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Ryan Balentine would be a three-year letterman in track & field and holds the school record in the 110 high hurdles, 300 hurdles and 1,600 relay. A team captain, he qualified for the WPIAL championships in the both hurdles events last year. Kathryn Barch would be a four-year letterman in softball and helped her team win the WPIAL title in 2017 and the PIAA championship last year. She was named all-section three times and all-state in 2019. Kathryn also is a four-year letterman in vol…

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Sadie Miller and Kara May are not only teammates on the Connellsville softball team, but share other interests and outlooks, as well. Ms. Jennifer Furajter and her AP Biology course rates as their favorite class, and both acknowledged the importance of last year's WPIAL playoff run by the Lady Falcons with Miller noting the semifinal victory over Penn-Trafford as her favorite sports moment and May said being WPIAL runner-up was her top moment. For all those reasons, including excellence …

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Sarah Hess is a three-year letterman in track & field and helped set the 3,200 relay school record. She was a four-year starter and team captain for a volleyball team that made the playoffs four times, and played basketball two years. She is on track to be valedictorian. Brandon Lincoski is a three-year letterman in track & field. His team qualified for the 2019 playoffs. He is part of the school-record 400 relay and 1,600 relay teams, accomplishing the former for the second time…

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Caitlyn Dugan is a four-year letterman in softball and volleyball. The Lady Rockets' pitcher, she helped lead her team to the WPIAL semifinals last year. A four-year captain in volleyball, her teams made the postseason three times. Caitlyn was All-WPIAL twice, all-section twice and all-county four times in volleyball. In softball she was all-county twice. Caitlyn, who has a 4.0 GPA, is NHS treasurer, Yearbook Editor, Student Council President, on the Academic Team and coaches middle scho…

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Payton Hall is a four-year starter as a shortstop and pitcher for the Lady Falcons softball team. She was named all-section last year and all-county three times. She also plays for the Nitro Fastpitch traveling team. Payton is president of NHS and Interact. Declan Johnson is a four-year letterman in track & field where he is a thrower who specializes in the discus. He holds the Mid Mon Valley Invitational record in that event. Declan is president of the Leo Club and vice president of…

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Lindsay Davis is four-year letterman as a thrower (shot put, discus, javelin) in track & field. She also was a four-year starter on a Lady Bearcats soccer team that won three section championships and reached the WPIAL final and won a state playoff game in 2018. She was named all-section three times. Ryan Miller is a four-year letterman in track & field as a distance runner (3,200, 1,600) and was a four-year letterman and two-year starter in soccer. He also was a two-year starter…

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Abigail Fordyce is a three-year letterman and two-year starting catcher for a Lady Mikes softball team that has made the playoffs all three years. She is a two-year starter for a volleyball team that has won two straight section titles, reached the WPIAL final in 2018 and semifinals in 2019. Dylan Wilson is four-year starter for a Mikes baseball team that has made the playoffs each of those seasons and won back-to-back section crowns. He was a four-year letterman and three-year starter i…

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Amanda Cooke and Jonah Ruschak are both four-year letterman in track & field and team captains. Amanda throws the javelin, shot put and discus. She also founded the Creative Writing Club at Charleroi and is a performer in the school musical Seussical. Johah set the school record in the 300 hurdles last year and helped do the same in the 1,600 relay in 2018, qualifying for the WPIAL championships in both events. A versatile athlete, he also competes in the 400, shot put and discus. Jo…

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Colton "Jud" Meek is a four-year letterman in baseball and a two-year starter. The left fielder has been part of two West Greene playoff teams. He also is a member of the Ski Club and part of the school's Peer Monitoring Program. Jade Renner is a record-breaking pitcher and outstanding hitter for the Lady Pioneers softball team. She is a four-year starter who has helped lead her team to three WPIAL titles and two PIAA championships. Jade has over 300 career strikeouts, a school-record 57…

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Heather Gardner holds an amazing nine school swimming records. The team captain specializes in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and has won two silver medals and four gold medals in those events at the WPIAL championships, as well as three PIAA silver medals and one fourth-place medal. Jacob "JJ" Johnson is one of the area's best two-sport stars. He's a four-year starter and 1,000-point scorer in basketball and rushed for 1,102 yards as a senior wide receiver/running back in footbal…

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Nicholas Hunnell is a three-year letterman in wrestling and four-year letterman/two-year starter for a football team than made four playoff trips and won two conference titles. He will be a four-year letterman in track & field and qualified for the WPIAL finals in the 110 high hurdles. Ashlee Toth is a three-year letterman in swimming who has reached the WPIAL championships in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. She holds the school record in the latter. She also is a member and cap…

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Hattie Boucher, the daughter of Chris and Mary Boucher, is a four-year letterman and three-year starter in basketball. She also is a three-year member of the varsity golf team will be a four-year letterman in track & field in the spring where she is a thrower specializing in shot put. Lee Ritzer, the son of Brennan and Kathleen Ritzer, is a three-year member of the varsity wrestling team, currently wrestling at 138 pounds. He also participates in MMA where he's won several tournaments.

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Matthew Atwood is a four-year letterman and three-year starter on the basketball team. He had 10 points and seven rebounds in the Maples' 51-48 win at Avella. He also is a two-year letterman in baseball and is a member of NHS and Academic League. Faith Burkholder-Walter is a four-year letterman in three sports: volleyball (four-year starter), basketball (three-year starter) and softball (two-year starter). Her Lady Maples teams made the playoffs twice in both softball and basketball.

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Vienna Bertram is a three-year letterman and two-year starter for a basketball team that has made the playoffs each of those seasons. She is also a two-year letter-winner in track, and has served as the Leopards mascot for the past five years. Mitchell Pohlot is a two-year letterman and starter at tight end in football who helped lead his team to the WPIAL final at Heinz Field this past season. He is a three-year letterman and two-year starter in basketball who was named first-team all-s…

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Josh Skotnicki, the son of David and Laura Skotnicki, is a senior with a 3.91 GPA. He is a two-yer starter in basketball and a three-year starter in baseball who earned all-section honors last year. Sierra Twigg, the daughter of Kimberly Twigg, has a 4.0 GPA. She is a four-year starter in both basketball and volleyball, and has earned all-section and all-WPIAL honors in both sports. Her volleyball team won four section titles. Her basketball team made the playoffs three times and she sco…

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Dylan Bradshaw is a three-year letterman and senior starter in basketball who played a key role in the Greyhounds' run to the PIAA semifinals last year. He is a four year starter in soccer and was named all-section. He also participates in track & field. Qitarah Hardison is a four-year starter in basketball who was named all-section twice and has led the Lady Greyhounds into the playoffs for the first time since 2014. She is a four-year letterman and three-year starter in soccer who …

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Shawn Dziak is on track to be a four-year letterman in football, basketball and baseball for the Bearcats. He was a three-year starter at quarterback and named all-conference the past two years. He is a two-year starter in basketball and will be a three-year starter in baseball. Caroline Rice is a four-year starter in soccer who was named all-section twice and helped lead her team to the WPIAL final at Highmark Stadium as a senior. She headed in the deciding goal in a 3-1 quarterfinal wi…

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Gianna Kolencik and Isaiah Krizner have different tastes in food and movies, and who has impacted them as an athlete. Kolencik favors pasta and Lady & the Tramp, while Krizner prefers peanut butter & jelly and Dark Knight Rises. Kolencik credits her basketball coach Steve Mittereder as the individual who has influenced her athletic career the most, and Krizner noted his dad has provided his greatest influence. However, both share success in the classroom and on the basketball cou…

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Danika Evans is a four-year letterman in swimming whose 200 & 400 relay teams have qualified for the WPIAL championships the past two seasons and earned an eighth-place medal last year. She also participates in track & field and was a field commander in marching band. Luke Wyvratt, a three-year letterman and two-year starter in basketball, helped lead the Rams to the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs last year, and is averaging 20 ppg, 9 rpg and shooting 67% so far this year. His Union Cle…

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Nicholas Seto, a senior with a 3.9 GPA, is a four-year letterman and three-year starter in basketball who also lettered three years in cross country and football. He will be a four-year letterman in track & field this spring. He qualified for the WPIAL finals twice and the PIAA finals once in the triple jump. Sai Waqanivalu, a senior with a 4.0 GPA, is a three-year starter and four-year letterman in basketball and volleyball. She has earned all-county and all-section honors in volley…

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Al Cree is a four-year letterman and three-year starter in basketball who has been one of the Mikes' leading scorers and rebounders as a junior and senior and was named all-county twice. He also played football as a senior and is a four-year letterman in baseball. Delaney Lohr is a three-year cheerleader and four-year starter on the boys golf team who's been named all-country all four years. The Glenville State recruit led her team to two straight section titles and to the WPIAL team sem…

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Bret Huffman is a four-year letterman in football and a starter on a Scotties team that reached the postseason for the first time since 1979 this fall. Huffman is also a four-year letterman and starter in wrestling. Sarah Pisula is a four-year letterman in basketball and volleyball. She helped the Lady Scotties reached the WPIAL playoffs and win a first-round game last year. In volleyball she was third-team all-section as a freshman and sophomore and first team as a junior and senior. Sh…