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College: Pennies From Heaven: NC State's Marissa Kastanek

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 45 comments

How many times have you walked down the street and seen a penny? During NC State All-America Marissa Kastanek's time in Raleigh, the answer is too many to count. But Kastanek continued to find coins laying on the ground. In the parking deck. On her way to class. They were just coins thrown into a jar. Until a revelation occurred. View Complete Story

MLB: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2015-05-17 02:12:01 UTC – 12 comments

It began as a $50 bet. It ended in marriage. What happened in between is a story of sports, love and timing for Tampa Bay Rays and Durham Bulls outfielder Brandon Guyer and Lindsay Murphy, with a little bit of Hollywood mixed in. View Complete Story

Minors: Kevin Kiermaier: One Pitch Away

2015-04-13 17:56:10 UTC – 11 comments

With his senior season in high school winding down and no offers to continue playing in college, Kevin Kiermaier’s major league baseball dream was quickly fading into the Indiana summer sunset. That is, until one pitch changed everything. Five years later, Kiermaier no longer lives in obscurity. He has reached Triple-A, and is one final step from the major leagues. View Complete Story

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MLB: Wil Myers: Just A Guy From Thomasville

2015-06-27 15:45:15 UTC – 9 comments

There is no such thing as an overnight sensation. Choose your industry. In business, music, Hollywood, politics or sports, the sensation does not simply arrive. The same is true for Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers, Thomasville, North Carolina’s prodigal son. Despite winning the A.L Rookie of the Year award in record fashion in 2013, Myers remains humble and hungry, determined and resolute, while cemented to his Tar Heel roots. In the end, he's just a kid from Thomasville. View Complete Story

College: After The Field Goals: Former Wolfpack, Gopher PK Chris Hawthorne

2015-06-25 21:16:58 UTC – 1 comments

No one can accuse Bowling Green’s Falcon Club director of letting any life opportunities pass him by. Chris Hawthorne started a brand new sport as a senior in high school, followed it all the way through college and became part of NCAA history as part of the first group of student-athletes to vote on NCAA rules and policies at the NCAA Convention. View Complete Story

College: Catching Up With Former ECU Pirate, Kyle Roller

2015-06-24 14:53:27 UTC – 0 comments

Kyle Roller grew up in Rockingham, NC, and attended Richmond Senior High School. He was an 8th round selection in the 2010 by the New York Yankees from East Carolina University, where he was a Pirate captain. Now 27, Roller is a first baseman in his first full Triple-A season for the Yankees, playing for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders in Moosic, Pennsylvania. Roller (.253-7-23) ranks among the International League leaders in home runs (Tied 2nd-7) and walks (1st-31). View Complete Story

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Minors: Steve Geltz: Ransomville's Righty Bucks Long Odds to MLB Read Story

Great story! I'm a big Rays fan and we're lucky to have him in our bullpen.

By Chuck Paine

Minors: Kevin Kiermaier: One Pitch Away Read Story

Kevin: You are not only an outstanding baseball player, but the most humble person on the team! Your family must be so very proud of you! God bless you always Kevin!!!!!

By Nancy V. Orr

Minors: Jeremy Dowdy: Wakefield Star Coming Home Read Story

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!❤️❤️

By Suzy Morgan
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