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

2013-11-27 14:38:42 UTC – 35 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

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

MLB: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2014-04-15 15:54:15 UTC – 7 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

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College: The Chosen Seat: The Wes Moore-Kay Yow Connection

2014-04-12 18:11:06 UTC – 0 comments

“It was really a miracle.” He could’ve been referring to his squad winning 25 games and returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. But he wasn’t. He could’ve been referring to his team shockingly rising to #10 in the nation just five months after being picked to finish 10th in the league. But he wasn’t. He was referring to a decision he made two decades earlier. A decision that was as simple as left or right. He chose right, in all senses of the word. View Complete Story

Minors: Kevin Kiermaier: One Pitch Away

2014-04-10 20:59:10 UTC – 5 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

Minors: Barreling Toward the Big Leagues: Kirby Yates

2014-04-08 13:46:17 UTC – 4 comments

Hawaii is known for breathtaking beauty. Pristine beaches that stretch for miles. Unrelenting Pacific waves over which surfers salivate. Active volcanos. Luaus. Pearl Harbor. Hawaii isn’t exactly known for producing major league baseball players. However, one family in Hawaii is on the verge of producing not one major leaguer - but two. And a gnarly surfer to boot. View Complete Story

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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

By Stephan Geltz

High Schools: Cervi Rises To Top: From Soccer Snub To Football Star Read Story

He is heading to ODU. Our kicker was a senior and an outstanding one. Monarch Nation is proud to get Jarrett.

By Oogie
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