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CONGRATULATIONS to the Apollo-Ridge Varsity Softball Team! 
The girls have made it to the 1st Round WPIAL Playoffs! 
Apollo-Ridge will host Riverside on Tuesday, May 14th @ Fox Chapel High School @5PM
Location: Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh  15238
Reminder to Viking Parents and Fans you will need a ticket for the game.
Tickets will be sold at the door ALL TICKETS $7.00 CASH ONLY!
Oline Student tickets will be $5.00 and Adult tickets will be $7.00.
Online Tickets can be purchased at the link below:  
Feel free to contact Ms. Lydon in the Athletic Department with any questions! 724-478-6032
Athletic Events May 13th - May 20th 
Tuesday May 14th -  Girls Varsity Softball @ Fox Chapel High School Field vs Riverside @ 5PM bus leaves at 3PM
Location: Fox Chapel High School,
611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh  15238
Wednesday May 15th - 7/8 Grade Volleyball vs Kncoh @3:30 PM
Track & Field WPIAL Championship Slippery Rock Time TBD
Milhalik-Thompson Stadium
100 N. Road
Slippery Rock 16057
Go Vikings! 
Grades 7-12 Interested in Wrestling: 
 Here is how you sign up: 
1) Go to the Armstrong School District Website  https://www.asd.k12.pa.us/ 
2) Scroll down the page and  on the left click on "Armstrong Jr/Sr High School"
3) At the top of the page (under Activities) click on "Sports Registration and Physicals"
4) You will see "Please follow the link for sports registration" - click on the green link and set up a Final Forms account and register for wrestling
5) The participation fee for Apollo Ridge wrestlers is $200 based on the agreement between our school districts (not due yet - usually collect payment around December 1st)
If you want to contact one of our coaches to let them know of your interest here is their email addresses:
Jr. High - Brent Ingram  [email protected]      Varsity - Brandon Newill  [email protected]
The Athletics Calendar shows all athletic events, including locations and bus departure times. This information is updated often.
*As a reminder, during Spring Sports there will most likely be several changes made due to weather and field conditions.  As a result the schedules that are downloaded on this website may not be updated immediately. 
Opioid Awareness for Student Athletes
Click the link below to watch a short video: 
A collaborative effort between the FBI, DEA and UPMC to help educate student-athletes about the opioid epidemic and potential risks for addiction. Olympic Gold Medalist and WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle, shares his personal battle with opioid addiction and has a special message for those impacted. To learn more, please visit https://www.upmc.com/
Physicals & Family ID Information:
8/2/23 is the official start of Fall Sports. All physicals and Family ID must be completed and turned in by 8/2/23 in order to participate! 
Fall Sports:
Varsity Football
Football 7th - 8th Grade
Girls Basketball 7th - 8th Grade
Girls Soccer
Cross Country
Varsity Volleyball
12/1/2023 is the official start of Winter Sports. All physicals and Family ID must be completed and turned in by 8/2/23 in order to participate!
Winter Sports:
Girls Varsity Basketball
Boys Varsity Basketball
3/4/2024 is the official start of Spring Sports. All physicals and Family ID must be completed and turned in by 8/2/23 in order to participate! 
Spring Sports:
Girls Varsity Softball
Boys Varsity Baseball
 Varsity Track & Field
7/8 Grade Girls Volleyball 
15" FOIL STAR CUTOUT BLUE PKG/12Schedules can be found on the right side of this page.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Lydon in the Athletic Department @ 724-478-6032 with any questions. 
If your student-athlete has participated in a sport previously, you should have received an email, inviting you to register your son/daughter for the coming year.  
If your son/daughter is new to the district, will be starting 7th grade, or has not participated in a sport previously, instructions are attached below, which will walk you through registering through FamilyID.
Please remember: 
  • ALL athletes must be registered through FamilyID to participate in the AR sports program.  
  • Student-athletes are registered ONLY ONCE.  You will simply go in and update info from season to season or year to year.
  • If your son/daughter is participating in a FALL sport, registration must be completed by August 1st, and physicals submitted by August 1st.
Boys Soccer Co-op with Leechburg
Soccer Ball Pictures - Cliparts.co
Leechburg High School has formed a boys soccer program.  Apollo-Ridge will be co-oping with Leechburg, allowing our high school boys to be a part of the Leechburg team.  
The team has created a Facebook page:  Leechburg Boys Soccer.  Interested parents may join.  
2023-2024 Apollo-Ridge Student Athletic Accolades:
  • Sophia Yard shattered the A-R Girls High Jump record with a jump of 5'5
  • Breydon Orvosh- WPIAL Cross Country
  • Sienna Jackson-WPIAL Cross Country 
  • Marly Koleno– TribHSSN Volleyball Player of the Week
  • Kyler Toland– TribHSSN Volleyball Player of the Week
  • Sophia Yard - A-K Valley Athlete of the Week
  • Sophia Yard - Christmas Tournament MVP
  • Karter Schrock - Christmas Tournament MVP
  • 2023 Valley News Dispatch High School Football All-Stars: Ryan Lydon; Karter Schrock; Spencer Sells
  • All Conference Football: Ryan Lydon; Karter Schrock; Spencer Sells 


2023-2024 A-R New Athletics Records!

  • Karter Schrock - 18th Quarter Back in WPIAL History to rush for over 1,000 yards and pass for over 1,000 yards in a single season
  • Sophia Yard -Girls High Jump record 5'5


2022-2023 A-R New Athletics Records!

¨ Girls' 4x100 relay team of Jessica Ross, Alexa Adams-McKendree, Sydney McCray and Sophie Yard: Their new school record time is 51.8 seconds - shaving one tenth of a second off the old record which was set in 2002

¨ Jessica Ross set a new girls pole vault record 10’1”

¨ Jake Mull set new school record in the 200 meters. His time was 22.08

¨ Jake Mull single season receiving yards in football

¨ Jake Mull set a new record in basketball for single season steals and is now the record holder for A-R (87)

¨ Kyra Myers– First Female athlete to run cross-country in A-R history



Alumni News!

¨ Shane Bartha, Apollo-Ridge's all-time leading scorer, to join A-K Valley Sports Hall of Fame

Apollo-Ridge Athletic Hall of Fame Established

The Athletic Hall of Fame is organized for the purpose of recognizing the rich tradition of athletic success in the Apollo-Ridge School District. It serves as a means of honoring and recognizing the athletes, teams, coaches, and supporters who made significant contributions to the Viking tradition of excellence. The Athletic Hall of Fame honors the contributions and accomplishments of these individuals and teams who are worthy of recognition as examples for others to emulate. Induction ceremonies are held annually.

HOF By-Laws, HOF Letter and Nomination Form are all located on the side of this page.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Lydon in the Athletic Department at 724-478-6000 ext. 6032 with any questions.



John Skiba, Athletic Director
Katie Frassenei, Trainer
Michelle Lydon, Secretary
Football & Soccer:
Owen's Field
632 First Street
Apollo, PA  15613
Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Track & Field and Volleyball:
Apollo-Ridge High School
1825 State Rout 56
Spring Church, PA  15686
Baseball field is located between the Middle School and Elementary School.
Softball Field is located behind the High School.  When you arrive on campus you will need to veer left at the Y in the driveway and follow that driveway to the field. 
Athletics Volunteer Policy: