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Notebook: Benic transfer approved

| Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004

Oakland Catholic tennis player Shannon Benic was among over 70 transfers approved by the WPIAL Board of Control Monday. Benic played for Winchester Thurston as a freshman, then transferred to Ellis School, where she teamed with Natalie Castagnero to reach the WPIAL Class AA doubles finals the last two seasons, winning in 2002 and losing last year.

Benic left Ellis for Mercersburg Academy, but transferred again to Oakland Catholic.

Benic had already been temporarily eligible with a based-on letter from the WPIAL.

Central Catholic sophomore defensive tackle Stefan Wisniewski is still playing on a based-on letter. The board of control voted to table a vote approving his transfer from South Fayette while executive director Larry Hanley collects more information.

  • The WPIAL Class AAA and AA girls' singles championships will be held Monday and Tuesday at Shady Side Academy tennis courts. The participants will be decided after today's second day of section tournament play.

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