Athlete of the Week

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 ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Devils’ Wolfe hungry for success

Name: Shawn Wolfe School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Wolfe rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, threw for 88 yards and one touchdown and intercepted a pass in Bellwood’s 42-20 comeback win over ...

Wess known as team player

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Wess raced to a first-place finish in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Championship Meet in Ebensburg with a time of 19 minutes, 22.4 seconds to win by ...

Ferguson having MVP season

Name: Andrew Ferguson School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Shot a 74 in poor weather conditions to finish as the runner-up at the Class 2A PIAA Western Regional. The finish qualified Ferguson for the PIAA Championships. Season ...

Kendziora sparks Lady Tigers

Name: Rita Kendziora School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Kendziora had two goals and three assists in a 6-2 victory over Central Mountain and collected three second-half goals and an assist in a 5-0 victory over ...

Brown carries PC to big victory

Name: Derek Brown School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Brown carried the ball 38 times for 262 yards and two touchdowns in Penn Cambria’s 25-0 victory over Somerset. Season update: Brown has 924 yards rushing on 177 carries for the ...

P-O star shines on the links

Name: Halle Herrington School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Herrington won the individual title in the District 6 Class 2A Girls Golf Championships at Summit Country Club. Season update: Herrington will compete in the ...

Pfister big part of 7-0 Ridge

Name: Logan Pfister School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Pfister ran for 152 yards and two TDs and passed for 229 yards and three touchdowns in Ridge’s 37-14 victory over rival Bedford. Season update: Pfister is ...

Lady Tiger stars off, on court

Name: Claire Sauerland School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Sauerland helped lead Hollidaysburg to the Bellwood-Antis Invitational title by recording 32 kills, 32 service points and 23 digs. The Lady Tigers went ...

Lawhead produces for Altoona

Name: Mitchell Lawhead School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Lawhead scored five touchdowns — three rushing, one on a pass reception and one on a fumble return — to help Altoona top Carlisle, 49-42 in double overtime. He ...

Krug assisting Marauders

Name: Gabby Krug School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Krug helped Bishop Guilfoyle to three sweeps over Johnstown (34 assists), Richland (27 assists, 11 service points) and Bishop McCort (47 assists/16 points) as ...

Zinobile does it all for JV

Name: Quinn Zinobile School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Zinobile rushed for 159 yards and three scores, threw for 52 yards and knocked down Southern Huntingdon’s final pass of the game to help Valley defeat the ...

CC freshman on the rise

Name: Stella Kuntz School: Central Cambria Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Kuntz won the Gingerbread Saucony Kiski Area Cross Country Invitational overall girls race by being the only runner to break 20 minutes. She also placed first in ...

Future looks bright at NBC

Name: Ian Zimmerman School: Northern Bedford County Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Zimmerman bested a field of 157 runners to win the Altoona Mountain Lion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. He finished in a time of 16:37.29. ...

Thomas providing leadership

Name: Amber Thomas School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Thomas had a goal and an assist in a victory over Penn Cambria and had four goals and two assists in a win over Saint Joseph’s. Season update: Thomas has five goals and ...

Arnold’s versatility a big deal

Name: Dylan Arnold School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Arnold rushed for 138 yards on 16 carries and scored four touchdowns in Bedford’s 40-14 win over Bishop McCort. He also had seven tackles, kicked off and punted. ...