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Rhoades Era Opens with a Win



Tyrone debuted a fast-paced style of play under new head coach Lucas Rhoades that proved to be effective in taking down the Penns Valley Rams last night in the season opener for both teams.

Tyrone junior Andrew Escala put up a game-high 23 points, while fellow junior Kendall Lehner was close behind with 19. Sam Crilly also added 12 points in the 75-55 road win.

Penns Valley’s leading scorer, Spencer Althouse, added 15 points, while senior Jackson Romig and Junior Carson Webster tallied 12 and 11 points of their own.

I think that this game showed that we can fight through adversity which is a skill that will be useful throughout the season

— Tyrone Assistant Coach Joe Laukaitis

Tyrone started the game hot, with Sam Crilly drilling two threes and Kendall Lehner adding a couple of put-back layups, but Penns Valley responded with some shots of their own, keeping the game close.

Tyrone held a 37-30 lead going into halftime.

“We played a solid first half, but we knew that we had to come out and finish it off,” said senior forward Brady Ronan.

In the third quarter, the Rams fought back and took their first lead of the night with a couple of key Jackson Romig shots.

However, the Ram’s lead didn’t last very long, as the Golden Eagles began to break down the Penns Valley zone defense and went on a run, taking a 10-point lead.

“I think that this game showed that we can fight through adversity which is a skill that will be useful throughout the season,” said new Tyrone assistant coach Joe Laukaitis.

Toward the end of the game, one of Penn Valley’s best players, Fletcher Ironside fouled out and that took a toll on the Ram’s defense.

With only half of the fourth quarter remaining the Golden Eagles went on a tear, building a 20-point lead by the final buzzer.

Although the Eagles had a solid game, it didn’t come without mistakes. Some wild passes and turnovers kept Penns Valley in the game. As the season goes on and the Golden Eagles mature they will clean up these mistakes and hopefully become a championship-caliber team.

Tyrone also won the JV game 58-38, with Tyrone’s Damon Brueggert leading all scorers with 18 points.

Tyrone’s next game will be away on Friday at Bishop Carroll High School. Tyrone will go into the game with a 1-0 record, while Bishop Carroll lost their first game against Westmont Hilltop and is 0-1.


TYRONE (72): S. Crilly 3 4-4 12, A. Escala 7 8-8 23, A. Walk 1 1-2 3, K. Lehner 7 5-9 19, D. Crowell 2 0-0 4, B.Ronan 2 0-0 4, E. Woomer 2 2-2 7, M. Emigh 0 0-0 0, O.Oakes 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 20-25 72.

PENNS VALLEY (55): F. Ironside 0 3-8 3, C. Ironside 2 0-0 6, Webster 4 0-0 11, Romig 4 3-4 12, Most 1 0-0 2, Althouse 6 2-4 15, Patel 2 1-1 7. Totals: 19 9-19 55.


Tyrone 23 14 15 20 — 72

Penns Valley 12 18 15 10 — 55

3-point goals: Tyrone 3 (Crilly, Escala, Woomer); Penns Valley 8 (Webster 3, C. Ironside 2, Romig, Althouse, Patel).

Records: Tyrone (1-0); Penns Valley (0-1).

JV: Tyrone won 53-38. High scorers – Damon Brueggert, T, 18; Fetterolf, Most, Shovey, PV, 8.

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Kaleb Sweitzer
Kaleb Sweitzer, Staff Writer
Kaleb is currently a sophomore at Tyrone Area High School, and this is his first year of being a part of the Eagle Eye Staff. Kaleb loves sports and has played many throughout his childhood, including baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and last but not least, golf. Although Kaleb enjoys many sports, he only pursues golf in high school. Kaleb is the number two golfer on the Tyrone squad this season. Kaleb also loves to watch sports, fish, hunt, and spend time with his family. Kaleb grew up in Sinking Valley with his parents and younger brother. Kaleb hopes this year will help to improve his writing skills while writing stories about golf, other sports, and news categories.
Owen Oakes
Owen Oakes, Staff Writer
Owen is a sophomore and it is his first year as a part of the Eagle Eye staff. Owen plays for the Golden Eagles baseball, football, and basketball teams. In Owen's spare time, he enjoys playing video games, watching football, writing, playing sports, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Owen's favorite sports teams include the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, and Penn State. Owen plans to attend college after high school to become a physician's assistant. Owen hopes to write sports stories and appear in some podcasts during his time in the Eagle Eye. 
Tyler Weston
Tyler Weston, Staff Writer
Tyler Weston is a junior at Tyrone and this is his first year in Eagle Eye. In his free time, Tyler enjoys playing sports, playing video games and spending time with friends and family. He plays football and runs track. After high school, he plans on going to college in hopes of one day working as a research scientist. His favorite movie is either Step Brothers or Forrest Gump, and his favorite food is steak. This year, he hopes to cover a variety of sports as well as other local events. 
Austin Lucas
Austin Lucas, Staff Writer
Austin Lucas is a junior at Tyrone High School. This is his second year in Eagle Eye. In his freetime, he likes to play sports, hang out with friends and family, and listen to music. Some of his favorite artists are Drake and Zach Bryan. Austin plays football, where he plays linebacker and tight end, and he also runs track. This year, he will continue TSPN with his ol’ buddy Logan Rumberger, which placed 3rd at the Keystone Media Awards last year. He also hopes to write some sports stories throughout the year.

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