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Out of 68 teams only two will fight to win the championship game, and only one will come out victorious. March Madness began 82 years ago and has been held every year, except for the 2019-2020 season, due to Covid-19. “ I was heartbroken to see my team end but leave all they had on the court. I hope to see Villanova back in the same spot next year,” said senior Tate Clarke.

March Madness is coming to an end

Alex Blum, Staffer April 4, 2022

UNC and Kansas compete to win it all tonight at 9:20 P.M at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. March Madness is dened as the time period during the month of March when the National Collegiate...

Let the winter sports commence! Get to know the student athletes participating in the upcoming season! “We have 8 seniors who are very determined to have a great season.  Practices so far have been great and we look forward to having a successful season.” Said Coach Wartella.

Winter Sports Commence

Sami Woodford and Chase Teresavage December 22, 2021

If you asked almost any middle school, high school, collegiate and professional coach to name the one basketball skill or character trait that is the most important to the future success of a player, and...

Sophomore Rylen Matlock plays his game against Tamaqua for JV. Matlock has been playing basketball since the third grade. Matlock says, “For the new year, I want to develop more basketball skills that will help me be the best I could.”

New Year’s resolutions for PAHS students

Alex Blum, Staffer January 28, 2021

With the start of the new year, many students have resolutions and goals they hope to accomplish over the next 365 days. A new year means a complete fresh start for everyone. Whether it’s working out...

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.”

Dribbling Into States

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...

Kobe Bryant was an inspiration to many people. His dedication to the game of basketball will be forever remembered. “Kobe Bryant has impacted the game of basketball for me by giving all of his love, dedication, and commitment to the game. His commitment and dedication isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle. The passing of Kobe, his daughter Gigi, as well as the others will always remind me to cherish what I have because it could end any day,” said freshman Tayla Jones.

For Kobe: Kobe Bryant’s Death Impacts Students

Tanya Johnson , Staffer February 4, 2020

On January 26, 2020 devastating news was released. Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi Bryant, along with seven other people, died in a helicopter crash. It happened during the morning, in Calabasas, California...

Senior Matt Salata passes a ball to his teammate. The Crimson Tide lost this game with the final score of 70-49. Salata said, “We’re not the biggest team so we need to work on getting big and boxing out to limit offensive rebounds for the other team.”

Rough Start for Boys Basketball

Wyatt Selinko , Staffer December 18, 2019

Pottsville knew to win this game they would have to bring the “A-Game.” This team, being a top tier group, was going to be a great challenge for any team. Odds of winning this game for Pottsville were...

Junior Nicco Heimbaugh prepares to shoot the ball into the hoop. Heimbaugh has been play basketball for 10 years. “Basketball has always been my favorite sport; I love it,” said Heimbaugh.

Get To Know Nicco Heimbaugh

Wyatt Selinko , Staffer December 12, 2019

Nicco Heimbaugh is a Junior at Pottsville Area High School. Heimbaugh plays basketball for the Tide basketball team. Heimbaugh has been playing basketball for a very long time. “I have been playing...

What is Your “Why”?

Tayla Jones, Contributor November 20, 2019

Everyone has a “why” for the sport that they play, whether they play it for a specific person or just for personal interest. Unfortunately, not everyone knows their “why”. Knowing your “why”...

Senior Mason Barnes looks down the court for a teammate to pass the ball to. Barnes has been playing basketball for PAHS all four years of high school. “I plan on playing basketball in college. It has been a goal of mine since I was young,” said Barnes.

What’s in store?- Boys Basketball

Ava Jefferson, Staffer November 15, 2019

With the 2019-2020 Boys Basketball season starting up, the boys are putting on a tough grind to be bigger and better than last year. Practicing and getting shots in before the season arrives is important...

Pottsville Boys Basketball players hold up the Schuylkill League Championship
trophy after their victory over Blue Mountain 51-35 on February 16, 2019. The
Pottsville Boys Basketball Program has won multiple Schuylkill League 
championships, District championships, and has made appearances in states
throughout the past twelve years. “We have high expectations for this 
upcoming season. I feel like this team could produce one of the best seasons we’ve 
ever had as a program,” Senior Mason Barnes said.

The Secret Behind The Pottsville Boys Basketball Program’s Success

Josh Daubert, Contributor November 7, 2019

Eight Schuylkill League titles. Four District XI titles. Eight-time state qualifier. All in the past twelve years. Nothing screams success like that does. Pottsville’s Boys Basketball program has one...

7th grader Lainey Dusel shoots a foul shot during an away game.

7th grade girls’ basketball excites new Tide athletes

Megan Yost, Staffer October 23, 2019

This year, the 7th grade girls' basketball team has been having a great season. This is the first year these girls are able to play as members of a school sponsored basketball team. Previously, the girls...

NCAA March Madness

NCAA March Madness

Caroline Hobbs, Staffer April 29, 2019

The NCAA March Madness tournament started Tuesday, March 19. There were many teams participating in the bracket. Many people thought that Duke would win the men's division, but Virginia actually ended...

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