Thursday, August 7, 2008

Big UPS!!!!

Jason Spells

So this is the beginning of something I hope will be a regular here on the News 14 Carolina Sports Blog, the BIG UPS column. We get hundreds of emails here in the Sports Department with some incredible stories from all across North Carolina. Sadly to say only a fraction we're actually able to cover. Well here’s my shout out to people doing big things in North Carolina Sports.

Raleigh Ravenscroft senior Ryan Kelly, the 6-10 power forward played on USA Men's Basketball U-18 team. The team earned the sliver medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina. Right now he’s looking at Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, UNC, Wake and Vandy for college ball.

Next up, the West Raleigh's 10 and under All-Star baseball team. Last week the team clinched a berth in the 10-U Cal Ripken World Series. These kids haven’t lost a game since June. That’s seven tournaments.29-games all with the W.

Alexander Givens and Alexander Long both from Raleigh. These two were invited to travel to England for Chelsea Football Club’s inaugural youth cup. Anytime Americans can take our soccer to England and play, that’s definitely doing big things.

And finally, NC Power Hockey, I’ve been emailing Jonathan Greeson for a few months now. And story behind these guys is just incredible. Please check it out…

There we go, keep the stories coming. BIG Ups to these guys!!!!

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