11.12.2021 - Firestone Girls Track & Field Interest Meeting

CALLING ALL LADY FALCONS!!!

Interested in Track & Field? Stop by for the interest meeting on Thursday, November 18th at 3:30 PM @ The Firestone CLC Gym Balcony


08.29.2021 - Firestone Secures Sports Matter Grant

The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation's Sports Matter program will be awarding Akron Public Schools/Firestone Athletics a $10,000 grant. This is a combined contribution from the Montrose (Manager Nicole Lung) and Chapel Hill Plaza (Manager Adam Moyer) store locations. See the message below for details of this wonderful news!

"We are delighted that Akron Public Schools has been awarded a grant from The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation’s Sports Matter program. Accordingly, please find a fully executed copy of the Grant Award Agreement below. You will be receiving a check in the amount of $10,000.00 made payable to Akron Public Schools, within the next 30-45 days, which represents your grant.

Congratulations on all of the important work that you are doing to provide youth sports opportunities to young athletes. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me."

- Aimee Watters, Executive Director of the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation


07.07.2021 - Free Sports Physicals

There will be free sports preparticipation physicals offered at Firestone on Thursday July 22 at 4:00 in the main gym. Fall sports will go first at 4:00. You must have your physical paperwork with you, the proper fields/spaces filled out for the doctor, and it must be signed in all required areas by the parent/guardian and athlete. These forms are available under the Athletic Forms tab.



06.28.2021 - Introducing Firestones New Softball Coach Jill Williams

We are excited to announce the hiring of Coach Jill Williams who will be leading the Softball team. Coach Williams is a retired teacher with 32 years of coaching experience. Coach Williams led Sandy Valley High School for 26 years and during her time there the Cardinals won 15 Sectional Championships, 9 District Championships and 1 Regional Championship with one State Final Four appearance. Williams was also an assistant coach for the University of Akron Softball program which earned NCAA National Runner-Up and coached for two travel ball clubs, with one winning the State ASA 18U State Champs. Williams is a member of the OHSAA Softball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Sandy Valley High School Coaches Hall of Fame and was selected into the Summit and Stark County Softball Hall of Fames as one of the most influential Persons in Women's Sports.


"My staff and I are looking forward to the 2022 season! I am excited for what is to come this year and I am really looking forward to being a part of the Falcon Nation. Go Stone!"


06.02.2021 - Firestone Girls + Boys Volleyball Summer Schedule

See both of the flyers for details



05.27.2021 - Akron Youth Basketball

Attention Future Falcons!

Firestone Basketball Coaches DeAndre Walker and Audley McGill have some clinics and camps (Grades K-8th) coming up this summer to help elevate your game and apply your skills in a fun, competitive environment ! See the flyers for the details



05.19.2021 - Boys Golf Information

Attention:

Any boys interested in playing on the Firestone High School Golf team. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, May 20th at 3:30 p.m. at Firestone High School in Room #323. Take advantage of this opportunity to compete for your school, receive professional instruction, and learn a game you can play for the rest of your life. If you cannot make it, contact either Coach Westphal or Coach Homa at Firestone HS for more information. We hope to see you there.

Scott Westphal – swestpha@apslearns.org

Eric Homa – ehoma@apslearns.org


05.18.2021 - Introducing Firestones New Boys Basketball Head Coach DeAndre Walker

About Coach DeAndre Walker -


DeAndre Walker spent seven total years on the Skyhawk staff and five as a full-time assistant coach. Walker was promoted to his role after serving as the strength coach while also overseeing player development at UT Martin from 2014-16.


Since Walker arrived at UT Martin, the Skyhawks won 102 games (the most in any seven-year span in the program's Division I history) and became the only Ohio Valley Conference team to win at least one postseason game in each of the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. In that three-year span, UT Martin generated five postseason victories, won 20 games in each season for the first time in program history, won the first two OVC West division championships in school history and advanced to the first two OVC Tournament championship games in school history.


Last season, Walker helped oversee the development of All-OVC second teamer and OVC All-Newcomer selection Cameron Holden, who was the only NCAA Division I player to average at least 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while sinking at least 100 free throws. The Skyhawks went 3-0 to start the season for the first time since the 1989-90 campaign and were one of the final 33 NCAA Division I teams to stay unbeaten, not suffering its first loss until Dec. 20.


Walker mentored All-OVC and NABC All-District 18 honorees Quintin Dove and Parker Stewart in 2019-20. Dove was the only player in NCAA Division I to tally at least 20 points and seven rebounds per contest while shooting over 78 percent from the free throw line. Dove's 22.3 points per game in league play topped the OVC as he became the first UT Martin player to lead the conference in scoring since two-time All-American Lester Hudson in 2008-09. Meanwhile, Stewart was the lone NCAA Division I player to tally at least 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 three-point field goals made per outing. Stewart was named OVC Newcomer of the Week five times, joining Hudson as the only players in UT Martin history to win that award at least five times.


In 2018-19, the Skyhawks returned to the OVC Championship tournament once again, chalking up a first-round victory over Eastern Illinois. UT Martin won three OVC Tournament games since Walker joined the Skyhawk bench in 2014 after the program had won just three such games in the 22 previous seasons as a member of the league.


Walker oversaw the development of Dove and Craig Randall II in 2018-19, as the duo combined to win six OVC Newcomer of the Week accolades. Dove earned All-OVC second team status as UT Martin won six of nine games down the stretch to emerge as one of the league's hottest teams.


In 2016-17, the Skyhawks tied a school record with 22 victories, establishing new single-season program records for points, field goals, rebounds and assists. UT Martin was crowned as the outright OVC West division champion for the first time ever while tallying the most home wins (14) and nonconference victories (10) since the school joined the Division-I ranks in 1992.


Walker played a key role in the Skyhawks' second consecutive 20-plus win campaign in 2015-16, as UT Martin clinched a share of its first-ever OVC West division championship. The Skyhawks also made the first appearance in the OVC Tournament championship game in school history.


In 2014-15, Walker helped develop a UT Martin squad that finished just one win shy of the school record (21) and tallied the first three postseason victories in the program's Division-I history (since 1992). The Skyhawks advanced all the way to the Final Four of the 2015 CIT thanks in large part to 12 road victories, which led the nation.


Before joining the Skyhawks, Walker served as head coach at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. He was the fifth head coach in the history of the program in 2013-14.


Before his head coaching appointment, Walker was an assistant coach at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio.


After a standout prep career at Firestone High School, Walker began his collegiate playing career at Columbus State, where he played for two seasons (2000-02). He helped the Cougars to a 20-9 record and a 9-5 mark in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference record during his freshman season.


Walker then transferred to Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va. He guided the Falcons to a 37-21 record in his two seasons at the Division II school.


Walker played professionally from 2006-08. He began his career with the Columbus Cyclones of the International Basketball League, helping the team to a 20-3 record under head coach David Cecutti. He followed that with a stint with the Indiana Alleycats of the Continental Basketball Association, playing for head coach Carlos Knox. He also played with the Marysville Meteors of the International Basketball League (2007), Long Beach Summer Pro-Am League in Long Beach, Calif. (2007) and the Gary Steelheads of the International Basketball League (2008).


An Akron, Ohio native, Walker began his coaching career as a student assistant coach in 2004-05 at Fairmont State. He specialized in recruiting and player skill development. He also was tabbed as the president of Hidden Gems AAU Basketball program, with his best season coming in 2012 when the team posted a 33-19 overall record. He also served as an assistant coach with the King James AAU program.


Walker earned his Bachelor's degree in business management from Fairmont State in 2004. He earned his Master's degree in project management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2016. He has one daughter, Arianna and one son, Dillon.



05.17.2021 - Girls Volleyball Open Gym Info

The first open gyms for our Reigning Champions GIRLS Volleyball Program will take place May 25 and May 27, 4:00-6:00 in the Firestone Main Gym. Please bring plenty of water and wear a mask. Email smyers3@apslearns.org with any questions.


04.28.2021 - Firestone Soccer 2021 Signups Are Now Live

For anyone interested in playing soccer (New and Returning) for Firestone please attend a mandatory coaches meeting. One parent is also expected to attend.

Date: Wednesday May 5th

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Where: Firestone Auditorium


04.25.2021 - FFASB 2021 Silent Auction Is Now Live!

Click on the "32 auctions photo or Click Here to participate in the Silent auction!

04.22.2021 - Abbie Kmet Signs Letter Of Intent

Congratulations to Abbie Kmet on signing her Letter of Intent to Swim for The Univeristy of Findlay. Abbie will be a Pharmacy student this fall. Well done Abbie, Falcon Nation is proud of you!

04.16.2021 - Firestone Boys Volleyball

The First APS Boys Volleyball team is Blazing the Trail in 2021! Its inaugural season is off to a fantastic start! - Coach Myers


04.08.2021 - FFASB Virtual Reverse Raffle - Limited Tickets Remaining!

LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!


FFASB Virtual Reverse Raffle! Friday April 30, 2021 @ 7:00

Help us support our student athletes at Firestone.


$100 per ticket. You receive: a chance at the $2,000.00 grand prize. There will be one winner only - no side boards. In addition you also receive:


"Your” Pizza Shop + Enticing Cakes

1 Free Large Cheese Pizza

+ 4 Free Cookies

Pick Up Only

Must Redeem By July 31, 2021


Lock 15 Brewing Co.

1 Free - 32 Ounce Crowler of

Beer of Your Choice - Availability Varies

Pick Up At Brewery

Must Redeem by July 31, 2021


Heights Running Co.

1 Gender Specific Tri-Blend 1/4

Zip Embroidered Firestone Pullover


You can enjoy the raffle and watch the drawing of numbers in the comfort of your own home on the live stream or join us in person at Lock 15 for the fun. There will also be a silent auction in the days leading up to the raffle. Online auction link will be provided.


Go Falcons!


02.28.2021 - Firestone's Jonny Marshall Wins State Title

Sophomore Jonny Marshall wins the OHSAA State Title in the 100 backstroke with a time of 47.41. Congratulations Jonny! View the Akron Beacon Journal write up HERE

02.26.2021 - Boys Volleyball Try-outs:

Sunday, March 7 8:30-10:30 am and Monday March 8, 6:00-8:00 pm. Wear a mask and bring plenty of water. Carry in your playing shoes. Email Coach Myers smyers3@apslearns.org with questions.

02.24.2021 - Angely Boske Signs Letter Of Intent

Firestone's Angely Boske signs her letter of intent to play Golf at Glenville State College in West Virginia. Her hard work on and off the field has led her to this moment. We wish Angely the best in her academic and athletic career as a Glenville State Pioneer. Congratulations Angely!

02.23.2021 - boys volleyball open gyms

Join us Feb. 24 (3:30-5) and Feb. 25 (4:00-6:00) in the Litchfield Gym. Wear a mask and bring plenty of water. Please carry in your tennis shoes.


02.19.2021 - FFASB Virtual Reverse Raffle

FFASB Virtual Reverse Raffle! Friday April 30, 2021 @ 7:00

Help us support our student athletes at Firestone.


$100 per ticket. You receive: a chance at the $2,000.00 grand prize. There will be one winner only - no side boards. In addition you also receive:


"Your” Pizza Shop + Enticing Cakes

1 Free Large Cheese Pizza

+ 4 Free Cookies

Pick Up Only

Must Redeem By July 31, 2021


Lock 15 Brewing Co.

1 Free - 32 Ounce Crowler of

Beer of Your Choice - Availability Varies

Pick Up At Brewery

Must Redeem by July 31, 2021


Heights Running Co.

1 Gender Specific Tri-Blend 1/4

Zip Embroidered Firestone Pullover


You can enjoy the raffle and watch the drawing of numbers in the comfort of your own home on the live stream or join us in person at Lock 15 for the fun. There will also be a silent auction in the days leading up to the raffle. Online auction link will be provided.


Go Falcons!


02.19.2020 - Track & Field Update

Since basketball is still finishing up next week we will keep our same schedule as below for next week. Official practices will start Monday 3/1 (Monday-Friday) @ 3:45 until 5-5:15. You will always report to the main gym to get checked in and then instructed further. Remember masks are mandatory entering/leaving building and any other time while not exercising. Also bring water bottle. We will meet and cover other items on 3/1. If you did not participate in a fall or winter sport you will probably need an updated physical. All forms are under the Documents tab.


MONDAY 2/22

Boys/Girls Sprinters/Hurdlers 6 pm - 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 2/23

Boys/Girls Middle/Long Distance 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


THURSDAY 2/25

Boys/Girls Middle/Long Distance 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Boys/Girls Sprinters/Hurdlers 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 2/27

Boys/Girls Jumpers/Throwers Saturday 10 am - 11:30 am

02.10.2021 - Firestone Girls Bowling Wins City Series Championship

Our Firestone Falcons Girls Bowling Team wins the 2021 City Series Championship! The girls won with a total pinfall of 1,817 and senior Kristen Trefney won high game and high series with scores of 213 and 328. Great job girls!


02.07.2021 - BOYS Volleyball team informational meeting Followup

For more information about the Boy's Volleyball Team, please attend the second virtual informational meeting this Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00pm. Here is the Link For the virtual meeting https://meet.google.com/dgw-stcj-shb


02.04.2021 - BOYS Volleyball team informational meeting

Firestone's very first Boys Volleyball Team is happening! For more information, please attend the virtual meeting this Friday, February 5th at 6:30pm. Boys Volleyball Meeting Link


01.29.2021 - Softball Update

Firestone Falcons Softball Announcement: Softball tryouts for the 2021 season begin Monday, February 22 after school in the ACT gym. If you are interested in trying out, you must sign up via email at firestonesoftball@gmail.com Please provide your name and cell phone number. If this is your first time trying out for softball, please provide your grade in school and positions you’ve played. Thanks.