Jones keeps busy for Heights

Name: Paige Jones

School: Cambria Heights

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Jones had two hits, including a double, in an 11-10 win over Chestnut Ridge. She had three hits, including two doubles, in a 9-3 win over Northern Cambria. In a 5-1 win over Forest Hills, Jones tossed a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts for the win. She also got the wins over Ridge and Northern.

Season update: Jones has 52 strikeouts in 31 innings with an earned-run average of 2.26. She is batting .385 with 13 runs scored and five doubles in helping Heights to a 9-1 record.

Coach Drew Thomas quote: “I’ve been using her mainly as a closer, but she does get some starts. She is a prime example of a lot of hard work paying off for her. She is one of our leaders. When she plays center field, she is also one of our better athletes. She is an all-around good athlete.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Carpinello

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Legally Blonde”

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite song: “Anything But” by Travis Scott

Outside interests: Hanging out with family and friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Golden State Warriors’ Kelly Oubre

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central Cambria’s Kami Kamzik

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom, Sherry

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts in basketball last year.

How I got my start softball: “I started playing T-ball when I was little.”

Future goal: Get my degree in nursing and become a travel nurse


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