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POLAND OH- Four seniors wee recognized before the game at Poland on Thursday night. Brooke Bobbey, Kailyn Brown, Sarah Bushaw, and Katie Masucci all took in their moment of honor as the program thanked them for their many years of service. The Bulldogs sent the seniors out with a bang, grabbing a 52-21 win over Niles and securing their second straight NE8 Championship.

All four seniors were in the starting lineup on Thursday, and they definitely started fast. Poland scored 20 points in the first quarter, 17 of which came from their four seniors. Kailyn Brown lead the way with 7.

With that first frame as a standard, the offense slowed down in the middle of the game. Only scoring 16 points in the next two quarters. However, in the fourth quarter when Coach Blanch put all four seniors on the floor again the Bulldogs doubled that and added another 16 to their total. It was truly a night of senior dominance. Each senior was individually subbed out in the final quarter and given a wonderful ovation. In a even more special moment, Katie Masucci was subbed out by her sister Hannah who got to be the first person to hug her coming off the floor.

Poland win completes a two season 28-0 record in the NE8. It’s been all Bulldogs since the leagues birth last season.

Jackie Grisdale led the way offensively with 17 points. Katie Masucci was also in double figures with 10. 30 of the final 52 points for Poland were scored by seniors.

Nae Fryer led Niles with 14 points.

Poland looks ahead to their home finale against Howland on Monday.


Poland continued their NE8 dominance on Monday night with a 59-16 win over Lakeview.

Despite the margin of victory, it was not a flashy offensive performance from Poland. It took them several minutes to get their first points from the field. The Bulldogs led Lakeview 7-4 in the first quarter, and through the next two frames, they went on a 25-0 run to be up 32-4. Lakeview did put together a positive fourth quarter to get themselves in double figures. Lakeview actually did stay away from a ton of live-ball turnovers caused by Poland’s pressure. They moved the ball well, but just couldn’t get shots to fall. Poland got a lot of solid minutes from their reserves towards the closing of the game. The Bulldogs had 12 different players score for them.

Leading the offense tonight for Poland was Morgan Kluchar and Connie Cougras who both finished with 8. Kailyn Brown and Katie Masucci had 7 apiece.

Poland continues to play on Thursday as they host Jefferson.


Poland Lady Bulldog senior Katie Masucci has put extra importance on her senior season of basketball. She knows what the seniors last year put in to this program to put it on the map, and she wants to make sure this group continues that. An admiringly shy person, Katie says that being forced to be a leader has really gotten her to come out of her shell. Of course, having her sister on the same team helps out with that as well. Katie says that having this season with her sister has brought them both closer than ever before. 

Katie has waited her time to be a marquee player at the varsity level. That is a quality that coach Blanch puts above anything else. She spent three years developing, playing out her role, and now she is being rewarded by getting quality minutes in big time situations. The program thrives on knowing and accepting your role as a player, and Katie is someone that is a grand example of that philosophy.

Anthony Hartwig went to Poland to catch up with Katie. They discuss her leadership growth, playing with her sister, and much more. Learn all about the Bulldog senior on the latest Poland Lady Bulldog Player Profile Masucci Masters Leadership.


Katie Masucci heads into her senior season of volleyball with high hopes for the program. The multi sport athlete excelled in her ability to manage her time. The daughter of two teachers never forgets how important her schoolwork is and is adamant in the motto “school comes first.” On the volleyball court shes listed as a middle blocker but also is versatile enough to go outside when her team needs her. With a strong swing and plenty of athleticism this senior is an asset to the Bulldogs program. 

Anthony Hartwig sat down with Katie fresh off a big five set win over South Range. They talk about her senior year, what she wants to see from the program in years to come, and much more. Crank that volume all the way up and learn about another Poland senior in the latest volleyball player profile Masucci in the Middle.

*photo credit to Seminary Sports+