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Posted: December 10th, 2013

Saegertown Panthers
Boys
Coach: Greg Molnar (6th season, 53-64)
2012-13 overall record: 18-5
2012-13 region record: 12-0 (champion)
2012-13 playoff results: Lost to Fairview 59-46 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Dustin Pavlik, Shane Rigby, Austin Scere, Jeff Mattocks, Luke Carter, Josh Shoop, Dylan Lang
Top returning players: Mitchell Wood, Scott Sada
Assistant coaches: Tom Reynolds, Todd Schlosser, Terry Deane, Steve Simcheck, Pat Amy
Outlook: Saegertown has developed into a perennial playoff team as the Panthers continue to compete at a high level in Region 3. Saegertown’s graduated seniors won two straight region championships and leave a big hole for the Panthers to fill this season. Among the players gone from last year are Dustin Pavlik, Shane Rigby, Austin Scere, Jeff Mattocks, Luke Carter, Josh Shoop and Dylan Lang. Pavlik averaged 13.6 points per game was was voted to the all-region first team and the region player of the year, while Mattocks and Rigby were voted to the second team. Rigby averaged 12.3 ppg and Mattocks had 8.8 ppg. The Panthers return two starters in Mitchell Wood and Scott Sada. Both could be big-time contributors as Saegertown looks to rebuild its rotation. Kyle Wise is back after missing his junior season with an injury along with Tyler Walters, Drew Durasa and Dakota Long. The Panthers will also be without Alex Barclay because of illness. Saegertown has another challenging schedule as coach Greg Molnar continues to build the program to compete with the best teams in Class AA. The Panthers hung with Fairview in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals last year before falling in the second half. Saegertown will need to work out a new rotation and need several players to step up this season in order to win a third straight region title.

Schedule
December
6 Fairview (Fairview tournament) L, 56-74
7 General McLane (Fairview tournament) L, 46-71
13 at Eisenhower* 7:30
17 Reynolds 7:30
18 at Hickory 7:30
19 at Union 7:30
20 at Younngsville* 7:30
27 Neshannock tournament
28 Neshannock tournament
January
3 Cambridge Springs* 7:30
8 at Cochranton* 7:30
10 at Maplewood* 7:30
17 Conneaut* 7:30
21 Eisenhower* 7:30
25 at Union City TBA
28 Youngsville* 7:30
31 at Cambridge Springs* 7:30
February
4 Maplewood* 7:30
5 at Conneaut (Ohio) 7:30
7 Cochranton* 7:30
11 Jamestown 7:30
14 at Conneaut* 7:30
*Region 3 games

Girls
Coach: Steve Scott (29th season, 513-205)
2012-13 overall record: 14-8
2012-13 region record: 9-3 (champion)
2012-13 playoff results: Lost to General McLane 54-25 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Arianna Hanley, Rachel DiBartolomeo
Top returning players: Tori Eckart, Becca Siple, Jessica Tomiczek
Assistant coaches: Jonelle Taylor, Amanda Scott
Outlook: Saegertown won the Region 3 title last season despite finishing behind Conneaut because the Eagles weren’t eligible to win the region title. The Panthers are looking to keep that success going this winter as Saegertown has a solid team back. The Panthers will have to replace all-region selections Arianna Hanley and Rachel DiBartolomeo. DiBartolomeo averaged 11.6 points per game to be voted to the first team, while Hanley scored 9.6 ppg and was a second-team selection. Saegertown returns Becca Siple, Jessica Tomiczek and starter Tori Eckart. Eckart averaged 4.2 ppg and will be counted on to lead a very young team. The Panthers return only five players that saw varsity action last year and they will need several underclassmen to come through this winter.

Schedule
December
6 Seneca (Meadville tournament) L, 34-59
7 Meadville (Meadville tournament) W, 44-25
10 at Jamestown 7:30
11 Cochranton* 7:30
16 Reynolds 7:30
19 at Maplewood* 7:30
21 Ellwood City 1:30
27 Saegertown tournament
28 Saegertown tournament
January
6 at Conneaut* 7:30
9 Cambridge Springs* 7:30
13 at Eisenhower* 7:30
16 Youngsville* 7:30
21 at Cochranton* 7:30
27 Maplewood* 7:30
29 Strong Vincent 7:30
30 Conneaut* 7:30
February
3 at Cambridge Springs* 7:30
5 Slippery Rock 7:30
6 Eisenhower* 7:30
10 at Youngsville* 7:30
13 at Lakeview 7:30
*Region 3 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: February 8th, 2013

Dustin Pavlik

The Saegertown boys basketball team entered the season as a contender in Region 3 and senior Dustin Pavlik is a big reason why the Panthers are closing in on the Region 3 title.

The 6-foot 3-inch guard and co-captain is averaging 14 points per game this season. He is pulling down 6.5 rebounds per game and is also averaging 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals each time he takes the floor.

Saegertown has locked up a share of the region title and is one win from taking it outright and the leadership and poise of Pavlik has helped pave the way.

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Posted: November 23rd, 2012

Saegertown Panthers
Boys
Coach (season, record): Greg Molnar (5th season, 34-58)
2011-12 overall record: 12-13
2011-12 region record (place): 7-1
2011-12 playoff results: Defeated Sharpsville 48-33 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals before losing to Mercyhurst Prep 70-24 in the semifinals. Saegertown then lost to Lakeview 73-57 in the third-place game.
Top players lost: Matt Mondi, Theo Truitt, Noah Marvin
Top returning players: Dustin Pavlik, Austin Scere, Shane Rigby, Jeff Mattocks, Luke Carter, Mitch Wood, Kyle Wise
Assistant coaches: Tom Reynolds, Todd Schlosser, Terry Deane, Steve Simcheck, Jason Amy
Outlook: Saegertown was a little surprising last winter as the Panthers made a solid run into the postseason and even knocked off perennial playoff team Sharpsville in the first round. Saegertown coach Greg Molnar is looking for more this year with an experienced group back. Molnar, who is also the athletic director at Saegertown, loaded the Panthers’ schedule with tough non-region opponents. Saegertown will start the season in the Fairview tournament where they could see General McLane or Hickory. The Panthers also get Union, Reynolds and will be in the Neshannock tournament as well. Saegertown will have to replace Matt Mondi, Theo Truitt and Noah Marvin. Mondi, a second-team all-region selection, averaged 7.1 points per game last year, and leaves a big hole to fill. Saegertown has plenty of size this year and will have to play to that strength this year. The Panthers return Dustin Pavlik, Austin Scere, Shane Rigby, Jeff Mattocks, Luke Carter, Mitch Wood and Kyle Wise. Wise will be out until December after a late-season football injury, while Carter will be out until January. Carter was voted to the second team last year and leaves a big hole at forward. Pavlik is the top returning scorer at 9.8 points per game and was voted to the all-region first team last season, while Mattocks was a second-team selection. There won’t be a surprised with Saegertown this season. The Panthers have size and big-time rebounding ability. Saegertown will need some help from its guards and to play smart basketball to get back to the postseason and get into the state playoffs.

Schedule
December
7-8 Fairview tournament
14 Eisenhower* 7:30
18 at Union 7:30
19 at Reynolds 7:30
21 Youngsville* 7:30
27-28 Neshannock tournament
January
3 at Cambridge Springs* 7:30
8 Cochranton* 7:30
11 Commodore Perry 7:30
12 at Union City 1:30
16 Maplewood* 7:30
18 at Conneaut* 7:30
22 at Eisenhower* 7:30
26 Conneaut (Ohio) 7:30
29 at Youngsville* 7:30
February
1 Cambridge Springs* 7:30
4 at Maplewood* 7:30
8 at Cochranton* 7:30
12 at Jamestown 7:30
15 Conneaut* 7:30
*Region 3 games

Girls
Coach (season): Steve Scott (27th season)
2011-12 overall record: 17-9
2011-12 region record (place): 9-3 (tied for second)
2011-12 playoff results: Defeated Farrell 31-24 in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals before losing to Conneaut Valley 31-28 in the semifinals. Saegertown then defeated Linesville 65-63 in overtime in the third-place game. Saegertown made the PIAA playoffs but lost to Bishop Guilfoyle 45-18 in the first round.
Top player lost: Malorie Levis
Top returning players: Arianna Hanley, Rachel DiBartolomeo, Katie Kapanick
Assistant coaches: Amanda Scott, Jonelle Taylor
Outlook: Saegertown put together a solid run last year that resulted in the PIAA Class A playoffs. The Panthers have an experienced team back that could result in another playoff run. Saegertown will have to replace all-region first-team selection Malorie Levis. She was a leader for the Panthers last year and her offensive production will have to be replaced. Arianna Hanley, Rachel DiBartolomeo and Katie Kapanick are returning starters. DiBartolomeo was voted to the second team as a junior and could step into a leadership role to replace Levis. The Panthers have quickness and experience but a lack of size could hurt them in the long run. If Saegertown can keep developing as a team and have a few forwards emerge, the Panthers could be a threat to the Erie County powers to win D-10.

Schedule
December
7-8 Meadville tournament
10 at East 7:30
13 at Cochranton* 7:30
15 at Ellwood City 1:30
18 at Reynolds 7:30
20 Maplewood* 7:30
27-28 Saegertown tournament
January
7 Conneaut* 7:30
10 Cambridge Springs* 7:30
14 Eisenhower* 7:30
17 at Youngsville* 7:30
22 Cochranton* 7:30
28 at Maplewood* 7:30
30 at Strong Vincent 7:30
February
2 at Conneaut* 7:30
5 at Cambridge Springs* 7:30
6 at Slippery Rock 7:30
8 at Eisenhower* 7:30
11 Youngsville* 7:30
14 Lakeview 7:30
*Region 3 games

Saturday: Seneca

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: November 28th, 2011

Saegertown Panthers
Boys
Coach (season, record): Greg Molnar (4th season, 22-45)
2010-11 overall record: 4-18
2010-11 region record (place): 4-4 (third)
2010-11 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AA playoffs.
Top players lost: Casey Handel, Kyle McCray
Top returning players: Dustin Pavlik, Shane Rigby, Luke Carter, Caleb Ohmer, Matt Mondi, Jeff Mattocks,
Assistant coaches: Tom Reynolds, Todd Schlosser, Terry Deane, Dylan Johnston
Outlook: Saegertown endured numerous injuries last winter which could turn out to be a positive. The Panthers were able to play several players more minutes than expected to gain valuable experience. Saegertown lost Casey Handel and Kyle McCray to graduation, but everyone else is back. Seniors Caleb Ohmer and Matt Mondi provide leadership, while the Panthers have plenty of size in their junior class. Dustin Pavlik (6 feet, 2 inches), Shane Rigby (6-4), Luke Carter (6-1) and Jeff Mattocks (6-2) can dominate in the paint but speed could be an issue for Saegertown. The Panthers will have to change their style to play more halfcourt basketball but they can be a hard team to guard underneath the hoop. Pavlilk and Rigby have deferred to the older players the past two years, but coach Greg Molnar is looking for more of a proactive approach from both this winter. Mondi could be the biggest key this season after missing 13 games last year with injury. He has the potential to be an all-region player for the Panthers. Saegertown only four games last year, but all four were in region play. The Panthers could be the team to beat in the region but Cambridge Springs and Maplewood will be contenders as well.

Schedule
December
9-10 Fort LeBoeuf tournament
13 at North East 7:30
14 Seneca 7:30
16 at Conneaut Valley 7:30
20 at Lakeview 7:30
22 Conneaut Lake 7:30
27-28 Greenville tournament
January
3 at Cochranton 7:30
6 Eisenhower 7:30
10 at Linesville 7:30
13 at Union City* 7:30
17 Cambridge Springs* 7:30
20 at Youngsville* 7:30
27 Maplewood* 7:30
31 Mercer 7:30
February
3 Union City* 7:30
7 at Cambridge Springs* 7:30
10 Youngsville* 7:30
15 Fairview 7:30
17 at Maplewood* 7:30

Girls
Coach (season, record): Steve Scott (26th season, 482-168)
2010-11 overall record: 20-3
2010-11 region record (place): 11-1 (co-champion)
2010-11 playoff results: Lost 39-33 to Farrell in the District 10 Class A semifinals.
Top players lost: Katie Jeannerett, Sadie Brunot
Top returning players: Malorie Levis, Arianna Hanley, Katie Kapanick, Rachel DiBartolomeo
Assistant coaches: Amanda Scott, Jonelle Taylor
Outlook: Saegertown will be a different team this season with the loss of Katie Jeannerett and Sadie Brunot to graduation. The Panthers will be inexperienced with only two starters back and long-time coach Steve Scott will be looking for some players to step up as scorers. Malorie Levis is a strong center that averaged 10 points per game last season, while Arianna Hanley saw playing time with the varsity last year. Juniors Katie Kapanick and Rachel DiBartolomeo could be big-time contributors as well. Saegertown’s ability to score consistently is a question mark this year along with depth. The Panthers were region co-champions last year but they will have to put in plenty of work during camp to get back to that level of basketball.

Schedule
December
9-10 Meadville tournament
12 at Fort LeBoeuf 7:30
15 Eisenhower* 7:30
19 at Conneaut Lake* 7:30
21 Conneaut Valley* 7:30
23 at Youngsville* 7:30
27-28 Saegertown tournament
January
3 Mercer 7:30
9 at Linesville* 7:30
12 Cochranton* 7:30
16 at Union City 7:30
19 Northwestern 7:30
23 at Eisenhower* 7:30
26 Conneaut Lake* 7:30
30 Cambridge Springs 7:30
February
2 at Conneaut Valley* 7:30
6 Youngsville* 7:30
13 Linesville* 7:30
14 at Maplewood 7:30
16 at Cochranton* 7:30

Monday: Seneca, Sharon

– Tom Reisenweber

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