Athlete of the Week

Smith’s historic night keys Valley win

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley High School’s star junior forward Halee Smith enjoyed one of the sweetest accomplishments of her basketball career when she reached the 1,000-point mark Wednesday night. The fact that she pulled it off against a solid Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic team made it all ...

Female Athlete of Week: Maxwell ‘relentless’ for Everett

Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell was MVP of Windber Tipoff Tournament. She had 17 points in a 37-34 win over United and 21 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a 45-32 win over Windber in the ...

Male Athlete of Week: Delerme displays ‘many abilities’

Name: Jaden Delerme School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Delerme was the MVP of the Indiana Tipoff Tournament. He had nine points in a 50-36 win over Valley and had 21 points in a 61-42 victory over Purchase Line in the ...

Bedford’s Mowry a keeper

Name: Lindsay Mowry School: Bedford Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Mowry made six saves and earned a shutout in Bedford’s 1-0 overtime win over Lewisburg in the PIAA Class 2A state championship match. She also made the game-winning ...

Walters gets in end zone a lot

Name: Brady Walters School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Walters ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 99 yards in leading the Golden Tigers to a 31-0 victory over Wallenpaupack in the first round of the PIAA ...

Murphy a dream at Carroll

Name: Maddie Murphy School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Murphy delivered 13 service points, eight kills and five blocks in a 3-0 victory over Carmichaels in a PIAA Class 1A first-round match and then had 12 ...

Myrick’s gifts are appreciated

Name: Keegan Myrick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries and intercepted two passes in BG’s 42-0 victory over Homer-Center in the District 6 Class ...

Shaffer shines at state meet

Name: Lauren Shaffer School: Portage Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Shaffer finished second in the state in Class 1A at the PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey. Her time was 19 minutes, 51 seconds. Season ...

Akers anchors Everett’s team

Name: Macen Akers School: Everett Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Akers rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns, threw for 41 yards, picked off two passes and made the game-saving tackle in the final seconds to lift Everett over ...

Female Athlete of the Week: Brown not shy about scoring goals

Name: Jenna Brown School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Brown scored eight goals and assisted on three others in a 15-1 thrashing of Forest Hills in the District 5-6 Class 2A semifinals. Season update: Brown has 35 goals and ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Devils’ Wolfe hungry for success

Name: Shawn Wolfe School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Wolfe rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, threw for 88 yards and one touchdown and intercepted a pass in Bellwood’s 42-20 comeback win over ...

Wess known as team player

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Wess raced to a first-place finish in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Championship Meet in Ebensburg with a time of 19 minutes, 22.4 seconds to win by ...

Ferguson having MVP season

Name: Andrew Ferguson School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Shot a 74 in poor weather conditions to finish as the runner-up at the Class 2A PIAA Western Regional. The finish qualified Ferguson for the PIAA Championships. Season ...

Kendziora sparks Lady Tigers

Name: Rita Kendziora School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Kendziora had two goals and three assists in a 6-2 victory over Central Mountain and collected three second-half goals and an assist in a 5-0 victory over ...

Brown carries PC to big victory

Name: Derek Brown School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Brown carried the ball 38 times for 262 yards and two touchdowns in Penn Cambria’s 25-0 victory over Somerset. Season update: Brown has 924 yards rushing on 177 carries for the ...

P-O star shines on the links

Name: Halle Herrington School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Herrington won the individual title in the District 6 Class 2A Girls Golf Championships at Summit Country Club. Season update: Herrington will compete in the ...

Pfister big part of 7-0 Ridge

Name: Logan Pfister School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Pfister ran for 152 yards and two TDs and passed for 229 yards and three touchdowns in Ridge’s 37-14 victory over rival Bedford. Season update: Pfister is ...

Lady Tiger stars off, on court

Name: Claire Sauerland School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Sauerland helped lead Hollidaysburg to the Bellwood-Antis Invitational title by recording 32 kills, 32 service points and 23 digs. The Lady Tigers went ...

Lawhead produces for Altoona

Name: Mitchell Lawhead School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Lawhead scored five touchdowns — three rushing, one on a pass reception and one on a fumble return — to help Altoona top Carlisle, 49-42 in double overtime. He ...

Krug assisting Marauders

Name: Gabby Krug School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Krug helped Bishop Guilfoyle to three sweeps over Johnstown (34 assists), Richland (27 assists, 11 service points) and Bishop McCort (47 assists/16 points) as ...