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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: Barreling Toward the Big Leagues: Kirby Yates

2014-07-25 14:55:23 UTC – 136 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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MLB: Wil Myers: Just A Guy From Thomasville

2014-08-25 15:54:08 UTC – 1 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

High Schools: Greg Tyler: Rams WR Aims For Big Senior Season

2014-08-23 15:00:10 UTC – 2 comments

“When I’m on the field and the lights come on, I feel like a different person.” Cleveland high school junior wide receiver Greg Tyler’s story is yet to be written. Visions of a special senior season roll daily through his mind. Aspirations of a college scholarship that would make his family proud rattle in his head. All of the nights of practice and the mornings in the weight room would make the effort worthwhile. View Complete Story

College: Mike Wright: Whiteville's Pirate Closing In On Baltimore

2014-08-21 18:32:07 UTC – 9 comments

The chorus of Mike Wright’s dream can be heard across the nation. Ever since he could pick up a baseball, he wanted to become a major leaguer. However, this self-described late bloomer required plenty of fortune along the way, and a nudge from his older sister to position him at MLB’s doorstep. View Complete Story

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NC State: Jennifer Mathurin's Journey: From Montreal's Darkness to Raleigh's Light Read Story

Hi there, I check your blogs like every week. Your story-telling style is witty, keep doing what you're doing!

By Victoria

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.

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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
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