Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of Week: Reffner a leader on, off court

Name: Sydney Reffner School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Reffner scored 44 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and had 16 assists combined in wins over Bedford, Chestnut Ridge and Southern Huntingdon. Season update: Reffner ...

McKeirnan leading Tigers

Name: Conor McKeirnan School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: McKeirnan won the 100-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay in an 87-83 victory over Huntingdon. He won the 100 ...

Tyrone’s Shaw sets marks

Name: Sydney Shaw School: Tyrone Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Shaw set school records with 41 points and 13 3-pointers in an 89-62 win over Philipsburg-Osceola. She also had 23 points in a 60-37 victory over Clearfield and nine ...

Smith is big-time for Valley

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith scored 23 points in a 63-22 win over Williamsburg. She also scored 19 points, including the game-winning basket at the buzzer, in a 57-56 win over ...

Collins has offensive explosion

Name: Cameron Collins School: Juniata Valley Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Collins scored 38 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, in a 70-57 win over Williamsburg. He scored 30 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter, in a 73-60 ...

McDannell gives BC a lift

Name: Tristan McDannell School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: McDannell scored 31 points off the bench to help Bishop Carroll down Central Cambria in overtime, 75-70, on Jan. 3. Favorite teacher: Mr. ...

Martinazzi important to BC

Name: Alyssa Martinazzi School: Bishop Carroll Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Martinazzi scored 25 points in a 59-47 victory over previously unbeaten and state-ranked Blairsville and added 26 points in a 62-43 win over Central ...

Campbell shows complete game

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell was the MVP of the Reliance Bank Tournament. She scored 23 points to go along with nine rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 68-37 win against Tussey ...

Mitchell helping Eagles soar

Name: Parker Mitchell School: Tyrone Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Mitchell was the MVP at the Reliance Bank Tournament. He scored a game-high 22 points in an 83-63 victory over Penn Cambria in Tyrone’s opening game, then led the Golden ...

Walker turns in great start

Name: Trent Walker School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Walker scored a career-high 46 points in a double-overtime win at Williamsburg. He followed that up with 16 points in a victory over West Branch. Season update: ...

Male Athlete of Week: McClellan’s hard work paying off

Name: Parker McClellan School: Altoona Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Won the 195-pound title this past weekend at the Panther Holiday Tournament. Season update: McClellan is 9-0 in the early going with four of those victories by ...

Female Athlete of Week: Hudson does what’s best for team

Name: Olivia Hudson School: Altoona Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hudson scored 56 points in three wins and earned MVP honors of the Jaffa Shrine Girls Basketball Tournament. Season update: Hudson is averaging 15 points per game and 6 ...

Colledge competes for success

Name: Jared Colledge School: Everett Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge was named most valuable player of the Pine Grill Roundball Classic, scoring 30 points and making four 3-pointers in a 55-43 victory over host Somerset in the ...

Glass becomes complete player

Name: Taylor Glass School: Portage Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Glass was named most valuable player of the Art Burkett Memorial Tournament, scoring 32 points and hitting a game-winning 3-point shot with 10 seconds left to lift the Lady ...

Kravetz helping Altoona hockey pick up wins over rivals

Name: Owen Kravetz School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Ice hockey Athlete of the week achievement: Kravetz scored two goals and had two assists in an 8-4 win over Hollidaysburg and collected two goals and an assist in a 9-2 victory over Bishop Guilfoyle. Season ...

BG’s Yasulitis shows versatility

Name: Josh Yasulitis School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yasulitis rushed for four touchdowns in the first quarter and added a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter in a 59-13 District 6 Class 1A ...

Price setting records

Name: Jonathan Price School: Huntingdon Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Price caught 12 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns as the Bearcats trounced Juniata, 53-7, in the District 6 Class 3A semifinals. Season update: Huntingdon, the top ...

Mowry lifting Bisons

Name: Lindsay Mowry School: Bedford Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Mowry recorded back-to-back shutouts in goal for the Lady Bisons, shutting out Schuylkill Valley and Waynesburg Central to help Bedford reach the PIAA Class 2A ...

Hollidaysburg soccer programs have banner playoff week

Name: Sydney Routch School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Routch delivered two goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over Huntingdon in the District 6 Class 3A semifinals and then set up McKenna Hurd for the game-winner in a ...

Negley makes one matter

Name: Ashley Negley School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Negley scored the game-winning goal, the only one of the game, with 2:51 remaining to lift Central over Ligonier Valley in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals. Season ...