Inspirational Assist: Cancer Survivor Hits Buzzer Beater

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Buzzer beater winning shots from half-court are cause for celebration. This story has that and a lot more. Last year, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School was taking on archrival Mount Airy in a high school basketball match-up in North Carolina. Bishop McGuinness’ coach, as a way to motivate his players, indicated that the match would […]

Improving Your Game: 5 Youth Sports Myths

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Parents are always on the lookout for ways they can help their kids improve at the sports that they love. Most parents know that a great time for significant skill improvements comes during the off-season. A track that many folks seem to take is to try to increase the amount of instruction and competition via […]

St. Paul Saints’ New Ballpark and a Father’s Day Tribute

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Mike Veeck, the man who featured a drag team dressed in drag, a pig named Notorious P.I.G. (Piggy Smalls) that delivers game balls to umpires and a Roman Catholic nun giving massages in the stands during minor league baseball games, has given St. Paul more: a cool ball field in Lowertown. St. Paul Saints’ CHS […]

Lou Gehrig: The Iron Horse

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He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. Remarkably, 76 years later he is still remembered, even revered by baseball fans, who still clamor for his memorabilia. Baseball great Lou Gehrig, hit behind the “Sultan of Swat”, falling fourth behind The Babe in the New York Yankees’ batting order. Both men were […]

Of Rowing and the River

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By Hal Barnes “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) Of Rowing and the River I came to rowing rather late in life. I’ve always been an eager participant in human powered travel. Cross country skiing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking – […]