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Athlete of the Week

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. ...

Reed’s offense is key for C-K

Name: Haileigh Reed School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Reed went 6-for-10 with eight RBIs and six runs scored in three victories — 10-0 over Williamsburg, 4-0 over Glendale and 15-0 over Tussey Mountain. She hit ...

Hartman puts up big numbers

Name: Matt Hartman School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Hartman went 5-for-9, scored six runs and drove in a run in three victories — 10-0 over Punxsutawney, 5-0 over Latrobe and 12-0 over Huntingdon. He also fired a five-hit ...

Glendale star has right attitude

Name: Alaney Vereshack School: Glendale Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Vereshack drove in two runs in an 8-7 win over Williamsburg, hit a home run and double and drove in four runs in a 13-3 win over Curwensville and collected three hits ...

Confidence key for Lions’ Adams

Name: Connor Adams School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Adams won the 100-meter dash in 11.09 seconds in the Mountain Lion Track and Field Classic Class 3A division, helped the 400-meter relay team win in 42.26 and ...

Tigers have enjoyed four years of Frazier

Name: Darcie Frazier School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Frazier won the 200-meter dash, long jump, shot put and 1600 relay in a dual-meet win over Bellefonte. She was also the outstanding track performer at the ...

Working hard helps Alkhafaji win districts

Name: Rami Alkhafaji School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Alkhafaji won his second straight District 6 Class 3A singles tennis championship with a 7-5, 7-5 win over State College’s Owen Lloyd in the final. Season ...