• 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.

New baseball teams wrap up season

New baseball teams wrap up season

Kaya Newell, Reporter

May 23, 2019

This year the school created two new baseball teams giving the opportunity for seventh and eighth graders to play. Tryouts were at the beginning of April. The coaches narrowed it down to 36 players and split the players up between two teams. Both the maroon team and white team have seventh and eighth gr...

Middle school track, field win championships

Middle school track, field win championships

Avery Reid, Reporter

May 17, 2019

On May 11, Mansion Park hosted the middle school championships. The invitational started with the 4 x 8 at 10 a.m. and ended with the 4 x 4 3:30 p.m. “Going into championships, I felt pretty confident with my team and myself. We all worked hard to qualify and be a part of this invitational,” e...

Seventh, eighth grade track and field kicks off

Seventh, eighth grade track and field kicks off

Brayden Adams, Reporter

March 25, 2019

The seventh and eighth grade track and field team began practice on Monday, March 4 at the junior high with an informational discussion about what athletes will do in track and field. The track and field team will be having a total of 12 eighth grade meets and nine seventh grade meets.  Four of these...

Athletic department adds baseball for spring

Athletic department adds baseball for spring

Zakary Hicks, Reporter

March 15, 2019

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 hig...

Basketball teams midway through season

Basketball teams midway through season

Zachary Hicks and Avery Reid

January 24, 2019

The boys' and girls' basketball teams have made it to the midpoint of their season and look to finish strong. The varsity Lady Lions are halfway through their season with a 6-5 record.  “Right now we are losing a lot of players due to injuries, and it is definitely hurting us on the court,” Jaid...

Season for winter sport kicks in

Season for winter sport kicks in

December 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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