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Little League, Big Reunion

In 2005, three University of West Florida baseball players donned baby blue uniforms and represented their hometown of Maitland, Florida, on the biggest stage in youth baseball: the Little League World Series.

Cancer Crusaders

Joe Vicario knows how to battle. Start with his birth defect, Goldenhar syndrome, which left him without a left ear, left lung and left thumb and with a malformed aortic heart valve. It led to 28 surgeries before age 12.

Filmmaking in the Fast Lane

“Tracktown” is the second film for Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher, who both attended Dartmouth College. Pappas earned her undergraduate degree in creative writing just before competing in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Playing to Remember

Two hours before sunset on June 3, Texas A&M University-Commerce basketball player La’Tisha Hearne pointed her black Nissan Maxima south, crossed four lanes and a wide median and was just a few feet from ensuring that no one in the car would ever remember that intersection. Then a green semi barreled into the right rear door.

Far and Away

When does a Division I men’s soccer coach look at a record of 2-4-2 and call that result “inconsequential”? When those games – played during the school’s January term – were supposed to provide a cultural experience, not an athletic conquest.

Starting a movement

Michael Gorman spent half of his winter break as many college basketball players do: visiting with his parents, his sister and foster brother at his childhood home on the edge of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He spent the other half with a different family

Breaking a boundary

In recent years, students with disabilities have sued their high schools to create more access to varsity athletics, opening new doors in states across the country. It was only a matter of time before they started seeking out the same opportunities in college.

Saying goodbye to Lauren

On Friday, after Lauren Hill lost her battle with an inoperable form of pediatric brain cancer, hundreds of Mount St. Joseph students, friends, faculty members, coaches and administrators gathered in her honor.

Merging lanes

The women felt a jolt of rejuvenation upon the sight of each other. It was the fifth and final day of the bowling U.S.  Team Trials, the last step toward qualification for Junior Team USA. The two bowlers’ deep familiarity with each other gave  them a subtle, unspoken confidence.

A Perfect Match

Ron Vilardi’s final season of college football will be memorable – a fact that has nothing to do with the sport he plays.

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