Hockey: Haberstroh helps Yellowjackets stay hot

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Stone Haberstroh scored twice and added two assists to lift Freeport to a 5-3 win against Hempfield Monday night in a battle of potential Class A Penguins Cup contenders.

The win marked the sixth in a row for the Yellowjackets, who at 8-3 are now tied for fifth in Class A. Hempfield fell to 9-3 with the loss.

Haberstroh has been particularly hot during Freeport’s winning streak. The junior forward had just one goal and three assists in Freeport’s first five games, but has tallied 13 goals and 21 assists over the past six games. Four of his 13 goals during the win streak have been game-winners.

Haberstroh is tied for 11th in Class A in points with 25, as is his teammate, Robert Reichenbaugh. Reichenbaugh is fifth in the league with 19 assists. 


Alumni Update - Jon Turner (Washington & Jefferson)

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A pair of offensive linemen headlined the list as senior center John Wanner and junior left tackleTurner WJ Zack Crossey were named to the First Team while junior running back Ryan Ruffing was tabbed Second Team. Senior linebacker Jared Pratt and junior defensive end Jon Turner each laid claim to a spot on the Third Team. It was the first All-Region honor for each student-athlete.


Rounding out the list was Turner, a Freeport graduate, who was also a First Team All-PAC defender for nationally-ranked W&J. He stood second in the conference with 11.5 sacks and was fourth at 19.0 tackles for loss.

On the season, he was fifth for the red and black with 56 tackles, while his four forced fumbles led the team and ranked among the league and national leaders.



(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Hockey: Offensive quartet leading Freeport

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Freeport lost the third-leading scorer in Class A, Cole Hepler, from last season’s team that was less than a minute away from making the Penguins Cup title game.

But four returning players have helped to pick up the slack and keep Freeport above .500 (4-3) in the early part of the season.

Michael Frazetta (10 points), Robert Reichenbaugh (10), Stone Haberstroh (9) and Hunter Kepple (9) are leading the charge for the Yellow Jackets, who have won their past two games. All four players scored at least 18 points last season, led by Frazetta’s 34 points.

Freeport also has all three goaltenders back from last season’s squad in Matt Huston, Katie Hill and Domenic DiGiacobbe. The trio has split duties, with Huston getting three games and the other two each playing twice. Huston leads the team in wins (2) and save percentage (.910), while Hill has the best goals-against average (3.43). 


Football: North Feature Athlete - Freeport's Andrew Romanchak

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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

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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.