Bellefonte athletes take the next big step

Luke Fisher, Senior Staff Reporter

On April 5, the following student athletes at BAHS celebrated Signing Day in the cafeteria at BAHS. The Red and White staff would like to recognize their success. We asked them for their earliest memory and highest achievement in their sport. 


Wesley Badger


Saint Vincent College


“Practicing on the muddy field beside the middle school. Defensive MVP and Mountain League linebacker Honorable Mention.”


Dom Capperella 


Mount Saint Mary’s


“Highest Achievement:  two time district winner in ‘21 and ‘22, Earliest Memory: playing a tee-ball game at the fields at Continental Courts when it was hailing outside.”

Gabrielle Deitrich

Track and Field

Penn State Harrisburg

Speech Language Pathology

“Coach McDermott getting the throws squad our own t-shirts. So far my highest achievement has been placing fourth at districts and being on the first team for Mountain League.”


Alex Ebeling




“My highest achievement was winning District champs in 2021 and 2022. My earliest memory was winning districts and going onto sectionals in little league.”

Chase Ebeling

Cross Country

Penn College


“My earliest memory of this sport is my first cross country meet ever. The highest achievement I have reached in my sport was placing 28th at States.“

Caleb Frazier



Exercise Science

His earliest memory was “sophomore year,” and his highest achievement was “lettering.” 


Sydney Hamilton


Lock Haven University


“My earliest memory was playing at Scotch Valley for my first match. My highest achievement was playing at Districts two years in a row.”


Madison Melius


Lock Haven University


“My earliest memory from softball is travel ball weekends with my best friends. My highest achievement is our district win my sophomore year and being back-to-back state champs with my travel ball team.”

Finley Musser


Clarion University

Business and Sport Management

“My earliest memory is the first time I swam a 50-yard freestyle and my coach emptied her pockets so she could jump in for me because I couldn’t swim yet. My highest achievement was winning districts in the 200 IM for the high school team.”


Josselyn Nau


PSU – Altoona

The Red and White staff reached out, but received no response.


Haylie Rimmey

Softball (D2 level)

Clarion University

Pre-Physician Asst. Program

My earliest memory in softball is when I pitched for Nittany Valley Little League. My highest achievement would be being selected to play on an All American team or winning 6A districts in 2021 on varsity.”

Landon Simpson

Men’s Gymnastics

Penn State University

Biological Engineering

“When I lived in Oklahoma, my parents bought my older sister a bar to practice on. I essentially taught myself her routine. At the 2021 US Championships I placed third on vault with a torn meniscus. And receiving two Power 5 D1, full athletic scholarships.”


Logan Williams


Juniata College

Environmental Science

 “My earliest memory was when I was 5 years old playing flag football with my dad as the head coach. My highest achievement is being appointed as team captain by my coaches and teammates.”