Tyrone Basketball Never Stops

The boys and girls spent the summer playing in several leagues

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The team huddle

After two heartbreaking seasons that ended just short of their goals, the Tyrone girls and boys basketball teams headed into the off-season determined to better themselves for the upcoming season.

The girls kept busy this summer by competing in both a Hollidaysburg and Building II league.

I think that our summer showed a lot of promise. A lot of the underclassmen stepped up and battled tough for us, especially after losing two reliant post players. ”

— Senior Dylan Thomas

Coach Luke Rhoades was impressed with the way some of the girls improved over the summer.

“Our off-season attendance was not the best. However, I believe the girls who did attend worked hard and we made some significant strides especially in the area of strength. Hopefully during the fall we will be able to work hard on strength and conditioning so we are ready for the start of the season,” Rhoades said.

The girls ended both leagues with losing records, but they polished their skills and got stronger and faster, which was their goal.

The highest scorers per grade level were senior Emily Lehman, junior Sydney Shaw, sophomore Kelsey Johnson, and freshman Shannon Shaw.

The boys were also in two different leagues this summer, one at the Hollidaysburg YMCA and the other at the Philipsburg YMCA.

Coach Gripp and the boys were happy with the way this summer played out, and are excited to see what the upcoming season has in store for them.

“I think that our summer showed a lot of promise. A lot of the underclassmen stepped up and battled tough for us, especially after losing two reliant post players. I believe that if we stay healthy we will have a good season ” senior guard Dylan Thomas said.

The boys ended their summer season on a good note with two impressive records.

The boys’ highest scorers per grade level were senior Dylan Thomas, junior Corbin Moon, sophomore Stephfon Locke , and freshman Damon Gripp.