Athlete of the Week

Athlete of Week: Simmons ‘role model’ for Carroll teammates

Name: Emma Simmons School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Simmons led the Lady Huskies to a 5-0 week by going 13-for-15 with four home runs, three doubles, a triple and 14 RBIs. She was also 5-0 in the circle with 46 ...

Athlete of Week: Holesa ‘a great leader’ this year for Bearcats

Name: Nick Holesa School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Holesa went 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles, five RBIs and three runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of Tyrone. Season update: Holesa is hitting .400 with a ...

Nominations sought for Mirror awards

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

Dull does it all for Ridge

Name: Phillip Dull School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball and track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Dull went 3-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI in a 10-0 win over Forbes Road. He hit a home run, drove in five runs and pitched a one-hit shutout ...

Michina shining as senior

Name: Lauren Michina School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Michina won the Class 2A triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 10 inches and also finished second in the high jump and long jump in the 92nd annual Jack Roddick ...

P-O’s Harris an all-around talent

Name: Kam Harris School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Harris went 3-for-3 with three home runs and eight RBIs in a victory over Penns Valley. She also fired a two-hitter and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a 15-0 win over ...

Lions’ Swartz has historic week

Name: Phil Swartz School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Swartz became Altoona’s all-time kills leader in a victory over West Shamokin. He now has 927 career kills. He had 13 kills and seven service points against West ...

Mykut off to strong start

Name: Alex Mykut School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Mykut went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run in the eighth inning of a 4-3 victory over Bellefonte and then fired a two-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 10-0 win over ...

Gerwert’s raising the bar

Name: Lexi Gerwert School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Gerwert broke her own school record in the pole vault by clearing a height of 11 feet, 2 inches in a meet with Juniata Valley and Southern Fulton. Season ...

Patterson spiking BG opponents

Name: Charles Patterson School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Patterson collected 29 kills, 20 service points, including five aces, and 13 digs in BG’s victories over West Shamokin and Fort LeBoeuf. Season ...

Frazier’s capability comes through

Name: Darcie Frazier School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Frazier won three events in Hollidaysburg’s 86-64 win over Bellwood-Antis and 104-33 win over Bishop Guilfoyle. She jumped 17 feet to win the long jump, ...

Yeckley brothers lead Altoona to title

Name: Cam Yeckley School: Cambria Heights student/Altoona player Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Ice hockey Athlete of the week achievement: Yeckley scored a short-handed goal and assisted on two others in the Mountain Lions’ 6-3 win over Johnstown in the Laurel Mountain Hockey ...

D’Angelo key for B-A

Name: Riley D’Angelo School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: D’Angelo’s offensive rebound and assist to Alli Campbell gave Bellwood-Antis its first lead in the second half of its 41-36 win over Blairsville in the PIAA ...

Reed playing at high level

Name: Sydney Reed School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Reed scored a game-high 17 points for Juniata Valley in its victory over Berlin Brothersvalley and then scored 13 points for the Lady Hornets in their PIAA quarterfinal win ...

Carroll’s Ertter makes point

Name: Carson Ertter School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Ertter scored 16 points in Bishop Carroll’s victory over Elk County Catholic and then added 11 points in the Huskies’ triumph over Shade in the ...

Male Athlete of Week: Ruggery’s work ethic big for BG

Name: Luke Ruggery School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Ruggery buried seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help BG win its opening-round PIAA Class 2A playoff game, 80-45, over Brockway. Season update: ...

Fox sets standard for Lady Lions

Name: Bridgid Fox School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Fox collected 21 points, including 15 in the second half, and grabbed 16 rebounds to help Altoona win its first PIAA playoff game in 13 years with a 54-33 win over Mount ...

Goldstone shines at districts

Name: Haley Goldstone School: Huntingdon Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Goldstone won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.36 seconds and the 100 free in 54.27, was part of the 200 medley relay that won in 1:55.06 and the 400 free relay in 3:49.91 at ...

Freshman Sarbo in the history books

Name: Matt Sarbo School: Altoona Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Sarbo became the first Altoona wrestler to win a PIAA Class 3A Northwest Regional championship as a freshman, claiming the 106-pound title with a fall in the final. ...

Kosoglow shines for Tyrone

Name: Mia Kosoglow School: Tyrone Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Kosoglow came up with a steal and winning basket in the final 30 seconds of a 47-46 win over Ligonier Valley in the District 6 3A girls quarterfinals. She scored 11 ...