Athlete of the Week

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 ...

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

Name: Jerrell KephartSchool: Altoona AreaAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: WrestlingAthlete of the week achievement: Kephart, seeded fifth, knocked off three higher seeds in succession to capture the 138-pound championship in the District 6 Class AAA Wrestling Championships. He was named Outstanding ...

Female Athlete of Week: Williams like ‘Energizer Bunny’

Name: Jourdan WilliamsSchool: Bishop Carroll CatholicAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Williams helped lead the Lady Huskies to the District 6 Class A championship by scoring 10 points in a 49-29 semifinal win over Homer-Center and scoring 15 points in a ...

Benzel honored for hard work

Name: Lili BenzelSchool: Bishop Guilfoyle CatholicAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Coming off a 33-point effort against Hollidaysburg the previous week, Benzel scored 16 points, including 14 during a pivotal 20-0 second-quarter run, to lead the Lady ...

Cats’ Scott called ‘tremendous’

Name: Tyler ScottSchool: HuntingdonAge: 16Grade: JuniorSport: WrestlingAthlete of the week achievement: Scott earned the Outstanding Wrestling award at the District 6 Class AA Championships at the Altoona Fieldhouse by winning the 138-pound title. He edged returning state qualifier Carnell ...

Lady Lions can count on Lidwell

Name: Morgan LidwellSchool: Altoona AreaAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: GymnasticsAthlete of the week achievement: Lidwell placed first in the all-around in helping Altoona win the Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics League title for the fifth straight year. She was second on bars and floor, third on ...

Sheetz contributing in many ways

Name: Max SheetzSchool: Hollidaysburg AreaAge: 18Grade: SeniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Sheetz scored a game-high 18 points in a 59-46 win over Mifflin County, had 22 points and seven assists in an 83-67 victory over Bishop McCort and scored 20, including seven in the ...