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The Voice of the Tyrone Area High School

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Golden Eagles Ready to Take on the Laurel Highlands

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This season will likely be a tough test with the Golden Eagles moving into the challenging Laurel Highlands Conference under new head coach Luke Rhoades and assistant Steve Ramsey.

Consisting of championship-caliber teams like Bishop Guilfoyle, Johnstown, Central, and Penn Cambria, the Laurel Highlands may be one of the toughest conferences in the state.

I’m excited to be a part of this team and I can’t wait to see how far we go

— Senior Dravyn Crowell

Tyrone hopes to improve their status this season and be seen as a championship-caliber team themselves.

The players are looking forward to a new coaching staff as it will feel like a fresh start.

The coaches are thrilled with the level of work that the players put into off-season workouts that began in the summer when Coach Rhoades and Ramsey took over.

“I’m excited to be a part of this team and I can’t wait to see how far we go,” said senior point guard Dravyn Crowell.

Tyrone will have to replace the production of two outstanding players lost to graduation, Ross Gampe and Zac LeGars.

However, the boys will return a lot of familiar faces including Kendall Lehner, Drew Escala, Sam Crilly, Ashton Walk, and Drayvn Crowell.

Coach Rhoades is coming in with a fast-paced offense that will feature a deep rotation of 10 or more players. Luckily for Tyrone, they have a lot of talent and depth that will allow them to keep players fresh.

Senior Drayvn Crowell is joined by senior Brady Ronan, who took a year off last year but is back and ready to go for the upcoming season.

The team also has a lot of newcomers including sophomores Billy Rudden, Isaiah Corbin, and Julian Fisher, along with freshmen Carter Gwinn, Mason Emigh, and Ben Walk.

The boys will take on the Rams of Penns Valley tonight on the road. The tip-off is at 7:30.

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Brady Ronan, Staff Writer
Brady Ronan is a senior at Tyrone. This is his third year doing Eagle Eye and he is excited that he is doing this, as he is really interested in sports and taking pictures. After high school, he is planning on going to college. His favorite movie is Talladega Nights. He plays football, basketball, and runs track. He loves to meet and talk to new people and make new friends. He hopes that he can cover all of the sports and what is happening in the world today. A fun fact about him is that his favorite color is red and his favorite food is wings.
Andrew Escala, Staff Writer
Drew Escala is a Junior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his second year in Eagle Eye. Drew likes to play basketball and to make clothes. His plan after high school is to attend college to further his education and sports career. Drew's favorite musicians include Young Thug, Ot7 Quanny, Travis Scott, and Lancey Foux. Drew is a starter on the varsity basketball team. He is also a young entrepreneur. He started his own clothing brand over the summer and plans to take it far. He wants to write about the basketball team this year.
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, 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. 

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