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Athletes of the Week: Madison Coleman and Sarah Hoover

March 5, 2021

Tyrone Athletes of the Week Madison Coleman and Sarah Hoover will both compete at the PIAA D6 AA Swimming Championships on Saturday, March 4 at Hollidaysburg Area High School.

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Madison Coleman

Athlete of the Week: Madison Coleman

Name: Madison Coleman

Sport: Swimming

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: 4-year letter winner, 4-year district qualifier, Undefeated in the 50 free, Team leader in points earned, District qualifier in 50 and 100 free, 4-year captain

Head Coach Tom Getz’s Quote: 

“Madison has had a great season to this point. Her swims have improved each week and she continues to get close to the 50 free record with every swim. She worked hard outside the pool during the shutdown and worked even harder when we got in the pool. She is one of the best team leaders I have ever had the privilege to coach and leads others by example. I expect her strong season to continue with the last two meets and I expect her to do well at Districts.”


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

MC: My friends asked me to join the summer swim team when I was around 8 years old, I loved it and I’ve  been swimming ever since 

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

MC: Atlanta Braves

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

MC: Michael Phelps

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

MC: My parents and grandparents. They have been supporting me since day 1 and are my biggest fans

EE: Favorite band /musician?

MC: I like a lot of bands, it’s hard to pick. If I had to choose it would probably be Twenty One Pilots

EE: Favorite movie/show?

MC: Stand By Me

EE: Favorite food?

MC: Pasta

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

MC: “Always give it your all in practices and in games. It will pay off in the end. Also, be humbled with any outcome, pay attention to it because you can learn what will make you better in your sport, and in life.”

EE: What are your future goals?

MC: “My goal for Districts is for our team to place well and get our personal best times.”

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Eric Sims is a sophomore at Tyrone High School and this is his first year in Eagle Eye. He wears number 10 on the boy's varsity soccer team for Tyrone...

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Sarah Hoover

Athlete of The Week: Sarah Hoover

Name: Sarah Hoover

Sport: Swimming

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: 4-year letter winner, 4-year district qualifier, Qualified for the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke,  Undefeated in the 100 breaststroke.

Coach Tom Getz’s Quote:

“Sarah is an extremely hard worker and is one of the most dedicated swimmers I have ever coached.  Her and Maddy battle every practice and push each other to be the best they can be.  I expect that she will have another successful district meet and should be in a good situation to place high.”


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

Sarah Hoover: My sister was on the team before me and so I decided to try it out too.

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

SH: Pittsburgh Penguins

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

SH: Michael Phelps

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

SH: My family because they are always supportive of me and push me to be a better person.

EE: Favorite band /musician?

SH: AC/DC

EE: Favorite movie/show?

SH: Captain American

EE: Favorite food?

SH: Strombolis.

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

SH: Never give up on yourself. Put in the time and you will be rewarded.

EE: What are your future goals?

SH: To break the 200 IM record

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Eric Sims

Eric Sims is a sophomore at Tyrone High School and this is his first year in Eagle Eye. He wears number 10 on the boy's varsity soccer team for Tyrone...

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