Sun-Gazette senior athlete award winners


Owen Mahon: Mahon ran track and field, cross country and wrestled. He was a cross country state qualifier and placed fourth as a senior at the District 2-4 subregional competition. He was a junior Olympic competitor in the 400 and 800 in track and field. He will attend Penn State University to major in accounting.

Lydia Smith: Smith swam, ran cross country and played soccer. She earned three first-team All-PHAC honors in cross country. She won a district cross country title as a junior and was runner-up as a senior. She is a 10-time district swimming champ. She won the Aquathlon National and World Championships (age 16-19). She will major in nursing at Daemen College.


Luke Winner: Winner played both football and baseball and will be continuing his football career at Wilkes University. Winner topped 1,000 yards as a running back last fall and ran for over 2,000 in his career. He was an outstanding centerfielder and as a junior, he helped the Mounties reach the state’s Final Four.

Haley Neidig: Neidig was a three-sport standout, excelling in soccer, basketball and softball. She will attend Pitt-Johnstown. She became a 50-goal scorer and was all-conference at defender, midfielder and forward. In basketball, she was named Defensive Player of the Year her senior year. In softball, she was a district runner-up her freshman season.


Cameron Wood: Wood played football, baseball and wrestled. In football, he was two-time all-state at tight end and defensive end. Wood was a state champion at 220 pounds in wrestling and finished fourth as junior at states. In baseball, he was a starter for two years and earned a varsity letter both years. He will wrestle at Lycoming.

Isabella Masias: Masias was a soccer standout. She will attend Bloomsburg University. She earned multiple HAC first-team awards in soccer and was also a Sun-Gazette all-star. She’s a four-time varsity letterwinner and two-time team captain. She started and played nearly 80 minutes per game all four years.


Malaki Parlante: Parlante was a three-sport athlete, competing in baseball and basketball at St. John Neumann and was a football standout with Loyalsock. He was a captain in football his senior year and was a PA East-West selection. He won two district titles in basketball and was a 2018 Sun-Gazette baseball all-star selection.

Maria Helminiak: Helminiak played tennis, basketball and softball for the Golden Knights and excelled in all three. She will attend Penn State to study veterinary and bio-medical science to become a veterinarian.


Aiden Gair: Gair played football, basketball and baseball. He played baseball for two years and played football and basketball all four years at Loyalsock. He was the 2019 Sun-Gazette Linebacker of the Year and 2019-20 Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He led District 4 in sacks last season and topped 100 tackles in football.

Anna Burdett: Burdett was a three-year standout athlete in soccer, basketball and track and field. Burdett competed in the high jump, triple jump and various dashes. In basketball, she was a tremendous senior leader and helped ignite Loyalsock’s defense. She played a key role in the Lancers winning 24 games and reaching the state’s second round.


Christian Good: Good played football, baseball and wrestled. He was a first-team all-state football player as a senior. He will attend Lock Haven. He was part of three district championship-winning teams in football and the Indians won their first state playoff game in program history. In wrestling, he was part of Muncy’s 2018 team that took fourth at the PIAA team tournament.

Aleaha Bigelow: Bigelow played soccer and basketball. She became the Indians’ all-time leading goal scorer (76). She will attend Elizabethtown College to play soccer. Bigelow was a three-time Mid-Penn all-conference forward in soccer and reached over 500 rebounds in basketball. She was a Sun-Gazette all-star in both sports.


Justus Leighow: Leighow played soccer, basketball and was a track and field standout. He was an all-state selection in soccer and a three-time HAC all-star. He also holds the school’s record in career assists (47). In basketball, he was the Sun-Gazette’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. He competed in various track events.

Jade Cordrey: Cordrey played soccer, basketball, softball and competed in track and field. In basketball, she ended with 975 career points, 131 3-pointers, 205 rebounds, 115 assists and 158 steals. She was a first-team HAC all-star as a junior and season and was a Sun-Gazette all-star as a junior and senior. She reached districts in soccer as a senior.


Nate Ewing: Ewing was a two-sport athlete, playing both basketball and baseball. He will continue his baseball career at Pitt-Johnstown. In basketball, he was named the HAC-I MVP and became the program’s all-time leading scorer (1,346 points). He averaged 20.6 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per game as a senior.

Hailey Stetts: Stetts played both basketball and softball. Stetts had a .301 batting average her junior season with 18 hits and 17 RBIs. In basketball, Stetts helped the Bulldogs win nine games last season and averaged 2.4 steals per game.


Steven Prince: Prince was a three-sport standout, playing football, basketball and baseball. Prince made a big impact for the football team and was a superb leader. He developed into one of the area’s premier receivers and defensive backs and helped the Red Raiders make a four-win improvement in 2019. He nearly averaged a double-double in basketball.

Riley Fry: Fry was a superb athlete, playing soccer, basketball and softball. She averaged a double-double for the second straight season in basketball and helped Montgomery reach the district playoffs for a third straight year. She was a Mid-Penn first-team all-star for a second straight year. In soccer, she helped the Red Raiders win a decade-high seven games in 2018.


Damein Moser: Moser was a cross country runner and competed in track and field. He plans on joining the military. In track, Moser ran the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. His PR in the 800 was 2:04.30, his PR in the 1,600 was 4:25.54 and his PR in the 3,200 was 9:45.37. His best time in cross country was 16:21.30. last season.

Denver Beachel: Beachel was a three-sport athlete, having played football, basketball and competed in baseball. He was the heart of the Defenders’ football and basketball turnarounds. He led Warrior Run in rushing last fall in football and helped the team reach the district semifinals. In basketball, he helped the team reach states for the first time since 2004 last season.

Madi Waltman: Waltman was a standout softball player for the Defenders. She eclipsed over 500 career strikeouts, was one of the best hitters on the team and would have likely broken the school hits record had the coronavirus pandemic not taken away her senior year. She will attend Lock Haven University.


Nick Shedleski: Shedleski played three sports and was a four-year letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball. He plans on attending Davidson University. Shedleski was a phenomenal all-around athlete. In football, he had 1,000 passing yards all four seasons, one of only two area QBs to ever accomplish that feat. He had over 5,000 career passing yards.

Jamie Fedorjaka: Fedorjaka played basketball and lacrosse. She was a three-year letter winner in both. She plans on continuing her lacrosse career at Bucknell. Fedorjaka was a leader in just about every statistical category as she battled her way back from a torn ACL her junior year. In lacrosse, she helped Lewisburg win a district championship in 2019.

Chloe Michaels: Michaels was an excellent defender in soccer and competed in track and field. She was a four-year letter winner in both sports and was the 2018 Sun-Gazette Girls Soccer Player of the Year. In 2018, she helped the Green Dragons girls soccer team make it to the state championship for the first time. She will run track at Bucknell.


Colton Loreman: Loreman played soccer, basketball and ran cross country and track and field. He will attend Penn College to play men’s soccer. He had 482 career saves and was a three-time league all-star at goalie. He was a three-time state qualifier in cross country and two-time state qualifier in track and field.

Leah Bergey: Bergey played soccer and competed in track and field. She will attend Lancaster Bible College and compete in track and field. She was a two-time league all-star in soccer. In track, she owns nine class records in three events and three school records in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 1,600 relay teams.


Zane Probst: Probst played football, basketball and baseball. He will play baseball at Seton Hall and is undecided on a major. He broke 11 school records in football and became the county’s all-time passing yards leader. He earned league honors in basketball and was a three-year varsity baseball player.

Amelia McCloy: McCloy competed in soccer and track and field. She will run at Ohio State University and major in biomedical engineering. She holds the school record in the high jump, shares the LHU Invitational high jump record and PIAA high jump record. She was a two-time district champion and placed second in the high jump at states.


Samuel Carpenter: Carpenter was a three-sport athlete, playing soccer, basketball and baseball. He is planning on attending Lock Haven University. He was a member of the 2018 Mid-Penn co-championship Griffins team, was a three-time state qualifier in basketball and was a first-team Mid-Penn all-star his senor year in basketball.

Jessica King: King played basketball and softball and will play basketball at Elizabethtown. In basketball, she became a 1,000-point scorer and had 1,000 career rebounds. She helped Sullivan County make the postseason numerous times and was an all-state player her senior year.


Silas Wagaman: Wagaman was a three-sport athlete, playing football, track and field and baseball. He will attend Penn State University and is currently undecided. He won a district title in baseball as a freshman and twice reached states. In track, he ran the 100, 200 and 400 relays and took third in the relay at districts and eighth in the 100.

Cathryn Brought: Brought played soccer, basketball and softball. She will play basketball at Lycoming. Brought helped Wellsboro’s soccer team get to districts and stay successful. In basketball, she put together a solid career, ending with 799 points, 401 of which she scored as a senior. She averaged an area-high 17.4 ppg as a senior.


Garrett Storch: Storch played football, basketball and wrestled. He qualified during his wrestling career for the state tournament, won a sectional title and was a district and regional runner-up. In football, he was part of two district runner-up teams in consecutive years and was named a first-team all-region middle linebacker.

Ellie Binford: Binford ran cross country, track and field and played basketball. She set the school record in the 1,600 relay as a freshman, was a three-time district qualifier in multiple events. She placed seventh at districts twice, and qualified for districts in cross country twice. She won districts in volleyball as a sophomore and was the PIAA District 4 Outstanding Female Athlete.


Samuel Shedden: Shedden was a three-sport athlete and competed in cross country, track and field and basketball. Shedden helped the basketball team earn 20 wins and was one of the top track and field performers, in addition to cross country, in the Northern Tier League.

Zoie McDermott: McDermott played soccer, basketball and also competed in track and field. She was named Liberty’s 2020 Female Athlete of the Year and helped Mansfield improve in soccer gradually each year. She was a two-time All-NTL defender as a first-team selection and was a three-time captain in soccer.


Kolby Allen: Allen played basketball at Williamson. He recorded 1,000 points and grabbed 600 rebounds. He was a three-time Northern Tier League all-star and plans to continue his basketball career at Penn State Harrisburg.

Jules Jones: Jones competed in track and field and cross country. She will run cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field at Canisius College. She was a four-time state qualifier in cross country and ran at the state meet in track her junior year in the 1,600 and 3,200, She also holds the Williamson record for the 3,200.


Liam Dwyer: Dwyer played football, basketball and baseball. He’s planning on attending Penn State Altoona. He was a league all-star his junior and senior years at wide receiver and a District 4 all-star as a sophomore. He earned Jack Bush Tip-Off Tournament all-star honors twice and lettered in every sport.

Myka Poorman: Poorman played softball, basketball and tennis. She will attend Penn State. She helped Bucktail win a Mid-Penn title, District 4 title and reach the state tournament in 2019. She was a three-time Mid-Penn softball all-star and two-time all-state. She qualified for districts as a team in tennis all four years.


Logan Tokarz: Tokarz played football, basketball and baseball. He was a basketball captain his senior year and led the team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals in 2020. Tokarz was an NTL first-team all-star his senior year, PIAA District 4 Male Sportsman in 2017-19 and as a senior, was a nominee for the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame.

JoAnne McNamara: McNamara was a standout volleyball and basketball player and appeared in the PIAA Class AA volleyball championship with Liberty. She had over 1,500 career assists, was all-state as a senior and won four district titles while being an NTL and All-Region all-star. In basketball with Mansfield, she was a three-time NTL all-star and ended with 1,021 career points.


James Brumbach: Brumbach played soccer, basketball and baseball and also was a trap shooter. He appeared in two district semifinal games in soccer and won 44 games in his career.

Cara Parsell: Parsell played volleyball, basketball and softball during her four years. She’s going to attend Lycoming and major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine.


Seth Huyler: Huyler played football, baseball and basketball all four years. He was the program’s all-time leading wide receiver and will play sprint football this fall at Mansfield University.

Claire Miller: Miller was a three-sport athlete with the Indians. She ran cross country, track and field and competed in soccer. She will attend Messiah College.


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