Track season comes to end

Track season comes to end

Morgan Baker

May 25, 2018


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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


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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


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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 ...

Gymnastics season comes to end

Gymnastics season comes to end

Morgan Baker, Reporter

February 26, 2018


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The gymnastics team’s season has come to an end after states on Feb. 24, 2018 in Moon Township. The gymnastics team won districts, which all teams compete in, and will be moving onto the states competition on Feb. 24, 2018. “I enjoyed the gymnastics season because I met so many new people. I got close to...

Boys’ basketball season continues

Boys’ basketball season continues

February 1, 2018


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Boys' basketball season has begun The ninth grade boys’ basketball team is making no progression at the games this 2017-2018 season, for their record has decreased in the amounts of losses to wins ratio. However, seventh and eighth grade boys are making strong progression, for their record ratio ha...

Ninth graders compete in winter track meet

Ninth graders compete in winter track meet

Morgan Baker

January 29, 2018


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

On Jan. 18, 2018 the winter track team went to Penn State to compete. They competed against schools such as State College and Hollidaysburg in a number of events. “I was very excited to compete because it gave me the opportunity to show that all the work I’ve been putting in is making me better,...

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