Tide Lines

Senior athletes discuss the Tide experience

December 23, 2020

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

Three week shutdown affects the Pottsville wrestling team

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.”
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...

Coaching winter sports during COVID-19

Junior Lauren Klinger makes a splash during the Crimson and White meet. The meet was held on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Mr. Greg Schuettler said, “Every sport has their own unique challenges in dealing with the pandemic.”
December 15, 2020

As the days get shorter and the chilly winter breeze begins, soon enough, it's winter sports season. The pandemic has been difficult especially for athletes in Pottsville. Players have been asked to wear...

Girls soccer wins the Schuylkill League Championship

Lexy Maccarone dribbles down the field finding a player to pass to during the game against North Schuylkill. Pottsville Girls Soccer took home the win against North Schuylkill with a score of 6-0. Lexy Maccarone said, “In order for us to win the championships against Minersville I think we just need to play our game by passing, moving, and making smart decisions.”
November 2, 2020

Tuesday, October 20th Pottsville Girls Soccer beat Williams Valley 5-1 in the first round of playoffs. This win led them to the Schuylkill League Championships facing Minersville Thursday, October 22nd....

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.”
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,...

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.
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,...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.”
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,...

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.”
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...

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.
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,...

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.”
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...

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