Athlete of the Week

Lehner big part of 9-0 Eagles

Name: Kevin Lehner School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Lehner went 6-for-10 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs in victories over Bald Eagle Area, Williamsburg and previously unbeaten Philipsburg-Osceola. Season update: ...

Relentless Lucas shines for P-O

Name: Maddie Lucas School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a 5-2 win over DuBois and went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and scored a run in a 10-0 win over Central. Season update: Lucas ...

Harris winning with bat, arm

Name: Kam Harris School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Harris went 6-for-7 with three home runs and seven RBIs while helping the Lady Mounties beat Huntingdon, 13-0, Bald Eagle Area, 5-4, and Clearfield, 3-1. She also ...

Focht a big hit on the mound

Name: Dylan Focht School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Focht was named MVP of the Curve Classic in leading the Scarlet Dragons to the title by holding Altoona to one hit in the championship game. He also three-hit Bellefonte ...

Baran proud of making playoffs, strikeout mark

Name: Cate Baran School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Baran threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to help Tyrone beat Bellefonte for the first time in seven seasons, 5-0. She also allowed just three hits and struck out ...

A healthy Howe gets Tigers off and running

Name: Trent Howe School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Won the 100-meter dash and 400 dash at the Altoona Igloo Invitational. He also won both of those events, as well as the 400 relay, in a dual meet with Central ...

Haralson plays with passion

Name: Sakeria Haralson School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson was 7-of-8 from the field and had 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in Bellwood’s PIAA Class 2A championship victory over West Middlesex. She ...

Witherspoon shines for BG

Name: Jessiah Witherspoon School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Witherspoon scored 17 points in a 62-61 win over Our Lady of Sacred Heart in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals and followed with a game-high 19 points ...

Buckley savors state title

Name: Nick Buckley School: Huntingdon Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Buckley won the gold medal in the Class 2A 50-yard freestyle event at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 21.22 seconds. He also was ninth in the ...

Bauer shows leadership

Name: Jenna Bauer School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Bauer collected eight points and nine rebounds in a 63-57 win over Shady Side Academy in the PIAA Class 3A second round and had 15 points and eight rebounds in a ...

Hayward gets CC to next round

GREENSBURG — McKenna Hayward was hoping for a rematch with Penns Valley. She’ll have to settle for another opponent. And that’s OK with the Central Cambria senior point guard, who scored a career-high 34 points Tuesday night in a 63-57 PIAA Class 3A second-round girls basketball victory ...

Male Athlete of Week: McDannell big part of BC’s run

Name: Tristan McDannell School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: McDannell led Carroll with 22 points in a 68-58 victory over North Clarion in the PIAA Class 1A playoffs on Friday night at Kane Area High School. Season ...

Female Athlete of Week: B-A’s Leidig ‘dream kid’ to coach

Name: Emilie Leidig School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Leidig tied a school record with eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 28 points in leading Bellwood-Antis to a 70-50 win over Windber in the PIAA Class 2A playoffs. ...

Female Athlete of Week: Competitive drive fuels Huntingdon’s Goldstone

Name: Haley Goldstone School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Goldstone won the 50-yard freestyle event and 100 freestyle in the District 6 Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championships. She also was second in the 400 free relay ...

Male Athlete of Week: Mountain Lions’ Sarbo ‘true student of sport’

Name: Matt Sarbo School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Sarbo won the PIAA Class 3A Northwest Regional Wrestling Tournament at 126 pounds. It was his second straight regional title. Season update: Sarbo heads to the state ...

Male Athlete of Week: McKeirnan versatile, hard working for Tigers

Name: Conor McKeirnan School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: McKeirnan won the Class 3A 200-yard freestyle event for the second straight year and also won the 100 butterfly in the District 6 Swimming and Diving ...

BC can count on Yahner

Name: Kate Yahner School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Yahner scored in double figures in three BC victories — 11 in a 42-27 win over Somerset, 12 in a 47-42 upset of Forest Hills in the Laurel Highlands ...

Cassidy excels off, on mat

Name: Kaden Cassidy School: Bedford Area Age: 18 Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Cassidy won the 132-pound championship in the District 5 Class 2A championships by edging returning state medalist Garret Cornell of Everett in the final, 5-3. ...

Burkett does his part for Ridge

Name: Kai Burkett School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Burkett helped the Lions finish third in the PIAA Class 2A Duals Tournament in Hershey by going undefeated. He won by fall, technical fall, regular decision twice ...

Stouffer putting in the work

Name: Marissa Stouffer School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Stouffer led Altoona to its sixth straight Central Pa. Gymnastics League title. She won the all-around with a 37.0. She finished first in the vault, bar and ...