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North Valley's Kelsey Anchors believed to be first female baseball coach in Oregon

At a time when women are, at very least, gaining a louder voice in our society, it’s refreshing to know a glass ceiling has been cracked in sports: 2008 Olympic (Bremerton, Wash.) high school graduate Kelsey Anchors is the first female coach of a high school boys baseball team in Oregon.
Anchors, who lives in Medford, Oregon, was hired last year at North Valley High School in nearby Grants Pass as a PE/health instructor and an assistant coach for softball and girls basketball. She earned a teaching certificate at St. Martin’s University in Lacey in 2015 and worked first as a substitute teacher and then as a fill-in PE instructor at Central Kitsap Middle School from January to June of 2016

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Braden Halladay pays homage to late father Roy Halladay while playing Blue Jays

Braden Halladay didn’t have to wait until he was in major league spring training to face off against his late father’s most famous former team. He did that while still a teen, playing for Canada’s junior national team.
As reported by MLB.com, Halladay holds dual citizenship because he was born in Toronto while his father pitched for the Blue Jays. He has spent most of his life in the U

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Recruiting Tip: Do intangibles matter?

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the recruiting process. This isn’t about where just the top five-star athletes are headed but rather a guide to the process and the pitfalls for student-athletes nationwide from Fred Bastie, the owner and founder of Playced.com. Playced.com is an industry leader in college recruiting