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Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

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Boys basketball
Eugene Husband, Central Tech - Started a big week with 30 points in an 85-73 win over George Junior. He also had 29 points in an 87-77 win over McDowell.
Matthew Dogan, West Middlesex – Finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 62-47 win over Lakeview. He also had 26 points in a 79-31 win over Greenville.
Trevor Clune, Meadville – Hit a 3 at the buzzer to send the game in overtime before the Bulldogs beat George Junior 70-68. Clune scored 25 points in the win. He also had 21 points in a 54-51 win over Franklin.
Jason Page, George Junior – Scored a career-high 32 points in a 70-68 double-overtime loss to Meadville.
Ryan Currie, Slippery Rock – Scored with 15 points second to give the Rockets a 54-52 win over Grove City.
Tyler Luchey, Sharpsville – Had 20 points in an 81-58 win over Cambridge Springs.
Marcus Sonoga, Hickory – Hit the game-winner in overtime as the Hornets beat Sharon 50-49.
Demetrius McClennan, VisionQuest – Finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds in an 80-48 win over Rocky Grove.
Garrett Adams, Cochranton – Had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 65-45 win over Eisenhower.
Garrett Gannoe, Rocky Grove - Scored 18 points, had five assists and four steals in a 61-46 win over Youngsville.
Devon Geib, Oil City – Finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in a 64-40 win over Slippery Rock.
Jaymon Mason, General McLane – Scored 37 points in a key 64-53 win over Warren.
Joe Zoltowski, Harbor Creek – Had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 47-34 win over Corry.
Joe Dunn, Girard - Scored 18 points in a 70-56 win over Strong Vincent. He also had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 63-36 win over Fort LeBoeuf and 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 55-36 win over Harbor Creek.
Jacoby Passmore, Warren – Had 18 points in a 75-54 win over East.
Malquan Pullium, Strong Vincent – Scored 18 points in a 64-45 win over Harbor Creek.
Matt Harris, Cathedral Prep – Had 20 points in a 72-53 win over Canisius (N.Y.).
Andrew Niland, Fairview – Connected on six 3-pointers on his way to 22 points in a 48-39 upset of Mercyhurst Prep.
Corey Ciccarelli, Titusville – Scored four points in overtime as the Rockets held off North East 49-48.
Colton Edinger, Iroquois – Had 21 points and hit several clutch free throws in the second overtime as the Braves beat Northwestern 65-58.
Noah Uplinger, Conneaut – Scored 31 points in a 64-47 win over Cambridge Springs.

Girls basketball
Tanayja Sanders, Sharon – Finished with 20 points and nine rebounds in a 55-29 win over Greenville. She also had 22 points and 13 rebounds in a 54-39 win over Sharpsville.
Holly Grober, Hickory – Scored a career-high 31 points and had 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists in a 68-29 win over Titusville. She also had 20 points in a 63-42 win over Meadville and went over 1,000 points on Saturday.
McKenzie Popatak, Sharpsville – Had 31 points and 15 rebounds in a 56-22 win over Wilmington.
Megan McKinney, Mercer - Scored 21 points in a 61-21 win over Lakeview.
Angelina Starr, Franklin – Had 22 points in a 78-39 win over Oil City.
Amber Nerlich, Rocky Grove – Had 18 points in a 62-41 win over Jamestown.
Kendell Dickson, Cochranton – Scored a career-high 28 points in a 70-29 win over Youngsville.
Katie Teed, Seneca – Finished with 21 points in a 54-41 win over Fairview.
Maria Welch, Girard – Scored 16 points in a 64-30 win over Iroquois. She also had 15 points in a 38-30 win over Fairview.
Brianna Babb, Cambridge Springs – Had 15 points in a 45-40 win over Northwestern.
Lindsey Jahn, General McLane – Hit two clutch free throws to help the Lancers knock off North East 44-43.
Kaeshla Torres, Strong Vincent - Scored 10 points in her varsity debut as the Colonels won their first gsame 42-40 in overtime against Eisenhower.
Theresa Fachetti, Harbor Creek – Had 18 points in a 48-22 win over Fort LeBoeuf and 22 points in a 50-27 win over Cambridge Springs.
Karlee McBride, Villa Maria – Scored 14 points, including several clutch fourth-quarter buckets in a 36-23 win over rival Mercyhurst Prep.
Cassidy Taylor, Northwestern - Had 22 points in a 59-35 win over Union City.
Rosemary Campbell, Iroquois – Finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds in a 51-34 win over Conneaut (Ohio).
Cierra Stovall, East – Scored 15 points in a 44-40 upset of Central Tech.
Raven Rozantz, Fairview - had 12 points in a 44-33 win over Strong Vincent.

Boys swimming/diving
Phil Emerson, Franklin – Won four events in a win over Grove City.
John Miller, Oil City – Dominated with four event wins in a sweep of Farrell.
Dylan Prorok, Rocky Grove - Had three event wins against Sharon.
Christian Kreidinger, Central Tech – Won four events in a win over East and qualified for D-10 in the 50 free.
Justin Ditmore, General McLane - Picked up four wins in a split with Girard.
Chip Oberle, North East – Had four event wins against Harbor Creek.
Mike Borowski, Fairview – Won four events in a win over Union City.
Reid Morrison, Cathedral Prep – Finished with four wins in a win over Mercyhurst Prep.
Jack Mahoney, McDowell – Won four events in a win over Mercyhurst Prep.

Girls swimming/diving
Katelyn Steigerwald, Franklin – Had four event wins in a win over Grove City.
Michaela Streczywilk, Oil City – Finished with four wins in a sweep of Farrell.
Allie Sedon, Warren – Won the diving portion of two meets and set a PR in the 100 free.
Alexa Dunn, Girard – Had four event wins in a split with General McLane.
Ania Gorski, Harbor Creek – Won three events in a win over North East.
Jessica Cauley, McDowell – Won four events in a sweep of Meadville.
Stephanie Loesch, Fairview – Had four event wins in a win over Union City.
Kenzie Schley, Villa Maria – Won four events in a win over East.
Rylee Klomp, Mercyhurst Prep – Had four event wins in a win over McDowell.

Brandon Bittler, Sharon – Picked up a pin during a 51-21 win over West Middlesex.
James Wilkerson, Greenville – Earned a pin in a 45-24 win over Grove City.
Kyle Nuhfer, Maplewood – The freshman started a rally with a pin at 138 points as the Tigers beat Union City 42-31.
Tyler Carey, Franklin – Secured a thrilling win by earning a pin in the second to last bout of a 36-28 win over Lakeview.
Cam Cyphert, Cochranton – Improved to 23-1 with a pin during a 65-18 win over Fairview.
Logan Gray, North East – Is 24-3 this season and has wrestled well at the 113-pound level.
Dylan Reynolds, Saegertown – Earned a pin in the final match to give the Panthers a historic PIAA win in the preliminary round.
Trevor McCray, Girard – Had a pin in a 39-23 win over Strong Vincent.
Ta’Nauz Gregory, Cathedral Prep – Stopped Meadville’s momentum with a pin at 113 pound in a 41-21 win over the Bulldogs.
Austin Matthews, Reynolds – Was dominant throughout the week as the Raiders wrestled to second place in the state.
Scot Augustine, McDowell – Picked up several impressive PIAA wins including a 3-0 win in the final bout of a 31-24 win over North Allegheny.
Hunter Hendricks, General McLane - Earned a pin in 51 seconds to help the Lancers defeat Central Tech and win the Region 4 title.
Evan Daley, Fort LeBoeuf – Had a solid week during the PIAA team tournament.

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One Response to Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

  1. white mamba says:

    Chip oberle gets my vote

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