As an academic institution, Kiski certainly places great value on boys as scholars. One of the other ways a boy is able to develop his character is through athletics. For this reason, Kiski has always been fortunate to have alumni and friends who understand the important role of athletics in a boy's development. As a result of their generosity, Kiski is able to continue to provide some of Pennsylvania's best athletic facilities.
The indoor 75,000 square ft. Ross Athletic Center includes a multi-purpose indoor training area for soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and baseball, as well as new weight and cardio training rooms and the total renovation of the existing basketball, wrestling, and swimming areas. The PerformX stations in the weight room are used for weightlifting and plyometrics. Kiski is the seventh high school in the United States to have this system.The Ross Athletic Center also houses athletic department offices and meeting rooms and features major upgrades to locker and equipment rooms, storage areas, as well as a satellite bookstore and a concession stand with a fire pit and patio. The facility also includes the Kiski Athletic Hall of Fame featuring custom cabinets boasting achievements by individuals, teams, and coaches. The athletic center’s façade keeps with the traditional Kiski campus-wide appearance, but the inside is floor-to-ceiling windows giving it a modern, bright environment with “green elements” throughout the building. In 2013, Kiski constructed the Carroll “Beano” Cook Memorial Outdoor Athletic Complex, the Donald H. Jones Stadium, and the Orr Track and Field. The cost of the entire athletic project has totaled $10 million.
In addition to the Ross Athletic Center, Kiski has a 350-acre campus featuring a nine-hole golf course and miles of trails for cross-country running. Kiski hosts meets on our own 5K course. Cougar golf has match play on the nearby Mannitto Golf Course. On the south end of campus are five newly renovated tennis courts and outdoor pool to be used year-round.
Kiski’s Andreini Field, has been heralded as being one of the finest baseball fields of any secondary school in the country. Lights around Andreini Field allow Kiski to host night games for baseball and soccer. Football, track and lacrosse use the Donald H. Jones Stadium and Orr Track and Field.
In athletic competition, a Kiski boy learns to appreciate the tremendous value of sportsmanship, as well as to explore the depths of his abilities. In doing so, he is one step closer to learning what he is truly capable of accomplishing.