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Oklahoma commit EJ Ndoma-Ogar of No. 3 Allen pumped to be All-American

Allen (Texas) High School offensive lineman EJ Ndoma-Ogar received his All-American Bowl jersey Wednesday at his school as part of the All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“I’ve been working for this since the fifth grade,” Ndoma-Ogar said. “Watching this game on TV as a kid, I’d be telling my family that I wanted to be in that. And I’ve been working for it ever since.”
The 6-4, 328-pound offensive guard is the No

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Paradise HS runner gets chance to make up qualifier race after house burns down

When Paradise High School (Calif.) cross country runner Gabe Price’s house burnt down, it looked like his chances to qualify for the state championships had also gone up in smoke.
As he began to prepare the morning of the race, his dad, Bo Price, called to tell him to pack up important items and leave for his grandparents’ house, the Chico Enterprise-Record reported.
The Camp Fire has ravaged the city of Paradise and killed at least 48 people, according to WBUR.
The Price family left Paradise while the qualifying race was taking place

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Oaks Christian, Calabasas football teams motivated by community bond during tragic events

The day’s practice on Tuesday morning began with an unscripted chase scene.
After the Oaks Christian School football team had huddled for instructions from head coach Charles Collins inside Moorpark College’s Griffin Stadium, a gust of wind intervened.
A stack of papers detailing the practice plans and/or game night strategy was scattered in all directions, sending the players chuckling and hooting as they hunted down the loose sheets.
That was a lighthearted touch to a weeklong chain of events that has been emotional, draining, surreal and, yes, triumphant for all connected with the Oaks Christian football program.
Make that the Oaks Christian and Calabasas High football teams