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Athlete of the Week

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 ...

McCloskey is key for BG

Name: Zach McCloskey School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: McCloskey had a key strip of Lackawanna Trail’s Ray Melnikoff to set up the go-ahead field goal and combined with Adrian Johnson to sack Lions quarterback ...

Yanoshak turns tide for BG

Name: Andrew Yanoshak School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yanoshak had the game-changing sack/forced fumble in the fourth quarter that helped Bishop Guilfoyle turn the tide in District 6 Class 1A championship win over ...

Lutch big part of state title

Name: Jenna Lutch School: Northern Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Lutch had two kills and two blocks in the first two sets but had 12 kills by the end of the PIAA state title-clinching sweep over Nativity BVM Saturday in the ...

Musser known for versatility

Name: Grant Musser School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Musser caught two touchdown passes, ran for one and threw another in Juniata Valley’s 31-21 victory over Purchase Line in the District 6 Class 1A semifinals. Season ...

Dumm is strong in big games

Name: Camryn Dumm School: Northern Cambria Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Dumm recorded 14 service points, including seven in the final set, in a four-set victory over Fort Cherry in the PIAA first round. She had nine service points and five ...

Lucko the go-to guy for Tussey

Name: Kaden Lucko School: Tussey Mountain Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Lucko rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns and led the Titans to a 28-23 victory over Northern Bedford in the District 5 Class 1A championship game. Season update: ...

Tigers love Bell’s versatility

Name: Alyssa Bell School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Bell had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 District 6 Class 3A championship win over Bellefonte and scored two goals in a 4-3 win over Bradford in the District 6-9 ...

Kravetz gets offense going

Name: Austin Kravetz School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Kravetz scored two goals in Altoona’s 4-2 District 6 Class 4A championship win over State College. He also had a goal and an assist in the Mountain Lions’ 2-0 victory ...

Athlete of the week: Kuntz running like a veteran

Name: Stella Kuntz School: Central Cambria Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Kuntz won the District 6 Class 2A individual race and also led the Lady Red Devils to the team title. Season update: Kuntz and the Central Cambria team ...

Athlete of the week: Zimmerman gets three-peat

Name: Ian Zimmerman School: Northern Bedford County Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Zimmerman three-peated as the District 5 Class 1A cross country champion and led his team to the team title as well. Season update: Zimmerman will ...