Athlete of the Week

Central’s Helsel puts in extra time

Name: Justin HelselSchool: CentralAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: Track and fieldAthlete of the week achievement: Helsel claimed first places in two individual events - the 100-meter dash and long jump - in the District 6 Class AA Track and Field Championships. He also anchored the second-place and ...

Gilkey setting the pace

Name: Sydney GilkeySchool: Central CambriaAge: 16Grade: JuniorSport: Track and fieldAthlete of the week achievement: Gilkey won the 3200-meter run and was part of the winning and record-setting 3200 relay at the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Championships. The Lady Devils won the team ...

Burke doubles his pleasure

Name: Jimmy BurkeSchool: Bishop Guilfoyle CatholicAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: Volleyball and tennisAthlete of the week achievement: Burke delivered 31 kills, 34 service points, including 11 aces, and 27 digs to help BG beat Huntingdon, Altoona and DuBois in straight sets. BG also won the ...

Eshelman pitches lights out

Name: Makenzie EshelmanSchool: Northern Bedford CountyAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: SoftballAthlete of the week achievement: Eshelman fired a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and an RBI in a 4-0 win over Tussey Mountain, threw a one-hitter with five strikeouts in a 2-0 win over Chestnut Ridge and ...

Wyland’s speed helping PC

Name: Jake WylandSchool: Penn CambriaAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: Track and fieldAthlete of the week achievement: Wyland won the 100-meter dash and anchored of the winning 400 relay and also finished second to Bedford's August Cook in the 200 dash in helping Penn Cambria capture the Class AA team ...

Success following Peterman

Name: Lexi PetermanSchool: Central CambriaAge: 16Grade: SophomoreSport: Track and fieldAthlete of the week achievement: Peterman won the 800-meter run and anchored the winning 1600 and 3200 relays in helping the Lady Devils win the 33-team Lock Haven High School Invitational on Saturday. She ...

Spotlight shining on Talko

Name: Ryne TalkoSchool: Bishop Guilfoyle CatholicAge: 15Grade: FreshmanSport: TennisAthlete of the week achievement: Talko won the District 6 Class AA singles tennis championship, beating Richland's Cole Kazmierczyk in the final. He also won a singles match earlier in the week in a 3-2 win over ...

Dividock leading Mustangs

Name: Luke DividockSchool: Portage AreaAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: BaseballAthlete of the week achievement: Dividock went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs and also earned the win in a victory over Windber. He also went 2-for-3 with three runs scored in a victory over Blacklick ...

Metzler impresses all around

Name: Maddi MetzlerSchool: CentralAge: 14Grade: FreshmanSport: SoftballAthlete of the week achievement: Metzler went 9-for-13 with a double, triple and six RBIs as Central went 4-0, beating Altoona, Huntingdon, Forest Hills and Clearfield. She also earned a win in the circle against Forest ...

Perehinec a ‘go-to’ player

Name: Frank PerehinecSchool: Altoona AreaAge: 18Grade: SeniorSport: VolleyballAthlete of the week achievement: Perehinec delivered 12 kills, five blocks and six service points, including four aces, in a 3-0 win over Forest Hills and had 24 kills and 13 digs in a 3-2 victory over ...

B-A’s Shildt working hard

Name: Taylor ShildtSchool: Bellwood-AntisAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: SoftballAthlete of the week achievement: Shildt collected seven hits and five RBIs in three Lady Blue Devils victories. She also went 2-0 in the circle with 22 strikeouts and one walk while giving up just five hits and one ...

Hard work pays for Welteroth

Name: Collin WelterothSchool: Bishop Guilfoyle CatholicAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: VolleyballAthlete of the week achievement: Welteroth collected 42 kills, 15 digs and eight aces to help Bishop Guilfoyle down Northern Cambria, Derry and Huntingdon. He was 15-of-18 in kill attempts with six aces ...

Voyzey continues to impress

Name: Erika VoyzeySchool: Tyrone AreaAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: Track and fieldAthlete of the week achievement: Voyzey broke Rachel Gehret's record in the high jump at the Altoona Igloo Invitational with a jump of 5 feet, 8 inches. Earlier in the week in a dual met with Clearfield, she ...

Watson could have big year

Name: Daiquain WatsonSchool: Altoona AreaAge: 18Grade: JuniorSport: Track and fieldAthlete of the week achievement: Watson won the high, long and triple jumps and also was part of the winning 400-meter relay in the Altoona Igloo Invitational. He also won the high and long jumps in a dual meet ...

Lady Tiger has loved softball for a long time

Name: Mikayla FochtSchool: HollidaysburgAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: SoftballAthlete of the week achievement: Focht had five hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs as Hollidaysburg came back to post a season-opening 13-7 victory at Huntingdon on Thursday.Season update: Hollidaysburg ...

Audley always gives it her all

Name: Anna AudleySchool: Bishop Guilfoyle CatholicAge: 16Grade: JuniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Audley had nine points and 15 rebounds in a 59-55 win over Vincentian Academy in the PIAA Class A second-round playoffs and had 11 points and 15 rebounds in a 48-34 victory ...

Oliver brings home the gold

Name: Jacob OliverSchool: Huntingdon AreaAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: WrestlingAthlete of the week achievement: Oliver captured the gold medal in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships in Hershey by beating Westmont Hilltop's Anthony Walters, 6-4, in overtime in the final.Season update: Oliver ...

Female Athlete of the Week: Goldstone driven to work

Name: Haley GoldstoneSchool: Huntingdon AreaAge: 15Grade: FreshmanSport: SwimmingAthlete of the week achievement: Goldstone won the 50-yard freestyle in a school-record time of 24.42 at the District 6 Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships. She also finished second in the 100 freestyle and ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Murin never gets content

Name: Max MurinSchool: Central CambriaAge: 16Grade: JuniorSport: WrestlingAthlete of the week achievement: Murin won the 126-pound weight class in the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Wrestling Tournament at Canon-McMillan High School by edging Bedford's Jonathan Gabriel, 3-0, in a final that ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Gehringer a good example

Name: Max GehringerSchool: Hollidaysburg AreaAge: 18Grade: SeniorSport: SwimmingAthlete of the week achievement: Gehringer won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.33 and the 100 backstroke with a 57.64 in the District 6 Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships at Penn State ...