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Softball: Junior pitcher has Freeport in contention in Section 3-AA

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Kristie Radvan started her career at third base. Last year she moved to shortstop. This year as a junior she moved to pitcher. More importantly, she has helped Freeport move into playoff contention in Section 3-AA. Through six section contests, Freeport (9-3, 4-2) is in second place behind only Burrell (6-2, 5-1) in the section. There is a backlog behind those teams with Deer Lakes (7-3, 2-2), West Shamokin (4-4, 2-2) and Apollo-Ridge (3-6, 2-4).

Radvan has been dominant at times. She struck out 11 during her perfect game in an 11-0 five-inning win at Valley earlier this season. She set the bar high in her debut when she opened the season with a no-hitter while once again striking out 11 in a 4-0 win over Leechburg. In addition to her no-hitter, she helped her own cause by belting a three-run home run.

Freeport starts a four-game home stretch of section play on Tuesday when it hosts Valley at 3:45 p.m.

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Baseball: Freeport asserting itself quickly

Written by Keith Barnes on .

If any team in Section 5 is to get a jump on overtaking defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion Knoch, they'll have to get off to a fast start.

So far, Freeport has gotten off to the fastest start possible.

Through four games, the Yellowjackets were 4-0 as they prepared for their section opener Monday against Valley. Not only were they playing well, they were dominant as they outscored their opponents, 39-6, including a 6-4 win at District 10 Slippery Rock last week.

Freeport, like every other team in the section, won't know just how far along it is until it takes on the Knights on April 11.

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Alumni Update - Jessica Kelley (Thiel)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – The Thiel College softball team opened play in the Spring Games Sunday with a 1-1 record.Kelley Thiel

Thiel defeated PSU-Brandywine 13-2 late Sunday night after suffering a 4-2 loss to Ursinus at Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, Fla.

Jessica Kelley, a Freeport graduate, went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI against PSU-Brandywine.

 

(photo courtesy of Thiel College)

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Alumni Update - Bria Otwell (Indiana, Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

 

YORK, Pa. – The IUP men's and women's swimming teams each remained in third place after the third day of the 2016 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships wrapped up on Saturday night at the Graham Aquatic Center.

 

The men have tallied 319 points and trail Bloomsburg (581) and West Chester (740) heading into Sunday. The women have 358 points and also trail Bloomsburg (454) and West Chester (540.5).

 

The women's top event was the 200 butterfly, with four swimmers in the top 12. Bria Otwell, a Freeport graduate, had the best finish of the day with a second place finish in the event, touching the wall with a time of 2:07.01.

 

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Hockey: Seven-game win streak moves Freeport into second place in conference

Written by Keith Barnes on .

 

Freeport has hung out near the top of the Class A Eastern Conference for most of the season and its recent play has done nothing to take away from the team making a move up the standings.

 

Despite reeling off a classification-best seven consecutive victories as they head down the stretch, the Yellowjackets will likely finish no better than in second place in the conference and with a home game in the opening round of the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoffs.