• September 12The Internet Café is now open for the school year in rooms 204 and 205 on the ninth grade floor.

  • September 12Yearbooks on sale now! jostens.com.

Junior varsity football players share experiences

Junior varsity football players share experiences

Chastity Brunner, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

As the seventh and eighth grade football season comes to a close in October 2017, Damon Luciano, Ryan Hopkins and Conner Reimer gave some insight on their season and future plans. Altoona native Julian Howsare brought attention and excitement to the area when he was drafted into the New York Jets....

Theme games highlight varsity football season

Theme games highlight varsity football season

Jocelyn Fetter

October 26, 2017


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  The Freshman football team played eight games this season- rain or shine, ending the season with a record of 6-2. During the season, players supported cancer awareness with a pink out game and experienced a blast from the past with a throwback game. “We came up with the idea of having these games withi...

Get the ball rollin’

Get the ball rollin’

Sydney Wilfong, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

The junior varsity boys’ soccer players talked off the field this week about their season ender and the sport itself. During the JV boys’ soccer season, the players faced many local challengers as they went up against Bedford, Mount Nittany, DuBois, Hollidaysburg and Spring Cove opponents. On...

Volleyball goes up against Northern Cambria in last game

Volleyball goes up against Northern Cambria in last game

Ashley Steinbugl, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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The Junior Lady Spikers Volleyball team lost their first game against the Jr. Lady Tigers but they won nine of their eleven games. They have one more game on Oct. 26 at a home game against Northern Cambria.   “I’ve been playing volleyball since I was I  fourth grade,” eighth grader Taylor Heris...

Ninth grade track athletes compete at districts

Ninth grade track athletes compete at districts

Paige Glasgow

May 30, 2017


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

"I liked the atmosphere at districts," freshman student Maggie Fox said. "It was incredible competing against some of the best athletes in our district." On Thursday, May 18, select athletes from the Altoona Area High School track and field team competed in the District Six meet in order to qualify...

Ninth grade athletes play high school level sports

Ninth grade athletes play high school level sports

Grace Osmolinski

May 30, 2017


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

Starting in March, ninth grade students could participate in spring sports for the high school. These sports include baseball, softball and outdoor track. Tyler Umbleby plays center field for the high school baseball team. “Kiski prep was the easiest and Hollidaysburg was the hardest,” Umbleby said. ...

Softball season draws to a close

Softball season draws to a close

Paige Glasgow

May 5, 2017


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

"Playing for Altoona has impacted my life from making lots of new friends to learning so many new things that I know I will definitely use in my softball career," eighth grade player Kendra Houp said. The Altoona Area Junior High School's girls' softball team has a current record of three wins an...

Track team pushes through season

Track team pushes through season

McKenzie Quirin

May 5, 2017


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

Starting on March 30 of this year, track coaches John Chesney and Sam Solomon have trained seventh and eighth grade boys’ and girls’ track athletes. Although the season is not over, seventh and eighth grade boys’ track team have records of 3-2 and 2-0 while the seventh and eighth grade girls’ ...

Winter sport athletes wrap up season

Winter sport athletes wrap up season

Grace Osmolinski

February 28, 2017


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On Feb.3, 2017 a winter sports assembly was held in honor of ninth grade athletes. All winter sports have ended this week. Earlier in the year, fall athletes competed in a dance competition to see which team had the best moves. For the winter athletes an obstacle course was setup to test the sp...

Ninth grade white boys’ basketball team ends season victorious

Ninth grade white boys’ basketball team ends season victorious

Paige Glasgow

February 16, 2017


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

"I think: team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed," NBA Cleveland Cavaliers player Lebron James said. The ninth grade white boys' basketball team finally played the freshmen team from Allegheny on Feb 10 for their final game of the season.  This was a make up game from the...

Lady lions defeat Hollidaysburg

Lady lions defeat Hollidaysburg

Grace Osmolinski

January 27, 2017


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On Jan. 19 the girls’ basketball team played against Hollidaysburg. The seventh, eighth and ninth grade teams all won their games. Seventh grader Emma Skelley is the point guard for the girls' team. She also gets playing time on the eighth grade team. “I like playing with my friends,” Sk...

Wrestlers working up to championships

Wrestlers working up to championships

McKenzie Quirin

January 27, 2017


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

The wrestling season is coming to an end with a record of 12-5, however their last match will be in the beginning of March. The last few matches the wrestling team competed in added two wins and two losses to their team’s record.  On Jan.11, the team lost to State College by a score of 64-39 at...

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