Athlete of the Week

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. ...

Gripp helps Tyrone go 2-0

Name: Damon Gripp School: Tyrone Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Gripp intercepted four passes and returned one of them for a touchdown in Tyrone’s victory over Central. Season update: Tyrone is 2-0 and Gripp has four catches for 77 ...

Delerme leads Lady Tigers

Name: Jenee Delerme School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Delerme went 3-0 at No. 1 singles to lead unbeaten Hollidaysburg past Windber, Mifflin County and rival Altoona. Season update: Delerme is undefeated in singles ...

Knopp big part of Red Devils’ first win

Name: Nick Knopp School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Knopp rushed for three second-half touchdowns that helped Central Cambria overcome a 19-0 deficit and defeat Johnstown, 27-19. He rushed for 135 yards and forced two ...

Thompson comes up big during state playoff run

Name: Hannah Thompson School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Thompson went 1-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs in Philipsburg-Osceola’s Class 3A state championship victory over Holy Redeemer. In the ...

Lady Mounties get ‘Thal’-out effort from senior in playoffs

Name: Kylie Thal School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Thal, P-O’s catcher and leadoff hitter, went 6-for-9 in two games with three runs and three RBIs. P-O defeated Delone Catholic, 7-1, in the PIAA Class 3A first ...

Claysburg’s Claar gets things started for Bulldogs

Name: Emily Claar School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Claar, the leadoff hitter, went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and scored two runs while playing an error-less shortstop in Claysburg’s 8-4 District 6 Class 1A softball ...

ACL tear doesn’t deter Smith

Name: Olivia Smith School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith went 4-for-5, with a three-run homer, and scored four times in a 14-2 win over Cambria Heights in the District 6 Class 3A quarterfinals. She then went 3-for-5 with two ...

Showalter delivers in D6 final

Name: Jared Showalter School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Showalter tossed a two-hitter with six strikeouts and no earned runs, and he also went 2-for-3 with a game-ending home run in Huntingdon’s 11-1 victory over Bald ...

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 ...