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Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

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Boys basketball
Dontae Williams, Girard – Scored 13 points against McDowell and had 12 points in a win over Harbor Creek.
Kyree Kirkland, East - Had 27 points in a 77-61 win over Warren. He also had 21 points in a 77-53 win over Corry.
Collin Fantaskey, Warren – Scored 32 points in a 77-61 loss to East.
Clay Smith, General McLane – Had 22 points, including four 3-pointers, in a 63-58 win over Corry. He also had 26 points in a 68-42 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Nate Klein, Mercyhurst Prep – Scored 16 points in a 69-62 win over Seneca.
Shannon Jackson, Fairview – Had 16 rebounds and eight points in a 50-46 win over Titusville.
Alex Hoban, Union City – Scored 15 points on five 3-pointers in a 50-34 win over Iroquois.
Anthony Cannone, Hickory – Finished with 22 points in a 78-60 win over Slippery Rock. He also had 25 points in a 66-44 win over George Junior.
Derek Turner, Grove City – Had 28 points in a 57-54 win over Meadville.
David Morris, Strong Vincent – Scored 21 points in a 65-46 win over Harbor Creek. He also had 29 points in a 67-61 win over Warren.
Malik Brinson, Central Tech – Had 24 points in a 75-46 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Andrew Stromenger, McDowell – Scored 20 points in a 90-87 win over Perry.
Luke Hess, Erie First – Had 20 points in a 74-61 win over Rocky Grove.
Logan Clarke, Mercer – Finished with 14 points in a 34-30 win over Lakeview.
Kai Skinner, Titusville – Scored 20 points in a 62-52 win over Iroquois.
Andre Campbell, Kennedy Catholic – Had 24 points in a 58-40 win over Commodore Perry.
Henry Litwin, Conneaut – Scored 17 points in a 53-44 win over Saegertown.
Garhett Frable, Reynolds - Had 26 points in a 59-50 win over Union City.

Girls basketball
Kristen Baker, Conneaut - Became the first player in program history to score 1,000 career points.
Angelina Starr, Franklin – Starr had a huge week, including 35 points against Oil City, 19 against Grove City, 21 against Meadville and 33 against Cardinal O’Hara.
Michelle Jahn, General McLane – Finished with 27 points in a 66-42 win over Iroquois.
Maria Welch, Girard – Scored 16 points in a 43-18 win over Fairview.
Madi McFeely, North East - Had 18 points in a 55-31 win over Union City.
Katie Teed, Seneca – Scored 17 points in a 56-32 win over Northwestern.
Lindsey Mifsud, Villa Maria – Had 14 points in a 62-34 win over Harbor Creek.
Sarah Nagy, Commodore Perry – Scored 15 points in a 64-31 win over Jamestown.
Emily Stoicovy, Mercyhurst Prep – Had 18 points in a 59-51 win over Warren.
Marissa Siebka, Slippery Rock – Scored 15 points in a 42-28 win over Oil City.
Abby Klemm, Central Tech – Scored 18 points in a 49-38 win over North East.
Katie Sundberg, Fairview – Had 18 points and nine rebounds in a 35-16 win over Northwestern.
Madison Przicina, Sharpsville – Scored 17 points in a 45-36 win over Lakeview.
D.J. Hahn, Warren – Had 17 oints in a 62-12 win over Corry.
Brenna Deyarmin, Grove City – Scored 18 points in a 70-34 win over Titusville.
Tanayja Sanders, Sharon – Had 14 points in a 44-38 win over Girard.
Marissa Molnar, McDowell - Scored 27 points on seven 3-pointers in a 61-18 win over Nardin Academy.
Quay Henderson, East – Had 19 points in a 46-43 win over North (Ohio).

Wrestling
Kyle Lukowich, Conneaut – Earned his 100th career win against Maplewood.
Carmine Ciotti, Strong Vincent - Pinned three opponents en route to the 106-pound title at the North East Wrestling Classic.
Owen Clayton, Lakeview – Won the 113-pound title at the North East Wrestling Classic.
Nate Conti, Fort LeBoeuf – Recorded a 58-second pin in the Bison’s 66-12 Region 3 victory over Harbor Creek.
Adam Fish, Seneca – Won the 138-pound title at the North East Wrestling Classic.
Louie Head, Eisenhower – Won the 152-pound title at the North East Wrestling Classic.
Kyle Julius, Iroquois - Pinned his 182 opponent in the first period of the Braves’ 48-28 Region 3 victory over Eisenhower.
Ryan Morris, Corry – The Beavers’ 195-pounder won his third career title at the North East Wrestling Classic.
Dylan O’Donnell, Cochranton – Recorded a second-period pin in the Cardinals’ 45-30 non-region victory over Sharpsville.
Andrew Phelps, North East – Upset top seed Cal Haines of Redbank Valley to win the 220-pound title at the North East Wrestling Classic.
Niko Shreve, Cathedral Prep – The Ramblers’ heavyweight recorded a first-period pin in their 54-22 Region 4 victory over Strong Vincent.

Boys swimming/diving
Brent Benedict, Corry – Was voted the outstanding swimmer at the 31st annual Iroquois Coaches Association Invitational.
Michael Borowski, Fairview – Won four events, including two relays, in the Tigers’ 122-57 Region 2 victory over Iroquois.
Brenan Burch, North East – Was a member of three winning relays teams, as well as an individual victor, in the Grapepickers’ 114-72 Region 2 victory over General McLane.
James Davis, Union City – Won four events, including the 1-meter diving competition, in the Bears’ 93-73 Region 2 victory over Girard.
Phil Emerson, Franklin – Set a meet record in the 100-yard freestyle (46.69 seconds) at the 31st annual Iroquois Coaches Association Invitational.
Dominic Gawlinski, General McLane – Won three events in the Lancers’ 129-42 Region 2 victory over Corry.
Francis Kloecker, Cathedral Prep – Set the Ramblers’ dual-meet diving record with 253.55 points in their 143-40 Region 3 victory over Meadville.
Jack Mahoney, McDowell – Won three events, including two as a relay anchor, in the Trojans’ 136-47 Region 3 victory over Meadville.
Devon Pettit, Titusville – Won four events, including two relays, in the Rockets’ 122-39 Region 1 victory over Sharon.
Griffin Schaetzle, Mercyhurst Prep – Was a four-event winner at the 31st annual Iroquois Coaches Association Invitational.

Girls swimming/diving
Taylor Bean, Harbor Creek – Won three events, including as a relay anchor, in the Huskies’ 132-35 Region 2 victory over Corry.
Morgan Girts, North East - Won four events in the Grapepickers’ 112-73 Region 2 win over General McLane.
Hanna Leach, Titusville – Anchored two winning relays in the Rockets’ 128-31 Region 1 victory over Sharon.
Stephanie Loesch, Fairview - Was a member of three winning relays, as well as an individual victor, in the Tigers’ 143-33 Region 2 win over Iroquois.
Abby Quinn, Villa Maria – Won three events, including two relays, in the Victors’ 118-65 Region 3 win over Mercyhurst Prep.
Abby Spicher, McDowell - Won four events, including two relays, in the Trojans’ 118-62 Region 3 victory over Meadville.
Julie Truitt, Girard – Won three events, including two relays, in the YellowJackets’ 11-55 Region 2 victory over Union City.
Clare Weisenfluh, Mercyhurst Prep – Won three events, including a relay, in the Lakers’ 100-62 Region 3 victory over Strong Vincent.

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

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

  1. Pat Kloecker says:

    Not only is Francis an excellent diver, but he is one of the finest young men I have ever met!

  2. Lori Fowler says:

    Mercer Boys Basketball Player: Trenton Fowler, Had a Huge defensive game win vs. Reynolds in OT, had 12 points, 66-63 score

  3. phil w says:

    Greenville varsity wrestling as a freshman gavin has had a great season winning a d ten title and a chance to make it one step further

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