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In the groove

As a kid, Allen Betrand gravitated toward football. But when he was 12, his mom suggested he give basketball a shot, mostly to give him something to do.

Vikings’ big man gets motivation from mom

John Kirkpatrick doesn’t have to think too hard when asked where he gets his work ethic from.

Here’s to the Crusaders

Winning as sophomores was great.

Drive to succeed

Erin Fenningham had high hopes entering high school. 

Three cheers for Crispin

When Nanette Joyce and Dawn Bringhurst brought cheerleading to Crispin, the goal was to provide children in the area with a place where they can perform.

Learning while leading

Ashley Smink is one of the leaders of the Archbishop Ryan High School girls basketball team.

His time to shine

Elias Melendez missed the end of his freshman year and all of his sophomore campaign. Now he’s keeping the Vikings undefeated in Public League play.

Shooting star

Draining shots runs in the Fleming family. Now the youngest, Justin, is helping lead the Father Judge basketball team.

Hungry for the title

North Catholic alumnus Eddie Alvarez rises to the top of UFC lightweight division and calls for title fight.

Basketball genes run in the Holy Family

When Kylie Giedemann needed someone to play basketball with, she never had to look far.