Athlete of the Week

Ferguson having MVP season

Name: Andrew Ferguson School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Shot a 74 in poor weather conditions to finish as the runner-up at the Class 2A PIAA Western Regional. The finish qualified Ferguson for the PIAA Championships. Season ...

Kendziora sparks Lady Tigers

Name: Rita Kendziora School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Kendziora had two goals and three assists in a 6-2 victory over Central Mountain and collected three second-half goals and an assist in a 5-0 victory over ...

Brown carries PC to big victory

Name: Derek Brown School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Brown carried the ball 38 times for 262 yards and two touchdowns in Penn Cambria’s 25-0 victory over Somerset. Season update: Brown has 924 yards rushing on 177 carries for the ...

P-O star shines on the links

Name: Halle Herrington School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Herrington won the individual title in the District 6 Class 2A Girls Golf Championships at Summit Country Club. Season update: Herrington will compete in the ...

Pfister big part of 7-0 Ridge

Name: Logan Pfister School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Pfister ran for 152 yards and two TDs and passed for 229 yards and three touchdowns in Ridge’s 37-14 victory over rival Bedford. Season update: Pfister is ...

Lady Tiger stars off, on court

Name: Claire Sauerland School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Sauerland helped lead Hollidaysburg to the Bellwood-Antis Invitational title by recording 32 kills, 32 service points and 23 digs. The Lady Tigers went ...

Lawhead produces for Altoona

Name: Mitchell Lawhead School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Lawhead scored five touchdowns — three rushing, one on a pass reception and one on a fumble return — to help Altoona top Carlisle, 49-42 in double overtime. He ...

Krug assisting Marauders

Name: Gabby Krug School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Krug helped Bishop Guilfoyle to three sweeps over Johnstown (34 assists), Richland (27 assists, 11 service points) and Bishop McCort (47 assists/16 points) as ...

Zinobile does it all for JV

Name: Quinn Zinobile School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Zinobile rushed for 159 yards and three scores, threw for 52 yards and knocked down Southern Huntingdon’s final pass of the game to help Valley defeat the ...

CC freshman on the rise

Name: Stella Kuntz School: Central Cambria Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Kuntz won the Gingerbread Saucony Kiski Area Cross Country Invitational overall girls race by being the only runner to break 20 minutes. She also placed first in ...

Future looks bright at NBC

Name: Ian Zimmerman School: Northern Bedford County Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Zimmerman bested a field of 157 runners to win the Altoona Mountain Lion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. He finished in a time of 16:37.29. ...

Thomas providing leadership

Name: Amber Thomas School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Thomas had a goal and an assist in a victory over Penn Cambria and had four goals and two assists in a win over Saint Joseph’s. Season update: Thomas has five goals and ...

Arnold’s versatility a big deal

Name: Dylan Arnold School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Arnold rushed for 138 yards on 16 carries and scored four touchdowns in Bedford’s 40-14 win over Bishop McCort. He also had seven tackles, kicked off and punted. ...

Gripp helps Tyrone go 2-0

Name: Damon Gripp School: Tyrone Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Gripp intercepted four passes and returned one of them for a touchdown in Tyrone’s victory over Central. Season update: Tyrone is 2-0 and Gripp has four catches for 77 ...

Delerme leads Lady Tigers

Name: Jenee Delerme School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Delerme went 3-0 at No. 1 singles to lead unbeaten Hollidaysburg past Windber, Mifflin County and rival Altoona. Season update: Delerme is undefeated in singles ...

Knopp big part of Red Devils’ first win

Name: Nick Knopp School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Knopp rushed for three second-half touchdowns that helped Central Cambria overcome a 19-0 deficit and defeat Johnstown, 27-19. He rushed for 135 yards and forced two ...

Thompson comes up big during state playoff run

Name: Hannah Thompson School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Thompson went 1-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs in Philipsburg-Osceola’s Class 3A state championship victory over Holy Redeemer. In the ...

Lady Mounties get ‘Thal’-out effort from senior in playoffs

Name: Kylie Thal School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Thal, P-O’s catcher and leadoff hitter, went 6-for-9 in two games with three runs and three RBIs. P-O defeated Delone Catholic, 7-1, in the PIAA Class 3A first ...

Claysburg’s Claar gets things started for Bulldogs

Name: Emily Claar School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Claar, the leadoff hitter, went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and scored two runs while playing an error-less shortstop in Claysburg’s 8-4 District 6 Class 1A softball ...

ACL tear doesn’t deter Smith

Name: Olivia Smith School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith went 4-for-5, with a three-run homer, and scored four times in a 14-2 win over Cambria Heights in the District 6 Class 3A quarterfinals. She then went 3-for-5 with two ...