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Baseball

HOWLAND TIGERS

¯ COACH: Justin Drapp (28-55, 4 years)

¯ LAST YEAR: 14-6, 9-1

¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference Red Tier

¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-indicates years lettered): Dylan Beasom (Sr) **, Jackson Deemer (Sr) ***, Dylan Keller (Sr) **, Hayden Parker (Sr) **, Frank Rappach (Sr) **, Bradley Sindledecker (Sr)*.

¯ OTHERS EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE: Colin Davis (Jr), Matt Hooper (Jr), Matt Horvat (Jr), Ray Kaso (Jr), Frankie Manios (Jr), Garrett Deemer (So), Cameron Durig (So), Vincent Marimpietri (So), Joey Perfette (So), Zachary Snelson (So), Gage Tomko (So), Josh McCleery (Fr), Jared Mindek (Fr), Austen Price (Fr).

¯ SEASON OUTLOOK: The AAC Red Tier is a tough league with a lot of quality teams, coaches and college-level talent. The Tigers anticipate being competitive in the league. Howland lost some quality graduating seniors, but the Tigers are expecting their young guys to contribute along with their core of players. They have worked hard all winter while continuing to work hard and improve each day.

Softball

HOWLAND TIGERS

¯ COACH: Amanda Toth (2 years, 11-11)

¯ LAST YEAR: 11-11

¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference

¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-indicates years lettered): Kendyl Buckley (Sr) *, Kamryn Buckley (Sr) **, Gracie Wargo (Sr) *, Gabby Hartzell (Sr) ***, Mackenzie Maze (Sr) ***, Emily Darlington (Jr) **, Marissa Jerina (Jr) *, Marissa Miller (So) *.

¯ OTHERS EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE: Emily O’Connell (Fr), Bailee Beasom )Fr), Madison Osborne (So).

¯ SEASON OUTLOOK: The Howland Tigers bring back a top-heavy group with eight letter winners and five seniors. That includes two three-year letter winners, Gabby Hartzell and Mackenzie Maze. The Tigers have an energetic group of kids that work hard and are always looking to better themselves. The juniors and senior classes are strong and full of experience. Howland is looking forward to continuing the tradition of quality Howland softball.

Boys track

HOWLAND TIGERS

¯ COACH: Logan Sheptock (First year)

¯ LAST YEAR: 7-3

¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference Red Tier

¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-indicates years lettered): Johnny Elliot (Sr) ***, Brandon Gregory (Sr) ***, Justin Gray (Sr) **, Will Eisen (Jr) **, Vinny Mauri (Jr) **, Michael Schaefer (Jr) **, Nolan Brill (Sr) *, Branden Fronzaglio (Sr) *, Bryce Jennings (Sr) *, Angelo Mauri (Jr) *, Colton Basile (So) *, Dennis Currey (So) *, Will Hines (So) *, Ottavio Musumeci (So) *, Issac Robertson (So) *, Andrew Yassall (So) *.

¯ OTHERS EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE: Manny Perez (Sr), Samari Dean (Sr), Ja’Whan Dean (So), Michael Wilson (Jr).

¯ SEASON OUTLOOK: The Howland Tigers are determined to have another strong season. The Tigers graduated a lot of seniors, so they will be looking for leadership from some of the younger athletes on the team. Their goal is to be competitive in every meet and kick up the energy when it counts in the postseason. Howland should be able to compete with 16 returning letter winners, including two three-year winners.

Girls track

HOWLAND TIGERS

¯ COACH: Bill Jones (1 year)

¯ LAST YEAR: 11-3

¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference

¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-indicates years lettered): Holly Sparklin (Sr) ***, Onyinyechi Nwagbara (Sr) **, Carrie Yasnoski (Sr) *, Alex Ochman (Sr) **, Isabella Merlo (Jr) **, Julia Gray (Jr) *, Jenna Craigo (Jr) **, Kayla Clark (Jr) **, Arianna Campbell (Jr) *, Jaydah Wilson (So) *, Lauren Scott (So) *, Madison Schaefer (So) *, Alexis Readman (So) *, Zhane Ramsey (So) *, Erica Markel (So) *, Elenie McNally (So) *, Mariah Lerakis (So) *, Elizabeth Gajski (So) *, Kennedy Folmar (So) *, Maria Dellimuti (So) *, Ashley Chambers (So) *, Katrina Altawil (So) *.

¯ OTHERS EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE: Lauren Myers (Jr), Leah Lerakis (Jr), Shelby Crites (Jr), Chiara Fischer (Jr).

¯ SEASON OUTLOOK: The Howland Tigers return 22 letter winners from last year’s team with just two returning seniors. The strength of the team is much the same as last year. They have a number of talented athletes in every area. The Tigers are hoping to get healthy and remain healthy as well as keeping competitive throughout the season. Their individual Trumbull County champion graduated last year but many of the individuals who helped win the county are returning with another year of maturity and experience.

Boys tennis

HOWLAND TIGERS

¯ COACH: Jerry Young (1 year, 9-9)

¯ LAST YEAR: 9-9

¯ LEAGUE: All-American Conference

¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-indicates years lettered): Marc Snitzer (Sr) ***, Demetrius Green (Sr) *, Michael Zannetakis (Sr) *, Michael Awadalla (Jr) **, Bobby Moosally (Jr) *, Joey Vitali (Jr) *, Hunter Slyk (So) *.

¯ OTHERS EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE: Kevin Moamis (Sr), Connor Tamarkin (Sr), Christian Stiffy (Sr), David Pascale (Jr), Spencer Moorhead (Jr), Skylar Daniels (Jr), Greg Moosally (Fr), Gavin Walls (Fr).

¯ SEASON OUTLOOK: The Howland Tigers return seven letter winners and will have six seniors on the team. The Tigers will have a strong presence on the court this season. They will be a force to be reckoned with between several seasoned veterans along with pure athleticism. The Tigers will look to be on top of their game in hopes to improve on their nine wins from last season.

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