Ninth grade track athletes compete at districts

Ninth grade track athletes compete at districts

Paige Glasgow
May 30, 2017
Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

"I liked the atmosphere at districts," freshman student Maggie Fox said. "It was incredible competing against some of the best athletes in our district." On Thursday, May 18, select athletes from the Altoona Area High School track and field team competed in the District Six meet in order to qualify...

Ninth grade athletes play high school level sports

Ninth grade athletes play high school level sports

Grace Osmolinski
May 30, 2017
Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

Starting in March, ninth grade students could participate in spring sports for the high school. These sports include baseball, softball and outdoor track. Tyler Umbleby plays center field for the high school baseball team. “Kiski prep was the easiest and Hollidaysburg was the hardest,” Umbleby said. ...

Softball season draws to a close

Softball season draws to a close

Paige Glasgow
May 5, 2017
Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

"Playing for Altoona has impacted my life from making lots of new friends to learning so many new things that I know I will definitely use in my softball career," eighth grade player Kendra Houp said. The Altoona Area Junior High School's girls' softball team has a current record of three wins an...

Track team pushes through season

Track team pushes through season

McKenzie Quirin
May 5, 2017
Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

Starting on March 30 of this year, track coaches John Chesney and Sam Solomon have trained seventh and eighth grade boys’ and girls’ track athletes. Although the season is not over, seventh and eighth grade boys’ track team have records of 3-2 and 2-0 while the seventh and eighth grade girls’ ...

Winter sport athletes wrap up season

Winter sport athletes wrap up season

Grace Osmolinski
February 28, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Feb.3, 2017 a winter sports assembly was held in honor of ninth grade athletes. All winter sports have ended this week. Earlier in the year, fall athletes competed in a dance competition to see which team had the best moves. For the winter athletes an obstacle course was setup to test the sp...

Ninth grade white boys’ basketball team ends season victorious

Ninth grade white boys’ basketball team ends season victorious

Paige Glasgow
February 16, 2017
Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

"I think: team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed," NBA Cleveland Cavaliers player Lebron James said. The ninth grade white boys' basketball team finally played the freshmen team from Allegheny on Feb 10 for their final game of the season.  This was a make up game from the...

Lady lions defeat Hollidaysburg

Lady lions defeat Hollidaysburg

Grace Osmolinski
January 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Jan. 19 the girls’ basketball team played against Hollidaysburg. The seventh, eighth and ninth grade teams all won their games. Seventh grader Emma Skelley is the point guard for the girls' team. She also gets playing time on the eighth grade team. “I like playing with my friends,” Sk...

Wrestlers working up to championships

Wrestlers working up to championships

McKenzie Quirin
January 27, 2017
Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Ninth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

The wrestling season is coming to an end with a record of 12-5, however their last match will be in the beginning of March. The last few matches the wrestling team competed in added two wins and two losses to their team’s record.  On Jan.11, the team lost to State College by a score of 64-39 at...

Gymnasts tumble their way to victory

Gymnasts tumble their way to victory

Paige Glasgow
January 26, 2017
Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

“Gymnastics has made me strong. I feel like it broke me down to my lowest point, but at the same time, it has given me the greatest strength anyone could ask for," 2008 Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson said. The Altoona Area High School held their first home gymnastics meet of the season on Thursday...

Maroon defeats white in heated game

Maroon defeats white in heated game

January 26, 2017
Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

On Friday Jan. 6 the Altoona maroon and white boys' basketball teams plated each other in a heated game. The game ended with a maroon win with a score of 38-29   Alex Daversa Alex Daversa Alex Daversa Alex Daversa...

White boys’ basketball team competes against Hollidaysburg

White boys’ basketball team competes against Hollidaysburg

January 25, 2017
Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

On Tuesday Jan. 17 the Altoona ninth grade white boys' basketball team competed against the Hollidaysburg Tigers. The team has a record of nine wins and four losses. The team ended this game with a score of 37-32. Jolee Smith Jolee Smith Jolee Smith Jolee Smith Jolee S...

No pain. No gain. Winter sports athletes working to impress

No pain. No gain. Winter sports athletes working to impress

Grace Osmolinski
December 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

During the winter months seventh through ninth graders can participate in basketball and wrestling for the junior high. The teams are already off to a winning start. The white boys’ basketball team has won all of their home games so far which assists in putting the team in the number one spot. Nint...

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