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Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

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Boys basketball
Sheldon Zablotny, Cathedral Prep – Finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a 64-46 win over McDowell in the D-10 Class AAAA championship. Zablotny is now second all-time in Prep history with 1,313 career points.
Arlen Brewer, Kennedy Catholic – Scored 14 points in a 58-37 win over Cochranton in the D-10 Class A championship.
Matthew Dogan, West Middlesex – Had 36 points in a five-overtime thriller as the Big Reds beat Lakeview 71-65 in the D-10 Class AA championship.
Jaymon Mason, General McLane - Scored 22 points in a 47-44 win over Girard.
Malquan Pullium, Strong Vincent – Had 19 points in an 82-50 win over East.
Nick Dickson, Cochranton – Scored 15 points in a 52-34 win over Eisenhower in the D-10 Class A semifinals.
Casey Greggs, Lakeview - Finished with 22 points in a 59-46 win over Mercyhurst Prep in the D-10 Class AA semifinals.
Joe Dunn, Girard – Scored 12 points in a 46-39 win over Strong Vincent.

Girls basketball
Hailey Wilwohl, McDowell – Had 12 points in a 49-26 win over Central Tech in the D-10 Class AAAA championship.
Courtney Sargent, Kennedy Catholic - Scored 14 points in a 67-45 win over Cochranton in the D-10 Class A championship.
Alex Artise, North East – Continued her impressive career with six points and strong defensive play in a 38-36 win over General McLane in the D-10 Class AA championship. She also had 15 points in a 42-38 win over Sharpsville in the semifinals.
McKenzie Popatak, Sharpsville – Scored 30 points in a 48-29 win over Mercer in the D-10 Class AA third-place game.
Hayley Andres, Franklin – Drained a free throw with no time on the clock to give the Knights a 48-47 win over Villa Maria in the D-10 Class AAA championship.
Holly Grober, Hickory – Scored 18 points and was big in the paint in a 50-43 win over Mercyhurst Prep in the D-10 Class AAA third-place game.
Morghan Egli, Cochranton – Had six points and seven blocks in the fourth quarter and had an assist on the game-winning layup in a 47-46 win over Farrell. Egli finished with 10 points, 19 rebounds and 12 blocks.
Michelle Jahn, General McLane – Scored 13 points in a 56-42 win over Mercer in the D-10 Class AA semifinals.
Shanice Morris, Villa Maria - Played a huge role in the Victors’ 49-37 win over Hickory. Morris scored 11 points and was a presence in the paint.

Boys swimming/diving
Robert Sikatzki, Fairview - Dominated at the D-10 Class AA championship meet. He started Friday by swimming in the winning 200 medley relay before setting a record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.13 seconds. He then set a pool and meet record in the 100 backstroke at 50.04 seconds.
Brent Benedict, Corry - Swam a record time in the 100 butterfly.
Phil Emerson, Franklin – Set a meet record in the 50 free with a time of 50.91 seconds. He also set a meet and pool record in the 100 free with a time of 45.90 seconds and swam on the record-breaking 400 free relay, which had a time of 3:15.55.
Rex Riley, Cathedral Prep – Started the D-10 Class AAA championships by winning the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.29. He then had a meet and pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.56 seconds.
Jonathan Ekas, McDowell – Set a meet and pool record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.18 seconds.

Girls swimming/diving
Stephanie Loesch, Fairview – Started the D-10 Class AA championships with two titles on Friday. The sophomore swam for the winning 200 medley relay before winning the 200 IM.
Lauren Barber, Wilmington – Set a meet and pool record in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.46. She also had a meet and pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.80.
Rylee Klomp, Mercyhurst Prep – Earned her third D-10 championship in the 50 free with a time of 24.01 seconds. She then won her fourth D-10 title in the 100 free with a time of 52.37 seconds and was part of the winning 400 free relay team.
Mylinda Hartnett, Meadville – Won two D-10 Class AAA championships.
Hannah Feucht, North East - Won the 100 backstroke D-10 Class AA championship by a full two seconds.

Wrestling
Jake Gromacki, Cathedral Prep - Picked up an 8-3 decision in the title match to win the 113-pound regional title.
Tyree Spearman, McDowell – Won a close 3-2 match in the championship of the 160-pound regional.
Tyler Vath, Saegertown – Continued his impressive season with the 120-pound regional title.
Jarray Norris, Sharon - Picked up the 126-pound championship at the regionals.
Austin Matthews, Reynolds – Dominated in the 152-pound class of the regional.
Tim Vargo, Union City – Earned a pin in the championship of the 170-pound class at the northwest regional.
Ryan Morris, Corry – Won the 195-pound class of the northwest regional.
Cam Cyphert, Cochranton – Picked up a big win in the championship of the 220-pound class of the northwest regional.
Sam Breese, Lakeview – Won the 285-pound class of the northwest regional.

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