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Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

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Boys basketball
Matty Harris, Cathedral Prep – Scored 38 points, including the final 18 points for Prep in a 74-69 win over Central Tech. He also had 40 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in a 91-86 win over Blessed Pope John Paul II.
Brendon Tinko, North East - Finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds in a 60-47 win over Iroquois. He also had 22 points in a 56-42 loss to Mercyhurst Prep.
Collin Fantaskey, Warren – Scored 32 points in an 80-62 win over Harbor Creek.
Devon Geib, Oil City – Had 23 points in a 74-70 win over Sharon.
Nate Klein, Mercyhurst Prep – Scored 20 points in a 60-57 win over Northwestern.
Jordan Smith, Wilmington – Had 18 points in a 44-42 win over Sharpsville.
Valentine Sangoyami, Erie First - Scored 20 points in a 61-52 win over Slippery Rock.
Tyquis Johnson, East - Had 22 points in a 67-51 win over General McLane.
Josh Schrecengost, Corry – Scored 19 points in a 60-41 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Jarrett Pound, Seneca – Finished with 31 points in a 69-59 win over Titusville. He also had 19 points in a 67-44 win over Iroquois.
Ryan Reagan, General McLane – Collected 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 53-37 win over Harbor Creek.
Harold Coles, Fairview – Had 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 68-46 win over Northwestern.
Joe Dunn, Girard - Scored 16 points in a 45-35 win over Warren.
Brody Mangel, Union City – Had a buzzer-beating layup to give the Bears a thrilling 67-66 win over Titusville.
Tyler Walters, Saegertown – Scored 27 points in a 62-56 win over Cambridge Springs.
Anthony Cannone, Hickory – Scored 22 points in a 64-36 win over Grove City.

Girls basketball
Katie Sundberg, Fairview – Scored 17 points in a 45-20 win over Iroquois.
Maria Welch, Girard – Had 15 points in a 43-18 win over Northwestern. She also had 17 points in a 70-45 win over North East.
Katie Teed, Seneca – Scored 21 points in a 37-30 win over North East.
Katie Rodrigues, General McLane – Finished with 19 points in a 71-39 win over Union City.
Emily Kinecki, Mercyhurst Prep – Had 15 points and was a force inside in a 50-41 win over Harbor Creek.
Molly Rinkevich, McDowell – Finished with 17 points and nine rbeounds in a 56-42 win over General McLane.
Amber Nerlich, Rocky Grove – Scored 29 points in a 64-33 win over Farrell.
Emily Kitchen, Commodore Perry – Had 19 points in a 56-23 win over Jamestown.
Alexis Arkwright, Mercer – Scored 24 points in a 62-46 win over Wilmington.
Kristen Williams, Eisenhower – Had 19 points in a 46-36 win over Youngsville.
Raygen Fischer, Lakeview – Scored 17 points in a loss to Sharon.

Wrestling
Noah Burkhart, McDowell - The middleweight was victorious twice by major decision to help the Trojans win the District 10 Class AAA team tournament.
Alex DiGregorio, Reynolds – The 138-pounder recorded a 24-second pin during the Raiders’ 65-3 Region 3 victory at Cambridge Springs.
Aaron Ehrgott, Meadville - The Bulldogs’ 113-pounder recorded a first-period pin during the team’s semifinal dual against McDowell in the District 10 Class AAA team tournament.
Chris Laird, General McLane – Won twice for the Lancers during their appearance in the District 10 Class AAA team tournament.
Brandon Sauers, Cathedral Prep - The 106-pounder recorded a pin in 1 minute, 15 seconds during the Ramblers’ semifinal victory over General McLane at the District 10 Class AAA team tournament.
Alek Smith, Harbor Creek – The 126-pounder recorded a second-period pin in the Huskies’ 48-12 Region 3 victory over Eisenhower.
George McGuire, Fort LeBoeuf – Had three pins in three matches during the District 10 Class AA team tournament.

Boys swimming/diving
Alan Andrezeski, McDowell – Won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races during in the Trojans’ Region 3 tri-meet against Strong Vincent and East.
Braxton Klomp, Mercyhurst Prep – Won three times during the Lakers’ 75-37 Region 3 victory over Central Tech.
Marcos Laburu, North East - Won three events, two in relays, during the Grapepickers’ 128-46 Region 2 victory over Corry.
Ben Lontzenhiser, General McLane – Won three times, including two relays, in the Lancers’ 116-63 Region 2 victory over Union City.
Ian Miller, Fairview – Won three times, including as a 400-yard freestyle relay anchor, in the Tigers’ 118-65 Region 2 victory over North East.
Zach Miller, Cathedral Prep – Won three events, including as an anchor in the 400-yard freestyle relay, during the Ramblers’ 112-74 Region 3 victory over McDowell.
Kerwin Moreland, Meadville – Won three events, including as the opening leg in the 400-yard freestyle relay, during the Bulldogs’ 104-65 Region 3 victory over Strong Vincent.
Ryan Siggins, Iroquois – Won four times, including twice in relays, during the Braves’ 104-71 Region 2 victory over Union City.
Kamron Knowlton, Girard – Was part of four event wins in a sweep of Corry.

Girls swimming/diving
Emma Allison, Fairview – Anchored two winning relays during the Tigers’ 129-56 Region 2 victory over North East.
Ashley Benovic, Iroquois – Won four times, including twice as a relay anchor, in the Braves’ 101-76 Region 2 victory over Union City.
Tessa Briselden, North East – Was a swimming and diving winner during the Grapepickers’ 129-42 Region 2 victory over Corry.
Lauren Euliano, Mercyhurst Prep – Won three times during the Lakers’ 94-32 Region 3 victory over Central Tech.
Ania Gorski, Harbor Creek – Won four times, including twice in relays, during the Huskies’ 124½-55½ Region 2 victory over Girard.
CeCe Koral, General McLane – Won three times, including as an anchor in the 200-yard freestyle relay, in the Lancers’ 97-84 Region 2 victory over Union City.
Abby Spicher, McDowell – Won three times, including twice in relays, during the Trojans’ 97-88 Region 3 victory over Villa Maria.
Mackenzie Webber, Meadville – Won three times during the Bulldogs’ 97-73 Region 3 victory over Strong Vincent.

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

  1. Liela says:

    Alek is an awesome kid with a great potential!

  2. Traci Berry says:

    Alek is a very nice kid and will succeed in what ever he does.

  3. Traci Berry says:

    Devon is a very nice kid and will succeed in what ever he does.

  4. Tracy Delmonaco says:

    Devon Geib is a leader on the court and in the community! What a great role model for our young elementary students!

    Tracy Delmonaco, OCASD Elementary School Principal

  5. Randee says:

    Noah is a great young man. Not only an excellent athlete but a real team player.

  6. J Meeder says:

    Alek!

  7. Jeff Henry says:

    Traci Delmonaco’s comments are appreciated by the parents of Devon Geib. Thanks!

  8. Ghost of Hud says:

    Very deserving honor for Devin Geib!

  9. Nikole Groves says:

    Alek has a heart of gold, and work extremely hard.

  10. Robert Wilson says:

    Devon Gieb leads by example and is a leader

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