Golf: Freeport's Frazetta qualifies for PIAA Western final

Written by Joe Koch on .

Freeport High senior Mickey Frazetta made the most of his final opportunity to prolong his high school golf career.

Frazetta finished in a three-way tie for seventh place with Lauren's Tucker Skerbetz and Sewickley Academy's Declan Hickton at the WPIAL Class AA championship with an 8-over-par round of 78.

Those three along with 13 other top finishers have qualified for the PIAA Western Regional final that will be held on Oct. 19 at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville.



Football: North Feature Athlete - Freeport's Ryan Weigold

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Name: Ryan Weigold
School: Freeport
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: A 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback, Weigold accounted for five touchdowns last Friday night during Freeport's 42-14 Allegheny Conference win against West Shamokin. Weigold completed an impressive 15 of 18 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored on a pair of runs for the undefeated Yellowjackets (4-0, 4-0). Weigold's touchdown tosses were for 19, 7 and 31 yards respectively. His runs for scores were on 5 and 21 yards.


Football: Hochbein twins do it all for Freeport, including win

Written by Megan Ryan on .

Megan Ryan profiles Freeport football players Dylan and Brandon Hochbein.

2015 0918 Freeport Football(Photo: Brandon Hochbein, left, and his twin brother, Dylan, are multi-sport athletes at Freeport High School. Both brothers are standouts in football and track and field. Hochbein family photo)

"The Hochbein twins might not actually be identical.

They were never tested to confirm, but an official result might not be necessary.

"I consider us the same person," Dylan Hochbein said.

Dylan Hochbein, who was the second-leading receiver in the WPIAL last season, and his twin brother, Brandon Hochbein, who caught 29 passes, are both 6-foot-2, 180-pound seniors at Freeport. They're also both 300-meter hurdlers, finishing one-two at last season's WPIAL Class AA championships — Dylan Hochbein just three-hundredths of a second ahead of his brother. And they also both played on the basketball team."


Freeport 2015 Football Preview

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When Freeport quarterback Ryan Weigold (6-2, 205, Sr.) puts the ball in the air, he'll have plenty of options, as the Yellowjackets have one of the deepest, most talented receiving groups in Class AA.

Leading the way are the Hochbein twins — Dylan (6-2, 180, Sr.) and Brandon (6-2, 180, Sr.) — and Justin Brestensky (5-10, 155, Sr.). The three combined for 107 catches last season. Dylan Hochbein is the WPIAL's second-leading returning receiver (54 catches, 873 yards). He also tied for the team lead with nine touchdowns. Brandon Hochbein (29 catches, 479 yards) and Brestensky (24 catches, 209 yards) are also coming off excellent seasons.

"We're really excited about our receivers. We've got some talented kids, and we've got some speed," Freeport coach John Gaillot said.

Weigold missed half of last season with a torn ACL. He replaces Andrew Romanchak, who passed for 1,922 yards and 19 touchdowns. Ian Miller (5-9, 175, Sr.) will start at running back after rushing for 358 yards and five touchdowns.