Athlete of the Week

Ridge’s McCoy adds more honors

Name: Justin McCoy School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named Outstanding Wrestler at the District 5 championships and pinned his way through the 152-pound weight class for his fourth district title. Season update: ...

B-A’s Haralson delivers in clutch

Name: Sakeria Haralson School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the ICC championship, a 55-53 win over Everett. She made three out of four free throws in the final 30 seconds and ...

Male Athlete of Week: Labriola having ‘tremendous’ year

Name: A.J. Labriola School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Labriola scored 19 points in a 67-61 win over Central Cambria, had 17 in a 63-46 victory over Bishop Carroll and had 19 in a 77-44 win over Cambria ...

Female Athlete of Week: Stouffer peaking for Lady Lions

Name: Marissa Stouffer School: Altoona Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Stouffer won the all-around title with a 35.875 in leading the Lady Lions to the team championship of the Central Pa. Gymnastics League Meet. She won the bars, ...

Holsinger has big numbers

Name: Matt Holsinger School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Holsinger delivered 30 points and 18 rebounds in a 74-42 win over Cambria Heights and had 15 points and 21 rebounds in a 51-43 victory over Penn Cambria. ...

Male Athlete of Week: Burkett’s hard work paying off

Name: Kai Burkett School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Burkett, the No. 4 seed, won the 106-pound championship, beating the top two seeds, in the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament at Bedford. He helped Ridge claim the team ...

Female Athlete of Week: Reffner a leader on, off court

Name: Sydney Reffner School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Reffner scored 44 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and had 16 assists combined in wins over Bedford, Chestnut Ridge and Southern Huntingdon. Season update: Reffner ...

McKeirnan leading Tigers

Name: Conor McKeirnan School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: McKeirnan won the 100-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay in an 87-83 victory over Huntingdon. He won the 100 ...

Tyrone’s Shaw sets marks

Name: Sydney Shaw School: Tyrone Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Shaw set school records with 41 points and 13 3-pointers in an 89-62 win over Philipsburg-Osceola. She also had 23 points in a 60-37 victory over Clearfield and nine ...

Smith is big-time for Valley

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith scored 23 points in a 63-22 win over Williamsburg. She also scored 19 points, including the game-winning basket at the buzzer, in a 57-56 win over ...

Collins has offensive explosion

Name: Cameron Collins School: Juniata Valley Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Collins scored 38 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, in a 70-57 win over Williamsburg. He scored 30 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter, in a 73-60 ...

McDannell gives BC a lift

Name: Tristan McDannell School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: McDannell scored 31 points off the bench to help Bishop Carroll down Central Cambria in overtime, 75-70, on Jan. 3. Favorite teacher: Mr. ...

Martinazzi important to BC

Name: Alyssa Martinazzi School: Bishop Carroll Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Martinazzi scored 25 points in a 59-47 victory over previously unbeaten and state-ranked Blairsville and added 26 points in a 62-43 win over Central ...

Campbell shows complete game

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell was the MVP of the Reliance Bank Tournament. She scored 23 points to go along with nine rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 68-37 win against Tussey ...

Mitchell helping Eagles soar

Name: Parker Mitchell School: Tyrone Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Mitchell was the MVP at the Reliance Bank Tournament. He scored a game-high 22 points in an 83-63 victory over Penn Cambria in Tyrone’s opening game, then led the Golden ...

Walker turns in great start

Name: Trent Walker School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Walker scored a career-high 46 points in a double-overtime win at Williamsburg. He followed that up with 16 points in a victory over West Branch. Season update: ...

Male Athlete of Week: McClellan’s hard work paying off

Name: Parker McClellan School: Altoona Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Won the 195-pound title this past weekend at the Panther Holiday Tournament. Season update: McClellan is 9-0 in the early going with four of those victories by ...

Female Athlete of Week: Hudson does what’s best for team

Name: Olivia Hudson School: Altoona Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hudson scored 56 points in three wins and earned MVP honors of the Jaffa Shrine Girls Basketball Tournament. Season update: Hudson is averaging 15 points per game and 6 ...

Colledge competes for success

Name: Jared Colledge School: Everett Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge was named most valuable player of the Pine Grill Roundball Classic, scoring 30 points and making four 3-pointers in a 55-43 victory over host Somerset in the ...

Glass becomes complete player

Name: Taylor Glass School: Portage Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Glass was named most valuable player of the Art Burkett Memorial Tournament, scoring 32 points and hitting a game-winning 3-point shot with 10 seconds left to lift the Lady ...