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Boys Tennis: Freshmen pacing Penn-Trafford

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles the Penn-Trafford boys tennis team.

"Penn-Trafford is in an interesting position this season.

Not only do the Warriors feature something of an anomaly in having a freshman playing in the No. 1 singles spot, they have the almost-unheard-of rarity of having freshmen taking the court in the top two slots.

Kevin Lee, who holds down the No. 1 slot, is currently ranked No. 19 among freshmen in the state. Though he has played in his share of USTA matches and in various tournaments, he faces some very stiff competition in Section 1 with reigning WPIAL Class AAA singles champion Chad Kissell of Greater Latrobe, a Valparaiso recruit, as well as Rochan Ramesh of Franklin Regional, who is currently ranked in the top 30 among the state's juniors.

Right behind Lee is Turner Price, who doesn't quite have the ranking of his classmate, but has provided a solid complement and given the Warriors a 1-2 punch that few teams in the section can claim."

 

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Boys Tennis: East Feature Athlete -- Penn-Trafford’s Turner Price

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Name: Turner Price

School: Penn-Trafford

Grade: 9

Sport: Tennis

 

Background: He is the No. 2 singles player for a Penn-Trafford team that has already clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA team championships. He is part of the only tandem of freshmen playing 1-2 for their teams in the WPIAL. Price was a lacrosse player, but switched back to playing tennis. He teamed with fellow frosh Kevin Lee to finish second in the Section 1 doubles tournament and competed in the WPIAL tournament.

 

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Track: Penn-Trafford's Aunkst claims gold at Butler Invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Mackenzie Aunkst shined in favor of Penn-Trafford last Saturday at the Butler Invitational. She won gold in the 200-meter dash with a final time of 25.80.

The freshman also took third in the 100 with a time of 12.77. Aunkst finished behind Baldwin's Alina Stahl and North Hills' Lauren Wiles.

Kaitlyn Germanoski also performed in favor of the Warriors, taking fourth in the high jump with a leap of five feet.

Isabel Siergiel took eighth in the triple jump and Jessica Birdsong took ninth in the javelin.

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Boys Tennis: East Feature Athlete – Penn-Trafford’s Kevin Lee

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Kevin Lee

School: Penn-Trafford

Grade: 9

Sport: Tennis

 

Background: Price has been thrust into the No. 1 spot for the Warriors this season and has done a solid job keeping the team in the hunt for a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs. He lost to Latrobe senior and eventual WPIAL champion Chad Kissell in the Section 1 semifinals, but still earned a spot in the WPIAL tournament where, as a No. 15 seed, he dropped a pro-set match to runner-up Chris Gladden of Canon-McMillan. Price is the No. 19 ranked freshman in the state according totennisrecruiting.net.