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Jordan
Stasyszyn (2007)
Carlisle
He hit 10 three point shots
in one game at
the Blackhawk Classic


 

 

 

Mahanoy Area (D-11)  recently named the  High School Gym the Mickey Holland Gymnasium as Coach Holland finished the season undefeated and recored win #500.  Larry Betar came out of retirement and has led Altoona (D-6) to a very successful season, including a win over previously undefeated Hazleton. 

 

Players to Watch
Class of 2007 
   HERE
 Class of 2008     HERE
 Class of 2009     HERE
Class of 2010     HERE

Class of 2011  HERE

--(February 11, 2007) DeJuan Blair had 32 points and 20 rebounds to lead No. 21 Schenley (20-2)  to a 85-74 victory against No. 20 DeMatha Catholic (Md.), in a battle of two of USA Today's Top 25 teams.
--Chartiers Valley 88, McGuffey 48: Mike Sherry scored 21 points and Chartiers Valley connected on 17 three-pointers as the Colts sprinted past McGuffey, 88-48, in a Section 4-AAA game. (
Dale Lolley
Washington Observer-Reporter)
--Westchester (California) flew into Erie on Friday morning for the 24th annual McDonald's Classic as the 10th-ranked team in the USA Today poll.  Following their 64-60 consolation loss to Erie Prep, they left with two losses.  Prep was 19-of-20 at the line, including 11-of-12 in the fourth quarter.  Ohio St. Edwards won the event to go

Tesia Kaczynski  recently became the all time leading female scorer at Mansfield High School with 1,714 points.  Tesia also has the distinction of  making the all state basketball team last year and making it in volleyball.  The male record at Mansfield is held by Tom  McMillan who can be found on our website in three categories.

--Dec 27, 2006-Sheena Aden,  Lakeview H. S.  had 29 to put her over 2,000  points.  Sheena joined an elite group of players and is now a member of th 2,000 Point Club for Pennsylvania HERE
-Jan 27, 2007, Calvin Grumley, Johnsonburg went over the 2,000 point mark.
--Dec 23, 2006
Conestoga Valley senior guard Caitlyn Dillard scored 27 points to break the school’s all-time scoring record as the Buckskins defeated Penn Manor 61-59.  The new record  is now 1,416 with the rest of the season yet to go. (Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal)
--The Bald Eagle Area Lady Eagles had five players scoring in double figures and  five players with double digits in rebounds. A Centre County record. (Centre Daily Times)
--Where did Roman Catholic play over the holiday season? In the lolani Classic in Hawaii. They defeated Milwaukee St. Vincent, 55-30. How can schools justify traveling such distances when they turn around and  complain about not having enough money for books? Interesting.
--Steve Holeczy,  a senior at Cheswick Christian Academy, hit his first 3-point attempt Saturday, extending his streak of successful 3s to 16, then he missed.
--(12/28/06) at the Hughesville Tournament on Wednesday night.  Nate Schlichter scored a game-high 26 points for the Benton Tigers.  He was named to the  "Top 40" at the 2006 fall  shootout
--(1/30/07)Mandy Snyder, a 5-foot 4-inch junior, made five 3-pointers and broke the Union City school record for 3-pointers in a season with 43. The previous record was held by Leigh Palmer in 2005-06 with 41 3-pointers.
--(1/31/07) One team, Greensburg Salem has had three girls go over 1,000 points in their career:
Mary Cook, Anne Marie Olesky and Rachel Roddy.
- 6'2" Brittany Brunnet,  Portage Area (2008).  Brittany had 30 pts. and 22 rebs. in a  62-51 victory over Blacklick Valley and she  is averaging 16 PPG (53% FG) and 13 RPG for the season.

Obituary: Coach Bob Plewa, coached at Brentwood, Ambridge, and Northgate.  His 1989 Brentwood team lost in the State Championship.

Find all Pennsylvania 2006 early season tournament results-winners, and MVP's  HERE


2006-2007 Season
Three pointers (at least 7):

Jordan Stasyszyn, Carlisle, 10  Blackhawk Classic
Frank Karl, Ambridge, 10 in win over Beaver  2/10/07
Adam Pittman  Columbia, 9  vs Lancaster Catholic
Pat Sharr, West-Mont Christian 9 (Pat  was named as
              a  "Top Underclassmen" at the fall  shootout).
Jesse Bosnik, Elk Co Catholic 9-  1/23/07

Jon Masuga, West Allegheny, 9
John Martinez, Mt. Union, 9
Joe Balog, Westmont Hilltop, 8 -- 1/31/07.
Nora Tretter, Erie Central, 8  vs Strong Vincent
Bub Shores, Athens, 8 - Christmas Championship
Katy Oblinger, Altoona Area, 8  (1/13/07) vs CD
Joey Stephenson, Westmont-Hilltop, 7 in 78-49 victory over Central Cambria, (2/17/07) 
Mike Stanzel, West Mifflin, 7  vs McGuffey 12/12/06
Ayla Sparks, West Mifflin, 7
Anthony Epolito, Serra, 7  against No. 2 Clairton
Steve Holeczy, Cheswick Christian, 7 (1/16/07)
                                                     vs Wilson Christian
Ashley Klingensmith, Leechburg, 7 (1/5/07)
Andre Anthony, Penn Hills, 7 (1/5/07)

Aaron Ulisse, Saltsburg, 7
Anthony Epolito, Serra, 7
Joe Balog,  Westmont-Hilltop,   7 (12/09/06)
Miker Sherry, Chartiers Valley, 7
Louie Pisani, St. Marys Area, 7 vs Johnsonburg
Eric Johnson, Math, Civics and Science, 7
Calvin Grumley,  Johnsonburg, 7  (12/29/06)

Forty or more in one game:
53-Josh Arnold, Monessen against Beth-Center Dec. 15
52-Calvin Grumley,  Johnsonburg,  in a 104-96 overtime win over St. Marys in  the Elk County Holiday Tournament
51-John Martinez, Mt. Union Trojans 78-61  win over Claysburg-Kimmel.
51-Josh Arnold, Monessen  in an 82-79 OT victory over Linsley School of Wheeling, W. Va.

48-Antoine Childs, Blackhawk, also  19 rebounds and  18 for 22 from the free-throw line in an 84-80 loss to Beaver Falls.
44-North Clarion, Justin Schmader, a school-record 44 on 12/14/06
43-Laurel Highlands,
Kaleb Ramsey, in an 85-76 victory against Highlands in a first-round playoff, 2/18/07.
43
-Westmont Hilltop, Joe Balog, set single game WH record w/43 points on 12/9/06.
42-
Math, Civics and Science, Eric Johnson, a school record
41
-Ajani Ogbonna of Westinghouse scored 41 points in a 71-59 loss to
Brentwood
41-Jesse Walsh (2009), Forest City  41 points and  15 rebounds in a 57-45 win over Lackawanna Trail
40-Southern Columbia,  Colin Klebon (2009) scored 40 vs Lewisburg
40-Aliquippa,  Jonathan Baldwin in  a 108-99 overtime victory vs Mount Vernon (N.Y.)
40-
Conwell-Egan soph Carmen Tyson-Thomas tied the school record when she scored 40 vs Kennedy-Kenrick


Foul Shooting:
Clarion-Limestone defeated Moniteau  55-49 (1/11/07).  Not earth shattering, but the two teams committed  51 total fouls and took 66  attempts.  C-L was 20-33 and Moniteau was 19-33. That's a lot.
Easton 66, Northampton 48: At Easton, Cat Lutz went 10-for-10 from the line in the fourth quarter
Chris Klimchock a soph. pg at Greensburg Salem made a combined 20-23 Fts opening weekend in wins vs. Norwin and Hempfield Area in Hempfield Tip off Tourney.
New Castle, Anthony Harvey made 14 of 14 free throws
Emmaus,
Junior Kevin McKeegan,  including a crucial 6-for-6 effort at the line in the fourth quarter
Jim Thorpe 65, Weatherly 51:  Eric Busocker went 7-for-9 from the foul line in overtime
Lancaster Mennonite, Alyssa Sauder  was a perfect 7-of-7 from the line.
Line Mountain, Lyndsey Michael scored 11 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead  a 58-44 Tri-Valley League victory over Juniata,  including an 8-of-10 performance at the foul line
Upper Dublin defeated Cheltenham by shoting 12-for-14 from the foul line for all its points in the second overtime.
St. Marys Area, Louie Pasani, 14 for 18 vs Clearfield.
Freedom, Mikela Calabrese sank three of four in the last 18 seconds, including the game-tying and game-winning foul shots that lifted Freedom over host Northampton 40-38
Bermudian Springs, Mike Harvey scored 20 points  going 7-for-8 at the foul line.
Kandace Smith went 11 for 11 at the free-throw line to lead host Ambridge to a 74-55 win against Baldwin

The Next
Pennsylvania/Maryland
Basketball Shootout

October 7th, 2007
at Alvernia College, Reading, PA
for boys and girls--grades 9,10. 11,12 
 HERE

 

The Next
Pennsylvania/Maryland
Basketball Shootout

October 7th, 2007
at Alvernia College, Reading, PA
for boys and girls--grades 9,10. 11,12 
 HERE

(12/20/06) Class AAA No. 1 Hampton (7-0, 2-0) earned a 71-49 victory against visiting Mars (2-6, 0-2) in Section 1. Asa Braxton scored 22 points to pace the Talbots.  Braxton was named to the "Top 40" at the 2006  fall  shootout.
(12/23/06), Eric Johnson picked up school records with 42 points and seven three-pointers as Math, Civics and Science routed host Architecture and Design, 103-45.  Eric was named to the "Top 40" at the 2006 fall  shootout.
(12/23/06), Freshman Anthony  Rados had 18 to help Susquehanna Twp. defeat Palmyra 77-51.  Anthony made a big impression when he attended the Pennsylvania/Maryland Camp, HERE

(12/23/06), Jen Boop had 14 points and eight rebounds to help lead Mifflinburg over Wellsboro 65-40.  Jen was named to the Fall Shootout All-Stars, HERE

Christen D'Eliseo (2008)
Seton Catholic

What will happen to her school?
story  HERE

Christen's Resume HERE




 

Shootout Snapshots
Clay Failor , Annville Cleona eclipsed 1,000 against Lebanon Cath Feb. 8th by dropping in 30  in a 76-43 win. Kyle McConnell from Cedar Crest has eclipsed the 1000 point mark as a Junior-both were Shootout All-Stars---.-(12/30/06) Greensburg Central Catholic's Franco Sebastiani became the school's all-time leading scorer in a 66-59 win against Connellsville  in the Greensburg Salem tournament. Sebastiani, was named to the Oct 10, 2004 Shootout Top Forty.
-Jan 3, 2007 Allen 49, Freedom 43:  Andrew Stein scored 14 points to lead Freedom.  Andrew was a "Top 40" at the Fall Shootout
HERE
 

Featured week of Feb 12:
District 11:
Marian Catholic (Tamaqua)
the "Fillies" at 23-2 defeated Pine Grove 47-30 to advance to the Schuylkill League finals. Rachel Connely, Cindy Hassler, and Libby Shober combined for 9 blocked shots against Pine Grove in the big win.
The weather has forced some areas to cancel League Playoffs because of a lack of playing dates.  The Philadelphia Public League (District 12) will play every day to get its schedule in before the District playoffs.

Libby Shober, Marian Catholic
(2008) shown left in gold.


Featured week of Feb 12:
District 2:
Hazleton 2007
-In an article in the Hazleton Standard Speaker, Dave Seamon featured Mike DeMarco and Mark Scarcella  as the "Peanut Butter and Jelly" of Hazleton High School basketball.  As a result, we have added them to our "Dynamic Duo" section found  HERE -

Featured week of Jan 30:
District 8
PCN televised the 8th Annual Frankford Hospital Bucks County Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic and the Pennsylvania Basketball Website was there! Schenley from the Pittsburgh City League (District 8) defeated Chester while Prep Charter  defeated Harrisburg.
      Full story found HERE  
 


Featured week of Jan 20:
District 11 and District 2

The 2,000 Point Club!  Erika Barron (Tamaqua - District 11) is  nearing the school record in points in a career.  January 8th she needed 6 for 2,000 and got 22 for 2,016. Then 2 nights later she had  27 and then this past Saturday another 25 for 2,068. The record is 2,116.   Erika (photo inset)  was named to the Oct 2005 Shootout All-Stars HERE
From the Wyoming Valley Conference,  Aly Byorick (Nanticoke-District 2) scored 18 on  Friday January 12th, 2007 for career point 2,000. She is a senior and  headed to Xavier next season. Fellow teammate Sarah Acker needed 16 for 1,500 and finished with 27 points on the night. Now she has 1,511 for her career. Sarah is headed for St. Joe's.  The team is undefeated at 16-0 and ranked #2 in the state in AAA (Patriot News 1/15/07).
 (Credit: Steve Lloyd,  WNEP TV in Scranton)

Featured week of Jan 10: District 3

 Joe Horvath, (#33) Pequea Valley has put up tremendous numbers to start the 2006-2007 season:
Two MVP awards already-
12/2-3/07 MVP Donegal Tip Off Tournament 
12/06/06 -31 pts vs Daniel Boone
12/11/06 - 29 pts  vs Hamburg
12/15/06 - 30 pts vs Donegal
12/27/06 - 30 pts vs Brandywine Heights
12/28/06 - MVP Tiger Classic Holiday Tournament


Featured week of Jan 3: District 4
  Bub Shores fired in 8 three pointers in the Valley Christmas Tournament.  He led Athens with 28 points to the Tournament Championship as they defeated  the Sayre Redskins 64-55. 

The chase for the Northern Tier League East championship begins Thursday. Sayre will visit Northeast Bradford and Athens will host Troy.

(Article credit: Dave Post,
Sayre Morning Times)
(Photo credit: Melissa Post)
#23, Bub Shores


(1/6/07)  Lacy Mauro, Jersey Shore scored 17 points, including her 1,000th of her career, as the Bulldogs held on to beat Bloomsburg on Friday night, 55-53.  Mauro joins Brent Young, Stacy Herlocher, Steve Lehman and Alison Tagliaferri as 1,000-point scorers at Jersey Shore.

(12/29/06) Brian Hunter of Emmaus scored 22 points to go over 1,000 for his career in the Green Hornets' 75-49 win over Quakertown in the championship game of the Western Lehigh Exchange Club Tournament at Emmaus.  Hunter became the sixth Emmaus boy to reach 1,0000 points.

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-Jan 4, 2007, Coach Phil Speck, Southern Huntingdon picked up his  300th career win  42-35 over Williamsburg. Speck, a Huntingdon Area grad is in his 15th season at the Southern helm. (Altoona Mirror)

Featured week of Feb 21:  Coaches take the spotlight! It's playoff time, now is the time that coaching becomes the focus-good teams will meet good teams, but who will design the defense and the last second play that will make the difference?  Coach Jim Dooley (left) at Delone Catholic (D-3) recently coached in his 1,000th game, story HERE.  Coach Bob Schnure (right) recently recorded win #600 and already has 5 state championships in Dowingtown (D-1), story HERE

Featured week of Jan 31:
District 10:  In an article in the Erie Times by Joe Mattis entitled "Races heat up," the upcoming District 10 playoffs are discussed. The article lists so called "bubble teams" and their records.   Girls teams include:   Cochranton (6-10), and Linesville (6-10).  Boys teams include:  Commodore Perry (3-14)  and Union City (4-13).  The questions that remain: Should teams with records below .500 be allowed to compete in the playoffs?  Should teams work to schedule only teams they can beat to qualify for the playoffs?  These are the two questions that continue each year.  Making the playoffs as the "last team on the bubble" is exciting for school and community.  But, it means that the last seed plays the best team, and the  "Cinderella story" usually ends at midnight after the first game. Let the games begin! (Photo credit: Rob Engelhardt / Erie Times-News) McDowell’s Glen Conner, attempts to block the shot of  Prep’s Ryan Heidt 

Featured week of Jan 27:
 District 3: 
Brian Barry (Annville Cleona) pictured with his parents went over the 1,000 point threshold. 
His team was  tied for first
place on this occasion.
Lancaster Catholic    7-3
Annville-Cleona         7-3
Lancaster Mennonite 7-3
Columbia                    6-4

D-7: Taylor Gallupe (Avonworth) reached 1,000 points. Joe Rocco (Northern Cambria) scored 21 to go over the 1,000 pt mark.  D-1:Caroline Doty (Germantown Academy)  scored her 1,000th career point in a 66-32 win over Agnes Irwin.


Featured week of Jan 24:
District 7:  Chris Klimchock,  a sophomore point guard at Greensburg Salem made  20 of 23 foul shots  in Tournament  wins vs. Norwin and Hempfield Area in the Hempfield event.
(Photo: Chris Klimchock)  The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported that
"Klimchock tossed in a game-high 23 points and handed out eight assists to lead Greensburg Salem (15-1 overall, 10-0 section) to a 71-55 victory at Uniontown in a key first-place battle in Section 3-AAA" on Tuesday.
Chris will receive an invitation to the March Shootout at the Penn Stat-Harrisburg  Campus located in Middletown, PA
Information HERE

Featured week of Jan 15:
District 1:  Pat Sharr, West-Mont Christian -Last year he had 60  three point goals  for the year.  This year, he fired nine through in one game, and he had 7 in the 2nd half in a holiday tourney game at Valley Forge Christian College on Dec 29th against Renaissance Academy, and he was named to the All Tourney team!
He has 63 three point goals already this year.   At the Pennsylvania /Maryland Fall Shootout  in October, he was named as  a  "Top Underclassmen"  - and, he is only a junior this year!!


Featured week of Dec 30: District 6
Joe Balog
 (Westmont-Hilltop)  has been a  District 6 leader this season.  He had 7 threes on (12/09/06) and a record setting 43 total points;  a week later he had 22 against Richland. in a 60 to 30 victory.  Then they won the  Windber Holiday Tournament. 

 

Featured week of Dec 26:  District 9
Louie Pisani (St. Marys Area) has been outstanding in the early season.  He reached the "Three Point Ladder" with 7 against Johnsonburg.  He fired in 36 in a win over Clearfield including a 14 for 18 performance from the foul line.  In the District 9  pre-season hype, Jesse Bosnick (Elk County Catholic) and Calvin Grumley (Johnsonburg) received all the press, but Louie Pisani has now made a case for his place in the 06-07 District 9 Spotlight. 
  Louie was named as an All Star at the 2005 Basketball Shootout  HERE

All of the District 9 results and stats can be found HERE

Featured week of Dec 19:  District 3
Manheim Central Coach Chris Sherwood (left) and Annville-Cleona Coach Mike Gaffey (right) chat prior to their Friday night game.  Annville won the game and moved into first place.


                (Photo credit: Prystal Scouting Service)


Featured week of Dec 12: District 9

Jesse Bosnick, (2007) Elk County CatholicThey were 32-0 State Champs last year. 







 DuBois Central Catholic won 69-68 to snap the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 49-game win streak. (1/27/07)

 

 

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