Athlete of the Week

2018 Athletes of the Year: Martinazzi, Dillow receive honors at annual banquet

Even though it was the 13th annual Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Year banquet, nothing was unlucky about how the night’s festivities played out in front of a packed room at The Casino in Lakemont. It was there that Bishop Carroll’s Alyssa Martinazzi and Chestnut Ridge’s Noah Dillow were ...

Wess’ team-first look appreciated

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wess won three events at the District 6 Class 2A Championships — winning the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 17.75 seconds and anchoring the 1600 relay and 3200 relay ...

Dillow works hard 7 days a week

Name: Noah Dillow School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field, baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Dillow won the long jump and triple jump at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championships and also went 4-for-9 with a home run, five RBIs, four ...

Maxwell big on team concept

Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell School: Everett Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell won three individual events (100-meter dash, 400 dash and 800 run) to help the Lady Warriors win the Inter-County Conference girls team title. She ...

Alkhafaji delivers in the clutch

Name: Rami Alkhafaji School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Alkhafaji defeated three-time defending District 6 Class 3A singles champion Nick Vanden of State College, 6-2, 6-2, to help the Golden Tigers win the District 6 ...

P-O’s Lucas on hitting tear

Name: Maddie Lucas School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas went 9-for-13 with five home runs, one double and 11 RBIs in four victories — 16-4 over Bellefonte, 6-5 over Central, 16-1 over Hollidaysburg and 14-1 over ...

Richner adds some pop to JV

Name: Nathan Richner School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Richner went 7-for-11 with three homers, a triple, eight runs and 10 RBIs in four victories — 10-3 over Moshannon Valley, 12-4 over West Branch, 15-0 over Glendale ...

Athlete of week: Ball ‘explodes’ off bat of Central’s Feathers

Name: Cam Feathers School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Feathers went 10-for-15 with six home runs, two doubles and 14 RBIs in Central’s 6-0 week. The Lady Dragons beat Tyrone twice, Altoona, Huntingdon, Bald Eagle Area and ...

Athlete of Week: Simmons ‘role model’ for Carroll teammates

Name: Emma Simmons School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Simmons led the Lady Huskies to a 5-0 week by going 13-for-15 with four home runs, three doubles, a triple and 14 RBIs. She was also 5-0 in the circle with 46 ...

Athlete of Week: Holesa ‘a great leader’ this year for Bearcats

Name: Nick Holesa School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Holesa went 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles, five RBIs and three runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of Tyrone. Season update: Holesa is hitting .400 with a ...

Nominations sought for Mirror awards

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

Dull does it all for Ridge

Name: Phillip Dull School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball and track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Dull went 3-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI in a 10-0 win over Forbes Road. He hit a home run, drove in five runs and pitched a one-hit shutout ...

Michina shining as senior

Name: Lauren Michina School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Michina won the Class 2A triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 10 inches and also finished second in the high jump and long jump in the 92nd annual Jack Roddick ...

P-O’s Harris an all-around talent

Name: Kam Harris School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Harris went 3-for-3 with three home runs and eight RBIs in a victory over Penns Valley. She also fired a two-hitter and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a 15-0 win over ...

Lions’ Swartz has historic week

Name: Phil Swartz School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Swartz became Altoona’s all-time kills leader in a victory over West Shamokin. He now has 927 career kills. He had 13 kills and seven service points against West ...

Mykut off to strong start

Name: Alex Mykut School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Mykut went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run in the eighth inning of a 4-3 victory over Bellefonte and then fired a two-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 10-0 win over ...

Gerwert’s raising the bar

Name: Lexi Gerwert School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Gerwert broke her own school record in the pole vault by clearing a height of 11 feet, 2 inches in a meet with Juniata Valley and Southern Fulton. Season ...

Patterson spiking BG opponents

Name: Charles Patterson School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Patterson collected 29 kills, 20 service points, including five aces, and 13 digs in BG’s victories over West Shamokin and Fort LeBoeuf. Season ...

Frazier’s capability comes through

Name: Darcie Frazier School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Frazier won three events in Hollidaysburg’s 86-64 win over Bellwood-Antis and 104-33 win over Bishop Guilfoyle. She jumped 17 feet to win the long jump, ...

Yeckley brothers lead Altoona to title

Name: Cam Yeckley School: Cambria Heights student/Altoona player Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Ice hockey Athlete of the week achievement: Yeckley scored a short-handed goal and assisted on two others in the Mountain Lions’ 6-3 win over Johnstown in the Laurel Mountain Hockey ...