

Girls swimming/diving
Laura Wilks, Titusville - Swam two PRs in a win over Oil City on senior night.
Katelyn Steigerwald, Franklin – Won four events in a win over Slippery Rock.
Lauren Decker, Grove City - Had four event wins in a win over Rocky Grove.
Kendall Sundberg, Fairview – Won four events in a win over North East.
Delaney Drushel, Girard – Had four event wins in a win over Corry.
Taylor Bean, Harbor Creek – Finished with three event wins in a win over Iroquois.
Elin Smith, Warren – Won four events in a win over Strong Vincent.
Abby Quinn, Villa Maria – Had four event wins in a historic win over McDowell.
Heather Sternby, Meadville – Won four events in a win over Central Tech.
McKenna Haskins, Union City – Had four event wins over General McLane.
Morgan Girts, North East – Finished with four event wins against Corry.
Clare Weisenfluh, Mercyhurst Prep – Won three events against Central Tech.

Tony Leonard, Commodore Perry – Recorded a pin for the Panthers in a 28-27 win over West Middlesex.
Jared Morrison, Cochranton – Had a 13-second pin in a 47-27 win over Lakeview.
Hunter Cook, Franklin - Picked up a pin as the Knights routed Oil City 58-15.
Andrew Bradley, McDowell – Had a pivotal 6-3 win at 195 pounds as the Trojans beat General McLane 34-19 in the District 10 Class AAA team championship.
Garrett Behringer, Northwestern – Picked up a crucial pin at 170 pounds to hold off Conneaut (Ohio).
Aaron Hoover, Youngsville – Earned a huge decision in the 132-pound bout as the Eagles beat Strong Vincent 27-24.
Tim Vargo, Union City – Had a 30-second pin in a 51-19 win over Girard.
Ossie Bowers, General McLane - Picked up pins in the D-10 AAA team semifinals and championship.
Jamar Henry, Reynolds – Won a close 5-3 match in the final bout to help the Raiders beat Fort LeBoeuf 28-24 in the D-10 AA team championship.
George McGuire, Fort LeBoeuf - Earned his 100th career win against Greenville in the D-10 AA team semifinals.
John Macken, Saegertown – Recorded a pin in the 220-pound bout of the D-10 AA consolation match.

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

  1. Rex Riley–Swimming

  2. Corey lewis says:

    Rex has always made me proud as a old brother Go Rex

  3. Mark Workman says:

    Wow Heather Sternby got soo many votes!

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