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Smile! Annalyse Yost is trying her best to get healthy again.

Record Breaker

Grace Stadtmiller, Reporter April 14, 2022

Javelin, shot put and the 100 meter dash. Annalyse Yost has a lot to think about with the seventh and eighth grade track season starting up. Nobody can forget about the incredible performances the track...

Watch out! Martin steals the show with her amazing moves!

Payton Martin shines light on figure skating

Madison Aboud, Reporter April 13, 2022

Sports are a part of many students' lives. From football and basketball, to softball and track, many students participate in sports. But, some sports get swept under the rug. One in particular is figure...

Zae is not only a teammate, but an inspiration as a friend. “Zae gives hope to all of us, and inspires us to not give up, said eighth grader Cogan.

Multi-Sport Athlete Zae Moore

Taniyah Hicks, Reporter April 12, 2022

Confidence, determination, readiness… These are all traits eighth grader Zae Moore acquires as a multi-sport athlete. This very athletic girl has an amazing future ahead. These are traits worth witnessing.  Moore...

How Student Support Makes a Difference

How Student Support Makes a Difference

Miley Naugle, Reporter April 11, 2022

Imagine running as fast as possible, crossing the finish line and finding out you just set the record! Then, you turn to the stands…it’s empty. There are barely any fans supporting you! This is sadly...

Then and Now: Fasolo’s career in softball led her to the English teaching position she has now at the Altoona Area High School. Left: Fasolo pitching during an AAHS away game (Photo courtesy of Alyssa Fasolo); Right: Fasolo posing at her desk in her classroom (Photographer: Melissa Krainer).

Softball Coaches Reveal Past and Talk About Present

Melissa Krainer, Reporter April 11, 2022

She started playing when she was five. He’s been teaching for 20 years. Now she’s the head softball coach and he’s the assistant. Their names? Alyssa Fasolo and Scott Berardinelli. Fasolo’s...

Girls track and field coach Solomon holds up the championship trophy. He has been coaching for 24 years. His girls team has won the championship three years in a row!

The Start of Spring Sports

Miley Naugle, Reporter March 2, 2022

Spring Sports are starting! There are three sports you can participate in: softball, baseball and track & field. Physicals for all spring sports will take place Thursday, March 3 after school. Athletes...

Feeling confident! Neatrour smiled for the camera. Having his name in his colleges hall of fame only fuels his confidence as a coach.

New Baseball Coach Shares his Love for the Sport

Bryana Ayala, Reporter June 3, 2021

Paul Neatrour’s year will be a memorable one as it marks his first year of coaching for the maroon baseball team. He’s coached for many other teams, including the high school, but this will be his...

 Silks, position! This year’s silks perform their routine for the “Star Spangled Banner. The girls trained all summer and finally showcased their skills for the crowd at this year’s marching band showcase October 16, 2020.

Marching Band Silks Proke Spirit and Awareness

Andrea Slusser, Reporter June 3, 2021

Feeling the excitement of the crowd and listening to the band blare the school’s fight song, most viewers focus their attention on the football players storming into view. However, hidden in the...

On the move! Sixth grader, Jonathan Slusser, rides on a skateboard earlier this week. He skated long before skateboarding became more popular.  Slusser said, I think that it is convenient to carry around, fun to ride and a great way to hangout with friends.

Skateboarding increases in popularity

Dominic Danastasio, Reporter June 3, 2021

Skateboarding, a relatively new sport invented in the 1940s, made a comeback throughout the spring months with students riding them to and from school. This sport has become mainstream throughout the last...

Pull, squat, jerk! Gracie Rice performs her final clean and jerk attempt at Youth Nationals. Freddie, the coach, also Rice’s uncle, encouraged her to try Olympic Weightlifting, which she eventually did and really enjoyed it.

Gain Self Esteem while Working on Physique

Isabella E. Bush, Reporter June 3, 2021

Owner and coach of Dorman’s Sports Performance, John ("Freddie"- the first name he goes by) Dorman, opened his business about six years ago. Dorman originally started out as a professional hockey player,...

Goal! Lia Sankey worked hard on improving her shot in soccer over quarantine. She said, “I worked hard because I wanted to stay in shape for the upcoming track and soccer seasons.”

Athletes during quarantine

Allison Little, Reporter June 3, 2021

On March 13, 2020, all schools in the state shutdown leaving student-athletes with an overwhelming amount of free time. The initial months of quarantine were some of the most crucial times for these athletes'...

Slam dunkin. Bailor prepares herself for next basketball season. Her stats were: 9-8 for her first year and 3-10 for her second year of coaching.

Erika Bailor Making Impact on young, female basketball players

Megan Giles , Reporter June 2, 2021

From my experience there are good coaches and bad coaches, the differences are that good coaches teach and bad coaches tell. Erika Bailor was a fantastic coach who understood the struggle of being an athlete...

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