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Zach Reichard takes over as boys soccer coach

Senior Dylan Bohorad kicks the ball down the field. The Tide took the loss to The Cardinals 1-0. Dylan Bohorad said, “The best thing I like about Zach is his determination for the game. He loves soccer and loves to coach.”

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

October 16, 2020

Starting off the 2020-2021 soccer season, Zach Reichard was welcomed to the family of the boys soccer team as their new coach. Throughout the season they held the record of 6-7-2.   Reichard said, “ I was a graduate of Pottsville in 2013 and played for the boys soccer team all throughout high school...

Fuss wins Schuykill League title

Victoria Fuss poses with her coach and two teammates after the Schuykill League Championships. Victoria Fuss won last year’s championship as well. “I was hoping to win again this year, but I just went out and tried my best and it pulled through,” said Fuss.

Harry Walls, Staffer

October 8, 2020

Golfers all across Schuylkill county gathered on September 28, 2020 for the Schuylkill League Championships. They knew this moment would be upon them so most practiced every week, multiple times a week, such as Victoria Fuss, who said “ I practiced a few times a week to get prepared for the match....

What it’s like to be a cross country runner?

Haily Mervine and her sister Paige Mervine warm up at cross country practice. The two sisters trained hard at practice so they are prepared for their meet. Haily Mervine said, “When I first started running, I tried to pace myself off of my older sister, Paige, who is also a runner with me.

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

October 8, 2020

Do you ever wonder what it is like to be a cross country runner? Blood, sweat and tears are put in this sport. Running multiple miles seems impossible, but not for Sophomore Haily Mervine. Haily Mervine said, “As a cross country runner, it’s more about yourself rather than your teammates and the...

250 rule prevents spectators from attending football games

The Pottsville Area High School football team was pumping before their game against Minersville. This year is the first year without any spectators attending because of COVID-19 regulations. “Well honestly it’s still kind of a bummer that we can’t have everyone at the games but other than I think I’m kinda used to it for now. These past few games I think we showered everyone that we can bounce back from a devastating loss, there were a few mental mistakes but we came back, ROLL TIDE,” said junior Travontai Davis.

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

October 5, 2020

The new COVID-19 regulations made it so that only 250 people can attend the football games. The 250 spectator limit includes the band, the football team, the cheerleaders, and coaches. It has been a new adjustment for everyone, especially for the students and parents who usually attend the games. ...

Sports Adjust to COVID-19

 Senior Nico Boris is running down the field during his soccer practice. The PIAA And Governor Tom Wolf agreed to let fall sports continue. “I feel great that we are actually allowed to play. I would’ve been heartbroken if we weren’t allowed. Coach  Reichert has been just making sure we are focused to try and cram everything in last minute because it is difficult to cram an entire off-season into one month.”

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

September 11, 2020

Did someone say fall sport season? Unfortunately, this year is a little different than how it’s been in the past.COVID-19 is also taking effect on the 2020-2021 season for this year. Many fans, students, and coaches were hoping this pandemic settled down to prepare and start training for their upcoming...

Swim and Dive States Cancelled

The PIAA State Swimming And Diving Championships have been held at Bucknell University for many years. After Thursday, March 11, 2020, all remaining swimming and dive events were cancelled for the rest of the week. Swimmer Taleah Ruben said, “I was very upset with states being postponed. With everything being closed, I cannot continue my training.”

Carly Mohl, Staffer

March 19, 2020

For Pottsville swimmers, junior Zadian Van Orden and sophomore Taleah Ruben, the decision to postpone States was more than just a disappointment. Like athletes across the country, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in their postseason events, as well as their entire spring season and training schedules. Junior...

Starting the Season with a Grand Slam

John Holobetz stands on second base preparing to catch any oncoming balls. The first official practice for spring sports began on March 2, 2020. “Being a senior, I try to be a supportive leader,” said teammate senior Damon Yost pictured at right.

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

March 6, 2020

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. PAHS Boys Baseball team tryouts started Monday for upcoming players. Practice was also assigned to both JV and Varsity every day as of March 2, 2020. With the first game creeping around the corner on March 20, the team has been practicing and preparing. Junior...

Dribbling Into States

Senior Mason Barnes is  dribbling down the court scanning the floor for an open teammate. Barnes has been a varsity player since his freshman year. Barnes said, “I never want this season to end but when it does, we will definitely embrace the time we had as a team.”

Wyatt Selinko, Staffer

March 6, 2020

The Pottsville Crimson Tide boys basketball team is headed to states. Their first game will be held on Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm against Northern York. The game is being played at West York High School. The Tide came off of a devastating loss of 61-48 to Southern Lehigh in the District XI Championship...

What’s in Store- Spring Sports

The team meets up at the pitcher’s mound slapping fives after a good play. “ I have been playing softball for eight years. My favorite position is pitching because that’s where I feel the strongest and I can control the pace of the game,” said freshman Alex Blum.

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

February 21, 2020

With the winter sports coming to an end, the spring sports are taking off. Track baseball, softball and tennis all started conditioning and are getting ready for the upcoming season. Baseball Junior baseball player Patrick Yoder said, “ We practice for baseball five or six times a week.” Sunda...

Back In Time: Test Your Knowledge Of Crimson Tide Baseball

Former Crimson Tide baseball player Travis Blankenhorn is rounding third and heading home looking to score a run.  Blankenhorn was placed on the Minnesota Twins 40-man roster. Blankenhorn said, “It felt good knowing I was starting my pro career. It was something I was working for ever since I was a little kid.”

Wyatt Selinko, Staffer

February 20, 2020

From the Nabholz family to the Hinchliffe brothers to Travis Blankenhorn, these athletes are some of the most successful baseball players in Crimson Tide history. With the influence of the Pottsville Area High School athletic program, everyday athletes have been turned into professional sports icons. Blankenhorn...

Girls’ Swim and Dive Made a Splash at Leagues

Juniors Greta Snukis and Emma Smith stand on the podium after the Schuylkill League Diving Championships. Snukis placed first in diving while Smith placed third. Snukis said, ”My hard work and countless hours of nonstop diving paid off. I was super happy to have clean dives throughout the meet.”

Carly Mohl, Staffer

February 13, 2020

This past Saturday, Schuylkill League swimmers spent their day at the pool for what felt like an eternity. The perseverance through the boredom proved to pay off, as swimmers like sophomore Taleah Ruben took home gold. Ruben ruled the podium in both the 50 breaststroke and 100 IM.  Ruben wasn't t...

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