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Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives a letter and award patch for their varsity jacket. How does it work?
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Week 28 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Katie Sheeler, Otto-Eldred (Duke Center) Girls Basketball
had 27 points, 10 steals and four assists in a 60-53 win over North
Clarion. Had 11 points and six rebounds in a 39-28 loss to Elk County
Catholic. Averaging 18 points, 5.2 steals, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
* Kaitlyn Flanagan, Plymouth Whitemarsh (Plymouth Meeting) Girls Basketball
had 10 assists, six points and three steals in a 47-36 win over
Pennsbury and 11 points, nine assists and four rebounds in a 49-31 win
over Spring-Ford. Averaging 76 points, 5.3 assists, 3 steals and 2.8
Here is the school year's first round of nominees...
Week 29 Pennsylvania High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Jack Gardinier, Quaker Valley (Leetsdale) Boys Basketball
Senior had 36 points (hit seven 3s) and seven assists in an 86-75 win over Belle Vernon. Averaging 9.1 points, 4.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals. * Jaden Pepe, Wyoming Area (Exeter) Wrestling
Junior completed an undefeated season (45-0) and won his second straight state title with a victory at 120 pounds at the PIAA AA state meet. * Kylie Lavelle, Riverside (Taylor) Girls Basketball
Senior had 30 points and five rebounds in a 57-29 win over Towanda. That follows a 25-point, 15-rebound performance in a 39-33 win over Western Wayne and 22-point, 13-rebound effort in a 59-32 win over Montrose. Averaging 24.7 points, 10 rebounds and 2.8 steals. * Conner Harer, Montgomery Wrestling
Sophomore capped an unbeaten season (47-0) by winning the PIAA AA state title at 145 pounds.* Bailey Shriver, Bishop McCort (Johnstown) Girls Basketball
Senior had 12 assists, six rebounds and five points in a 63-32 win over Windber. Also had 12 assists, six rebounds and six points in a 54-43 win over Linden Hall School for the Girls. Averaging 7.8 points, 8.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 3 steals. * Rocco Welsh, Waynesburg Central Wrestling
After finishing runner-up at the state meet the last two years, the junior broke through for his first state title by winning the 172-pound title at the PIAA AAA state meet. * Mihjae Hayes, Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) Girls Basketball
Senior had 29 points in a 72-25 win over Brandywine Heights Area and 20 points in a 61-39 win over Bloomsburg. Averaging 24.3 points. * Lambert Palmer, Williamsburg Boys Basketball
Senior had 20 points and 16 rebounds in a 53-44 win over Otto-Eldred and 31 points and five rebounds in a 92-51 loss to Imani Christian Academy. Averaging 21.8 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.3 steals.
Week 1 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week
* Caden Smith, Franklin Regional (Murrysville) Football
Senior defensive back/receiver had three interceptions (returned one for a touchdown) and five tackles in a 41-12 win over Plum. Also completed his lone pass attempt on offense for a 64-yard touchdown.
* Griffin Buzzell, Meadville Football
Senior running back/linebacker balled out in a 50-48 loss to Grove City. Carried the ball 20 times for 192 yards and three touchdowns and registered 19 tackles on defense.
Week 2 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week
* Brayden Kunselman, Brookville Football
Junior receiver caught seven passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-7 win over DuBois. Also had five tackles and an interception.
* Ezi Hite, Williams Valley (Tower City) Football
Junior defensive tackle had six tackles, including five sacks, and a forced fumble in a 24-16 win over Pine Grove. Has 17 tackles and seven TFL through two games.
* Cadin Olsen, Armstrong (Kittanning) Football
Junior quarterback accounted for six touchdowns in a 49-6 win over Deer Lakes. Completed 23-of-35 passes for 285 yards and five touchdowns and carried the ball seven times for 42 yards and a touchdown.
Week 3 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week
* Erby Weller, Shippensburg Football
Junior caught seven passes for 204 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-20 win over Dover.
* Elliet Manning, East (West Chester) Volleyball
Junior has 175 assists total and 31-plus in each of her team's first five games (went 4-1).
Week 4 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* John Adams, Minersville Football
Senior completed 15-of-21 passes for 399 yards and five touchdowns and carried the ball 13 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in a 47-24 win over Williams Valley. Has thrown for 1,086 yards and 12 touchdowns in four games.
* Carson Long, Philipsburg-Osceola (Philipsburg) Boys Soccer
Freshman had eight assists and three goals in a 13-0 win over Tyrone, three goals and an assit in a 5-4 win over Saint Joseph's Catholic and an assist in a 1-0 win over Huntington. Has 11 goals and 10 assists in five games.
Week 5 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Emily Greenland, Lower Merion (Ardmore) Volleyball
Senior setter had 46, 33 and 31 assists in wins over Downingtown East, Strath Haven and Penncrest. Has 255 assists in nine matches.
* Sophia Schweikert, Upper Merion Area (King of Prussia) Volleyball
Freshman outside hitter had 27, 21, 20 and 15 kills in wins over Pope John Paul II, Owen J. Roberts, Lansdale Catholic and Owen J. Roberts, respectively. Has 227 kills in 14 matches.
Week 6 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Ron Prislupski, Holy Cross (Dunmore) Boys Soccer
Junior had 11 goals and three assists in back-to-back wins over Mountain View. Has 36 goals and 10 assists in eight games. * Cece Isenberg, Berwick Volleyball
Junior had 28 kills in a win over Holy Redeemer and 23 kills in a win over Lake-Lehman. Has 187 kills in nine matches. * Jeff Nyamekye, Red Lion Football
Senior receiver caught 14 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-7 win over Northeastern. Has caught 42 passes for 664 yards and four touchdowns in four games.
Week 7 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Tucker St. Peter, Cowanesque Valley (Westfield) Football
Senior receiver/defensive back had three interceptions and returned a punt for a touchdown in a 32-0 win over Wyalusing Valley. * Samantha Wechsler, Susquenita (Duncannon) Girls Soccer
Junior forward had 10 goals and two assists las week in wins over Lebanon, East Juanita and East Pennsboro and a loss to Cedar Cliff. Has 35 goals and nine assists this season. * Braden Scarvel , Sharpsville Football
Junior defensive lineman had 12 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks in a 34-6 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Week 9 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Erynne Long, Downingtown East (Exton) Volleyball
Junior setter had 44, 44 and 41 assists in wins over Central Bucks East and Owen J. Roberts and a loss to Sun Valley, respectively. Has 688 assists and 143 digs on the season.
* Braylan Lovelace, Leechburg Football
Junior running back scored seven touchdowns and ran for 184 yards on 17 carries in a 66-6 win over Imani Christian Academy. Has rushed for 1,194 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.
* Anna Steinbeck, Windber Girls Soccer
Junior had four goals and six assists in a win over Tussey Mountain and two goals and an assist in a win over Cambria Heights. Has 21 goals and 18 assists this season.
Week 10 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week
* Vinny Campoli, Fairview Football
Freshman quarterback completed all five of his pass attempts for touchdowns (and 76 yards) in a 56-26 win over Seneca. In four games he's completed 18-of-22 passes for 382 yards and eight touchdowns.
* Tyler Albright, Keystone (Knox) Football
Junior defensive back had three interceptions, three pass break-ups and seven tackles in a 31-13 win over Moniteau. Also had a 70-yard touchdown reception.
Week 11 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week
* Tanner Shirley, Conemaugh Township (Davidsville) Football
Junior quarterback accounted for eight touchdowns in a 64-7 win over Everett. Completed 19-of-26 passes for 380 yards and seven touchdowns and carried the ball twice for 16 yards and a score.
* Jalen Wagner, Reynolds (Greenville) Football
Junior running back carried the ball 10 times for 347 yards and five touchdowns and caught four passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in a 56-27 win over Eisenhower. Has 1,711 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns this season.
* Gary Martin, Archbishop Wood (Warminster) Boys Cross Country
Senior won back-to-back Class 2A state titles with a time of 15:46.7.
* Rian Glunk, Loyalsock Township (Williamsport) Football
Junior defensive back/receiver had three interceptions, eight tackles and caught five passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in a 47-7 win over Cowanesque Valley. Has 52 receptions for 1,011 yards and 13 touchdowns his season. Also has 48 tackles and seven interceptions.
Week 12 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Johnny Dragisich, West Allegheny (Imperial) Boys Soccer
Seniro midfielder had three goals and three assists in a 10-0 first round 3A win over Bradford. Also had a goal in a 3-2 quarterfinal win over Archbishop Ryan. Has 28 goals and 22 assists this season.
* Loren Gehret, Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa) Girls Soccer
Junior forward had a hat trick (three goals) and an assist in a 5-1 first round 1A win over Harrisburg Christian. Added a goal in a 2-0 quarterfinal win over Faith Christian Academy. Has 39 goals and 20 assists this season.
Week 13 & 14 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Eric Nangle, Exeter Township (Reading) Football
Senior running back ran for 332 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries and caught an 83-yard touchdown pass in a 42-35 5A first round playoff win over Cedar Cliff. Followed that with 225 yards and a touchdown on 41 carries and two receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown in a 31-28 quarterfinal win over Governor Mifflin. Has rushed for 1,769 yards and 21 touchdowns this season. * Landon Alexander, Central Valley (Monaca) Football
Senior running back rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in a 51-0 3A first round playoff win over Elizabeth Forward. Followed that by rushing for 220 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and catching three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 52-15 quarterfinal win over North Catholic. Has rushed for 1,950 yards and scored 30 total touchdowns this season. * Anthony Day, Harrisburg Football
Senior linebacker had 22 tackles (17 solo) and a tackle-for-loss in a 16-13 6A quarterfinal loss to State College. Finished the season with 150 tackles and 17 TFL. * Reese Hazelton, Philipsburg-Osceola Volleyball
Sophomore outside hitter had 36 kills and 17 digs in a 3-2 4A state semifinal loss to North Allegheny. Finished the season with 628 kills and 357 digs.
Week 15 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Samaj Jones, St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia) Football
Sophomore quarterback ran for four TDs and threw for three more in a 49-13 Class 6A state semifinal win over Garnet Valley. Finished 10-of-14 for 145 yards and had 83 yards on eight carries.
* Chris Marshall, Redbank Valley (New Bethlehem) Football
Senior defensive back had two interceptions and seven tackles in a 23-14 Class 1A state semifinal win over Bishop Canevin. Also caught four passes for 61 yards. Has 40 receptions for 630 yards and 11 TDs and 35 tackles and four interceptions this season.
Week 16 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Alex Tecza, Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh) Football
Senior running back carried the ball 26 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in 35-17 Class 6A state final win over St. Joseph's Prep.
Week 17 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week*Jenna Muha, Shade (Cairnbrook) Girls Basketball
Junior post had 30 points, 21 rebounds, seven steals, five assists and three blocks in a 63-46 loss to Conemaugh Township. Also had 22 points and 15 rebounds in a 63-43 loss to Blcklick Valley and 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in a 75-17 loss to Portage. Averaging 20.3 points, 14.5 rebounds and 4.3 steals. * Kade Deeter, Tri-Valley (Hegins) Boys Basketball
Senior guard had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in an 82-59 win over Line Mountain. Also had 29 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 56-55 win over Lincoln Leadership Academy and 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 64-26 win over Minersville. Averaging 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
Week 18-19 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Alexander Roth, Lincoln (Ellwood City) Boys Basketball
Senior had 35, 24, 23 and 11 points in wins over Freedom Area, Saegertown, Mercer and Aliquippa. Also had 16 in a loss to Union Area. * Jessica Dodge, Millville Girls Basketball
Senior nearly had a quadruple-double with 20 points, 11 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds in a 58-24 win over North Penn-Liberty. Also had 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 44-22 win over Canton; 24 points, seven rebounds and seven steals in a 46-42 loss to Neumann Regional Academy; and 14 points, 11 rebounds and five steals in a 53-34 loss to Bloomsburg. Averaging 18.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 4.9 steals and four assists.
* Easton Fulmer, Franklin Boys Basketball
Senior guard hit eight 3-pointers and scored 41 points in an 84-45 win over Clarion-Limestone. Also had 18 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in a 92-33 win over Greenville; 28 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 66-40 win over Rocky Grove and 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 77-60 loss to North Catholic. Averaging 24.4 points, 5.4 asssits and 4.8 rebounds.
Week 20 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Chelsea McCaulsky, Bellwood-Antis Girls Basketball
Junior had a triple-double (18 points, 10 assists and 10 steals) in a 77-20 win over Curwensville. Averaging 15.3 points, 5.6 assists, 5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
* Minyah Easterling, Glendale (Flinton) Girls Basketball
Sophomore had 32 points and 19 rebounds in a 53-36 win over West branch, 24 points and 19 rebounds in a 54-20 win over Mount Union and 19 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in a 49-17 win over Harmony Area. Averaging 19.1 points and 15.3 rebounds.
Week 21 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Riley Young, Line Mountain (Herndon) Boys Basketball
Senior had 39 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in an 86-75 win over Halifax and 37 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and three assists in a 68-60 win over Warrior Run. Averaging 25.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals. * Anna Durbin, West Greene (Waynesburg) Girls Basketball
Senior had 28, 23, 21 and 20 points in wins over Eden Christian Academy (61-50), Mapletown (70-27), Geibel Catholic ( 60-13) and Jefferson-Morgan (61-18). Also combined for 27 rebounds, 17 assists and 19 steals. Averaging 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 3.3 assists.
Week 22 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Ah'nae Robinson, Harrisburg Girls Basketball
Junior had 24 points, eight rebounds, five steals, four assists and three blocks in a 47-46 win over Chambersburg. Also had 29 points in a 53-43 win over Williamsport and 28 points in a 76-49 loss to Altoona. Averaging 24 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.8 assists. * Mercedes Majors, Monessen Girls Basketball
Senior had 21 points, eight steals, seven assists and five rebounds in a 50-20 win over Frazier. Also had 21 points and seven steals in a 58-12 win over Geibel Catholic and 21 points in a 64-19 win over Jeanette. Averaging 20.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 3.6 assists. * Daulton Sellers, Salisbury Elk Lick Boys Basketball
Junior had 42 points (hit five 3s), six rebounds and six steals in a 57-50 win over Rockwood. Averaging 21.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Week 23 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Logan Kent, Conemaugh Valley (Johnstown) Boys Basketball
Senior had 32 points, nine rebounds and five steals in an 86-57 win over Meyersdale and 31 points, eight steals and seven assists in a 73-51 win over Turkeyfoot Valley Area. Also had 27 points in a 64-50 loss to Windber and 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 67-53 win over Shanksville Stoneycreek. Averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.6 assists.
* Rowan Gorsuch, Williamsburg Boys Basketball
Sophomore had 43 points and 16 rebounds in a 75-67 win over McConnellsburg and 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in a 78-49 win over Glendale. Also had 16 points in a 74-62 loss to Mount Union. Averaging 13.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
Week 24 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Dinero Washington, Collegium Charter (Exton) Boys Basketball
Junior had 42 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in a 78-36 win over Calvary Christian Academy. Also had 17 points, six assists and four rebounds in a 74-67 win over Downingtown East and 17 points in a 64-48 loss to Dock Mennonite. Averaging 18.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.9 steals.
* Jill Jekot, Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg) Girls Basketball
Sophomore had 22 points and six rebounds in a 57-39 win over Altoona, 21 points and seven rebounds in a 53-41 win over Scranton Prep and 20 points, eight rebounds ad five assists in a 61-20 win over Carlisle. Averaging 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Week 25 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Dejah Morris, Collegium Charter (Exton) Girls Basketball
Junior had 23 points (five 3s) and 12 rebounds in a 49-46 loss to Pope John Paul II; 23 points (five 3s) and nine rebounds in a 56-44 loss to Upper Moreland; 18 points (six 3s) and severn rebounds in a 44-38 win over Springfield Township; and 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 55-45 win over Delaware County Christian. Averaging 17.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.2 assists. * Trey Martin, Boiling Springs Boys Basketball
Senior had games of 39, 34, 23 and 23 points in a win over West Perry (71-60), a loss to Shippensburg (70-57) and wins over Northern York (65-59) and Camp Hill (58-44), respectively. Averaging 26.9 points and has scored 565 points this season. * Katie Lampe, West Greene (Waynesburg) Girls Basketball
Senior hit 11 3-pointers and scored 36 points in an 83-54 win over Avelia. Also had 17 points (five 3s) in a 56-34 win over Mapletown. * Bria Bair, Bishop McCort (Johnstown) Girls Basketball
Junior had 22 points, 19 rebounds and five assists in an 81-53 win over Bishop Carroll; 12 points and 13 rebounds in a 66-58 loss to River Valley; and 17 rebounds and five points in a 52-41 win over Richland. Averaging 12.8 points and 12.8 rebounds. Has 12 double-doubles this season.
Week 26 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Selena Buttery, Brockway Girls Basketball
Senior had 33 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, four steals in a 62-24 win over Curwensville and 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in a 41-34 win over Elk County Catholic. Averaging 16.9 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.1 blocks and 2.6 assists.
* Remingtyn Smith, Forest Hills (Sidman) Girls Basketball
Senior had 11 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and seven blocks in a 58-48 win over Bishop Carroll; 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 48-47 loss to Bedford; and six points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists in a 59-51 loss to Bedford. Averaging 13.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5 assists and 4.3 steals. * Madeline Evans, Bloomsburg Girls Basketball
Senior had 24 points, 15 rebounds and six assists in a 64-54 win over Shikellamy; 13 points, 15 rebounds and six steals in a 46-43 loss to Southern Columbia Area; and nine points and 11 rebounds in a 46-43 win over Mount Carmel. Averaging 16.3 points, 14.9 rebounds, 3 steals, 2.3 assists and 2.1 blocks. Has 20 double-doubles this season.
Week 27 Pennsylvania High School Athletes of the Week* Robbie Schneider, Lackawanna Trail (Factoryville) Wrestling
won the District 2 AA title at 160 pounds with two pins (1:36 and 1:20)
and two tech falls (20-4 and 17-2). Improved to 41-3 on the season. * Tucker Hogan, Daniel Boone (Birdsboro) Wrestling
won the South Central AAA Regional title at 172 pounds with three pins
(1:18, 1:30 and 4:35) and a tech fall (17-1). Improved to 40-1 this