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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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February 13, 2020

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As Seasons Change, Schedules Do Too

The Junior football player featured in this story stands proudly as he watches his teammates on the field as they are making a play against Crestwood.This player usually is wearing a necklace or a chain that he considers a “lucky item”.

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

February 3, 2020

Did you ever wonder what a day in the life of a PAHS student athlete is like? Spring First alarm goes off at 6:40, and he presses snooze. The next alarm is at 6:45 and he finally rolls out of bed. He goes to his bathroom to brush his teeth and gets ready for the day he has ahead of him. He walks...

National Football Championship Recap

Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow  stands with the ball hoping to make a play. LSU beat the Clemson Tigers with a comeback win of 42-25.

Wyatt Selinko, Staffer

January 23, 2020

The quarterback drops back and takes the snap. The wide receiver gets open, it’s a high throw. The wide receiver makes an amazing catch, the 20… the 10… the 5… TOUCHDOWN! Louisiana State University (better known as LSU) and Clemson played the National College Championship on Monday January...

Swimming to the Top- Zaidian Van Orden

Junior Zaidian Van Orden practices his swim events at the Ned Hamford Natatorium. Van Orden puts in countless hours of working on his strokes into his practice. He said, “In the off season for swim, I still have practice. This gives me the advantage over the kids who do not practice in the off season to get better.”

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

January 23, 2020

Many swimmers who are a part of Schuylkill County swim teams recognize the name Zaidian Van Orden. Van Orden recently defeated the 100 Freestyle with a time of 48.88 and the 200 Free record with a time of 1:49.09 while competing at the Ned Hampford Natatorium. “It felt amazing to break those records...

Jadyn Wagner Starts Swimming

Sophomore Jadyn Wagner, left, and junior Lizzie Donovan, right, both hold a kickboard
 during practice. Wagner just began swimming. “Jadyn has improved greatly with her swimming abilities since she just joined the team,” coach Mr. Greg Schuettler said.

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

December 20, 2019

Did you know that when you’re swimming you are using EVERY major muscle in your body? Sophomore Jadyn Wagner knows this feeling and understands that blood, sweat and tears are needed for this sport to be successful. Wagner said, “We practice six days a week and personally the hardest part is doing...

Tide Back on Track

Senior Mason Barnes dribbles down the court looking to move the ball for a basket. Barnes has played varsity since his freshman year. Barnes said, “I'm just trying to show these guys what we need to do to get this team back on the right foot.”

Wyatt Selinko, Staffer

December 20, 2019

The varsity boys basketball team started the season rough, but bounced right back. Despite the Crimson Tide’s loss in their first game, they have won two since.  Now they sit with an even record of two wins to two losses. The Tide beat both Berks Catholic December 10 and Shamokin December 18. The...

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