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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. 
basketball png - Clip Art Library7-8 Grade Girls Basketball Sign-Ups! 
There are two ways to get into the Sportsyou App.  You can click the link below or you can download the free App on your phone. Once you are in the App you will select the Join button in the top right corner. That will take you to a page that will say do you have a team/group access code?  The Code for 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball is SMT3SHMX.  You will enter the access code in that box.  It will then ask what your role is.  You will select that and it should take you right into the team for Middle School Girls Basketball.  This is where the coach will communicate upcoming practices and important information.
Please feel free to contact the Athletic Department with any questions.  
724-478-6032   https://sportsyou.com
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]
Opioid Awareness for Student Athletes
Click the link below to watch a short video: 
AVO Invents – Pet Fish Carrier Box
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:
8/1/24 is the official start of Fall Sports. All physicals and Family ID must be completed and turned in by 8/1/23 in order to participate! 
Fall Sports:
Varsity Football
Football 7th - 8th Grade
Girls Basketball 7th - 8th Grade
Girls Soccer
Cross Country
Varsity Volleyball
12/1/2024 is the official start of Winter Sports. All physicals and Family ID must be completed and turned in by 8/1/24 in order to participate!
Winter Sports:
Girls Varsity Basketball
Boys Varsity Basketball
3/1/2025 is the official start of Spring Sports. All physicals and Family ID must be completed and turned in by 8/1/24 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
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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.  
             Link to Leechburg Soccer Website:
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

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: