Psych sheets announced for District 10 swimming championships

   February 23, 2014 2:50 pm

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…

Erie Times-News Breakout Boys Swimmer/Diver of the Week: Griffin Schaetzle, Mercyhurst Prep

   March 22, 2013 12:21 am

Mercyhurst Prep sophomore Griffin Schaetzle continues to impress on swimming’s biggest stage. After securing a third-place medal in the 100 free and a sixth-place medal in the 200 free as a freshman, Schaetzle followed that up with two more medals this season at the PIAA Class AA championships. Schaetzle swam the 100 backstroke in 50.80…

District 10 swimming psych sheets now available

   February 24, 2013 12:19 pm

A showdown between three of District 10’s premier swimmers looms in the Class AA 100-yard boys backstroke this week in the D-10 championships. Fairview’s Robert Sikatzki, Mercyhurst Prep’s Griffin Schaetzle and Corry’s Brent Benedict are the top three seeds, respectively, in the 100 backstroke in what might be the most competitive race at this weekend’s…

Check out Erie County's top Class AA swimming/diving performances

   February 4, 2013 1:15 pm

Fans who look at the top Class AA swimming times in Erie County this season can see the impact that German exhange student Robert Sikatzki is having. Sikatzki, a junior at Fairview, has dominated the regular season.  Out of the eight individual swimming events, Sikatzki has the top time in seven. He’s also second in the 100-yard breaststroke….

Check out Erie County’s top Class AA swimming/diving performances

   February 4, 2013 1:15 pm

Fans who look at the top Class AA swimming times in Erie County this season can see the impact that German exhange student Robert Sikatzki is having. Sikatzki, a junior at Fairview, has dominated the regular season.  Out of the eight individual swimming events, Sikatzki has the top time in seven. He’s also second in the 100-yard breaststroke….

Allshouse resigns as Mercyhurst Prep swim coach

   September 11, 2012 10:53 am

Mercyhurst Prep swim coach Paula Allshouse has resigned effectively immediately. Allshouse cited “minor health issues” in a statement from the school and went on to say that she could not “put in the many hours that are required to coach great swimmers as well as a successful team”. Allshouse helped lead a resurgence in the…

Erie Times-News Breakout Male Swimmer of the Week: David Benczkowski, Mercyhurst Prep

   March 9, 2012 12:26 am

Benczkowski has been a standout in Class AA for the Lakers for the past few seasons. He put an exclamation mark on his District 10 career Saturday by winning the 100-yard backstroke in a dramatic finish at Penn State Behrend’s Junker Center pool. He broke his own school record of 54.27 seconds by touching the…

District 10’s swimming sprinters are top notch

   March 7, 2012 1:02 am

(Throughout the next week, the Varsity blog will feature a series of posts about the upcoming PIAA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.) District 10 has boasted some talented swimmers in a large variety of events throughout the years, but this season D-10 has been particularly strong in the sprinting events. Led…

District 10 has title threats in PIAA Class AA 100 backstroke

   March 6, 2012 1:25 am

(Throughout the next week, the Varsity blog will feature a series of posts about the upcoming PIAA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.) David Benczkowski has been a strong swimmer for Mercyhurst Prep during the past several years, but he was at his best during the District 10 meet Saturday. Benczkowski, a…

District 10 swimmers, divers earn high seeds for PIAA meets

   March 4, 2012 8:09 pm

If the PIAA psych sheets are any indication, District 10 is positioned for a memorable PIAA swim meet March 14-17 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. The Fairview boys and Mercyhurst Prep girls in particular will have a healthy number of high seeds entering next week’s state championships. Also, area swimmers who didn’t advance automatically found…

Erie Times-News Breakout Male Swimmer of the Week: Ryan Campbell, Mercyhurst Prep

   February 24, 2012 12:51 am

Campbell is one of several talented freshmen on the Lakers’ swimming team this season. Last week, he showed his abilities in a pair of Mercyhurst Prep victories. Campbell was particularly effective in the distance events Feb. 16 in the Lakers’ win over Meadville. He finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 0.76 seconds) and…