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Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week: Ruhlman makes it a 3-peat

Name: Emily Ruhlman School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Ruhlman won the District 5 singles tennis championship for the third time. She also won at No. 1 singles in both the semifinals and finals of the District 5 team tournament. ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Hudkins sets standard at BC

Name: Jackson Hudkins School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Hudkins became the program’s all-time leading goal scorer — he now has 64. He had two unassisted goals in a 4-2 win over United, had two goals, including the ...

Miksich’s work pays off

Name: Cassidy Miksich School: Tyrone Area Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich won the District 6 Class 2A individual championship at Windber Country Club by shooting an 83 and then winning a one-hole playoff by making par. Season update: ...

Bender on impressive run

Name: Ky Bender School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Bender won the District 6 Class 2A individual golf championship at Scotch Valley Country Club with a round of 77 and also led the Mounties to the team title. Season ...

Athlete of the week: Johnston, Vikes on the rise

Name: Cory Johnston School: Glendale Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Johnston rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes in Glendale’s win at Southern Huntingdon. He also had eight tackles on defense, including three ...

Athlete of the week: Berkheimer, AAHS thriving

Name: Darrian Berkheimer School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Berkheimer delivered two assists and a goal in a 4-1 win at State College and scored an unassisted goal as Altoona knocked off previously unbeaten Conemaugh Township, ...

Rinker leading Lady Lions

Name: Alese Rinker School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Rinker won at No. 1 singles in helping Altoona sweep Hollidaysburg, 5-0. She also won at No. 1 singles against Central Mountain and Mifflin County in helping the Lady ...

Pfister does it all for Ridge

Name: Logan Pfister School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Pfister ran for 129 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns, and he was 7-of-12 passing for 193 yards and a touchdown in a 39-14 win over Cambria Heights. He ...

Athlete of Week: Trybus among top FBs ever at CH

Name: Tyler Trybus School: Cambria Heights Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Trybus ran for 177 yards on 35 carries and scored twice to help the Highlanders knock off Bishop McCort, 37-15, in Johnstown. Season update: Trybus has carried the ball ...

Athlete of Week: Sikora ‘team leader, role model’

Name: Jaylee Sikora School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Sikora continued her successful season by shooting a 40 and earning medalist honors as CC beat Penn Cambria and Hollidaysburg at Summit Country Club. Season update: Sikora ...

Hogan leads Colts to title

Name: Maggie Hogan School: Northern Cambria Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Hogan had four kills and six digs in the final match to help the Lady Colts to a 25-15 win over Central Cambria in the Northern Cambria Tournament championship. Coach Mike ...

Kitt’s leadership is special

Name: Braden Kitt School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Scored two touchdowns in team’s 12-7 win over Tyrone to improve to 2-0. He passed for 130 yards and rushed for 66 yards. He accounted for 196 of his team’s 208 yards of ...

Mallon does it all for B-A

Name: Zach Mallon School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Mallon rushed for 60 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in double overtime of a 35-32 win over Tyrone. He also caught three passes for 25 yards and ...

Youngster sparking Bulldogs

Name: Olivia Bushore School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Bushore pitched Claysburg-Kimmel to the District 6 Class 1A championship with an 8-5 win over Glendale. She struck out six and walked two. Season update: ...

Potopa is ‘that kid’ for BG

Name: Dan Potopa School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Potopa caught all seven innings and drove in the winning run — the only run — in a 1-0 victory over West Shamokin in the District 6 Class 2A baseball ...

Cavender shows off power

Name: Harleigh Cavender School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Cavender went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs in a 6-4 victory over Williamsburg in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals. She then went 3-for-4 ...

Lewis displays versatility

Name: Austin Lewis School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Lewis fired a one-hitter with six strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals and also went 2-for-3 with an ...

Janosik dream athlete at PC

Name: Lyric Janosik School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Janosik won the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 1 inch and also finished second in the high jump (5-2) and the 400-meter relay in the District 6 Class 2A ...

Knisely’s work ethic lauded

Name: Duane Knisely School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Knisely set two meet records in winning the shot put (53 feet, 5.25 inches) and discus (170-4) at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championships. ...