College signings

Caleb Beidle: Mt. Aloysius tennis

Name: Caleb Beidle

High school: Bedford

Hometown: Bedford

Sport: Tennis

College choice: Mount Aloysius College

Other colleges considered: Juniata, Frostburg State, Millersville

Why I picked Mount Aloysius: “They have a well respected education program and I like the small size. All of the college staff as well as coach Hample have been so welcoming. The tennis program is becoming a conference contender.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Advancing to the 2018 PIAA state doubles championship quarterfinals.”

Coach Butch Beidle’s quote: “Caleb has a tremendous work ethic and an unbelievable passion for the game. His hardwork and dedication is a testament to all of his achievements on the tennis court. His positive attitude and leadership will be greatly missed.”

How I got my start playing tennis: “I first started playing during the summer before my 8th grade year. My former tennis coach, Mr. Anderson, invited me to a practice. His assistant, Jim Siehl, started to work with me a few days a week during that summer. I soon developed a passion for the game.”

Favorite college growing up: Pitt

Other interests: Soccer and basketball

What getting to play in college means to me: “I get to continue to play the sport that I love at the collegiate level and I thank God for that opportunity.”

Probable college major: Early Level Education

Parents: Butch and Tricia Beidle

Dylan Claycomb: Edinboro softball

Name: Dylan Claycomb

High school: Central

Hometown: Roaring Spring

Sport: Softball

Position: Pitcher

College choice: Edinboro

Other colleges considered: Glenville State, Thiel

Why I picked Edinboro: “The coach really knows what he is talking about, and the players were so welcoming. They have a pretty strong program, too.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Last year, we made it to the district championship and then into the states.”

Coach Dale Walter’s quote: “She works extremely hard year-round at her craft. She wants to get better all the time. She listens very well. That will be the biggest thing for her. She will take what they want to teach her and she will just improve on that.”

How I got my start playing softball: “My brother always played baseball, and that is how I got into it.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State, Alabama

Other interests: Soccer, hunting

What getting to play in college means to me: “Softball has always been my way of showing people what I can do, and if I can do that for four more years, I am going to do that.”

Probable college major: Special education

Parents: Pam and Dave Claycomb

Liam Wholaver: Cal. PA basketball

Name: Liam Wholaver

High School: Cambria Heights

Hometown: Hastings

Sport: Basketball

Position: Point guard, shooting guard

College choice: California University of PA

Other colleges considered: UPJ, Juniata, Chatham, Seton Hill

Why I picked Cal U: “The most important reason why I picked Cal U was because they have my major. I also fell in love with their buildings and facilities for both the students and athletes. The coaching staff has a great winning mentality that I loved. I believe the coaches, players and trainers there will push me to become the best player I can possibly be.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Leading my team my senior year to the playoffs along with scoring 1,000 points.”

Coach Eric Nagel’s quote: “He is a great example of hard work. He is one of the hardest working players I ever coached. He tries to be the best player he can be, always giving 100 percent every day. With that being said, he is a true leader on and off the floor and it is nice as a coach to see him grow as a player over the past four years.”

How I got my start playing: I began playing basketball in 3rd grade in a rec league down in Newport News, Virginia. Ever since then I couldn’t stop playing the game.”

Favorite college growing up: Alabama

Other interests: Spending time with my family and friends, playing and competing in other sports or activities, listening to music, lifting weights/working out

What getting to play in college means to me: “It means the world to me. When I was a little kid I always loved watching college sports whether that be football or basketball. All the hard work and time I put into this game is finally paying off with getting to play at the next level.”

Probable college major: Statistics and data science

Parents: Wayne and Annette Wholaver

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