Altoona sports

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby footballmadness » February 25th, 2019, 12:01 pm

I assume they wrestled off and kid that won moved forward at 285. But a coach can say to an athlete- Look, Johnny has worked hard at 285 all year long and deserves a shot at Districts. You Jimmy, got suspended from school for something really stupid, and I am not going to reward you to give you a better shot at winning states- you blew that opportunity when you got suspended. Or better yet, Jimmy's mom/dad could say, no, you wrestle at the weight you have been at all year long. No one is doing that here...called Entitlement....



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Re: Altoona sports

Postby CCDevil2012 » February 25th, 2019, 12:22 pm

footballmadness wrote:Well IMO, BG is successful do to an open minded athletic director 

Open boundaries don’t hurt
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Re: Altoona sports

Postby CCDevil2012 » February 25th, 2019, 12:24 pm

footballmadness wrote:Yep.  It starts at the top and works its way down.  And with a school of that size, they should not be mediocre in the major sports.  But when kids say they are not playing sports due to the politics of the school that says it all...

I don’t think they’re mediocre in full, just mediocre to the other big schools they play from Harrisburg and Pittsburgh areas. State College does better but they’re significantly larger I believe. 

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby Crimson's Ghost » February 25th, 2019, 12:29 pm

Altoona is larger than State College enrollment wise. Altoona is the 21st largest football playing school in the state. 

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby CCDevil2012 » February 25th, 2019, 1:09 pm

Crimson's Ghost wrote:Altoona is larger than State College enrollment wise. Altoona is the 21st largest football playing school in the state. 

I see that now, 884 to 859

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby Colonel Mustard » February 25th, 2019, 1:55 pm

There's a good lesson for parents in there. You can send your kid to private lessons, pay to have them on a travel team, show-up for all the open gyms, etc.... Coaches want to win, and if that means playing the kid that doesn't do anything extra because he is better, well that's what most coaches will do.

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby knowitall » February 25th, 2019, 3:06 pm

Here's a few comparable WPIAL schools to Altoona and their football records:  Hempfield 3-7, Butler 0-10, Woodland Hills 5-7, Norwin 3-7.  Big schools can suck too.

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby Bedrock » February 25th, 2019, 3:26 pm

I don't know where those numbers are from but I think Altoona may have messed up in their reporting.  They have 150 more males than females according to PIAA, but show basically 50/50 on the Future Ready site.  I have always thought State High was significantly bigger than Altoona.
Altoona --  https://futurereadypa.org/School/FastFacts?id=119204222104011101102154163240076152015119032106
State College -- https://futurereadypa.org/School/FastFacts?id=145133074223255154225237108077130148181127146069
According to that site, it shows a fairly large difference between the enrollments of the two districts.

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby Crimson's Ghost » February 25th, 2019, 3:55 pm

I would think the PIAA enrollment page is accurate.  

http://www.piaa.org/schools/directory/details.aspx?ID=11238

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Re: Altoona sports

Postby CCDevil2012 » February 25th, 2019, 4:38 pm

Bedrock wrote:I don't know where those numbers are from but I think Altoona may have messed up in their reporting.  They have 150 more males than females according to PIAA, but show basically 50/50 on the Future Ready site.  I have always thought State High was significantly bigger than Altoona.
Altoona --  https://futurereadypa.org/School/FastFacts?id=119204222104011101102154163240076152015119032106
State College -- https://futurereadypa.org/School/FastFacts?id=145133074223255154225237108077130148181127146069
According to that site, it shows a fairly large difference between the enrollments of the two districts.

It seems your links include middle school and don’t separate from high school, could be why they’re different. 


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