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Girls Basketball: East Feature Athlete - Alexa Szelong, Mount Pleasant

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Alexa Szelong
School: Mount Pleasant
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: The senior guard is getting looks from several colleges -- most notably Ursuline and Seton Hill –- and has helped the Vikings (8-4, 5-1) into second place in Section 3-AAA. Through the team's first 10 games, she was averaging 21.1 points per game, which was good enough for 10th overall in the WPIAL. In her most recent game, she hit for three 3-pointers and scored 16 in a win against Laurel Highlands.

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Girls Basketball: Mount Pleasant looking to bounce back

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Mount Pleasant went through a bit of a tough stretch just before the holiday break with a pair of very tough losses.

Then again, it's not like Indiana and Greensburg Central Catholic are pushovers by any stretch of the imagination.

After that tough two-game stretch that included the Vikings first Section 3-AAA loss of the season to the Little Indians, they rebounded nicely with as Alexa Szelong scored 13 points in a 53-18 victory against Southmoreland that sent them into the holiday break on a high note.

That note could get a little higher tonight when Mount Pleasant (5-3) opens its tournament at 7:30 p.m. today against a winless Kiski Area team that is averaging only 10.9 points per game and was held to 15 or fewer points in each of its first six games.

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Swimming: Mount Pleasant boys led by returning relay qualifiers

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

The Mt. Pleasant boys swimming team will lean heavily on its returning WPIAL qualifiers this season. Small schools can often be impacted by the loss of numerous WPIAL qualifiers, of course they can just as easily be positively impacted by returning WPIAL qualifiers. The Vikings top relay last season featured Dylan Ringer, Adam Patula, Zachary Remaley and Cole Dombrosky. All but Ringer return this year. Patula and Remaley are seniors while Dombrosky is a sophomore. The team is coached by Sandy Felice.

Dombrosky is one of the top distance freestylers on the team. He finished just outside of the top ten in the 200 freestyle at WPIALs last season, taking 11th place. In the longer distance event, the 500 freestyle, Dombrosky took tenth place. Junior Gavin Swartz was another WPIAL qualifier last season. He swam on the 12th-place 200 freestyle relay with Patula, Ringer and Dombrosky. Senior Jacob Hostetler also qualified for WPIALs on a relay, swimming the 400 freestyle relay with the since graduated Noah Chovanec and Swartz and Patula.

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Girls Tennis: East Feature Athlete – Mt. Pleasant’s Brooke Lazur

Written by Justin Criado on .

Name: Brooke Lazur
School: Mt. Pleasant
Grade: 12
Sport: Tennis

Background: Lazur led Mt. Pleasant as the No. 1 singles players this year as the Vikings finished 7-3 in Section 1-AA under first-year head coach Allison Homulka. Mt. Pleasant qualified for the Class AAA WPIAL team tournament.

Mt. Pleasant coach Allison Homulka: "She's a very good player and has a lot of tennis talent. She's quick, has a good serve and works very hard."