Tide Lines

Coronavirus Causes Parade Cancellation

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in a Pottsville is held every year during March. Unfortunately, the parade was cancelled due to the COVID-19. Freshman flag Emma Troutman said, “It’s amazing when the community comes together for events like the parade.”

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

March 20, 2020

Do you know the true definition of Saint Patrick’s Day? This global celebration was required when one of Ireland's patron saints, St. Patrick ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. This holiday is also celebrated in our county. The Pottsville Area Band was scheduled to be marching...

PAHS Students Qualify to Regional Band

(From Left to right) Christian Honicker, Grace Mongrain, and Vanessa Biddle stand in front of the P.M.E.A District Band Concert sign. All three students qualified to Regional Band after their successful efforts at District Band. Honicker said, “I wasn’t expecting to get this far. I guess it goes to show how far we have come as musicians.”

Alex Maley, Staffer

March 9, 2020

“Practice makes perfect” is a quote that juniors Christian Honicker and Grace Mongrain, and sophomore Vanessa Biddle live by. Three Pottsville Area High School students competed for spots in District Band and also made it into Region band. Region Band is the next level up from District Band. Students...

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...

School Violence: The Series

School Violence: The Series

Samantha Woodford and Madison Wright

March 5, 2020

“Do you know what it’s like to be shot at? It’s panicking and freezing. It’s running. It’s stepping over people you’ve gone to school with your entire life, not knowing if they’re dead,” said Hailey Case, a freshman during the shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky. On January ...

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...

Winterfest is Right Around the Corner

(Top Row From left to right) Faith Toothacker, Samara Reedy, Brenna McGowan, Abbey  Garrity (Bottom row left to right) Madison Thomas, and Emma Seiger stand in front of local booths at the 2019 Winterfest celebration. Since 2017, Winterfest has brought a large group of people that participate in the activities. “I think my favorite part about Winterfest was seeing what Yuengling had to offer,” said Eighth grader Madison Eroh.

Alex Maley, Staffer

February 5, 2020

Pottsville’s yearly Winterfest celebration has drawn in a large crowd ever since the event began in 2017. Since the event has run for three consecutive years, the crowd has been getting larger. Mr. Savas Logothetides, a member of P.A.D.C.O. said, “Last year's event was better than we could have...

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...

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...

Wildfires Continue to Spread Across California

This satelite image shows California's wildfires from an aerial view.

Madison Wright, Staffer

December 6, 2019

Flame, wood and wind do not mix well together. These three elements create fire. When California’s wildfires started in 2018, many were put out of a home and relatives were scared for their families. Even though we live in Pennsylvania, the California wildfires affect us in a number of ways. The ...

PAHS Football Season has Come to a Close

Senior Stephen McCloud runs toward the ball trying to block the play. The Tide ended their season losing  35-42. “I feel like we had more to play for,” said McCloud.

Wyatt Selinko, Staffer

December 5, 2019

The Crimson Tide football team’s season came to an end Friday, November 22. The Tide lost in the State Quarterfinals to Jersey Shore in triple over time. The final score of the game was Jersey Shore 42, Crimson Tide 35. It’s always sad when a season comes to an end. Underclassmen say one last...

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 student news site of Pottsville Area High School