Athlete of the Week

Lee steps up her game

Name: Darcy Lee School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Lee scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Lady Marauders’ 52-45 PIAA Class 2A first-round victory over Kane. She had seven points in the ...

Oliver dominates again

Name: Jacob Oliver School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Oliver won his second straight PIAA Class 2A wrestling championship with a 9-2 decision over Susquenita’s Dalton Group in the finals. He had two pins and two ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Fowler reaches goal, makes states

Name: Zeb Fowler School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Fowler won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle in the District 6 Class 2A Swimming Championships. He was also part of the winning 200 free relay and 400 free relay ...

Reffner strong under pressure

Name: Sydney Reffner School: Everett Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Girls basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Reffner scored 22 points and defended Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington in a 76-32 victory in the District 6 Class 3A first round, and scored 25 points ...

Gill beats the best to be the best

Name: Hunter Gill School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Gill, the third seed, knocked off two higher seeds who had beaten him previously, and won the 285-pound weight class in the District 6 Class 3A Wrestling ...

Male Athlete of Week: McCoy steps up vs. elite foes

Name: Justin McCoy School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named the outstanding wrestler and won the 145-pound weight class at the District 5 2A championships. Season update: McCoy improved to 35-3. During the District 5 ...

Female Athlete of Week: Barhacs great fit at new school

Name: Laura Barhacs School: Williamsburg Age: 16 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Favorite teacher: Mr. Lingenfelter Favorite subject: English Favorite movie: “Thor” Favorite food: Apple pie Favorite song: “How Would You Feel” by Ed Sheeran Outside interests: Reading, ...

Male Athlete of Week: Holsinger leading by example for CC

Name: Matt Holsinger School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Holsinger delivered 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in a 67-60 victory over Bishop Carroll and had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in an 84-49 win over ...

Female Athlete of Week: Freshman Whysong cool under pressure

Name: Alexis Whysong School: Altoona Area Age: 13 Grade: Freshman Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Whysong won the all-around and also placed first in the vault and the beam, and was second on the bars and floor while leading Altoona to the team title in ...

JV loves ability of youthful Smith

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith had 10 points and four assists in a 66-22 rout of Mount Union, had 16 points, four assists, five rebounds and six steals in a 63-16 rout of Glendale and added 17 ...

Fisher’s perfect week helps ‘Cats

Name: Landon Fisher School: Huntingdon Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Fisher went 4-0 at 220 pounds. He pinned his opponent in a 68-6 District 6 2A quarterfinal win over Westmont Hilltop, pinned his foe in 40-26 semifinal win over Penns ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Manley wrestling at very high level

Name: Cole Manley School: Altoona Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Manley helped Altoona win the Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch by claiming the 132-pound title with a fall in the finals. He was named Outstanding Wrestler in the ...

Female Athlete of the Week: O’Shell helps team reach potential

Name: Cierra O’Shell School: Glendale Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: O’Shell scored 22 points and had six steals and four rebounds in a 48-42 win over Mount Union, had 13 points and five steals in a 52-27 rout of Saint Joseph’s and added ...

Benzel’s offense aids Guilfoyle

Name: Lili Benzel School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Benzel scored 31 points in a win over Cambria Heights, had 25 in a victory over Penn Cambria and added 28 in a rout of Penns Manor. She became BG’s all-time ...

Swogger more than an athlete

Name: Karson Swogger School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Swogger scored 21 points in a win over Williamsburg and had 34 points in a victory over West Branch. She went over the 2,000-point mark for her career Season update: ...

Castel has his coach’s admiration

Name: Caliber Castel School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Castel won by major decision in a 58-15 win over Richland at 182 pounds, won by fall over Vinny Fernandez at 195 in a 39-28 win over Bedford and went 5-0 at 182 in ...

P-O youngster a shooting star

Name: Halle Herrington School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Herrington scored 78 points in capturing Most Valuable Player honors at the West Branch Holiday Tournament. She had 43 against Harmony in the first round and ...

Breakout year for Canales

Name: Jorge Canales School: Bedford Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Canales took first place in the heavyweight division at the Manheim Holiday Tournament, winning all three of his bouts by fall. Season update: Canales is 6-1 with four ...

Audley, BG off to fast start

Name: Anna Audley School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Audley collected eight points and 12 rebounds in a win over Richland, scored a team-high 12 points in a win over Saint Joseph’s and recorded 25 points and 13 ...