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Centre County makes big impact on list of Mountain League all-stars

The Mountain League named four local athletes as MVPs on Wednesday including, from left to right, Penns Valley’s Chris Colwell (boys’ cross country), Bald Eagle Area’s Seth Koleno (boys’ soccer), Bellefonte’s Cassie Vogel (girls’ golf) and BEA’s Grace Hugar (girls’ volleyball).
The Mountain League named four local athletes as MVPs on Wednesday including, from left to right, Penns Valley’s Chris Colwell (boys’ cross country), Bald Eagle Area’s Seth Koleno (boys’ soccer), Bellefonte’s Cassie Vogel (girls’ golf) and BEA’s Grace Hugar (girls’ volleyball).

The Mountain League released its list of fall all-stars on Wednesday — and Centre County is well-represented.

No overall MVP was named for football, but Bellefonte led all Mountain League football teams with 15 total selections. And four county athletes finished with four MVP honors in each of the other sports.

The Lady Red Raiders’ Cassie Vogel was named the girls’ golf MVP, Bald Eagle Area’s Seth Koleno earned boys’ soccer MVP honors, Penns Valley’s Chris Colwell was the boys’ cross country MVP, and BEA’s Grace Hugar finished with girls’ volleyball MVP honors.

Including all sports, Bellefonte led all area teams with 28 selections — followed by Penns Valley (22), Bald Eagle Area (18) and Philipsburg-Osceola (9).

Take a look at the team breakdown below:

Football

Bald Eagle Area (6): First team — Rilee Bechdel (DL), Gage McClenahan (ATH). Second team — Dylan Bisel (DL), Kael Gardner (LB), Gage McClenahan (Specialist), Matthew Reese (DB)

Bellefonte (15): First team — Andrew Davidson (DL), Dylan Deitrich (DB), Cade Fortney (WR/DB), Dexter Gallishaw (RB), Dylan Houser (OG/DL), Stephen Kutches (LB), Luke Lambert (OT). Second team — Dylan Deitrich (QB), Julian Emel (OC), Jake Frey (OG), Zach Matsko (OT), Chris Persiko (PK), Caleb Rockey (DL)

Penns Valley (4): Second team — Ryan Ripka (RB), Logan Snyder (TE), Aaron Tobias (P), Matthew Tobias (OL)

Philipsburg-Osceola (1): Second team — Matt Johnson (ATH)

Boys’ golf

Penns Valley (1): First team — Ryan Johnson

Girls’ golf

Bellefonte (1): First team — Cassie Vogel (League MVP)

Philipsburg-Osceola (3): First team — Halle Herrington, Mackenzie Podliski, Lacey Potter

Girls’ soccer

Bald Eagle Area (2): First team — Charlotte Harris (GK). Second team — Addison Proctor (F)

Bellefonte (4): First team — Alana Masullo (D), Mallorie Smith (F). Second team — Lynnsey Kauffman (M), Gabbie Pighetti (GK)

Penns Valley (3): First team — Abby Martin (M), Hannah Montminy (F). Second team — Lydia Hankison (D)

Philipsburg-Osceola (1): Second team — Jordan Day (M)

Boys’ soccer

Bald Eagle Area (6): First team — Seth Koleno (League MVP), Hunter Etters (GK), Jared Gettig (M), Jacob Michael (F), Dylan Zink (D). Second team — Garrett Barnhart (M)

Bellefonte (5): First team — Daniel Catchmark (F), Joey Maggs (M). Second team — Ryan Houser (D), Evan Nyquist (M), Zac Stone (D)

Penns Valley (5): Second team — Sal Castiglia (F), Jakob Daniels (D), Carter Felker (F), Jared Kines (GK), Sam Kupp (M)

Boys’ cross country

Bellefonte (1): First team — Brett Pope

Penns Valley (3): First team — Chris Colwell (League MVP), Brendan Colwell, Colton Sands

Girls’ cross country

Bellefonte (2): First team — Amaya Rothrock, Amber Shirey

Penns Valley (3): First team — Catherine Bierlein, Kelsey Hull, Karly Smith

Philipsburg-Osceola (1): First team — Sam Bainey

Girls’ volleyball

Bald Eagle Area (4): First team — Grace Hugar (League MVP), Jordan Anderson, Madison Rockey. Second team — Alyson Onder

Penns Valley (3): First team — Emma Butler, Morgan Kerstetter. Second team — Peyton Homan

Philipsburg-Osceola (3): First team — Jadyn Eckberg, Mollie Maguire. Second team — Morgan Thompson

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