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Posted: December 16th, 2013

Wilmington Greyhounds
Boys
Coach: Mike Jeckavitch (4th season, 26-41)
2012-13 overall record: 8-14
2012-13 region record: 5-7 (fourth)
2012-13 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AA playoffs.
Top players lost: Ryan Brumbaugh, Davis Smith, Scott Onestak, Hunter Taylor
Top returning players: Jordan Smith, Rocco Fagan, Jesse Hilliard, Josiah Bloise, Dimitri Martini, Travis Brumbaugh
Assistant coaches: Michael Zeigler, Kyle Piper, Curtis Nugent
Outlook: Wilmington just missed out on the playoffs last year and looks like a contender this season. The Greyhounds will have to replace Ryan Brumbaugh, Davis Smith, Scott Onestak and Hunter Taylor. Brumbaugh scored 6.6 points per game for the Greyhounds last season. Wilmington returns a strong group in Jordan Smith, Rocco Fagan, Jesse Hilliard, Josiah Bloise, Dimitri Martini and Travis Brumbaugh. Smith scored 11.9 points per game was voted to the all-region second team, while Fagan and Hilliard scored 10.5 and 10.1 ppg, respectively. Wilmington could also receive big contributions from junior Marc Peoples and freshman Spencer DeMedal. With four returning starters that scored over 50 points per game last season, Wilmington has plenty of experience to make a run this season. The coaches picked the ‘Hounds to beat out West Middlesex and win the Region 2 title this season. Wilmington doesn’t have a lot of size, but speed and experience could overcome that disadvantage. Wilmington has one of the most experienced teams back this season and the ‘Hounds look like a big contender in Class AA.

Schedule
December
6 Fort LeBoeuf (Fort LeBoeuf tournament) W, 74-39
7 Oil City (Fort LeBoeuf tournament) L, 58-76
11 at Commodore Perry W, 87-47
13 Union W, 72-63
18 at Jamestown 7:30
26 Union tournament
27 Union tournament
January
2 Sharpsville* 7:30
4 at Lakeview* 7:30
7 at Reynolds* 7:30
10 at Mercer* 7:30
14 Greenville* 7:30
17 at West Middlesex* 7:30
18 at Neshannock 7:30
22 at Shenango 7:30
24 VisionQuest 7:30
28 at Sharpsville* 7:30
31 Lakeview* 7:30
February
4 Reynolds* 7:30
7 Mercer* 7:30
11 at Greenville* 7:30
14 West Middlesex* 7:30
*Region 2 games

Girls
Coach: Brandy Sanford (4th season)
2012-13 overall record: 9-13
2012-13 region record: 5-7 (fourth)
2012-13 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AA playoffs.
Top players lost: Carly Christofferson, Sarah Slonaker
Top returning players: Alanna Elliott, Cassidy Marett, Tessa Sikora
Assistant coach: Denise Naples
Outlook: Wilmington had a young team last season, and the Greyhounds are looking to make some growing pains pay off this winter. Wilmington will have to replace graduates Carly Christofferson and Sarah Slonaker. Christofferson scored 6.4 points per game, while Slonaker scored 6 ppg. The ‘Hounds return basically everyone else, including standouts Alanna Elliott, Cassidy Marett and Tessa Sikora. Elliott and Sikora each scored 10.9 points per game and both were voted to the all-region second team. Wilmington could also receive big contributions from new players Lexi Brumbaugh, Dakota Naples, Reilly Hunter and Lauren Frederick. The ‘Hounds have plenty of experienced mulitsport standouts from other sports, including volleyball and softball. Wilmington is looking to take that experience and talent to make a run at a playoff spot and the Region 2 title.

Schedule
December
6 Shenango (Mohawk tournament) W, 57-33
7 Mohawk (Mohawk tournament) L, 45-56
10 Farrell W, 58-34
12 at Reynolds W, 58-31
16 Laurel 7:30
19 Sharon* 7:30
21 Shenango 7:30
26 Union tournament
27 Union tournament
January
3 at Lakeview* 7:30
6 Mercer* 7:30
9 at Sharpsville* 7:30
16 at West Middlesex* 7:30
18 at Neshannock 6
20 at Greenville* 7:30
23 at Sharon* 7:30
27 Lakeview* 7:30
30 at Mercer* 7:30
February
3 Sharpsville* 7:30
6 Jamestown 7:30
10 West Middlesex* 7:30
13 Greenville* 7:30
*Region 2 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: December 2nd, 2012

Wilmington Greyhounds
Boys
Coach (season, record): Michael Jeckavitch (3rd season, 18-25)
2011-12 overall record: 9-14
2011-12 region record (place): 5-5 (third)
2011-12 playoff results: Lost to Mercyhurst Prep 57-15 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Anthony Derrick, Matt Bowen, Ryan Crawford, Josh Tekac, Vince Pitzulo
Top returning players: Rocco Fagan, Jordan Smith, Jesse Hilliard
Assistant coaches: Michael Zeigler, Kyle Piper, Curtis Nugent
Outlook: Wilmington made its way to the District 10 playoffs last year before running into eventual D-10 champion Mercyhurst Prep. The Greyhounds were hit hard by graduation with the loss of Anthony Derrick, Matt Bowen, Ryan Crawford, Josh Tekac and Vince Pitzulo. Derrick was voted to the all-region first team and Bowen to the second team. All five leave big holes for third-year coach Michael Jeckavitch to fill. Jordan Smith is the only returning starter, while juniors Rocco Fagan and Jesse Hilliard could step into expanded playing time this year. Ryan Brumbaugh and Davis Smith are back to play their senior season after missing last year. Nate Anthony is a junior transfer from West Middlesex, while Travis Brumbaugh, Hunter Taylor and Scott Onestak could contribute this season as well. The ‘Hounds could use up to a 9-10 man rotation to exploit their speed and use it to compete. Wilmington will also have plenty of chemistry this year. The ‘Hounds will be smaller than usual and that size disadvantage could hurt throughout the season, especially near the playoffs. Wilmington will look to play tougher defense and develop its offense enough to use speed to balance out size.

Schedule
December
7-8 Jamestown tournament
11 Commodore Perry 7:30
14 at Union 7:30
18 Jamestown 7:30
27-28 Union tournament
January
3 at Sharpsville* 7:30
5 Lakeview* 7:30
8 Reynolds* 7:30
9 Neshannock 7:30
11 Mercer* 7:30
15 at Greenville* 7:30
18 West Middlesex* 7:30
23 Shenango 7:30
25 at VisionQuest 7:30
29 Sharpsville* 7:30
February
1 at Lakeview* 7:30
5 at Reynolds* 7:30
8 at Mercer* 7:30
12 Greenville* 7:30
15 at West Middlesex* 7:30
*Region 2 games

Girls
Coach: Brandy Sanford
2011-12 overall record: 12-11
2011-12 region record (place): 6-6 (fourth)
2011-12 playoff results: Lost to Villa Maria 77-12 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.

Note: A preview was not submitted by the coach.

Schedule
December
7-8 Mohawk tournament
11 at Farrell 7:30
13 Reynolds 7:30
15 at Shenango 2:30
17 at Laurel 7:30
20 at Sharon* 7:30
27-28 Union tournament
January
3 Lakeview* 7:30
7 at Mercer* 7:30
9 Neshannock 7:30
10 Sharpsville* 7:30
17 West Middlesex* 7:30
21 Greenville* 7:30
24 Sharon* 7:30
28 at Lakeview* 7:30
31 Mercer* 7:30
February
4 at Sharpsville* 7:30
6 Jamestown 7:30
11 at West Middlesex* 7:30
14 at Greenville* 7:30
*Region 2 games

Later today: Youngsville

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: December 4th, 2011

Wilmington Greyhounds
Boys
Coach (season, record): Michael Jeckavitch (2nd season, 9-13)
2010-11 overall record: 9-13
2010-11 region record (place): 5-5 (fourth)
2010-11 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AA playoffs.
Top players lost: Darryl Pace, Curtis Bretz, Jason McFarland
Top returning players: Anthony Derrick, Vince Pitzulo, Matt Bowen, Josh Tekac, Ryan Crawford, Ryan Sager
Assistant coaches: Michael Zeigler, Curtis Nugent, Kyle Piper, Kevin Zona
Outlook: Wilmington is looking to get back to the postseason after a .500 record in region play last winter. The Greyhounds have to replace Darryl Pace, Curtis Bretz and Jason McFarland but they have a solid group back. Anthony Derrick, Vince Pitzulo, Matt Bowen, Josh Tekac, Ryan Crawford and Ryan Sager can be leaders for Wilmington and have plenty of experience. The ‘Hounds are usually in the hunt for the playoffs and region title and last year’s 9-13 season will be plenty of fuel for this year’s squad.

Schedule
December
9-10 Jamestown tournament
13 Mohawk 7:30
17 at Shenango 7:30
20 at Union 7:30
28-29 Union tournament
January
3 at West Middlesex 7:30
6 VisionQuest 7:30
10 at Rocky Grove 7:30
13 Greenville* 7:30
17 Reynolds* 7:30
20 at Lakeview* 7:30
24 Mercer* 7:30
27 Sharpsville* 7:30
February
3 at Greenville* 7:30
7 at Reynolds* 7:30
10 Lakeview* 7:30
11 Laurel 7:30
14 at Mercer* 7:30
17 at Sharpsville* 7:30

Girls
2010-11 overall record: 12-11
2010-11 region record (place): 6-6 (fourth)
2010-11 playoff results: Lost 73-14 to Villa Maria in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.

No information submitted by the girls coach.

Schedule
December
9-10 Mohawk tournament
13 at West Middlesex 7:30
15 Sharon* 7:30
19 at Lakeview* 7:30
21 at Mercer* 7:30
23 at Sharpsville* 7:30
28-29 Union tournament
January
9 at Reynolds* 7:30
12 at Greenville* 7:30
14 Laurel 7:30
19 Kennedy Catholic 7:30
23 at Sharon* 7:30
25 Shenango 7:30
28 Lakeview* 7:30
31 at Rocky Grove 7:30
February
2 Mercer* 7:30
6 Sharpsville* 7:30
13 Reynolds* 7:30
16 Greenville* 7:30

Later today: Youngsville

– Tom Reisenweber

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