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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...

For Kobe: Kobe Bryant’s Death Impacts Students

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.

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 while the group was on the way to a basketball tournament. Bryant was an NBA athlete who played for the...

Rough Start for Boys Basketball

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.”

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 low. Pottsville ended up losing the game with a score of 70-49. Senior Riley Stanton said,...

Get To Know Nicco Heimbaugh

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.

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 for ten years. I started playing in second grade,” Heimbaugh said. Heimbaugh has high hopes for...

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” changes how you play the game, and it changes your perspective on how you as a player can do anything. Most...

What’s in store?- Boys Basketball

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.

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 to Junior Varsity player Nicco Nicco Heimbaugh said, “ We’ve been working all offseason since...

The Secret Behind The Pottsville Boys Basketball Program’s Success

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.

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 of the best, if not the best, basketball team in Schuylkill County, racking up their championship titles....

7th grade girls’ basketball excites new Tide athletes

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

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 played for recreational or CYO leagues. The girls play several games per week and play against local...

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 up winning. In the women's division, the majority of people thought Notre Dame would win. However, Baylor...

Winter Sports Recap

Winter Sports Recap

Alexis Yoder, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2019

The weather might have been cold, but the winter sports teams were hot during their seasons. Many teams and individuals qualified for and won playoff games, matches and meets. Records were broken and championships were won. No matter the outcome of each game, the student athletes made memories with the...

The Success of Mini-THON

The Success of Mini-THON

Justin Lescavage, Staffer

March 28, 2019

On Friday March 22, the fifth annual Mini-THON was held at the high school. Mini-THONs are held statewide, encouraging individuals to donate funds to cover the costs childhood cancer presents. Mini-THONs often include activities such as basketball, dodgeball, bean bag tosses, and a glow dance party....

Making History

Junior Mason Barnes makes a move to get by his defender.

Alexis Yoder, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

The boys basketball team won its second round game in the PIAA state playoffs, something that no other team in program history has done. The boys defeated Crestwood Tuesday night at Hazleton High School by a score of 59-46. With the win, the team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs where...

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