• May 8Badminton Tournament, Basketball Tournament and Dodge Ball Games May 14 from 3-5 in A and B Gyms.

  • May 8In need of dresses, ties, shirts/pants or shoes - check out the Social closet in room 210.

  • May 89th graders: Social tickets will be sold for $10.00 the week of the dance.

  • May 8AAHS Mountain Lion Mascot Tryouts Wednesday, May 15 at 3:00 pm in Room B8.

  • May 8AAHS Cheerleading tryouts will be held in the AAHS Auxiliary Gym on May 6 and 8-10

  • May 8Summer school applications are available in the guidance office until May 14

  • March 13The Daffodil DELIVERY DATE has been moved to WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3.

Athletic department adds baseball for spring

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Athletic department adds baseball for spring

Look out!  The new baseball team is unlike any other Altoona has had before - with seventh and eighth graders!  Tryouts started on March 4, and the team was finalized on March 7.

Look out! The new baseball team is unlike any other Altoona has had before - with seventh and eighth graders! Tryouts started on March 4, and the team was finalized on March 7.

Zakary Hicks

Look out! The new baseball team is unlike any other Altoona has had before - with seventh and eighth graders! Tryouts started on March 4, and the team was finalized on March 7.

Zakary Hicks

Zakary Hicks

Look out! The new baseball team is unlike any other Altoona has had before - with seventh and eighth graders! Tryouts started on March 4, and the team was finalized on March 7.

Zakary Hicks, Reporter

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The Altoona Area School District has added a new baseball team for seventh and eighth graders.  The coach is eighth grade teacher Cameron Kyle.

“Junior high baseball is a great chance for younger guys to learn how to play in a structured program.  Those students will then go on to help our high school program in either a year or two,” Coach Cameron Kyle said.

They will play teams that are in their region.  

“We play St. Mary’s first game, then mostly teams around our area,” Kyle said.

In order to join the team, students had to tryout.

“It is a very competitive tryout,” Kyle said.

The new team has already had to make some decisions that could benefit the team or could hurt them in the future.

“We had to cut some highly skilled players to create the best two rosters in the school,” Kyle said.

The team has formed and been set-up recently.  Tryouts began on March 4, and the team was finalized March 7.

“We haven’t stopped practicing since tryouts,” Kyle said.

Their first game is March 26.

“We can’t wait!” Kyle said.

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  1. Kaya Newell on March 28th, 2019 10:13 am

    I feel this story is important because the baseball team is something new for the junior high and it gets the word out more to go and support the team

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