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  1. Tragedy precedes triumph at Hillcrest

    Andrew Linnehan

    Kim Givens was having a rough day. Stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire last summer, the fourth-year head coach at Hillcrest (Simpsonville, S.C.) spotted help in the distance. Approaching Givens was Paul Roberts, a well-known club sof...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  2. Geri Ann Glasco sticking close to home

    Andrew Linnehan

    It was an atmosphere of heightened excitement that a tourism bureau salivates over. Earlier this month, Oklahoma City aroused the jealousy of even the country's premier metropolises. On one side of the city, you found the Oklahoma City Thunder hos...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  3. Dorsey follows in mom's star footsteps

    Andrew Linnehan

    The idea came to Savannah Dorsey faster than the spinning wheel in her ceramics class at Central Crossing (Grove City, Ohio). What better way to make the most out of her art project than to create a Mother's Day gift? Savannah dug in, quickly thro...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  4. Meet Miss Perfect: Andrea Chiaradio

    Andrew Linnehan

    Andrea Chiaradio zoned in on catcher Julie Royer's signals. The junior pitcher from Stonington (Conn.) was one out away from accomplishing a feat she had never done for her high school team: throw a no-hitter. But this wasn't your garden variety n...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  5. Katie Browne living dream of late mother

    Andrew Linnehan

    There are some people you just have to root for. Katie Browne, a senior catcher at Zachary (La.), is one of those people. Browne was honored last week with the Louisiana Young Heroes Award for the courage, fortitude and perseverance she's show...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  6. Chelsea Wilkinson zeroing in on history

    Andrew Linnehan

    Don't get mad at Alexander Central (Taylorsville, N.C.) senior pitcher Chelsea Wilkinson if she can't recall the last time she gave up a run in a high school softball game. Since the last time an opponent crossed the plate against the righteous right...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. Stars shine on Florida, California diamonds

    Andrew Linnehan

    A slew of high-profile tournaments graced softball diamonds nationwide last weekend, providing teams an opportunity to make a move in Wednesday's POWERADE FAB 50 national rankings and separate themselves as strong contenders for deep runs in their st...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  8. Florida's best head to Kissimmee Klassic

    Andrew Linnehan

    READ MORE: Back-to-back perfect games at Winter Springs Florida high school softball's Kissimmee Klassic has turned into a colossal collision course between two budding softball powerhouses. Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) and Winter Springs (Fla.) will...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  9. Double dose of perfection at Winter Springs

    Andrew Linnehan

    READ MORE: Florida's best head to Kissimmee Classic First impressions are a funny thing. Initially, two pitchers from Winter Springs (Fla.) seem very different. On one hand, you have Elizabeth Birle, a smiley, gregarious junior who oozes positi...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  10. The Woodlands set to defend FAB 50 title

    Andrew Linnehan

    POWERADE FAB 50 ESPNHS Team Rankings | Meet the No. 1 Team: The Woodlands The noise reverberated off the trees in The Woodlands, Texas. Ripples of excitement could be felt as far away as Houston, 30 miles south. After all, it was time for the firs...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  11. Tornado damage forces team to hit the road

    Andrew Linnehan

    Last April 27, Brett Nave, the softball coach at East Limestone High School in Athens, Ala., woke up with a lot on his mind. Senior Day was approaching, and he was fully immersed in finalizing logistics for what was to be a celebration of a highly ac...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  12. The fall and rise of Bella Secaira

    Andrew Linnehan

    This is not a story about softball. Nor is this a story for the fainthearted, the weak-minded or the jelly-legged. This is a story for all of us who are inspired by people who exemplify the can-do, never-give-up spirit so necessary in sports and p...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  13. Erin Gabriel retraces steps to South Africa

    Andrew Linnehan

    Erin Gabriel is from Poland. No, not that Poland. Poland, Ohio. A town that boasts 3,000 people in one square mile of land. So you'll have to forgive Gabriel if she wants to frame her passport, a document she didn't need until USA Softball invited he...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  14. Elizabeth Coakley donning cap and crown

    Andrew Linnehan

    Question: What sets you apart from the other contestants? Elizabeth Coakley focused. She was allowed 20 seconds for an answer, but only a moment to decide how to answer. No pressure, either. It was only the Miss Virginia Teen USA pageant. Shoul...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  15. Rivalry to be continued

    Andrew Linnehan

    It's the holy grail of sport: a championship. You lift weights for it. You practice for it. You study for it. All to experience that moment on top. That one thing that can confirm, without question, that it's all worthwhile. Phil Jackson, coach of...

    Blog | November 25, 2011