Athlete of the Week

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 ...

Rigby helps ’Cats win title

Name: Nick Rigby School: Huntingdon Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Rigby scored 20 points in a District 6 Class 4A semifinal win over Central. He then collected 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-48 championship win over Johnstown. ...

Ridge’s McCoy adds more honors

Name: Justin McCoy School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named Outstanding Wrestler at the District 5 championships and pinned his way through the 152-pound weight class for his fourth district title. Season update: ...

B-A’s Haralson delivers in clutch

Name: Sakeria Haralson School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the ICC championship, a 55-53 win over Everett. She made three out of four free throws in the final 30 seconds and ...

Male Athlete of Week: Labriola having ‘tremendous’ year

Name: A.J. Labriola School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Labriola scored 19 points in a 67-61 win over Central Cambria, had 17 in a 63-46 victory over Bishop Carroll and had 19 in a 77-44 win over Cambria ...

Female Athlete of Week: Stouffer peaking for Lady Lions

Name: Marissa Stouffer School: Altoona Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Stouffer won the all-around title with a 35.875 in leading the Lady Lions to the team championship of the Central Pa. Gymnastics League Meet. She won the bars, ...

Holsinger has big numbers

Name: Matt Holsinger School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Holsinger delivered 30 points and 18 rebounds in a 74-42 win over Cambria Heights and had 15 points and 21 rebounds in a 51-43 victory over Penn Cambria. ...