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Football Fan Credited for Last Night’s Win Against Rival School

QUITAQUE, TX—According to everyone in attendance at last night’s game between the home town Quitaque Boll Weevils and the visiting Estelline Prairie Dogs, the Weevil’s victory came down to the leadership of one dedicated fan. Ralph Martin (53) of Quitaque said that he was happy to have helped. “Those stupid coaches don’t know what the … Continue reading

10U Softball Players Write New League Rules Banning Adults from Games and Practices

Fed up with poor sportsmanship and bad behavior, a group of nine and ten-year-old softball players in North Texas voted last week to make long-needed changes to their league. “Things were getting out of hand,” said Hannah Wright, starting pitcher for the Beastie Bats and fourth grader at Little Tree Elementary last Wednesday. “We really … Continue reading

Coach Wilson

I wrote this a few years ago for another blog. At 8:00 A.M. on New Year’s morning, my training buddy Lamont and I were at the track for a speed workout.  This wasn’t a result of a resolution; we punish ourselves throughout the year. Running 400 intervals is crazy for men our age, we’ll both … Continue reading

Review: Beyond Championships by Coach Dru Joyce II

Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning At Life By Coach Dru Joyce II and Chris Morrow   In Beyond Championships, Coach Dru Joyce writes about the lessons he has learned, along with the values he has strived to instill in his players, through basketball. To Joyce, coaching and life are both about serving others: “Growing … Continue reading

Book Review: The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life By Mike Matheny and Jerry B. Jenkins In his book, The Matheny Manifesto, Mike Matheny shares his thoughts on coaching baseball. I’ve coached youth softball for a few years, and have a few years to go. From that aspect I found … Continue reading

Book Review: Robert Griffin III, Athlete, Leader, Believer

Ted Kluck admits that it’s too early for a biography of Robert Griffin III, who hadn’t completed his rookie season at the time of writing. But, then again, it could be the best time. If the now super-star quarterback fizzles out, it’s the only time. If not, there will be opportunities for more, bigger books. … Continue reading

Review: Intentional Walk by Rob Rains

In Intentional Walk: An Inside Look at the Faith that Drives the St. Louis Cardinals, Rob Rains interviews several members of one of the most successful baseball teams of all time. From team manager to equipment manager, the men highlighted in this book have one thing in common—their Christian faith. In most of the interviews, … Continue reading

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