Even though Abbie Walter opened her final high school basketball by cranking out impressive double-doubles in a pair of successful outings, don’t expect Shikellamy’s driven 5-foot-11 senior to coast for a second or two or take off a single possession.
LEWISBURG — Scholar-Athletes from 11 participating Valley high schools were honored for their academic and athletic excellence Monday night at the inaugural Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards ceremony held at the Country Cupboard.
Smart, athletic and possessing an innate feel for the game — not to mention an unquenchable drive — one never knows exactly where Justin Kaleta might line up whenever the Line Mountain Eagles step on a baseball field.
Olivia Kerstetter may be one of those youngsters who prefers to chase collective objectives — along with her Shikellamy track and field teammates — but she will admit to having an individual item or two scribbled somewhere on her lengthy to-do list.
Although curious about track and field — even though she’d spent much of her time leading up to high school displaying her impressive speed on local soccer fields and had never nestled into the starting blocks — Leah Bergey decided to give it a shot.
Might have been her first time on the track this spring — competing for real, that is — but Makenzie McDonald certainly enjoyed a productive haul.
Forced to undergo yet another shoulder surgery in September — just weeks before wrestling season began to percolate and high levels of perspiration started to collect — Jarrett Walters didn’t know if he’d be healthy enough to compete.
Need someone you can plug into any role on the basketball court — defensive stopper or point guard or something else — and have no doubt they’ll wind up thriving?
With her competitiveness providing plenty of fuel — whether she’s embroiled in some sort of sporting activity or parked attentively in any number of Mifflinburg’s challenging classrooms — Emily Stauffer doesn’t have time to waste.
When Collin Roush lugged his bowling gear into Milton’s Imperial Lanes on Friday afternoon for his latest Heartland Conference match, there’s a good chance the Midd-West senior stepped inside the door with plenty of confidence.
Spot Derek Bussey somewhere — whether he’s embroiled in some sporting activity, parked attentively in one of Shikellamy High School’s classrooms or deeply involved in a charitable function — and he’s undoubtedly sporting a grin.
If it involves some sort of family tradition — whether a sporting pursuit or a vocational ambition — then Cameron Snook definitely is all in.
Whenever Laurel Amey bounces on to basketball floors these days — whether it’s the familiar surroundings at East Juniata High School or some other locale — the talented Tigers senior is extremely involved in everything that’s going on.
Hunter George may be one of the favorite varsity basketball players based on a survey of the impressionable youngsters at Selinsgrove’s Intermediate and Middle Schools, but that may not be the case if a straw poll was taken in his own neighborhood.
For the past six months or so, Christian Wingard has been experiencing one of those memorable runs that many youngsters can merely daydream about.
“When I look at Bill Belichick, who is probably the greatest head coach that ever lived, you’re darn right I wonder if I could still be coaching,” said Mariucci. “What if we drafted Tom Brady? I think about that sometimes. OK, I think about it a lot.”
Elise Brubaker may just be part of the way through her senior year at Shikellamy High School, but the 17-year-old already has a mighty good understanding of how to prioritize and how not to waste what free time she actually has.
Athletic, bright and remarkably vibrant, Samantha Orren is one of those 17-year-olds with a daily agenda that keeps her moving … and moving … and moving.
Since his father and several of his uncles played the beautiful game at the high school level and for one of the top NCAA Division III programs in the country, one can understand how Cole Sauer and soccer became intertwined.
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It was a first half that could be best summed up as a struggle for Midd-West as it failed to do anything against Danville.
Maybe the best way to categorize Cameron Young — if there’s a way to appropriately tag the Southern Columbia senior — is to call him an achiever.
SUNBURY – Unless your son is one of the starting linemen on the high school football team, it is unlikely that you know the names of all the guys who do the grunt work on Friday nights.
Balancing the schedule of being a Top-10 student and standout athlete is one of the most difficult things a high school student can do.
SUNBURY — As a youth pastor at Higher Hope International Ministries in Sunbury — the Tilford family attends that church — Josh Hostetler has known Gabe Tilford for about two years.