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Leaping from Lambeau to little league
Oct14

Leaping from Lambeau to little league

For six seasons, Todd Franz played defensive safety in the National Football League (NFL). More than 10 years later, Franz has stepped onto the playing field again, this time to volunteer coach his son’s Upward flag football team. Franz and his wife Tisha are active members of Oklahoma City, Heritage. Their son Rawley, age 9, plays for the Patriots flag football team as part of the Oklahoma City, Quail Springs Upward league. Van...

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First person: Sports and our family
Oct07

First person: Sports and our family

HAWESVILLE, Ky. (BP)—“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36, ESV). Emily and I live among good outdoorsy people who love sports. Our town of 800 is crowned with a 340-acre park full of ballfields, hiking trails, a lake and campsites. If I want to spend time with young parents in our church, I know I can find them cheering at the ballfield. Training that’s worth everything You’ve seen...

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Bacone College football player encourages others to find the Lord
Sep30

Bacone College football player encourages others to find the Lord

MUSKOGEE—How does a young man from Reidsville, N.C. end up at Bacone College in Muskogee? John Jackson had never heard of Bacone when he talked to a coach who was on the East Coast recruiting. “I was working at the time,” Jackson recalled. “I’ve always wanted to play football and go to school at the same time. I was living in my friend’s basement at the time, and a coach called trying to recruit him, so I asked the coach if he was...

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Duncan completes ‘Finish Well Ride’ in Canada
Sep23

Duncan completes ‘Finish Well Ride’ in Canada

From the plains of Oklahoma to the mountains of Canada, and all 2,700 miles in between, it can most assuredly be said that Alisa Duncan finished the “Finish Well Ride” exceptionally well. Duncan started her journey at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) on July 20 and completed her trek on Sept. 9 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Previously, Duncan has ridden her bike from Guerrero, Mexico, where she lives as a missionary,...

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Alabama coach finds Christ, renews football zeal
Sep16

Alabama coach finds Christ, renews football zeal

OPP, Ala. (BP)—Former University of Alabama football coach Mike DuBose says his two favorite words in the Bible are “but God” in Eph. 2:4. He believes the description of spiritual transformation those words introduce mirrors the work of God he has experienced, beginning toward the end of a trying stint nearly two decades ago as leader of one of college football’s winningest programs. “If it wasn’t for the ‘but God’ moment,” DuBose,...

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NFL: Tamme thankful as football season begins
Sep09

NFL: Tamme thankful as football season begins

>> by Larry Rowell Editor, Casey County News DANVILLE, Ky. (BP)—With four state high school football championships under his belt, four years playing at the University of Kentucky, holding the all-time receiving record at UK for a tight end, and playing for nine years in the NFL, including three Super Bowls, one might say Jacob Tamme has had a fulfilling and successful life. However, the unsigned free agent who played last...

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