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

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 42 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 – 138 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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College: Ashley Williams: The Tip of Her Wolfpack Career

2014-10-16 13:43:34 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

High Schools: Trevor Fick: Persevering, Excelling At Panther Creek

2014-10-13 19:32:44 UTC – 0 comments

He’d rather play football than watch it. He’d rather ace an exam than test his teachers’ patience. Not every high school athlete shares this approach, but not every athlete is Trevor Fick. SAT of 1950. ACT of 31. Numbers like that are separators to elite universities. Yet Fick retook his SATs this weekend and he’ll do the same thing with the ACT October 25th. It’s the Fick methodology, and it’s what has the Panther Creek tight end on the cusp of a special next corridor in his life. View Complete Story

MLB: Angel Campos: Glad I Listened

2014-10-12 15:51:29 UTC – 5 comments

He almost decided to turn back and go home. If he had, he would’ve missed being part of baseball history. A 14-year career would’ve been shaped much differently. His hotel didn’t have his reservation. Maybe that was a sign. What am I getting myself into? He called home. The answer was in his mother’s voice. View Complete Story

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MLB: Angel Campos: Glad I Listened Read Story

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