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Senior Billy McGowan pole vaults through the air. AAA took place on Wednesday, May 18 2021. Mrs. Lombel says, “ Being in the AAA class is always tough, but we had impressive performances this season and at District Championships. The teams in AAA are always great competition and you know you are competing against some of the best athletes.”

Jumping into Triple A District Championships

Genesis Harrison, Staffer May 27, 2021

On Wednesday, May 18, 2021 was Pottsville Area's Triple A track and field district championship. Districts were held at Blue Mountain this year with most events being canceled last year due to COVID-19. In...

Senior Bobby Walchak stands proud after winning first in the 110M high hurdles. Leagues were held at Tamaqua Area High school this year. Walchak says “ My hardest event year was probably the 300m hurdles. I only ran it once, and I was doing really good until I fell. After that I retired from the 300 hurdles.”

Running into Schuylkill Leagues

Ava Jefferson, Staffer May 26, 2021

One of the last track events for most athletes, the Track and Field Schuylkill League Championships took place at Tamaqua Area high school on May 11 and May 12. Nativity BVM, Pottsville, Tamaqua, Pine...

Tide coaches talk to players on the sideline during a game in September of 2020.

The history of the Crimson Tide football team

Jacob & Jonathan Barket, Staffers May 12, 2021

How did Pottsville become the Crimson Tide? “So the story goes that Mr. Lloyd Martz wasn’t happy with the nicknames of the bulldogs and Crimson Tide being switched so often so he said from now on,...

Senior Bobby Walchak is in action during the 300m intermediate hurdles. Walchak and the other seniors had their senior night on April 19th. Bobby said, “This year I ran the 110m high hurdles, 100m dash, 300m intermediate hurdles, threw javelin and did long jump. Track helped me for football by giving me a good workout, and also helped me with my 40 yard dash for football.”

Seniors say their goodbyes- Track and Field Senior Night

Ava Jefferson, Staffer April 30, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021 was the Pottsville Area track and field senior night. Every senior was walked down the track by their parents while having information announced about where they’re going to college...

Senior Zaidian Vanorden stands proud while wearing his newly earned state medal. Vanorden placed 4th in the 100 yard freestyle event. He said “I was very excited to place in the top 8 at states for this event.”

Swimming into the state championships

Ava Jefferson, Staffer March 30, 2021

Saturday, March 20th, 2021 was the state championship for swimmers Senior Zaidian Vanorden and Junior Taleah Ruben. From their victories at the District XI Championships, Ruben and Vanorden advanced to...

The Pottsville girls softball team calls a time out during their scrimmage against Williams Valley on Monday at Pottsville. Even though the girls were coming back in the last two innings they unfortunately lost scoring 8-5. “Although we did not have all of our girls because of COVID-19 I believe we did a great job at the scrimmage,” said freshman Ava Bowers.

Swingin’ into the new season

Alexandria Blum, Staffer March 17, 2021

Last year, Spring sports were cut short because of the virus but this year spring sports are back. The softball team has been working non stop to get back on track from last year. Improvements are being...

The girls swim team stands proud on the podium knowing they made history as the first district runner ups. Overall the girls scored a 242 in the team event. Katie Painter says, “Being able to compete in districts was a great experience. With the new change, came more opportunities to swim and compete and allowed for a really wonderful day packed with many memories.”

District 11 swim and dive recap

Harry Walls, Staffer March 15, 2021

The district 11 diving championships occurred on February 27, 2021. The competitors were Alexa Fegley (Moravian), Anna Petke (Bethlehem Catholic), Kylee Fehr (Blue Mountain), Melissa Ellis (Schuylkill...

Graduating seniors stand proudly as they have finished out their high school sport experience. Memories were shared the whole night by discussing wit teammates. Senior Corey Rinda said, “My favorite memory is making Noah mad and going to Jack’s for dinner”

Senior Night- swim and dive style

Greta Snukis, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2021

With the 2020-2021 swim and dive season coming to a close, senior athletes soak up what’s left of their high school sport. On February 16th, 2021, seven senior swimmers and one diver walked down the...

(From left to right, Nathan Colna, Emma Smith, Owen Golden, Debra Logothetides, Greta Snukis, and Lauren Klinger) This photo was taken at the 2019-2020 Schuylkill League Championships. Greta Snukis, Emma Smith and Owen Golden all medaled at this meet. Senior diver Greta Snukis said, “This year I was looking forward to Leagues because I wanted to reclaim my title. I was hoping for a 2peat. I do not agree with the fact that it couldn’t be rescheduled. I was hoping to improve my score and reach 400 with my 11 dives. I also wanted to improve my degree of difficulty and throw harder dives.

Schuylkill Leagues cancelled- swim and dive

Ava Jefferson, Staffer February 17, 2021

Due to the  COVID-19 outbreak, the 2021 Schuylkill League Championships were canceled for the swim and dive teams. Many fans, athletes and coaches look forward to this event towards the end of every season....

Varsity players Mike Sukenna, Nicco Heimbaugh, and Johnny Ballard practice masked up in Martz Hall. The boys varsity basketball team holds a record of 2-1 beating North Schuylkill, and Lehighton and losing to Wilson. Senior varsity basketball player, Nicco Boris (not pictured) said, “ It’s hard to breathe and play at 100% but we will do anything to be able to have our season. Even if this is having to wear the mask.”

Masked up for winter sports

Ava Jefferson, Staffer January 21, 2021

After the commonwealth of Pennsylvania was shut down for three weeks, winter sports are back in session. COVID did not have much of an effect on fall sports but for winter sports it is a different story....

Senior athletes discuss the Tide experience

December 23, 2020

Senior athletes from Pottsville talk about their sports experiences over the past four years.

Nativity Senior, Matt Ross is in action at wrestling practice getting ready for the season. The wrestlers had to adapt to wearing masks during practice. Ross said, “Most of us have things we can do to stay ready for the season at our houses so it won’t affect us too much.”

Three week shutdown affects the Pottsville wrestling team

Ava Jefferson, Staffer December 22, 2020

Before the wrestling season even started, the Pottsville Area wrestling team had to shut down due to the COVID outbreak. This has been occurring many times this year due to the cases rising.  The pandemic...

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