ATHLETES OF WEEK (JAN. 23-31): D.J. Fehlman, Kennedy Cratty
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In bounce-back performances, Youngsville’s Kennedy Cratty and Warren’s D.J. Fehlman put a winning stamp on Times Observer Athletes of the Week, sponsored by McDonald’s. Both sophomores, Kennedy Cratty scored 16 of her team’s 37 points in a 37-34 Region 3 win over Maplewood – the Eagles’ only region win of the season. The very next night, Youngsville earned its second straight win of just four on season (4-12) in a 69-11 win over Tidioute Charter. Cratty scored a season-high 22 points. Fehlman (inset) avenged his only loss of the season by winning the 126-pound final over General McLane sophomore Keller Watkins at the Fred Bell Memorial Tournament at Grove City High School. Watkins had moved ahead of Fehlman in the D-10 Class AAA rankings with a 7-2 decision at Warren Area High School. The next week, Fehlman earned an 8-3 decision at Fred Bell – adding to an already Tool City title -?and moved to 26-1 on the season.