Mountain League all-stars

The Mountain League presented awards for fall sports recently. In the first row, from left, are Chloe LaRosa (First Team soccer), Natalie Saltsgiver (Second Team soccer), Marissa Lewis (First Team soccer), Makenna Bauer (Second Team volleyball), Ella Pearson (First Team cross country), and Mattie Cherry (First Team volleyball). In the second row, are Cassidy Miksich (Second Team boys golf), Matt Savino (First Team cross country), Keegan Raabe (Second Team soccer), Corey Johnston (First Team soccer), Brent McNeel (First Team golf), Jake Taylor (First Team golf), Mason Thomas (Second Team soccer), Aiden Taylor (First Team soccer), Winnie Grot (MVP tennis), Lydia Irvin (First Team tennis), and Garin Hoy (First Team cross country).

The Mountain League released all-stars for all sports recently with the banquet held on Monday at Tyrone High School.

A total of 20 Tyrone athletes were selected for their respective all-star teams.

For football, Cam Brandt was the only Golden Eagle picked for the First Team, making it as a punter. Damon Gripp (wide receiver) and Kaleb Snook (defensive line) made the Second Team.

First team honors for football went to Bellefonte’s Julian Emel (center), Trevor Mauk (guard, defensive line), JD Besch (tackle), CJ Funk (running back, linebacker), and Isaiah Nadolsky (defensive end), Clearfield’s Quentin Bloom (guard), Jake Lezzer (wide receiver, defensive back), Brett Zattoni (running back), Zach Hess (place kicker), and Nick Domico (linebacker), Penns Valley’s John Aston (tackle), Logan Snyder (tight end), Austin Fisher (wide receiver, linebacker), Aaron Tobias (quarterback), Ben Sharer (defensive line), and Stephen Ripka (specialist), Huntingdon’s Andrew Miller (wide receiver, defensive back), Isaiah Reed (defensive end), and Derrick Fultz (defensive back), Bald Eagle Area’s Gage McClenahan (athlete) and David Close (defensive line), and Central’s Jeff Hoenstine (defensive back).

Second team honors for football went to Clearfield’s Alan Myers (center), Domico (tight end), and Hess (punter), Huntingdon’s Reed (guard) and Zack Peck (tackle, linebacker), Penns Valley’s Zach Royer (guard), Stephen Ripka (wide receiver), Gage Ripka (place kicker), Aston (defensive end), Logan Snyder (linebacker), and Brennan Hyde (defensive back), Bellefonte’s Max Barrier (guard), Nick Kreger (tackle), Ethan Rossman (linebacker), Jalen Emel (defensive back), and Trae Bauman (defensive back), Bald Eagle Area’s Asher Burkett (tackle), Kaden Bittinger (wide receiver, defensive back), Jaden Jones (quarterback), Tommy Snyder (running back, defensive end), and Caleb Burns (defensive line), Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kaleb Stamm (running back), and Central’s Hoenstine (athlete) and Bryer Colyer (defensive line).

In volleyball, Tyrone had two players make teams as Mattie Cherry was a First Team pick, while Makenna Bauer made the Second Team.

Also making First Team in volleyball were Bald Eagle Area’s Madison Rockey (MVP), Grace Hugar, Lacee Barnhart, Lexi Skripek, and Taylor Kilmer, and Penns Valley’s Jadyn Butler.

Second Team picks were Bald Eagle Area’s Katelyn Smitchco, Central’s Lainie Heuston, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kalista Butler and Kyleigh Kennedy, and Huntingdon’s Kait McRoy and Lauryn Smith.

In boys soccer, Tyrone’s Aiden Taylor (defender) and Corey Johnston (forward) were First Team picks, while Mason Thomas (defender) and Keegan Raabe (forward) were Second Team selections.

Also making First Team in boys soccer were Huntingdon’s Brady Hawkins (MVP), Alex Stratton (defender), Andrew Buonaccorsi (forward), and James Buonaccorsi (forward), Clearfield’s Nathan Barr (defender), Hugh Brickley (midfielder), Crae Ruiz (midfielder), and Andrew Lopez (forward), Bald Eagle Area’s Peter Van Cise (defender) and Conner Robinson (goalkeeper), and Penns Valley’s Connor Martz (midfielder).

Second Team went to Bald Eagle Area’s Dylan Hess (defender) and Dillon Barnyak (forward), Bellefonte’s Zach Copertino (defender) and Daniel Persiko (forward), Penns Valley’s Kyle Niewinski (defender), Caleb Narber (midfielder), and Michael Johnson (midfielder), Central’s Luke Trexler (midfielder), Clearfield’s Luke Winters (forward) and Graeson Graves (goalkeeper), and Huntingdon’s Isaac Snare (goalkeeper).

On the girls side in soccer, Tyrone had a First Team selection in Chloe LaRosa at midfielder, and a Second Teamer in Natalie Saltsgiver at defender.

First Teamers in girls soccer went to Bellefonte’s Mallorie Smith (MVP), Bald Eagle Area’s Autumn Tobias (defender), Zoey McHenry (midfielder), Falen McHenry (forward), and Rachel Veneziano (goalkeeper), Penns Valley’s Hannah Denger (defender) and Hannah Montminy (forward), Huntingdon’s Brielle Green (defender), Corinne Reamer (defender), Mikaela Reed (midfielder), and Amanda Gwinn (forward), and Clearfield’s Elle Smith (forward).

Second Team picks went to Bald Eagle Area’s Sarah Holler (defender), Clearfield’s Amanda Hazel (defender), Emily Shipley (defender), Emma Hipps (forward), and Haley Moore (goalkeeper), Bellefonte’s Mia Johnson (midfielder) and Madison Steiner (midfielder), Central’s Ella Garner (midfielder) and Alyssa Bartley (forward), Huntingdon’s Sydney Sellers (forward), and Penns Valley’s Kate Martell (forward).

In boys cross country, the Golden Eagles’ Garin Hoy and Matt Savino were First Team picks, along with Penns Valley’s Colton Sands (MVP), Brenden Colwell, and Daniel Kelly, Bellefonte’s Austin Melius and Chase Ebeling, and Clearfield’s Ben Luzier.

In girls cross country, the Lady Eagles’ Ella Pearson and Marissa Lewis were First Team picks with Penns Valley’s Kelsey Hull (MVP) and Alexis Durn, Bellefonte’s Amaya Rothrock and Mia Elmore, Clearfield’s Avry Grumblatt, and Philipsburg-Osceola’s Manna Potter.

In boys golf, Tyrone’s Jake Taylor and Brent McNeel were First Team all-stars with Philipsburg-Osceola’s Brandon Singer (MVP), Ky Bender, Chad Frank, and Keegan Soltis.

In girls tennis, Tyrone’s Winnie Grot was the Mountain League MVP, while Lydia Irvin was on the First Team. Other First Teamers included Central’s Kierra Mountain and Lindsey Kensinger, Clearfield’s Ally Gaines and Kylie Van Tassel, and Huntingdon’s Julie Thompson.


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