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Athlete of the Week

Weaver big part of 10-0 year

Name: Gracie Weaver School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Weaver won the vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around in the Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics League championship meet on Saturday. She led Altoona to its ninth ...

Hard work pays off for Horton

Name: Hunter Horton School: Tussey Mountain Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Horton won the 126-pound weight class and was named the outstanding wrestler at the District 5 Class 2A Tournament at Richland High School. Horton beat top-seeded Ross ...

Parker part of Eagles’ success

Name: Jaida Parker School: Tyrone Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Parker scored 13 points in a 65-19 win over Philipsburg-Osceola, had 19 points in a 47-44 Mountain League title clinching win over Central and added 22 points in a 61-52 win ...

McKeirnan not just an athlete

Name: Conor McKeirnan School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: McKeirnan won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly in a 90-77 win over Indiana, and he won the 100 free and 200 free in a 98-10 victory over Mifflin ...

Athlete of Week: Witherspoon makes ‘great strides’

Name: Jessiah Witherspoon School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Witherspoon scored 30 points in a 77-52 victory over Bedford and had 29 points in a 65-52 win over Bishop Carroll. Season update: Witherspoon averages ...

Athlete of Week: Metzger unselfish leader on court

Name: Kylie Metzger School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Metzger scored 22 points and had nine rebounds and three steals in a 45-37 win over Huntingdon and had 19 points in 19 minutes in a 71-24 victory over Philipsburg-Osceola. ...

Athlete of Week: Dubler making name for himself

Name: Suds Dubler School: Glendale Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Dubler won the 126-pound championship and repeated as champion in the Grove City Fred Bell Tournament, while also leading his team to a second straight team title. He also won ...

Athlete of Week: Miller’s love of game paying off

Name: Marin Miller School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Miller fired in a game-high 32 points in a key 60-48 victory over Portage and made 13-of-14 free throws in the game. She also scored 21 points in a win over ...

Maxwell more than hoop star

Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell School: Everett Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell had 25 points, seven steals and five assists in a win over Forbes Road and had 33 points and eight rebounds in a key win over Tussey Mountain. Season update: ...

Burk strong both off, on court

Name: Nolan Burk School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Burk averaged 20.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in victories over Bishop McCort, Central Cambria and Forest Hills. Season update: Burk is averaging ...

Athlete of Week: Versatile Charles ‘special player’

Name: P.J. Charles School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Charles scored 20 points, including 14 in the second half, and grabbed 15 rebounds in the Mountain Lions’ 53-48 victory over county rival Hollidaysburg. Season update: ...

Athlete of Week: Smith a ‘dream’ player to coach

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith had 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, three rebounds and four assists in a blowout win over West Branch, and she had 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds in a ...

Athlete of Week: CK’s Hartman all-around player

Name: Megan Hartman School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hartman scored 20 points in Claysburg’s rout of Northern Bedford, and she scored a game-high 25 points in a romp over Moshannon Valley. Season update: Hartman averages ...

Athlete of Week: BG’s Montecalvo ‘great asset’

Name: Michael Montecalvo School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Montecalvo scored 12 points in an 81-41 win over Forest Hills in the Jaffa Shrine Bonanza, and he scored 25 points, with six 3-pointers, in a 96-55 win over ...

Campbell not missing a beat

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell collected 32 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 70-33 win over Glendale. She also had 35 points, eight rebounds, five steals and three ...

Gripp, Tyrone off and running

Name: Damon Gripp School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Gripp had 21 points and nine rebounds in a 73-52 victory over Huntingdon. He also scored 33 points and had eight rebounds and six steals in a 90-60 victory over Clearfield. ...

Weakland’s hard work noticed

Name: Chloe Weakland School: Cambria Heights Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Weakland scored 18 points in a 70-42 win over Bishop Carroll, had 11 points and went over the 1,000-point career mark in a 69-41 victory over Marion Center and added ...

Lions’ Knisely off to strong start

Name: Duane Knisely School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Knisely won the 220-pound championship in the King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School. Season update: Knisely is undefeated at 6-0 on the ...

Athlete of Week: Dividock a skilled, savvy leader

Name: Kara Dividock School: Portage Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Dividock was the MVP of the Art Burkett Memorial Tournament with a 17-point effort in a 73-47 win over Penn Cambria in the final. She also had 23 points in a 62-42 opening ...

Athlete of Week: Holsopple an ‘incredible athlete’

Name: Josh Holsopple School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Holsopple was named the MVP of the Indiana Tip-Off Tournament after scoring 27 points in the championship win over Indiana. He scored 20 points in an 82-62 ...