Let’s go lions! The Altoona Area Junior High School KC Squad cheerleaders cheer on the white ninth grade boys basketball team at their first home game against Alvernia. The KC cheerleading squad is led by captain Kayli Barefoot and co-captain Cassara Stanley.
To the hoop! Ninth grader Brennan Baughman makes a foul shot while warming up before the game. The game on Dec. 9 ended in an Altoona victory over the Alvernia Crusaders.
Down the floor! Number 35 PJ Charles runs down the court to attempt to steal the ball from the Crusaders. This was the white team’s first home game of the season.
Ninth grader Donnie Moyer rebounds the ball while practicing foul shots before the game. Moyer is number 22 for the boys’ basketball team.
Always watching! A referee closely watches Brennan Baughman as he shoots for a two pointer. Baughman made the basket and added points to the team’s score.
Number 25 Alex Berardinelli prepares to block members from Alvernia from scoring. The ninth grade white team has won all of their home games so far.
Mighty Varsity! Number 23 Ben Warren gets ready for a pass from a teammate. The Altoona Area Junior High School ninth grade is split into two basketball teams- maroon and white.
“1..2..3.. smile!” Eighth grade cheerleaders Piper Vallei and Ellie Ocelus pose for a photo before the game on Dec. 9. This was their first basketball game as AAJHS cheerleaders.
Team in a huddle! The coaches give the team advice during a time out. The ninth grade white boys’ basketball coaches gave critiques throughout the whole game.
Number 35 PJ Charles shoots for a three pointer. The white team had a victory over the Crusaders from Alvernia on Friday, Dec. 9.
Photos by Paige Glasgow