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  • Manute Bol's son Bol Bol is a freshman with a must-see basketball mixtape

    Yahoo Sports Staff at Prep Rally1 day ago

    It's not easy living in the late Manute Bol's shadow. The 7-foot-7 Sudanese former 76ers center was a legend on the basketball court, for sure, but he also emerged as one of the world's most generous philanthropists, starred in one of the great Saturday Night Live skitsapparently killed a lion with a spear and served as the subject of an amazing hip-hop track that featured the following lyrics.

    I saw three girls walking down the mall. They stared at him. He stared back. They were Lakers cheerleaders, that's a fact. He said, "Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am, If you've got the jelly, I've got the jam."

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  • Teen wrestler carrying brother 40 miles to raise cerebral palsy awareness

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally1 mth ago

    In a remarkable feat of strength — both inward and outward — a middle school wreslter will carry his 7-year-old brother 40 miles to the University of Michigan in order to raise awareness for cerebral palsy.

    According to wonderful feature stories by both MLive.com and The Detroit Free Press, Hunter Gandee, 14, will carry his little brother Braden, who has cerebral palsy, from their hometown of Temperance, Mich., to the Ann Arbor campus with the aide of specially designed carrier strapped to his back.

    The congenital condition prevents Braden from walking without assistance, so "we're hoping to inform the up-and-coming leaders and possible doctors and medical researchers who can possibly develop new and innovative ideas and technology that will assist mobility," Hunter told the Free Press.

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  • Georgia prep baseball player unleashes epic bat flip to end all bat flips

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally1 mth ago

    Move over Yasiel Puig. There's a new "maestro" of the bat flip, and his name is Hunt Smith.

    Considering the scenario, let's give the Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County High senior center fielder a free pass for flipping his bat in celebration. Plus, if ever there was a baseball name worhty of such an epic bat flip, it's Hunt Smith. Might as well start calling him Hunt & Destroy after this performance.

    Here's the situation: Fayetteville Whitewater led Houston County 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning in the decisive Game 3 of Georgia's Class AAAAA state championship series when Smith stepped to the plate facing a full count with the bases loaded, two out and his team's state title dreams on the line.

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  • Injury forces teen to forfeit after facing match point in the state championship

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally1 mth ago

    Sometimes it's just not your day. On the same afternoon a Montana prep softball team witnessed one of the worst losses imaginable unfold before their eyes — a dropped third strike turned walkoff "home run" — Eastchester (N.Y.) High senior tennis standout Taiyo Hamanaka suffered a similarly difficult defeat.

    After winning a hard-fought first set 7-6, Hamanaka led Webster-Schroeder sophomore Matt Gamble 5-1 in the second and seemed poised to capture the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's prestigious boys' singles state championship, according to The Journal News.

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