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Athlete of the Week

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 ...

Veteran Talko used to winning spotlight

Name: Ryne Talko School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Talko won his second District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Huntingdon’s Bruce Perow in the final. Season update: ...

Lehner big part of 9-0 Eagles

Name: Kevin Lehner School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Lehner went 6-for-10 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs in victories over Bald Eagle Area, Williamsburg and previously unbeaten Philipsburg-Osceola. Season update: ...

Relentless Lucas shines for P-O

Name: Maddie Lucas School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a 5-2 win over DuBois and went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and scored a run in a 10-0 win over Central. Season update: Lucas ...

Harris winning with bat, arm

Name: Kam Harris School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Harris went 6-for-7 with three home runs and seven RBIs while helping the Lady Mounties beat Huntingdon, 13-0, Bald Eagle Area, 5-4, and Clearfield, 3-1. She also ...

Focht a big hit on the mound

Name: Dylan Focht School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Focht was named MVP of the Curve Classic in leading the Scarlet Dragons to the title by holding Altoona to one hit in the championship game. He also three-hit Bellefonte ...

Baran proud of making playoffs, strikeout mark

Name: Cate Baran School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Baran threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to help Tyrone beat Bellefonte for the first time in seven seasons, 5-0. She also allowed just three hits and struck out ...

A healthy Howe gets Tigers off and running

Name: Trent Howe School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Won the 100-meter dash and 400 dash at the Altoona Igloo Invitational. He also won both of those events, as well as the 400 relay, in a dual meet with Central ...

Haralson plays with passion

Name: Sakeria Haralson School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson was 7-of-8 from the field and had 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in Bellwood’s PIAA Class 2A championship victory over West Middlesex. She ...

Witherspoon shines for BG

Name: Jessiah Witherspoon School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Witherspoon scored 17 points in a 62-61 win over Our Lady of Sacred Heart in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals and followed with a game-high 19 points ...

Buckley savors state title

Name: Nick Buckley School: Huntingdon Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Buckley won the gold medal in the Class 2A 50-yard freestyle event at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 21.22 seconds. He also was ninth in the ...

Bauer shows leadership

Name: Jenna Bauer School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Bauer collected eight points and nine rebounds in a 63-57 win over Shady Side Academy in the PIAA Class 3A second round and had 15 points and eight rebounds in a ...

Hayward gets CC to next round

GREENSBURG — McKenna Hayward was hoping for a rematch with Penns Valley. She’ll have to settle for another opponent. And that’s OK with the Central Cambria senior point guard, who scored a career-high 34 points Tuesday night in a 63-57 PIAA Class 3A second-round girls basketball victory ...

Male Athlete of Week: McDannell big part of BC’s run

Name: Tristan McDannell School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: McDannell led Carroll with 22 points in a 68-58 victory over North Clarion in the PIAA Class 1A playoffs on Friday night at Kane Area High School. Season ...

Female Athlete of Week: B-A’s Leidig ‘dream kid’ to coach

Name: Emilie Leidig School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Leidig tied a school record with eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 28 points in leading Bellwood-Antis to a 70-50 win over Windber in the PIAA Class 2A playoffs. ...