INDIANAPOLIS – This was supposed to be the best season of her life.
Gabby Groves and nine other Decatur Central seniors had played nearly their entire lives together and were ready for one last opportunity to compete for a state title. But everything changed for Groves when her father, Steve, was diagnosed with leukemia.
Through that adversity, Groves didn’t waver in her commitment to her team.
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“Obviously, she could’ve just hung her cleats up and spent any kind of quality time at home,” said Decatur Central coach Don Ivey