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Athlete of the Week

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 ...

Female Athlete of Week: B-A’s Campbell strives to improve

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell had 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in a 79-55 victory over rival Juniata Valley and then collected 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 steals ...

Male Athlete of Week: Central’s Klotz ‘exceptional leader’

Name: Hunter Klotz School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Klotz scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 53-46 win over Philipsburg-Osceola and then had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 53-44 victory over ...

Male Athlete of Week: Colledge accepts all challenges

Name: Jared Colledge School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge scored 16 points in a 58-40 win over Southern Huntingdon and scored 40 points in a 67-47 victory over Windber. In that game, he went over the 1,000-point mark for ...

Female Athlete of Week: Fox a ‘lethal player’ for Altoona

Name: Bridgid Fox School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Fox delivered 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 46-39 win over State College and had 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots in a 73-38 rout of Chambersburg. Season ...

Weakland helping Heights

Name: Kirsten Weakland School: Cambria Heights Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Weakland was the MVP of the Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders Christmas Tournament. She scored 14 points in a first-round win over Johnstown and then scored ...

Ridge’s McGill impresses

Name: Jared McGill School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McGill won the 170-pound weight class at the Powerade Tournament in Canonsburg (for the second time). He decisioned McGuffey’s Christian Clutter, 4-2, in the final. ...

CC’s Hayward makes her point

Name: McKenna Hayward School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hayward collected 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 61-59 win over Cambria Heights, had 23 points, eight assists and eight steals in a 58-44 victory ...

Rigby, Bearcats still unbeaten

Name: Nick Rigby School: Huntingdon Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Rigby delivered 25 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 66-45 win over Tyrone and then had 23 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in a ...

Male Athlete of Week: McMillen does all the extra things

Name: Brock McMillen School: Glendale Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McMillen won the 126-pound title at the 45-team Panther Holiday Classic Saturday with a 5-4 victory over returning Class 3A state placewinner Matt Sarbo of ...

Female Athlete of Week: Smith helps change culture at JV

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith scored 27 points, had seven rebounds and five assists for Juniata Valley in a victory over Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. She went over the 1,000-point mark for her ...

Smith’s historic night keys Valley win

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley High School’s star junior forward Halee Smith enjoyed one of the sweetest accomplishments of her basketball career when she reached the 1,000-point mark Wednesday night. The fact that she pulled it off against a solid Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic team made it all ...

Female Athlete of Week: Maxwell ‘relentless’ for Everett

Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell was MVP of Windber Tipoff Tournament. She had 17 points in a 37-34 win over United and 21 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a 45-32 win over Windber in the ...

Male Athlete of Week: Delerme displays ‘many abilities’

Name: Jaden Delerme School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Delerme was the MVP of the Indiana Tipoff Tournament. He had nine points in a 50-36 win over Valley and had 21 points in a 61-42 victory over Purchase Line in the ...

Bedford’s Mowry a keeper

Name: Lindsay Mowry School: Bedford Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Mowry made six saves and earned a shutout in Bedford’s 1-0 overtime win over Lewisburg in the PIAA Class 2A state championship match. She also made the game-winning ...

Walters gets in end zone a lot

Name: Brady Walters School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Walters ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 99 yards in leading the Golden Tigers to a 31-0 victory over Wallenpaupack in the first round of the PIAA ...