BUMP, SET, SPIKE! A Glance at PAHS Volleyball


The Pottsville Area Crismon Tide team is preparing to hit the ball. They ended up losing the game to the Blue Mountain Eagles with a score of 3-1. Teammate Caroline Gist said, "We have so much love and dedication towards the game, and no matter our outcomes, we are always proud of each other."

Three words: What a season! This year was one for the books. The PAHS Varsity girls volleyball team finished another winning season with a record of 25-5-2.

Starting the season off strong, the Tide took home a 3-0 win against Muhlenberg. The girls didn’t stop there. The next game, they took home another 3-0 win. Freshman Gwen Biddle carried that energy to their tournament in Brandywine. “We were undefeated and that was the first time where we all worked together and felt like a team, even more than that, a family,” Biddle said. 

The Tide remained dominant throughout the season, making it to the semifinals  against Panther Valley. Sophomore Julia Plachko said “My biggest motivation was that it was our last season with our seniors and that we were playing our rivals, Blue Mountain. I was also motivated because last year we made it to the finals.”  

Although the girls had a tough loss to Blue Mountain last Thursday, they’re moving on in good spirits and proud of their successful season. As the Lady Tide heads into next year, freshman Rylee Spotts and the rest of the team are sticking to the same optimism they shared this season. 

The Lady Tide Girls Volleyball team ended the season with a record of 25-5-2, and continued onto the District XI Quarterfinals, losing to Bethlehem Catholic High School.

“For us, it is easy to maintain a positive attitude because we know that no matter if we win or lose, there’s always people supporting us. The thing that motivated me was before a game, we listened to music, talked and laughed. I had high expectations because we have an amazing volleyball team,” says Spotts.