Sunday, March 4, 2012

More Sports Xtra stories

These are some of my recent sports profiles for the Winston-Salem Journal's Sports Xtra section:

ATKINS HIGH SCHOOL

Focus On: Steven Hardge

Steven Hardge of Atkins wishes he hadn't waited until his senior year to run track.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/may/11/wsxtra02-focus-on-steven-hardge-ar-2265828/

Focus On: Demarion Ingram

At 6-foot and 293 pounds, Atkins sophomore Demarion Ingram is not the average tennis player.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/apr/20/wsxtra02-focus-on-demarion-ingram-ar-2183245/

Focus On: Kyra Brown

It still bothers junior Kyra Brown that she sat out her sophomore track-and-field season at Atkins.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/apr/13/wsxtra02-focus-on-kyra-brown-ar-2155830/


Junior Harold Blakely runs the 200 and 400 meters and the 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays for the Atkins track team.
Zhane' LeGrant isn't a dirty softball player for Atkins; she just likes to get dirty.



Despite being 5-foot-2, senior Tamarra Montgomery played small forward for the Atkins girls basketball team.



Junior center Josh Howell "is probably our most courageous player," coach Bobby Moore of Atkins said.



The name Robert Moore holds plenty of significance in the history of Atkins High School.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/feb/24/wsxtra01-focus-on-robert-moore-jr-ar-1964874/

EAST FORSYTH

Focus On: Clara Fishel

Clara Fishel, a senior at East Forsyth, loves softball.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/may/18/wsxtra02-focus-on-clara-fishel-ar-2288790/
Focus On: Josh Roberts

Josh Roberts is among the best pole vaulters in the state — he was fourth in the NCHSAA 4-A state championships last year — but he's not East Forsyth's top vaulter. Austin Vegas, who regularly clears 15 feet, is No. 1.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/may/11/wsxtra02-focus-on-josh-roberts-ar-2265843/

Focus On: Megan Roberson

Megan Roberson said she lucked into being East Forsyth's goalkeeper for four years.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/may/04/wsxtra03-focus-on-megan-roberson-ar-2239468/

Focus On: Evan Rogers

Senior second baseman Evan Rogers said that defense has been his strength during his 2½ seasons on the East Forsyth baseball team.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/apr/27/wsxtra03-focus-on-evan-rogers-ar-2211176/


CONTACT: Email me at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. Also, my Twitter handle is EDITORatWORK.

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CONTACT: Email me at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. Also, my Twitter handle is EDITORatWORK.


More blog entries by Tom Gillispie
• Advice for be and would-be novelists

Anecdotes by Tom Gillispie


EDITOR@WORK blog entries

Entries from The Dog Blog

Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)