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

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 40 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

2014-04-15 15:54:15 UTC – 10 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: Chris Archer: Jilted As Teen Fuels Comet to Tampa Bay

2014-03-31 14:00:26 UTC – 7 comments

A few hours before making his major league debut at Nationals Park in Washington, DC last June 20th, Clayton, NC native Chris Archer took pause in the visiting clubhouse for the Tampa Bay Rays. Archer stole a moment. Not to focus on phenom Bryce Harper or his match-up against Stephen Strasburg. Instead, Archer's thoughts wandered back to a single white envelope he received 10 years prior when he was 13 years old. The contents of which still motivate and empower Archer to this day. View Complete Story

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High Schools: The Dukes' Miracle: A Family Back from the Brink

2014-07-23 04:17:51 UTC – 5 comments

That special bond between a parent and a child is unlike any other. Sharing all of life’s moments from precious to poignant, heavy to heartache. However, the Dukes’ family story pivoted in a hospital delivery room. It was a relationship that nearly ended far too soon. View Complete Story

College: Ashley Williams: The Tip of Her Wolfpack Career

2014-07-21 18:32:36 UTC – 5 comments

Sixteen years later, when hit just the right way, it still hurts. It was a gruesome injury suffered at an age of a child numbered in months, not years. It provides a daily reminder to Ashley of a day that she barely remembers. But nearly two decades after an ugly accident, it hasn’t slowed down a college freshman walk-on with an ACC basketball team. Just a mere four games into the regular season, the Reynolds Coliseum crowd has already anointed her as their favorite. View Complete Story

Minors: Curt Casali: This Was The Dream

2014-07-18 18:03:11 UTC – 0 comments

One moment, he's searching frantically for his cell phone. The next moment, he's overcome with emotions. A 6-foot, 2-inch, cerebral, measured and introspective catcher is reduced to a puddle of emotions. What happened in between is what he's been playing for his entire life. All that remains is an empty locker. In Curt Casali's words: This was the dream. View Complete Story

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Minors: From River City To The Big Apple: MLB OF Justin Christian Read Story

Great reporting. This guy is what baseball, heck, America, is all about. I'm saving this article.

By h.k.

Minors: Boarding Pass To MLB: Vince Belnome Read Story

Very nice story! Vinnie is representing coatesville very well! Good luck, Vinnie! Hopefully, my nephew, Ty Young will follow in Vinnies footsteps. He's in the Tampa Bay organization too. He was drafted in 2013.

By Linda Gilson

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

Marcus Geltz you should read this....-Dad

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