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Athlete of the Week

Jones keeps busy for Heights

Name: Paige Jones School: Cambria Heights Age: 18 Grade: 12 Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Jones had two hits, including a double, in an 11-10 win over Chestnut Ridge. She had three hits, including two doubles, in a 9-3 win over Northern Cambria. In a 5-1 win over ...

Extra work pays off for Wyant

Name: Zeb Wyant School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Wyant had 24 service points, including 12 aces, in a three-game sweep over Forest Hills, and he added 15 kills in a three-game sweep over DuBois. Season update: Wyant, who has ...

Altoona Mirror seeking nominations for banquet

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be announced at its Athlete of the Year banquet on May 24. Area high schools are invited to submit brief nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly Award, which ...

NB’s Kline finds instant success

Name: Abby Kline School: Northern Bedford County Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Kline had three hits and two RBIs in a 6-4 victory over Fannett-Metal. She also went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs in a 12-11 victory over Juniata ...

Central star solid on big stage

Name: Devon Boyles School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Boyles went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs in a 10-2 win over Philipsburg-Osceola. He also went 2-for-4 with a double, grand-slam homer and seven RBIs in a 14-4 ...

‘The sky is the limit’ for Kling

Name: Paxton Kling School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Kling went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and scored two runs for Central in its 10-4 win over Bald Eagle Area and had a hit and scored two runs for the Scarlet Dragons in a ...

Kamzik has that can-do attitude

Name: Kami Kamzik School: Central Cambria Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Kamzik had 14 strikeouts and allowed just two hits in a 3-2 win over previously unbeaten Richland, and she had 16 strikeouts and allowed just two hits in a 2-0 shutout ...

Lions jumping for joy over Long

Name: Brooke Long School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Long won the long jump and triple jump for Altoona as the Lady Lions split a meet against Central Dauphin East and Cumberland Valley. Later in the week, Long helped Altoona ...

Shultz a big hit with Tyrone

Name: Rodney Shultz School: Tyrone Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Shultz was Tyrone’s most consistent hitter and played solid defense during the Golden Eagles’ run to their first-ever Curve Classic championship. He also struck out nine ...

Pirates’ Frederick a dual threat

Name: Elizabeth Frederick School: Williamsburg Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Frederick had three hits, including a home run, drove in three runs, and struck out 12 batters to earn the win in the pitching circle for Williamsburg in a 12-2 win ...

Relaxing future awaits Klotz

Name: Hunter Klotz School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Klotz went 2-for-4 with six RBIs and a double and a triple in Central’s 20-10 win over Bedford. The Scarlet Dragons’ catcher followed that performance with a 2-for-3 day at ...

Warner is BG’s defensive gem

Name: Sophia Warner School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Warner scored six of her 11 points in the first quarter of the PIAA Class 1A championship game to help the Lady Marauders survive a slow start and eventually ...

Miller clutch for Golden Tigers

Name: Zach Miller School: Hollidaysburg Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Ice hockey Athlete of the week achievement: Miler scored the game-winning goal for Hollidaysburg in its 4-3 triumph over Altoona in a Laurel Mountain Hockey League quarterfinal playoff game on Tuesday. Season ...

Scipioni solid for Lady Marauders

Name: Daniela Scipioni School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Scipioni scored six points, including what turned out to be the game-winning basket, in Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s 48-47 PIAA quarterfinal victory over ...

Woolridge at his best right now for BG

Name: Michael Woolridge School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Woolridge scored 11 points and had a team-high nine rebounds to help Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic edge Franklin in the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals on ...

Lady Tiger on fire in playoffs

Name: Marin Miller School: Hollidaysburg Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Miller scored a game-high 26 points against DuBois in a District 6 Class 5A semifinal win and followed that up with a 22-point effort in a win over Central Mountain that ...

Lear shining at the right time

Name: Colin Lear School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Lear scored 13 points and was 8-for-8 from the foul line to help Altoona hold off State College in the District 6 Class 6A semifinals, and then led the Mountain Lions with 14 ...

Weaver part of strong 3-year run

Name: Gracie Weaver School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Weaver won the all-around at the gymnastics state championships in Monaca Saturday at the Diamond level for the third year in a row with a score of 38.35, an Altoona record. ...

McMillen has ‘Super’ tournament

Name: Brock McMillen School: Glendale Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McMillen pinned Philipsburg-Osceola’s Austin Foster in 37 seconds, defeated Saint Joseph’s Amonn Ohl, 16-6, by major decision and topped Burrell’s Ian Oswalt, 5-1, to win the ...

Tyrone’s Parker has big week

Name: Jaida Parker School: Tyrone Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Parker helped Tyrone finish 3-0 for the week and scored 18 points in a win over Huntingdon, 10 points in a win over Philipsburg-Osceola and 15 points in a victory over Penns ...