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Tyrone family joins Miracle League

The first Tyrone family has joined Miracle League of Blair County! The league, which opened the second season Saturday, May 3, welcomed three sisters. According to the girls’ mother, Kim C., baseball was new to them. “But, we’re all looking forward to having fun.” League officials assigned the Tyrone trio to the Yankees and the game began under bright warm sunshine. Front, from left: Marabeth, Kashmirpaige and Lavender with their respective Buddies: Kim, Samantha Stalter and Ty Petrola. Everyone caught onto playing ball, and judging by the smiles during and after the game, had fun! (Courtesy photo)

Opening day Altoona Curve players James Boone and Brian Finegan flank Nate S. who is also new to the Miracle League this year. Nate, his two brothers, and parents have made the commitment to come form the Houtzdale area to play ball, coach, and buddy for the League. Diesel Dog and Steamer accompanied the players to Saturday’s opening game. Nate, by the way, scored two runs during the tie game between Oakland and the Yankees. The Eldorado Kiwanis Club sponsors the Miracle League and welcomes new players throughout the season. Games are played Saturdays at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. at Fiore Field in Altoona. For more information or with questions, email the league at blairmiracleleague@hotmail.com. (Courtesy photo)