Sports

Heat

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By Lupica, Mike

Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.




  

No More Dead Dogs

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By Korman, Gordon

Eighth-grade football hero Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.




  

Safe at Second

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By Johnson, Scott

Paulie‘s best friend Todd is destined for the major leagues until a line drive to the head causes him to lose an eye, and they both must find a new future for themselves.




  

Samurai Shortstop

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By Gratz, Alan

While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.




  

Soccer Chick Rules

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By Fitzgerald, Dawn

While trying to focus on a winning soccer season, thirteen-year-old Tess becomes involved in local politics when she learns that all sports programs at her school will be stopped unless a tax levy is passed.




  

November Blues

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By Draper, Sharon

A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school.




  

Tears of a Tiger

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By Draper, Sharon

The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in a car accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car and many others in the school.




  

Payback Time

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By Deuker, Carl

Mitch is a journalist at his high school, and he has no athletic abilities. He starts to follow a mysterious new football player named Angel. Can Mitch find out the truth to who he really is?




  

Gym Candy

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By Deuker, Carl

Mick wants to be a football star, unlike his father who failed. So he starts taking “gym candy,” or steroids. He begins to achieve his dreams, but the side effects are devastating. 




  

Whale Talk

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By Crutcher, Chris

Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school, until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students.




  

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