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Tunkhannock Area senior Hope Jones returned to the circle this week, allowing only two hits in seven innings of work across two games. She also helped herself out in those games, getting plunked three times by Crestwood for the free passes, and having four hits, including a double against Stroudsburg. In recognition of her achievement, Jones has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.


Grade, age, hometown: Senior, 18, Centermoreland

Family: Dad Doug, mom Nancy, siblings Seth (23), Paige (21) and Faith (18)

Do you have any pets? We have way too many to name, including alpacas.

Position: Pitcher and second base

What number do you wear and why? #7 because that is the number I have had since coach pitch.

Three reasons why you compete: First, because that is the way I was raised, as a competitor, second, because it is fun and third because when you are competing you are giving it your best.

Off season club: Max Impact 18U

Athletes you admire: Jenny Finch

Three people you’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive: Jackie Trainor, and Sydney and Sierra Romero

Who inspires you to be better? My parents because they push me to be my best and play my hardest.

Favorite school subject: Business Law

Favorite Movie: “Momma Mia”

Favorite Sports Movie: “42”

Favorite Social Media site: Snapchat

Favorite Food: Pizza

What is the best place for post game food? Hardings

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? Adele

What would be your team anthem? “Country Roads”

Superstitions or rituals: As a team we say a prayer and do our two chants before each game.

When did you start you sport competitively? In fourth grade, for the Wyoming Valley Vipers.

Favorite field to compete on and why? On our home field because it is honestly one of the nicest ones around, to play in front of our home fans and have the home field advantage is everything.

What is your favorite softball memory? Winning the District Championship for the first time.

What is the coolest place you have traveled to? Colorado for Nationals with the TC Tremors

Who are your closest teammates? Faith, obviously, Hailey Farr and Kendra Schultz

How would you describe Coach Reposa in one word? Can I use two? Brutally honest!

How would he describe you? Genuine

What sports quote or motto do you try to live by? “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

What skill would you like to master? Hitting lefty

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Visit Niagara Falls

Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert? I am a mix of both

Random fun fact about you: I swallowed a penny when I was three years old.

Post-graduation plans: To go to IUP to play softball, undecided in a major.