Athlete of the Week

Sikora’s summer work pays off

Name: Jaylee Sikora School: Central Cambria Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Sikora shot an 85 to capture the District 6 Class 2A individual golf championship by four strokes. Her score would have won Class 3A by seven strokes. She also helped ...

Walters’ work ethic recognized

Name: Brady Walters School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Walters was 13-of-17 passing for 184 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts in a 38-7 2 win over Tyrone. Season ...

Burchfield shines in trhilling victory

Name: Braeden Burchfield School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Burchfield was 23-for-33 passing for 370 yards and five TDs, intercepted a pass, and also ran for 83 yards and a score in the Mountain Lions’ 48-47 win over ...

Solid singles play shows for Hollen

Name: Tina Hollen School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Hollen won four matches to capture the Distict 6 Class 2A girls singles championship, defeating Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the finals Season update: ...

McAlkich eyeing up golf for his future

Name: Derek McAlkich School: Altoona Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: McAlkich shot a 158 to take medalist honors in the District 6 Class 3A boys championships and lead the Mountain Lions to the team title Season update: McAlkich’s season scoring ...

Mock has winning attributes

Name: Lydia Mock School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Mock recorded a combined 53 kills in wins over Bedford, Tussey Mountain and Southern Fulton. She then collected 64 kills and 12 blocks in leading the Lady Lions to the ...

Work ethic pays off for Dale

Name: Jon Dale School: Moshannon Valley Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Dale carried the ball 28 times for 302 yards and six touchdowns in a 50-34 victory over Tussey Mountain. He also returned a kickoff 79 yards for a seventh touchdown in ...

Conrad aiming for 4

Name: Mark Conrad School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Conrad returned an interception 22 yards for a score and scored the eventual game-winning touchdown on a 21-yard reception in a 24-21 victory over Forest ...

McConnell gets mark

Name: Sadie McConnell School: Northern Bedford County Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: McConnell recorded three goals in a 6-3 win over Moshannon Valley, scored three goals in a 3-2 win over Fannett-Metal and had four goals and an assist in a ...

Bauer delivers for Lady Devils

Name: Jenna Bauer School: Central Cambria Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Bauer delivered 47 kills and 38 service points in three dual matches and helped lead her team to the Derry Invitational championship with 41 kills and 22 service ...

Bezek passing the test for CC

Name: Justin Bezek School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Bezek completed 17-of-24 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in Central Cambria’s 28-18 victory over Penn Cambria. Season update: ...

Thomas has big soccer dreams

Name: Amber Thomas School: Bedford Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Thomas scored four goals, including three unassisted, in an 11-1 win over Bishop Carroll and scored four goals and assisted on five others in a 12-2 victory over Penn Cambria. ...

Johnston gets involved on offense

Name: Corey Johnston School: Bellwood-Antis student; Tyrone Area athlete Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Johnston played a part in all four scores with two goals and two assists in Tyrone’s 4-3 win over Philipsburg-Osceola, and also scored ...

Lady Lion off to good start

Name: Jess Stevens School: Altoona Area High School Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Playing No. 1 singles for the Lady Lions Stevens won four matches in straight sets against Mifflin County, Huntingdon, Hollidaysburg and Central Mountain. She only ...

Bearcats rushes past opponents

Name: Ian Border School: Huntingdon Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week accomplishment: Border rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries and also took an interception back 55 yards for a touchdown in a 52-31 win at Bellefonte on Friday ...

Petucci off to strong start

Name: Tyler Petucci School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Petucci accounted for 240 yards of total offense and had a hand in four touchdowns in Altoona’s 35-34 come-from-behind victory over Allderdice in its season-opener on ...

Male Athlete of Week: Ferguson’s attitude a big plus

Name: Andrew Ferguson School: Tyrone Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Ferguson opened the high school golf season by shooting a 1-under par 71 at the Penn State Blue Course to claim the Happy Valley Invitational individual title. Ferguson’s score ...

Imler sacrifices for team

Name: Jarrett Imler School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Imler pitched six innings of scoreless ball, scattering six hits while going 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI in last Monday’s 3-1 win over Huntingdon in the PIAA Class 3A ...

Lucas continues producing

Name: Maddie Lucas School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Thursday’s 6-2 PIAA Class A quarterfinal win over Deer Lakes. Season update: Lucas is hitting .565 with ...

Briggs gets hot in playoffs

Name: Ben Briggs School: Huntingdon Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Briggs went 6-for-9 with three doubles and four RBIs in PIAA Class 3A playoff wins against Mount Pleasant and Sharpsville. He was the winning pitcher in the Sharpsville game, ...