• January 11Follow the principals on Twitter - @Principal_AAJHS @9thGradeAAJHS @DCAMPBELL_AAJHS @Ms_Bogle_AAJHS

  • January 7Daffodil Sales are back! Help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Room 212 for info

  • December 18Winter break for students Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.

Season for winter sport kicks in

Season for winter sport kicks in

Sadie Price, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Ninth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

With the basketball an wrestling seasons starting, many athletes are ready to get back to the game.  Mike Kelly coaches basketball, and Cameron Kyle coaches wrestling. Boys' basketball season kicked off with their first game Friday, Dec. 7, and wrestling's first match was Saturday, Dec. 8. Basketbal...

Freshman football team finishes undefeated

Freshman football team finishes undefeated

Kaya Newell, reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

This year's football team is the first ever freshman football team to finish the season undefeated. The team played many different teams this year leaving them unsure about their competition and how the outcome of the season would occur. “I really didn’t know because we started in a new leagu...

Fall sports teams face rivials

Fall sports teams face rivials

Avery Reid, reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Fall sports are coming to an end and teams have come to a conclusion on who there biggest rivals are. “Our biggest rivals are Hollidaysburg and State College,” ninth grade football plater Aidan Steinbugl said. Steinbugl is on the freshman football team and plays the position of quarterback an...

Track season comes to end

Track season comes to end

Morgan Baker

May 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Track athletes ended the season at districts on May 17, 2018. “I’m very happy that the season is over because I did indoor track and that’s back to back seasons which is a lot of running,” ninth grader Austin Kravetz said. Kravetz ran the 110 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, the 4 by 100 meter relay and ...

Track athletes compete in Mountain Lion Classic

Track athletes compete in Mountain Lion Classic

Ben Blackie, Photographer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

Track teams from schools around the area recently competed in an Altoona hosted invitational. Altoona athletes could only go to the meet if they were invited by the coaches. The meet started at around 10 a.m. and went on until the afternoon. The meet gave the opportunity to the students to qualify for...

Thrown into the lives of softball players

Thrown into the lives of softball players

Chastity Brunner, Photographer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

Softball is a sport not only played by seventh and eighth graders, but ninth graders too. In softball a person can throw, bat or catch. When an athlete is throwing she can throw in many different ways. An athlete can throw overhand or underhand. When seeing a softball player throw some may think,...

Students participate in spring track

Students participate in spring track

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

This spring, seventh and eighth graders joined the school’s track team for either their first year or going into their second year to participate in an extracurricular activity. In track, everyone gets accepted, and there are no cuts. Students can participate in the events they choose. There are...

Ninth graders join high school team

Ninth graders join high school team

April 6, 2018


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

The Altoona Area High school had its first track meet yesterday against Hollidaysburg. They have beat Hollidaysburg for the past 25 years. They have many more meets to come and many more meets to win. “Yes I won the two mile,” Morgan Baker said. The track team is proud of their undefeated stre...

High school spring sports begin

High school spring sports begin

Morgan Baker, Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

As spring begins, so do its sports. Coming up: boys' tennis, boys' baseball, girls' softball and boys' and girls' track. Boys' Tennis “I’m looking forward to the season because I like to play tennis,” ninth grader Nick Shimminger said. Ninth grade boys play on the high school team as t...

Wrestling season ends in win at states

Wrestling season ends in win at states

Abbie Starr, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

After a 32-1 record, ninth grader Trevor Manley won first at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship in Johnstown on Feb. 3 and 4. Manley has been working at this victory of a state title for seven years. “I think just wrestling with the coaches and going to extra practices with the hi...

Boys’ spring track season starts

Boys’ spring track season starts

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

On March 6 the boys seventh and eighth grade track season began with their first practice held in the gymnasium. Practices will continue to be at the school until March 20 and will then be moved to Mansion Park. The boys' team went undefeated last year and are hoping for the same results this sea...

Softball season soon begins

Softball season soon begins

Abbie Starr, reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

As spring begins so does softball season. The Altoona softball team is preparing for the upcoming season. Seventh and eighth grade softball coach, Stevie Delozier, is on her second season of coaching at the junior high. “Prior to taking the junior high coaching job, I coached rec and travel ball for ...

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