Athlete of the Week

JV loves ability of youthful Smith

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith had 10 points and four assists in a 66-22 rout of Mount Union, had 16 points, four assists, five rebounds and six steals in a 63-16 rout of Glendale and added 17 ...

Fisher’s perfect week helps ‘Cats

Name: Landon Fisher School: Huntingdon Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Fisher went 4-0 at 220 pounds. He pinned his opponent in a 68-6 District 6 2A quarterfinal win over Westmont Hilltop, pinned his foe in 40-26 semifinal win over Penns ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Manley wrestling at very high level

Name: Cole Manley School: Altoona Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Manley helped Altoona win the Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch by claiming the 132-pound title with a fall in the finals. He was named Outstanding Wrestler in the ...

Female Athlete of the Week: O’Shell helps team reach potential

Name: Cierra O’Shell School: Glendale Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: O’Shell scored 22 points and had six steals and four rebounds in a 48-42 win over Mount Union, had 13 points and five steals in a 52-27 rout of Saint Joseph’s and added ...

Benzel’s offense aids Guilfoyle

Name: Lili Benzel School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Benzel scored 31 points in a win over Cambria Heights, had 25 in a victory over Penn Cambria and added 28 in a rout of Penns Manor. She became BG’s all-time ...

Swogger more than an athlete

Name: Karson Swogger School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Swogger scored 21 points in a win over Williamsburg and had 34 points in a victory over West Branch. She went over the 2,000-point mark for her career Season update: ...

Castel has his coach’s admiration

Name: Caliber Castel School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Castel won by major decision in a 58-15 win over Richland at 182 pounds, won by fall over Vinny Fernandez at 195 in a 39-28 win over Bedford and went 5-0 at 182 in ...

P-O youngster a shooting star

Name: Halle Herrington School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Herrington scored 78 points in capturing Most Valuable Player honors at the West Branch Holiday Tournament. She had 43 against Harmony in the first round and ...

Breakout year for Canales

Name: Jorge Canales School: Bedford Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Canales took first place in the heavyweight division at the Manheim Holiday Tournament, winning all three of his bouts by fall. Season update: Canales is 6-1 with four ...

Audley, BG off to fast start

Name: Anna Audley School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Audley collected eight points and 12 rebounds in a win over Richland, scored a team-high 12 points in a win over Saint Joseph’s and recorded 25 points and 13 ...

Cooper has Ridge rolling

Name: Logan Cooper School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Cooper scored 25 points — making 5-of-7 3-pointers — to go with seven rebounds and eight assists in a win over Fannett-Metal, then had a 14-point, six-assist, ...

CC’s Murin has big goals

Name: Max Murin School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Murin captured his fourth Penn Cambria Sheetz Holiday Classic title and was named outstanding wrestler. Murin defeated 2016 PIAA Class 3A runner-up Jimmy Hoffman of Hazleton ...

Engle helps Eagles go 3-0

Name: Kasey Engle School: Tyrone Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Engle scored 14 points in a rout of Philipsburg-Osceola, had 20 in a 52-51 win over rival Central and scored 24 points in a 71-61 win over Claysburg-Kimmel Season update: ...

Martinazzi off to hot start

Name: Alyssa Martinazzi School: Bishop Carroll Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Martinazzi was named MVP of the Penns Manor Tournament by scoring 20 points in a 76-44 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in the first round and 20 points in a 59-34 win ...

Chadbourn delivers on ‘D’

Name: Evan Chadbourn School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Chadbourn, in just his second game after tearing an ACL on June 30, rushed four times for 25 yards, including a game-breaking 20-yarder in the third quarter in BG’s ...

BG’s Frederick terrorizes opponents on defense

Name: Luke Frederick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Frederick blocked a punt, batted down two passes and had nine tackles, including two sacks, in Bishop Guilfoyle’s 48-6 romp over Steelton-Highspire in the ...

BG’s Berish a key contributor

Name: Michael Berish School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Berish caught three passes for 69 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown, and also rushed twice for 25 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown, in the Marauders’ ...

Conrad catches on at BG

Name: Mark Conrad School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Conrad caught six passes for 106 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown. He also intercepted a pass in BG’s 55-6 win over Northern Cambria in the District 6 Class ...

Ridge’s Dull coming up big

Name: Phillip Dull School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Dull caught seven passes for 123 yards, which included a 68-yard touchdown, ran the ball four times for 15 yards and one score, and returned a punt 61 yards for another ...