Category: Sports

Boys tennis season begins

The boys tennis season has started. This year the team has 12 varsity players and 17 junior varsity players. There are 18 matches and one scrimmage. The team has a Twitter, which is not affiliated with the school district, but posts updates and pictures on matches. The handle is @AltoonaTennis.   Eric Hovan is the

2018 Major League Baseball Preview

It’s almost that time to smell the roasting nuts, chili cheese dogs and popcorn as the MLB season quickly approaches. Last year saw one of the most dramatic playoffs in awhile. From the New York Yankees beating the Cleveland Indians three games to two after being down two games to none, to the Houston Astros

Gymnastics team rolls ahead

In the winter months girls in grades 9 through 12 can compete with the gymnastics team. Freshman Cassandra Kyle and sophomore Grace Osmolinski have both been on the team for at least one year. Kyle and Osmolinski both have done gymnastics for many years because of different reasons. “This is my first year for the

Wrestling opens season with invitationals

The Altoona wrestling team has officially kicked off its season. The wrestlers competed at the Eastern Area Invitational. They placed eighth out of 23 teams. In the preliminaries freshman Matt Sarbo won by decision, junior Jordan Wagner pinned his opponent, sophomore Hayden Boutiller won by major decision, senior Hunter Stoudnour pinned his opponent and senior

Astros Series win brings pride to Houston

After everything that has happened to Houston this year with the floods and a hurricane, it has been a rough year. That was until last night when the Astros brought home a World Series championship. It is the team’s first championship since entering the league in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45s and then changing

Lady Spikers net early wins

During the fall, girls in grades 10 through 12 can participate in volleyball. The Lady Spikers, coached by Karan Price, are 5-2 so far this season.     Price has coached the girls volleyball team for many years, since playing on the first-ever Lady Spikers team.   “I played for the first team back in

Veteran runners earn new personal records

The girls cross country team will compete again Sep. 30 at the Carlisle invite beginning at 9:00 a.m.. The girls began the season placing sixth out of seventeen at the Big Valley Invitational. The top three placing runners for the team was senior Kayla Rosas, with a time of 22:06, placing twenty-eighth of one hundred

Team feeds off fan support

Every fall Friday night, the football team leaves everything it has on the field.  However, to have success on Friday nights,   the boys have to put in hard work every other day of the week.   For some, these first few years on the team are an eye-opener about how many people put hope into

Mansion Park atmosphere excites Felus

The 2016 Mountain Lion football team started this season with a victory over Allderdice Aug. 26th.  The Mt. Lions won by a large margin of 43-0, the first time in quite a few years the Lions won a game by that large of a margin.   In week two the team lost to Norwin 22-44,