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Athlete of the Week

Reese more than an athlete

Name: Olivia Reese School: Glendale Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Reese had 42 kills and 28 service points throughout the week as Glendale swept Saint Joseph’s, Bellwood-Antis and Claysburg-Kimmel. Season update: The Lady Vikings are ...

Shale’s hard work is noticed

Name: Evan Shale School: Hollidaysburg Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Shale led Hollidaysburg to a 3-0 week capped off by a shutout of 11-2 Brockway. He allowed just one goal in three games. Season update: The Golden Tigers are 6-4. Coach ...

Athlete of the week: Stroup carries load for Altoona

Name: Ethan Stroup School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Stroup carried the ball 35 times for 234 yards and two touchdowns in Altoona’s 42-28 victory over Chambersburg. Season update: Stroup has rushed for 402 yards and four ...

Athlete of the week: Brunner adding to goal totals

Name: Aurielle Brunner School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Brunner scored four goals in the Lady Marauders’ 7-2 win over Penn Cambria and had three goals and two assists for BG in a 10-0 triumph over Bishop Carroll ...

Miksich succeeds in spotlight

Name: Cassidy Miksich School: Tyrone Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich carded an 83 at Windber Country Club to win her second consecutive District 6 Class 2A high school girls golf individual championship. She also competed for the boys team ...

Harrold shines at quarterback

Name: Garrett Harrold School: Penn Cambria Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Harrold ran for two TDs, threw for 208 yards and another score and evaded tacklers to throw a successful two-point conversion pass to Jake Tsikalas and complete a ...

Athlete of the week: Davis sets standard for Tigers

Name: Eric Davis School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Davis won the District 6 Class 3A high school golf sectionals with a 74 at Sinking Valley Country Club and helped Hollidaysburg advance into the district team ...

Athlete of the week: Stevens caps ‘amazing’ run

Name: Morgan Stevens School: Altoona Area Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Stevens won the District 4-6 Class 3A singles championship by beating four opponents, including the top seed and third seed. She also won singles matches in helping ...

Central’s QB ‘sets the tone’

Name: Jeff Hoenstine School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: He completed 18-of-32 passes for 211 yards and three TDs, and rushed for 39 yards and a score in Central’s 26-14 win over Bellefonte. He also intercepted a pass and ...

Wilson contributes big-time

Name: Lyzee Wilson School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Wilson had 30 kills, 17 service points and 19 digs in a five-set thriller over Bishop McCort and collected 13 kills, 10 service points and 24 digs in another ...

Taylor medals with 70 in meet

Name: Jake Taylor School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Taylor shot an even-par 70 at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club to earn medalist honors in a Mountain League match with six other schools. Tyrone won the meet. Season ...

Frank, AAHS off to solid start

Name: Isabella Frank School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Frank, playing at No. 1 singles, won in straight sets in matches against Central’s top seed and Thomas Jefferson’s returning No. 1 player. Season update: Altoona is ...

Lady Tiger overcomes multiple ligament tears

Hollidaysburg senior Allison Hileman, who recently received the District 6 Dean Rossi Sportsmanship Award, has been selected as the female Ron Rickens Award winner. The award is presented annually by the Mirror in memory of former local coach and referee Ron Rickens to someone who shows ...

Mirror awards to cap year in special way

For as long as I have been at this newspaper, the day of the Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Year Banquet has always been a memorable one. Whether it has involved donning a suit to help give out awards, rushing back from covering a playoff game to make the banquet or being the only one left in ...

Leidig’s winning attitude noticed

Name: Emilie Leidig School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Leidig scored 22 points while connecting on four 3-pointers in Bellwood’s 83-54 victory over Redbank Valley in the PIAA Class 2A second round. Season update: Leidig ...

McDannell breeds success for BC

Name: Tristan McDannell School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: McDannell hit three free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift Bishop Carroll to a 52-51 win over Shade in the PIAA Class 1A second round. He finished ...

Lions’ Perea total team player

Name: Caranda Perea School: Altoona Age: 18 Grade: 12 Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Scored 21 points, had eight blocks and eight rebounds in Altoona’s 60-54 overtime win over Mount Lebanon in the first round of the state playoffs. Season update: She is ...

Effort paying off for McMillen

Name: Brock McMillen School: Glendale Age: 17 Grade: 11 Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McMillen captured his second state title this past Saturday with a 5-1 win over Burrell’s Ian Oswalt in the 132-pound Class 2A championship match at Hershey’s Giant Center. ...

BG’s Haigh becoming a leader

Name: Teresa Haigh School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haigh buried nine 3-pointers and scored a game-high 36 points as BG clinched a spot in the interdistricts with a 74-51 win over Homer-Center in the District 6 ...

Cassidy’s goal nothing but gold

Name: Kaden Cassidy School: Bedford Area Age: 19 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Cassidy earned his third PIAA Class 2A Southwest Regional wrestling title with a 6-0 decision over Saint Joseph’s Academy’s Zack Witmer in the finals at 138 pounds. ...