Tide Lines


Members of the band and band front are putting on their pregame show before a football game/ The performance ended in the band spelling out

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

February 15, 2019

   The Pottsville Area High School provides many opportunities for musically gifted students to develop their talents with other students. There are even some groups run by outside organizations that students can participate in. Whether they’re a brass, wind, string or percussion player, every stu...

What’s a Quiz Team?

Members of the quiz team at practice listen to the questions until they think they have an answer and buzz in. The quiz team has been going strong under the direction of Mrs. Krista Torpey for three years. Senior Victoria Oswald said,

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

January 18, 2019

     The Pottsville Quiz Team is one of the school’s best kept secrets. If you’ve ever seen a trivia show like Jeopardy, you already have an idea of what they do. Quiz team matches are like trivia competitions; someone will read questions about random topics, and whenever someone answers a ...

Percussion Ensemble and Gabriel Youth Orchestra Play for Elementary Students

Victoria Oswald and musicians play for students at JSC. The ensemble members put on festive clothing and played Christmas music for third and fourth grade students. Junior Wesley Evans said,

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

December 27, 2018

  On December 12th, Mr. Steve Horvath took a group of percussion players to John S. Clarke Elementary School to put on a performance for the third and fourth grade students. It was a great experience for both the students and the musicians. The students couldn’t sit still during even the slowest s...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Alexis Yoder, Editor-In-Chief

December 17, 2018

Football Aidan Moran The football team turned in a 6-4 regular season record. This included a win in an overtime thriller against rival Blue Mountain by a score of 41-40 and a convincing 21-7 early season win over a favored Wyomissing team. The first round of District XI playoffs for the boys ...

Stories from the Port Carbon Flood

Mr. Schuttler, the middle school’s librarian, is a volunteer firefighter. He said, “We got called down to the station. We were going around … house to house trying to get to people who had been affected by the flood, out of the flood. Once the water receded, then we switched to pumping  out basements. We pretty much just set up teams going house to house trying to get to get the water out of their basements, and we did that for the rest of the week. It was a flash flood, so the water came up, flooded, and then dropped again. So once everyone was safe, we had to switch to getting them back to together again. We had to set up a shelter. Some people were in the shelter for a few hours. They assembled a food pantry in town for the people who lost most everything in the flood. Once the basements were done, it switched to some workers coming in and cleaning up all the debris.”

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

October 25, 2018

During the middle of August, Pottsville was hit with a devastating storm. Roads were closed, basements were flooded, and even band camp was cancelled. While a lot of people felt the effects of the flooding, no one felt it harder than Port Carbon. Many different people have different stories from the...

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