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Unorthodox Softball Equipment

“Only use one hand when you catch!” instructed Coach Schlegelmich.

“What?” I asked, caught by surprise.

“You put your right hand behind the glove when you catch,” he explained. “It reduces your range of motion and makes you slower.”

I pitched the ball to my partner, Emily. She tossed it back. Coach was right: when my glove closed around the ball, my right hand sat resting on the back of the glove.

“Work on that,” he told me and walked off to observe the other girls.  (more…)

Marissa Makes Magic

Marissa watched as the man was led to her by his family. He was blind. It was only her second day of training, but she knew what to do. She took his hands in her own gloved ones and helped him feel her face. She guided his hands to her nose, her big ears.

“Who is it?” his family prompted him.

A smile grew across the man’s lips and his face lit up. “It’s Mickey Mouse!”     (more…)

Clay Temples

REXBURG—The lounge is hot despite the biting February chill outside. There are students packed inside the small space, standing on couches and chairs, all nodding along to the beat and trying to catch a glimpse of the band at the front of the dimly lit room: The Clay Temples. The band isn’t selling albums on the top of the iTunes charts, but at this moment, Eric Hsu and his bandmates feel like they’re rock stars.  (more…)

Sugar City Christmas Lights

SUGAR CITY, Idaho – The Sugar City Council decided on Sept. 24 to apply for a grant to replace lighting on Center Street.

The lighting discussion and decision were brought about by the Council’s desire to put up more Christmas lights on Main Street. Currently there isn’t power and there aren’t enough poles where they originally planned to hang lights in the city, but this new project looks to change that.  (more…)