- Written by Hayden Voelker
- Category: Sports
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Last year two guys, Jacob Crow and Hayden Voelker, started a boys
swim team, even though said team wasn’t actually a team, they still competed as individuals. The girl’s swimmer , Brooke Stuckemeyer, has competed her whole high school career. The ACHS swim team has had at most 3 people ever, but this year five new freshmen boys have joined. One is an experienced swimmer, tyler Stuckemeyer. The other four, Kolby Brewer, Sam Mathesius, Isaac Crow, and Will Overton, have never swam competitively. Now that the boys swim team is actually a team with 6 people, they can compete in meets as a school.
The boys sectionals is on February 17, and the girls is November 11. Hayden will compete in 100 breaststroke, 200 medley relay, and possibly a 200 freestyle relay. Tyler will compete in 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay. The other male swimmers are unsure of what events they would like to compete in. Brooke will compete in 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Though swimming isn’t the most popular sport at Altamont, we still do have a
swim team. Many think that swimming isn’t a very challenging sport, but you would be surprised. If you would like to watch a meet, talk to any of the swimmers or Mrs. Stuckemeyer.
- Written by Kolby Pemberton
- Category: Baseball
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The Altamont Indians 2017 Fall Baseball season has ended, and the Indians managed a 14-7 record, 7 games over .500, which is a very nice season. Led by seniors Kolby Pemberton, Wyatt Vaughn, and Kaleb Whitt, the Indians pulled out some very nice victories, and also lost some very close games. The highlights of the season were the four walk off victories throughout the year. Kolby Pemberton had a walk off against the North Clay Cardinals, Wyatt Vaughn was the hero against Brownstown-St. Elmo, against the South Central Cougars Connor Reardon was the hero, and in the victory against the Woodlawn Cardinals, Kaden Eirhardt was the hero.
The Indians were led on the offensive side by Kaleb Whitt, Wyatt Vaughn, Alek Biggs, and Kolby Pemberton. The leader in batting average was Kaleb WHitt, with a .455 average, Wyatt Vaughn, and Alek Biggs were not far behind. The player that scored the most amount of runs was junior Dakota Kuhlman and the two Indians with the most RBIs are Kaleb Whitt with 20, and Kolby Pemberton with 18. On the mound, Pemberton was the leader of IP with 39.2. Pemberton also had the lowest ERA with 1.41. The Indians were a very good team this fall, and we can only hope for a better spring season from our high school baseball team.
The largest margin of victory for the Indians was 12 runs, and they pulled that off against the Mulberry Grove Aces. Wyatt Vaughn led the Indians with 3 hits in that game, and Kaleb Whitt led the way with 4 RBIs. Vaughn also led the way on the mound, throwing 5.0 innings, and striking out 6.
The Indians also put together two 10-run victories against the Ramsey Rams, and the Beecher City-Cowden-Herrick Bobcats.
- Written by Kaitlyn Hoene
- Category: Sports
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Altamont High School Volleyball is hosting their senior night on October 19th at the high school. The girls will be competing against Clay City and the junior varsity match starts at 6:15. There will be three seniors being recognized: Hanna Wolff, Karsyn Wolff, and Kaitlyn Hoene. Here is a little information on those athletes.
Kaitlyn Hoene, number 11, is the daughter of Jacob and Daphne Hoffman and Brett and Melissa Hoene. Kaitlyn has one sister, who graduated Altamont High School in 2017, Mackenzie Hoene. In high school Kaitlyn has participated in Track and Field from freshman to junior year, Softball freshman and sophomore year, Dance Team freshman to senior year, and Volleyball from freshman to senior year. After graduation she plans to take summer classes to get ahead and next school year attend SIUE for nursing. She wants to become a psychiatric nurse and also get her cosmetology license on the side.
Karsyn Wolff, number 3, is the daughter of Kurt and Candy Wolff. Karsyn has two brothers Klaiton, who graduated Altamont High School in 2016, and Kaiden Wolff, who is a 3rd grader at Altamont Lutheran Interparish School. In high school, Karsyn has participated in Volleyball from freshman to senior year, Dance Team freshman and senior year, Cheer her senior year, and Track and Field her freshman and sophomore year. After graduation Karsyn plans to go to college and receive a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and an Associates in Psychology.
Hanna Wolff, number 19, is the daughter of Kory and Lynn Wolff . Hanna has one sister Abigail Wolff. In high school, Hanna has participated in Volleyball from her freshman to senior year, Basketball her freshman year, and Track and Field from her freshman to senior year. After graduation Hanna plans to go to college to major in exercise science then obtain her doctorate in Physical Therapy.
These girls and their parents will be recognized this Thursday, October 19th, for all of the work they have put into volleyball. Come out and support your Lady Indians as the seniors play their last home game as a Lady Indian and help them push through to another win.
- Written by Donovan Delaney
- Category: Sports
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I asked 1 athlete from each Fall sport these same questions. What position do you play? When did you start playing? What do you enjoy about the sport? Why do you play the sport? Do you have any role models? Do you think you’ll play after high school?
Allyson Hardiek is on the cross country team. She started playing this year. She enjoys how all the running keeps her in shape. Her biggest role model is JoAnna Shultz. She doesn’t foresee herself running cross country after high school. The last thing she had to say was “Join cross country. It really ain’t dat bad”.
Rachel Jackman is on the volleyball team. Her position is middle. She started playing in junior high. When asked about why she plays, her response was “I play because I like hitting it in peoples’ faces and our coach is awesome”. She said her role models are Tinley Mette, Leah Mayhaus, and Caitlyn White. She said it would be awesome if she played after high school but doesn’t know if she will. The last thing she had to say was “KTDI”.
Patrick Tkachuck plays on the soccer team. His position switches between stopper and sweeper. He started playing his freshman year. He said “I play to hit some zingers with Donovan Delaney”. When asked about his future soccer career he said “You can see me in next year’s world cup playing for Wisconsin”. The last thing he had to say was “I like to live my life by this philosophy, Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, can’t be fooled again”.
Nathan Hill is a member of the golf team. He started golfing his freshman year. He said he plays because it’s fun and the team is hilarious. His biggest role model is Dustin Johnson. He said he expects to play after high school.
Noah Teasley plays baseball. His position is short-stop. He started playing when he was a little kid. His response to why he plays was, “I play because I feel alive out on the field”. One of his role models is Yadier Molina. He expects to play in college and says he hopes one day he’ll make it to the MLB. The last thing he had to say was “Go Cardinals”.