Athlete of the Week

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 ...

Male Athlete of Week: Wolfe ‘quiet leader’ for Bellwood

Name: Nathan Wolfe School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Wolfe collected 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots in avenging a loss to Glendale with a 65-48 win and then had 27 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked ...

Female Athlete of Week: Hileman’s great work ethic pays off

Name: Allison Hileman School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hileman scored a team-high 16 points, including 14 in the first half, in a 50-23 win over Bellefonte and had a game-high 29 points in a 46-40 win over ...

Male Athlete of Week: Ruggery sets the standard at BG

Name: Luke Ruggery School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Ruggery scored 29 points and became the Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball program’s all-time leading scorer in a 73-56 win over Richland. Season ...

Female Athlete of Week: Clapper a ‘great teammate’ for PC

Name: Makalyn Clapper School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Clapper had 24 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals and five assists in a 76-30 win over Chestnut Ridge and had 17 points and went over the 1,000-point mark for her ...

Female Athlete of Week: Perea a ‘special and gifted player’

Name: Caranda Perea School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Perea scored 57 points in three Altoona wins. She had 27 in a 73-31 rout of Carlisle, 19 points, including five 3-pointers, in a 57-46 road win over Harrisburg, and ...

Male Athlete of Week: Yingling ‘great example’ for B-A

Name: Mason Yingling School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Yingling had 32 points, five assists and three steals in an 80-60 win over Claysburg-Kimmel and had 40 points, six rebounds and three steals in an 85-62 win over ...

Female Athlete of Week: B-A’s Campbell strives to improve

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell had 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in a 79-55 victory over rival Juniata Valley and then collected 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 steals ...

Male Athlete of Week: Central’s Klotz ‘exceptional leader’

Name: Hunter Klotz School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Klotz scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 53-46 win over Philipsburg-Osceola and then had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 53-44 victory over ...

Male Athlete of Week: Colledge accepts all challenges

Name: Jared Colledge School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge scored 16 points in a 58-40 win over Southern Huntingdon and scored 40 points in a 67-47 victory over Windber. In that game, he went over the 1,000-point mark for ...

Female Athlete of Week: Fox a ‘lethal player’ for Altoona

Name: Bridgid Fox School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Fox delivered 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 46-39 win over State College and had 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots in a 73-38 rout of Chambersburg. Season ...

Weakland helping Heights

Name: Kirsten Weakland School: Cambria Heights Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Weakland was the MVP of the Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders Christmas Tournament. She scored 14 points in a first-round win over Johnstown and then scored ...

Ridge’s McGill impresses

Name: Jared McGill School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McGill won the 170-pound weight class at the Powerade Tournament in Canonsburg (for the second time). He decisioned McGuffey’s Christian Clutter, 4-2, in the final. ...

CC’s Hayward makes her point

Name: McKenna Hayward School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hayward collected 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 61-59 win over Cambria Heights, had 23 points, eight assists and eight steals in a 58-44 victory ...

Rigby, Bearcats still unbeaten

Name: Nick Rigby School: Huntingdon Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Rigby delivered 25 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 66-45 win over Tyrone and then had 23 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in a ...

Male Athlete of Week: McMillen does all the extra things

Name: Brock McMillen School: Glendale Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McMillen won the 126-pound title at the 45-team Panther Holiday Classic Saturday with a 5-4 victory over returning Class 3A state placewinner Matt Sarbo of ...

Female Athlete of Week: Smith helps change culture at JV

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith scored 27 points, had seven rebounds and five assists for Juniata Valley in a victory over Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. She went over the 1,000-point mark for her ...