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Weimann rewarded for fine week

Coppin State sophomore and Sheboygan South graduate Ashley Weimann (Class of 2018) was named MEAC softball player of the week for the first time on April 20.

Weimann led the Eagles offensively during the MEAC Roundup over the weekend, hitting .625 (5-for-8) with five runs, two doubles, a triple, a home run and six RBI to accumulate a 1.500 slugging percentage. She was also walked and collected a sacrifice hit while moving to the catcher position.

Weimann recorded a pair of hits, including a double and a run scored as the Eagles came from behind in the seventh inning to defeat North Carolina A&T, before homering and driving in three runs in another victory over NC Central that same day. Closing out the weekend with a win over South Carolina State, Weimann went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple, two runs scored and three RBI.

Final Yonan Tournament is held

The Sean Yonan Memorial Scratch Scholarship Tournament, established in honor him after he passed away in 1995 from a severe asthma attack, came to an end at Lakeshore Lanes in March after 15 years.

Sheboygan’s Justin Gmach finished in second place and earned a $750 scholarship, the highest runner-up amount in the history of the event.

Since its inception, the tournament was able to provide more than $250,000 in Yonan’s name in scholarships to youth bowlers to further their education.

“While the tournament continued to be one of the premier events in the Midwest, so many other scholarship tournament opportunities for youth were beginning to make it difficult to attract bowlers,” tournament director Keith Yonan said. “Couple that with the difficulties in securing sponsorships during a pandemic and an aging tournament staff, it just seemed logical to end it on a high note, while we could.”

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