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Glens Falls (N.Y.) sensation Joe Girard III announces his top six colleges

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How three Iowans formed an all-black volleyball team and won a national title, all with the hope of inspiring young girls

Haley Eckerman often played alone on Iowa high school volleyball courts.
As a young black athlete, she rarely had African American role models or teammates. She saw her classmates at Waterloo East High, one of Iowa’s most diverse schools, select other sports.
“Especially in Iowa, where we play basketball or run track,” Eckerman said.

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Top Louisville area running back Aidan Robbins commits to hometown Cardinals

The first of many important local recruiting battles of the summer has played out, as the Louisville football program picked up a college commitment from Manual running back Aidan Robbins on Wednesday.
According to 247sports.com’s composite rankings, Robbins is the No. 11 prospect in Kentucky. Seven of the top 11 are from the Louisville area, and Robbins is the first of those seven to announce a college commitment

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Doyel: Former Indiana high school track star Ben Harmon gives cancer a run for its money

Shirtless and wearing an Obama mask, Ben Harmon is flying across the Avon High football field. If you know him at all, you know this moment is so Ben. He’s up for anything, this kid, and not in a bad way but in that big-grin, high-energy, school-spirit sort of way that draws kids and even adults like steel shavings to a magnet.
This is Avon vs. Brownsburg in 2015, a rivalry game featuring two of the top high school quarterbacks in the country (Avon’s Brandon Peters will win IndyStar Mr

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Peoria (Ariz.) offensive lineman Jacob Golden commits for football to Boise State

The transformation of Jacob Golden since his sophomore year at Peoria led to 18 college football offers and his commitment this week to Boise State.
Golden started out as a tight end, added 60 pounds since his sophomore year and now, at 6-foot-6, 285 pounds, is one of the state’s top offensive tackles.
Golden, a senior-to-be, will be Peoria’s first Division I college football player since running back/receiver Jamal Miles went to Arizona State in 2009.

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“He is a great role model for kids at Peoria High School that haven’t had a D

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Opinion: A fan's guide on how to yell at sports officials

OK, so you want to yell at a referee or umpire. Go for it. But before you do, know there is a right and wrong way to do it.
I recently wrote a story on how Fort Collins-based Triple Crown has stiffened its policy on ejecting fans who behave badly as a way to combat the growing shortage of sports officials and to improve the experience of more rational fans.
Many people read the story because many people are subjected to these outbursts by adults on a daily basis — twice as much on tournament weekends

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50-year-old QB from Tennessee shining at NFL-sponsored flag football tournament

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Quarterbacks in the American Flag Football League Tournament include Vince Young, Michael Vick and Danny Wuerffel.
And then there’s Chris Hughes.
The same Chris Hughes who is coach of the Fairview (Tenn.) High football team.
The same stocky 50-year-old Chris Hughes, who is 5-foot-8 and weighs 215 pounds, is not very mobile and never played football in high school or college