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Athlete of the Week: Ally Jones

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Name: Ally Jones

Sport: Softball

Grade: 12

Past Accomplishments: 

Ally lead the team in batting average as a freshman with a .278. She was selected as an Altoona Mirror All Star as a sophomore with a .375 batting average. She fought through sore knees, stoved fingers and tired legs to catch every game since the middle of her freshman year without missing an inning.

Coach Myer’s Quote:

“Ally is our coach on the field. She is a great catcher, great teammate and we are fortunate to have her as our team captain. We will miss AJ and we wish her the best.”


Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Ally Jones: “When I moved to Tyrone a lot of my friends played and my pap wanted me to play so I decided to try it.”

EE: What other sports do you play?

AJ: “None”

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

AJ: “Pittsburgh Steelers”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

AJ: “T.J. Watt”

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

AJ: “My pap because he always pushes me to be my best and supports me with everything I do.”

EE: Favorite band /musician?

AJ: “Shawn Mendes”

EE: Favorite movie/show?

AJ: “The Sandlot”

EE: Favorite food?

AJ: “Burgers”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

AJ: “Always give 100% and never take anything for granted.”

EE: What are your future goals?

AJ: “Go to Chatham University for Psychology/ Occupational Therapy and to continue my softball career.”

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Hello my name is Kevin Lehner. I am a senior at Tyrone. I will be writing the Athlete of Week articles and I will be helping out with sports highlight...

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