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As the fall sport season comes to a close and winter sport practices are underway, the Eagle Eye wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and recognize our fall sport seniors for their hard work and dedication to their sport.

Football

Michael Lewis

Position: TE, DE

How long have you been involved in this sport?

Since Pee-Wee

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Any memory hanging out with my friends – and SRB

Advice for underclassmen:

Bulk

Future plans:

Attend Penn State or Washington & Jefferson and double major in finance and engineering

AJ Grassi

Position: O-Line, Linebacker

How long have you been involved in this sport?

Since 7th grade

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Winning the district championship in 2014

Advice for underclassmen:

Stay positive

Future plans:

Attend college for engineering

Colby Pannebaker

Position: LG/RT, DE

How long have you been involved in this sport?

Two years with youth football, two years with Junior High, four years with Varsity

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Starting my freshman year. Also, winning the District Championship

Advice for underclassmen:

Keep on chugging

Future plans:

Attend Penn State

Alex Weaver

Position: WR, DB

How long have you been involved in this sport?

7 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Winning the Backyard Brawl

Advice for underclassmen:

Never give up

Future plans:

Continue my athletic career in college

Levi Raling

Position: Offensive Guard, Defensive End

How long have you been involved in this sport?

11 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Dan Peterson asking me if I was leaving on a 25 base double

Advice for underclassmen:

Play hard everyday and have fun.

Future plans:

Attend Penn State Altoona and major in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Kenny McKernan

Position: Tackle

How long have you been involved in this sport?

I started Pee-Wee in 2nd grade

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Comparing Coach Elvey to various QBs and winning the Backyard Brawl

Advice for underclassmen:

Always have fun when you play. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right

Future plans:

Go to college and live happy.

Gary Weaver 

Position: Tailback

How long have you been involved in this sport?

9 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Winning districts my sophomore year

Advice for underclassmen:

Be thankful for every second here on earth because you never know what day could be your last

Future plans:

To attend a 4 year college in a ROTC program and major in Mechanical Engineering

Tyler Albert

Position: Fullback

How long have you been involved in this sport?

10 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Being with teammates

Advice for underclassmen:

Keep your head up and power through

Future plans:

Army

Elijah Weaver

How long have you been involved in this sport?

One year

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Being down on the field during games and practices

Advice for underclassmen:

Practice hard and play every game like it’s your last

Future plans:

NFL and to become a cop

Stevie Colyer

Position: Tackle

How long have you been involved in this sport?

1st year on Varisty

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Winning the Backyard Brawl

Advice for underclassmen:

Get through camp and 3 a days because when are hit in the games you will be glad you stuck it out

Future plans:

Go to college

Josh Maceno

Position: Linebacker, Tight End

How long have you been involved in this sport?

9 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Winning D6 Championship

Advice for underclassmen:

Always play your best because you never know when your last game could be

Future plans:

Become a mechanical engineer

Cheerleading

Chloe Case

How long have you been involved in this sport?

12 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Going to Hershey for the States competition

Advice for underclassmen:

Go after your dreams, work hard, and strive to be better person

Future plans:

To attend Wilson College in the veterinary technician program

Taylor Dixon

How long have you been involved in this sport?

6 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Being pulled up from junior high to the Competition Team with varsity in 8th grade

Advice for underclassmen:

Live in each moment, appreciating the little things in life

Future plans:

Go to Juniata College and majoring in genetics

Azia Barnett

How long have you been involved in this sport?

Four years with Varsity, 2 years with Junior High, five years with Youth and Pee-Wee

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Overall I have loved watching our team grow over the years. I loved when I was brought up my 8th grade year to compete with my sister on Varsity

Advice for underclassmen:

Don’t limit yourself, get involved in everything you can inside and outside of school

Future plans:

Attend a fouir year university and major in communications

Hailey Durbin

How long have you been involved in this sport?

12 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Going to States Junior year

Advice for underclassmen:

Never stop fighting for what you believe in

Future plans:

Attend college for nursing

Cassie Friday

How long have you been involved in this sport?

Four years with Varisty, one with Junior High, and one with Pee-Wee

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Cheering at Mansion Park my sophomore year for the District Championship

Advice for underclassmen:

Always work for what you want and never let anyone or anything stop you from achieve your dreams

Future plans:

Attend college to become a Physician’s Assistant

Griffin Gant

Position: Mascot

How long have you been involved in this sport?

2 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Everything

Advice for underclassmen:

Prep to be pep

Future plans:

Go pro

Makayla Ritchey

How long have you been involved in this sport?

4 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Going to states

Advice for underclassmen:

Don’t be dumb

Future plans:

Go to IUP for philosophy and pre-law

Makenzie Stauffer

How long have you been involved in this sport?

5 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Going to states

Advice for underclassmen:

Don’t be a mean girl

Future plans:

Enlist in the U.S. Air Force

Tennis

Alli Hosko

How long have you been involved in this sport?

This is my first year

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Maria always saying oi and going to double districts

Advice for underclassmen:

Have fun! You never wanna be in a sport that doesn’t make you happy! Enjoy high school sports because you only get to play them once.

Future plans:

Attend Penn State Altoona and get my NP

Volleyball

Alexis Cannistraci

Position: Right side hitter

How long have you been involved in this sport?

4 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Beating Central, Anslee saying ‘housekeeping’ instead of ‘mine’, and dancing and having a good time with my team

Advice for underclassmen:

Play every game like it’s your last. It sneaks up on you quicker than you realize

Future plans:

Go to college for athletic training

Madalynn Veit

Position: Outside

How long have you been involved in this sport?

4 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Going 5 sets with Central my senior year and finally beating them

Advice for underclassmen:

Do anything you can to improve yourself, don’t take advantage of time

Future plans:

Join the United States Air Force and attend college to study psychology

Shaniah Lowery

Position: Everywhere

How long have you been involved in this sport?

4 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Listening to coach go on rants and the quotes we would always say

Advice for underclassmen:

Focus when you’re tired. Oh, and don’t forget to take your vitamins

Future plans:

Continue playing sports, Air Force ROTC, and college for a medical degree

Boys Soccer

Austin Quinn

Position: Varies

How long have you been involved in this sport?

11 years, 4 in High School

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

I just enjoyed everything

Advice for underclassmen:

Practice hard, play harder

Future plans:

Attend college, do something with Chemistry

Austin Taylor

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Position: Center Mid

How long have you been involved in this sport?

2 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

My first goal

Advice for underclassmen:

Get lit

Future plans:

U.S. Army

Hunter Jackson

Position: Center Defense

How long have you been involved in this sport?

12 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

My first goal JV my first year. I toe-balled a goal from 40 yards out

Advice for underclassmen:

Never yell, just ‘coach’

Future plans:

I plan to go to college for a secondary education social studies degree

Cross Country

Sean Dawson

How long have you been involved in this sport?

4 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Being with the team, stealing a vacuum cleaner then throwing it down a hill

Advice for underclassmen:

Have fun! Don’t stress

Future plans:

Attend college (Penn State) and major in Hospitality Management

Daniel Lay

How long have you been involved in this sport?

2 and a half years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Throwing a vacuum over a hill and getting stuck in a train

Advice for underclassmen:

Work hard at a sport you love and it will pay off in the end

Future plans:

Attend Penn State for pre-med

Girls Soccer

Riean Minnich

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Position: Mid-field

How long have you been involved in this sport?

4 years

What is your favorite memory from this sport?

Our coach tripping and falling down the steps of the bus at the Huntingdon game

Advice for underclassmen:

Keep your head up and push yourself and it will pay off in the end

Future plans:

To go to college and travel

Thank you seniors for all of your hard work and dedication to your sport. Good luck in the future!

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