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Track: Freeport freshman shines in PIAA debut

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Freeport's Sidney Shemanski made her PIAA debut as a freshman.

She did well, too.

Shemanski took fifth place in the Class AA 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.93. It was one second faster than her time at WPIALs last week where she claimed gold.

Other top performers for Freeport included senior Robert Reichenbaugh, who won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.12. The senior won the WPIAL title the week prior to states with a time of 1:58.30.

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Alumni Update - Jessica Kelley (Thiel)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Six Tomcats were named to All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Teams MondayKelley Thiel afternoon.

The sophomore battery of pitcher Jessica Kelley and catcher Miranda Reesman, as well as freshman outfielder Leah Woytek were Second Team selections.

Kelley, a Freeport graduate, went 13-12 on the season with a 2.50 ERA. She earned four keys wins in the final week of the regular season to help the Tomcats reach the PAC Championship Tournament for the first time since 2012. Kelley struck out 51 batters on the season. At the plate, she hit .313 on the year with 18 RBIs.

 

(photo courtesy of Thiel College)

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Alumni Update - Taylor Massart (Allegheny)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREEN CASTLE, Ind.—The Allegheny College softball team split a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) twinbill atMassart AC DePauw University in a dramatic fashion Sunday.

 

The Tigers picked up a close 2-0 win in game one, but the Gators bounced back for a 6-3 ten inning win in game two.

 

In game one, Taylor Massart, a Freeport graduate, finished the game with a pair of hits, including a double.


In the nightcap, Massert recorded two RBI on a base hit.

 

(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)

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Alumni Update - Bria Otwell (Indiana, Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CLARION, Pa. – Despite combining for 11 individual or relay wins, the IUP men's and women's swimming teams each suffered its first dualOtwell IUP meet loss of the season Saturday afternoon as the men fell 173-121 while the women dropped a 172-120 decision.

 

The women were led by the sophomore Bria Otwell, aFreeport graduate.

 

Otwell won both the 500 free (5:23.62) and the 200 fly (2:12.97).

 

(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pa.)

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Alumni Update - Zoe Soilis (Allegheny)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WASHINGTON, Pa.— The Allegheny College women's basketball team fell in nonconference action Tuesday (Nov.Soilis AC 22), 82-56, at Washington and Jefferson.

 

The Gators had their best quarter of offense in the fourth, outscoring the Presidents 24-18, but it was not enough to overcome the Presidents' lead.

 

Zoe Soilis, a Freeport graduate, led the Gators with a near double-double, scoring 11 points while grabbing nine rebounds.

 

(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)