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September 5, 2018

It was Memorial Day 2016 and instead of doing what I might normally be doing on a Colorado Memorial Day - playing in my High School’s baseball tournament or going up into the mountains with my family to camp, I found myself sitting in a large U-Haul truck in front of the only house I’d remembered my whole life.  All of my family’s possessions were now in this large truck which ironically had a large Moose painted on it and I was sitting in the front passenger’s seat next to my dad as we were abo...

June 13, 2018

There was no way I was going to end my senior season with that result. I was going to run. We agreed and the next day I was toeing the line for my third race in just three days.

February 2, 2018

Ever wonder what it's like to be the wife of a division one college football coach? Marissa Partridge goes into the joys and challenges of being the woman behind Chris Partridge, a assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines.

January 16, 2018

"Brandon and I were at our high school team's basketball game that night, we got a text from our dad that my mom was in the hospital and they found out she had a brain tumor. Not just any brain tumor, but a stage 4 Glioblastoma." Cara shares her mothers story of living a full and loving life, in spite of a terminal diagnosis.

December 29, 2017

Saints rookie running back Trey Edmunds goes into some of the qualities instilled in him at a young age that helped him reach his goal of playing in the NFL.

December 21, 2017

This is the Memoir of Jennifer Coney-Shepherd, Mother of the Consensus High School Player of the Year and Number #1 Football Recruit in America, Rashan A. Gary.

From My Eyes and What I Have Been Blessed to Behold

When I was approached about writing a story on my son Rashan Gary, I was excited, humbled, and apprehensive all at the same time.  Just like every time Rashan takes the field, I go through a myriad of emotions, thoughts, and concerns. This task had the same effect.  Just like the first ti...

November 14, 2017

Growing up in Englewood, New Jersey taught me so much at a very young age. Englewood is home to countless athletes with incredible talent and endless potential

November 14, 2017

Growing up I often was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” or “What college do you plan on going to?” I’ve always had a plan of what I wanted to be and exactly how I was going to execute my plan. When it comes to planning the future I love having a plan and knowing where i’m headed. I learned that life is not setup to be exactly the way you plan, and a long this journey of life comes rejection.

I just knew from an early age I wanted to become a Nurse and save lives everyday for a liv...

November 7, 2017

The question was:  "How do you feel about where you are in life?"  "How do you hold up the way you do?"

Where I am in life now is in the house, on the couch, on the bed or in a walker or on a cane, gritting my teeth now and then against pain.

The answer is easy.   I was lucky enough to have been born to two people who were part of "the greatest generation".  They provided an atmosphere of quiet acceptance which was our norm, nothing extraordinary. My father, although born in the USA, was brou...

November 2, 2017

There was a time where I would be watching TV, and once a commercial would come on I'd drop to the floor and do a countless number of push-ups. My arms would be dead tired but I would keep going. I used to skip public transportation and walk over a mile every day after school my 9th grade year to make it to football workouts at McKinley Tech. Some nights and/or Saturday mornings I would go to the field by myself and run through plays as if I was in the middle of a game. I called out formations,...

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