Athlete of the Week

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 ...

Murphy a dream at Carroll

Name: Maddie Murphy School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Murphy delivered 13 service points, eight kills and five blocks in a 3-0 victory over Carmichaels in a PIAA Class 1A first-round match and then had 12 ...

Myrick’s gifts are appreciated

Name: Keegan Myrick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries and intercepted two passes in BG’s 42-0 victory over Homer-Center in the District 6 Class ...

Shaffer shines at state meet

Name: Lauren Shaffer School: Portage Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Shaffer finished second in the state in Class 1A at the PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey. Her time was 19 minutes, 51 seconds. Season ...

Akers anchors Everett’s team

Name: Macen Akers School: Everett Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Akers rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns, threw for 41 yards, picked off two passes and made the game-saving tackle in the final seconds to lift Everett over ...

Female Athlete of the Week: Brown not shy about scoring goals

Name: Jenna Brown School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Brown scored eight goals and assisted on three others in a 15-1 thrashing of Forest Hills in the District 5-6 Class 2A semifinals. Season update: Brown has 35 goals and ...