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The six swimmers pose with their shirts made for States. One of the swimmers, Taleah Ruben, is moving on to Nationals held in North Carolina. “I felt excited to go to the states because I was looking forward to swimming my hardest and having fun. What I hope to accomplish for nationals is to drop time in my events and enjoy the trip to Greensboro, North Carolina which is where nationals are held!” said senior Taleah Ruben.

Girl swimmers go to States

Tanya Johnson, EIC April 4, 2022

Two weekends ago, March 17 and March 18, six PAHS swimmers participated in States at Bucknell University.  The six girls were Julia Balulis, Elena Martinko, Lizzy Martinko, Carly Mohl, Adalia LeSelva,...

Ruben and Coach Schuettler pose with the 1,000 points banner after Ruben achieves it. Ruben is a district champion in her individual events and is looking forward to possibly placing at states this year. “Taleah is also currently positioned to be the district champion in her individual events; which if she becomes the district champion, would guarantee her a place at the state meet,” said Coach Mr. Greg Shuettler.”

Ruben scores 1,000 points

Tanya Johnson, EIC February 23, 2022

Basketball players reach 1,000 points, Volleyball players reach 1,000 points, but what does it mean once a swimmer hits that 1,000 point goal?  At a recent swim meet, senior Taleah Ruben hit 1,000...

Senior Zaidian Vanorden stands proud while wearing his newly earned state medal. Vanorden placed 4th in the 100 yard freestyle event. He said “I was very excited to place in the top 8 at states for this event.”

Swimming into the state championships

Ava Jefferson, Staffer March 30, 2021

Saturday, March 20th, 2021 was the state championship for swimmers Senior Zaidian Vanorden and Junior Taleah Ruben. From their victories at the District XI Championships, Ruben and Vanorden advanced to...

The girls swim team stands proud on the podium knowing they made history as the first district runner ups. Overall the girls scored a 242 in the team event. Katie Painter says, “Being able to compete in districts was a great experience. With the new change, came more opportunities to swim and compete and allowed for a really wonderful day packed with many memories.”

District 11 swim and dive recap

Harry Walls, Staffer March 15, 2021

The district 11 diving championships occurred on February 27, 2021. The competitors were Alexa Fegley (Moravian), Anna Petke (Bethlehem Catholic), Kylee Fehr (Blue Mountain), Melissa Ellis (Schuylkill...

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.”

Swim and Dive States Cancelled

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...

Photo Courtesy of Mrs. Katelynn Reichard

Tricks, Treats, and So Much More!

Alex Maley and Tanya Johnson November 1, 2019

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, students from across the district had the chance to participate in a variety of holiday-themed activities. John S. Clarke held its annual Fall Festivities, complete...

Freshman Taleah Ruben swims the 100 butterfly during the Schuylkill League Championship.

Flowers and Swimming

Jamilah Phillip-Johnson, Photographer March 6, 2019

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