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Posted: March 1st, 2014

Results from the District 10 swimming championships Friday at Penn State Behrend’s Junker Center natatorium. Entrants in capital letters automatically qualified for the PIAA meet, scheduled March 12-15 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Remaining qualifiers will be determined based on times from across the state:

– Mike Copper

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Posted: February 28th, 2014

Swimming updates from Friday’s District 10 meet at Penn State Behrend’s Junker Center natatorium. The Class AAA session starts at 1:30 p.m. and the Class AA session at 6:30 p.m.

The first-place swimmers in Class AAA and first- and second-place swimmers in Class AA advance to the PIAA meet, scheduled March 12-15 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

Earlier updates will appear in the previous entry section.

– Mike Copper

* Saturday’s Class AAA competition will start at 9:30 a.m. and the Class AA action at 2 p.m.

* The Franklin boys 200 free relay team concludes Friday’s district action with a win at 1:28.85.

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Posted: February 24th, 2014

Wrestling pairings for the Northwest Region Class AAA tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday at the Altoona Fieldhouse. Pairings are listed by district-seed, name, year, school and record. The top three in each division will advance to the PIAA Class AAA tournament, scheduled March 6-8 at the Giant Center in Hershey

These pairings also will appear in Thursday’s edition of the Erie Times-News.

– Mike Copper

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Posted: February 23rd, 2014

Wrestling pairings for the Northwest Region Class AA tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday at Sharon High School. Pairings are listed by district-seed, name, year, school and record. The top three in each division will advance to the PIAA Class AA tournament, scheduled March 6-8 at the Giant Center in Hershey:

– Mike Copper

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Posted: February 23rd, 2014

Psych sheets for this weekend’s District 10 swimming championships have been released, and the Fairview girls, Mercyhurst Prep boys, McDowell girls and Cathedral Prep have the most top seeds in their respective classes.

Fairview’s girls claimed top seeds in six of the 11 events, including all three relays, in Class AA. Emma Allison and Abby German are No. 1 seeds in one individual event and two relays. As expected, Wilmington’s Lauren Barber, the 2013 District 10 Swimmer of the Year and a returning state champion, is a top seed by a wide margin in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.

Among the Class AA boys, Mercyhurst Prep’s boys earned seven top seeds out, including two relays. Griffin Schaetzle and John Mackowski each are top seeded in two events, and are on two top-seeded relays. Franklin’s Phil Emerson, the 2013 District 10 Swimmer of the Year, is a No. 1 seed in two individual events.

In Class AAA, Prep is top seeded in all three relays and seven total events. Zach Miller earned a top seed in four events, while McDowell Jonathan Ekas is a top seed in two individual events.

McDowell’s girls are top seeds in seven events, led by Jessica Cauley and Mary Wassell, who each have No. 1 seeds in four events.

Class AA psych sheets

Top seeds listed below:

Class AA Girls

200-yard medley relay: Fairview (Rachel Taylor, Abby German, Stephanie Loesch, Emma Allison) 1:50.77

200 freestyle: Lauren Barber (Wilmington) 1:51.11

200 individual medley: Abby German (Fairview) 2:19.54

50 freestyle: Hannah Feucht (North East) 24.80

100 butterfly: Abigail Parsons (Slippery Rock) 1:00.81

100 freestyle: Emma Allison (Fairview) 55.42

500 freestyle: Claire Christensen (Fairview) 5:32.99

200 freestyle relay: Fairview (Emma Allison, Rachel Taylor, Kendall Sundberg, Abby German) 1:44.21

100 backstroke: Kathleen Lynch (Villa Maria) 57.80

100 breaststroke: Lauren Barber (Wilmington) 1:03.38

400 freestyle relay: Fairview (Kendall Sundberg, Claire Christensen, Stephanie Loesch, Rachel Taylor) 3:46.19

 

Class AA Boys

200 medley relay: Mercyhurst Prep (Griffin Schaetzle, John Mackowski, Joseph Swanson, Ryan Campbell) 1:41.10

200 freestyle: Griffin Schaetzle (Mercyhurst Prep) 1:45.28

200 individual medley: John Mackowski (Mercyhurst Prep) 2:02.19

50 freestyle: Phil Emerson (Franklin) 21.79

100 butterfly: Brent Benedict (Corry) 50.27

100 freestyle: Phil Emerson (Franklin) 46.69

500 freestyle: Ryan Campbell (Mercyhurst Prep) 5:04.00

200 freestyle relay: Fairview (Mike Borowski, Logan Finnecy, Corban Murphey, Ian Miller) 1:32.25

100 backstroke: Griffin Schaetzle (Mercyhurst Prep) 51.63

100 breaststroke: John Mackowski (Mercyhurst Prep) 1:00.9

400 freestyle relay: Mercyhurst Prep (Ryan Campbell, Alex Bowes, John Mackowski, Griffin Schaetzle) 3:24.63

 

Class AAA psych sheets

Class AAA Girls

200-yard medley relay: McDowell (Isabelle Vieira, Emma Springer, Mary Wassell, Jessica Cauley) 1:58.98

200 freestyle: Abby Spicher (McDowell) 2:07.90

200 individual medley: Mary Wassell (McDowell) 2:24.16

50 freestyle: Jessica Cauley (McDowell) 25.12

100 butterfly: Heather Sternby (Meadville) 1:02.61

100 freestyle: Gabrielle Wayne (DuBois) 55.86

500 freestyle: Mary Wassell (McDowell) 5:33.11

200 freestyle relay: Meadville (Mackenzie Webber, Heather Sternby, Paige Whitney, Maddie Moreland) 1:46.42

100 backstroke: Mackenzie Webber (Meadville) 1:03.85

100 breaststroke: Jessica Cauley (McDowell) 1:10.26

400 freestyle relay: McDowell (Isabelle Vieira, Mary Wassell, Abby Spicher, Jessica Cauley) 3:52.48

 

Class AAA Boys

200 medley relay: Cathedral Prep (Rex Riley, Joe Marin, Reid Morrison, Andrew Britton) 1:38.32

200 freestyle: Robert Fenstermacher (DuBois) 1:48.62

200 individual medley: Jonathan Ekas (McDowell) 1:59.75

50 freestyle: Zach Miller (Cathedral Prep) 21.87

100 butterfly: Reid Morrison (Cathedral Prep) 53.65

100 freestyle: Zach Miller (Cathedral Prep) 48.16

500 freestyle: Robert Fenstermacher (DuBois) 5:03.98

200 freestyle relay: Cathedral Prep (Tom Squeglia, Andrew Britton, Joe Marin, Zach Miller) 1:29.48

100 backstroke: Jonathan Ekas (McDowell) 49.94

100 breaststroke: Rex Riley, (Cathedral Prep) 59.69

400 freestyle relay: Cathedral Prep (Reid Morrison, Tom Squeglia, Rex Riley, Zach Miller) 3:15.89

Posted: February 22nd, 2014

Updates from Saturday’s District 10 Class AA wrestling tournament at Sharon High School. The top six entrants in each weight class will return to Sharon for the Northwest Region Class AA tournament, scheduled Feb. 28-March 1.

The championship session will start at 5:30.

Earlier updates will appear in the previous entry section.

– Mike Copper

* Although a defending state champion, Lakeview’s Sam Breese closes out the tournament with his first D-10 title. He beat 7-3 Reynolds’ Gene Ringer 7-3 in the heavyweight final.

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Posted: February 21st, 2014

Updates from Friday’s District 10 Class AA wrestling tournament at Sharon High School. The top six entrants in each weight class will return to Sharon for the Northwest Region Class AA tournament, scheduled Feb. 28-March 1.

District 10 tournament director Jack McIntire has announced no consolation wrestling will be held this evening, per his decision. The first round of consolations will now take place Saturday at 9 a.m.

Earlier updates will appear in the previous entry section.

– Mike Copper

* Again, a reminder. District 10 tournament director Jack McIntire chose to hold off the start of consolation wrestling until Saturday at 9 a.m.

* Fort LeBoeuf’s Nate Conti will face defending PIAA Class AA heavyweight champion Sam Breese of Lakeview in Saturday’s semifinals.

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Posted: February 20th, 2014

Lakeview heavyweight Sam Breese is one of 168 wrestlers entered in the District 10 Class AA tournament. The two-day meet begins Friday at 5:15 p.m. at Sharon High School.

However, Breese already has what the other 167 entrants ultimately seek. The senior is the PIAA’s defending champion at 285.

Breese also goes into his last district meet with a perfect record. He’ll take his 26-0 mark into his 285 quarterfinal against Conneaut’s Brian Lipps or North East’s Jeffrey Kraemer.

The meet resumes Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by the consolation finals at 3 p.m. and the championship matches at 5:30. The top six wrestlers in each weight class will return to Sharon for the Northwest Region Class AA meet on Feb. 28-March 1.

– Mike Copper

Posted: February 16th, 2014

The Fort LeBoeuf Bison will have 11 wrestlers in action when the District 10 Class AA tournament begins Friday at Sharon High School.

Early-round matches in the championship and consolation brackets will start at 5:15 p.m. Saturday’s first session is scheduled for 9 a.m., with the consolation finals at 3 p.m. and the championship finals at 5:30.

The top six wrestlers in each weight class will return to Sharon for the Northwest Region Class AA tournament on Feb. 28-March 1.

– Mike Copper

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