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

Softball season begins

Softball season begins

March 31, 2014


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

Softball season is starting up for this school year. Informational meetings and physicals were held over at Penn Lincoln Elementary school for eighth grade. Softball offers ninth grade and eighth grade girls a chance to play. Tryouts for softball started March 3. “We had some open gyms at the end...

Maroon teams dominate court

Maroon teams dominate court

March 3, 2014


Filed under Sports

This year has been a ride for the ninth grade boys on the maroon and white teams. They have had their good games, and they have  had their bad games. The maroon team started off the season going 0-2 but rose to 10-7. The ninth grade maroon team consists of two guards: Michael Scharf and Casey Shee...

Finishing up season

February 28, 2014


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

White and Maroon end their season a good note.  They might not have won every game but they had an amazing season and tried their best.  However, the maroon ninth grade boys ended their season with a defeat against Bishop McCort on Feb. 20.  The final score was 44 to 36.  The boys played a very good...

Go for the three!

Go for the three!

January 30, 2014


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Sports

The varsity and eighth grade boys basketball team have been hard at work preparing for every game.  They have had their fair share of injuries in the process, but it has all been paying off.  Right now the white eighth grade boy’s have a record of 7-0.  Then, maroon eighth grade boys have a close...

New freshman athlete adapts to indoor track season

New freshman athlete adapts to indoor track season

December 18, 2013


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

Icy cold wind whips the face of freshman, Rhiannon Stangl as she trudges toward the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, accompanied by a small group of her friends. Weaving her way in and out of the crowd of lingering students, she enters the building and heads straight to the women’s locker room ...

Indoor swim brings home win and loss

Indoor swim brings home win and loss

December 18, 2013


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

The winter sport, indoor swimming, just started with a total of 40 students. Coaches Andy Smearman and Michelle Holton, both staff of the school district, coach this high school swim team. Preparing for competitions throughout the season, the swim team trains every weekday after school and occasionally on ...

Get Your Head in the Game

Get Your Head in the Game

November 13, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Eighth Grade Sports, Sports

Athlete of the Week Many students at the school are very  involved with athletics.  This school is filled with so many “try-hards” and they put their all in anything they set their minds to.  So this week Nic Urchick is being featured as the “Athlete of the Week.”  Urchick has been work...

Seventh, eighth grade football teams end season

Seventh, eighth grade football teams end season

October 31, 2013


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

Both the eighth and seventh grade football teams fought within the games but the eighth grade team just pulled through it more than the seventh. Eighth grade ended the season undefeated. Seventh ended with a 0-6 season  “ We did pretty good, we reached our goal of undefeated. We could have score...

High school athletes’ practice leads to improvement in teams

High school athletes’ practice leads to improvement in teams

October 31, 2013


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

 Whether they participate in volleyball, tennis or soccer, all students involved in high school sports devote their time and effort into improving their skills. Many of these athletes attend practice every day of the week, spending almost one or even two hours after school each day preparing for the next...

Coaches lead boys’ and girls’ soccer teams

Coaches lead boys’ and girls’ soccer teams

October 31, 2013


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

“To me, soccer is more than a ball and two goals, it connects people from all corners of the world.” -McKenzie Turner. This is definitely true for the seventh and eighth grade players on the girls’ and boys’ soccer teams. The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams kicked off their season with the ...

Softball team prepares to take it home

Softball team prepares to take it home

May 6, 2013


Filed under Sports

Junior Varsity softball teams practiced on Friday April 19, 2013 to prepare for their up coming games in the gymnasium by doing stations for batting to improve their batting skills and pairing up and practicing throwing and catching the balls. With all the practice, they will be ready for their ...

Junior high softball swings into season

Junior high softball swings into season

April 24, 2013


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

The softball team swung into action for the first time on April 5, 2013.  This was the first game of the season because all of the other games had been cancelled.  The girls are working hard at practice to prepare. “We warm up and do mobilities and then we warm up throwing. Then, pitchers ...

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