Football: North Feature Athlete - Freeport's Andrew Romanchak

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Name: Andrew Romanchak
High School: Freeport
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: A 6-foot-2, 190-pound veteran quarterback, Romanchak turned in an impressive individual performance during Freeport's regular-season finale last week against Valley. Besides completing 21 of 29 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns, Romanchak also rushed for 124 yards and another three scores in the 39-30 victory.


Girls Volleyball: Freeport earns top seed in playoffs

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the Freeport girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

2014 1023 Freeport GVolleyball(Photo: Freeport's Zoe Pawlak is one of the top high school volleyball players in the WPIAL. A junior outside hitter, she was the Class AA player of the year in 2013. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

The Jeopardy answer is: "The girls volleyball program that has made the most appearances in the WPIAL finals in the past five years.

The Jeopardy question is: "Who are the Freeport Yellowjackets?"

Freeport has made four appearances in the WPIAL Class AA title match in the past five years. The Yellowjackets won titles in 2010 and '13, and placed second in '09 and '11.

Another title match appearance is likely, as Freeport enters this season's playoffs as a strong favorite to repeat.


Girls Volleyball: Host Yellowjackets win Freeport Tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The Freeport Tournament was held Sept. 20 and the host Yellowjackets claimed the team title. Freeport beat Grove City 1-0 in the semifinals, then defeated Franklin Regional 2-0 in the title match.

Freeport 2, Franklin Regional 0

Freeport 1, Grove City 0
Franklin Regional 1, Conneaut 0


Freeport 2014 Football Preview

Written by Justin Criado on .

If Freeport wants to avoid another less-than-stellar campaign, coach John Gaillot suggests his team focus more on starting strong instead of just finishing that way.

"It's just how we start," Gaillot said. "If we start with confidence in every game, our record will be different. You can't give someone 14 or 21 points and come back.

"We did that in every game [last year], but we were fortunate enough to come back and win two of them."

The Yellowjackets bring almost everybody back from last year's team that finished 2-8 overall and 2-7 in the Allegheny Conference, including leading passer and rusher Andrew Romanchak, and leading receiver Dylan Hochbein.