The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 29, 2013

Grimm, Strasiser headline elite group of student-athletes



Mack Behe, Penn Cambria.

Behe earned all-state honors at linebacker for a second-consecutive fall and his play at point guard helped the Panthers on their run to the District 6 Class AA championship.

Kyle Flick, Richland.

Flick played a key role as an all-state receiver on a high-flying offense that helped Richland to its best season. Flick proved equally productive on the basketball court as he topped the 1,000-point mark during his junior season.

Drew Glotfelty, Berlin.

Windber football coach Matt Grohal called Glotfelty, “the best player in District 5” during the 2012 season. Statistics back up Grohal’s statement as Glotfelty rushed for 2,012 yards and 24 touchdowns for the district champs. Glotfelty also shined for the basketball and baseball teams.

Cody Law, Forest Hills.

Fueled by a second-place finish at the 2012 PIAA wrestling championships, Law made it his mission to top the medals podium in 2013, and he did so in convincing fashion. The future Penn State wrestler completed a 34-0 season with a 5-3 decision over Kane’s Evan Delon in the 160-pound championship.

Johnny Sheesley, Blacklick Valley.

Sheesley enjoyed an award-winning senior year, which included his selection as the Wendy’s Pennsylvania High School Heisman winner shortly after he rushed for 1,168 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Vikings. Sheesley also topped 1,000 points as a senior and led the baseball team with a .444 batting average.


Alyssa Brandis, Central Cambria.

Brandis, who will run at Seton Hill, placed second at the PIAA Class A cross country championship and earned two medals at the state track meet. Brandis was part of a 3,200 relay that finished sixth and placed seventh in the 3,200 run.

Casey Gallaher, Forest Hills.

A knee injury suffered during the District 6 Class AAA girls’ basketball championship kept Gallaher from competing in track, but her fall and winter seasons could not have been more successful. An all-state selection in soccer, Gallaher scored 120 goals to go with 100 assists during her career with the Rangers and capped her senior year with a district title. The girls’ basketball team also won a district championship as Gallaher, who finished with 1,500 career points, earned all-state honors in a second sport. She will play soccer at St. Francis.

Kayla Stockenus, Shanksville-Stonycreek.

Stockenus averaged 31.0 points per game during her senior season and became the third girls’ player from The Tribune-Democrat coverage area to finish her scholastic career with more than 2,000 career points. The all-state basketball player was also a standout in volleyball and softball.

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