Athlete of the Week

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 ...

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 ...