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Before Point Loma twins were runners, they played them on TV

Brianna and Marissa Bartello, now leaders on the Point Loma cross country and track and field teams, first laced up their running shoes as actors, not as runners. The two portrayed Sue Heck’s middle school cross country teammates on “The Middle.”

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

How Pittsburgh college athletes learn to work a network

The Petersen Events Center, home of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s basketball, becomes a showcase for a different set of student-athlete skills once every year — the Pittsburgh athletics Career Networking Night.

A school shows where careers are taking student-athletes

A map hangs in the student-athlete lounge in the Massachusetts athletics department, next to the heavily trafficked door at the entrance to the department’s academic area.

DII schools in Puerto Rico demonstrate resilience as they rebuild after hurricane

When the rain finally stopped and the ruthless gusts subsided, Jerry Batista emerged from one home to check on another.

Longtime pitcher-catcher duo top Tarleton State record books

Tarleton State teammates Haley Freyman and Nyka Wood have a longtime pitcher-catcher chemistry that has left its mark on the team record books, but their relationship didn’t start that way.

Spalding renames building where Muhammad Ali learned to box after his bike was stolen

As the story goes, one night in 1954, 12-year-old Cassius Clay was attending an event in a building that housed the Columbia Gym in his Louisville, Kentucky, hometown.

Softball coach donates kidney to No. 1 fan from her playing days

Softball brought Alison Ritter and RJ Henderson together. Ritter played first base for Salisbury; Henderson was the team’s biggest fan.

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