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A huge basketball fan, sixteen-year-old Ryan Shelton had a great time meeting all of the ACC mascots.
The mascots visited Brenner Children's Hospital as part of an outreach initiative for the 2015 ACC
Men's Basketball Tournament.
Nuggets prove too hot for Heat
in Hanes Hosiery game
SPECIAL TO THE
CHRONICLE
Recently at
Hanes Hosiery
Recreation Center
in the IS and under
age basketball
championship, the
Heat and the
Nuggets went
down in a clashing
battle in front of a
sold-out crowd to
see who would
come out victorious
and take bragging
rights of the best
team this year.
In a strong
fought effort, the
Nuggets come out
in victory, 51-49,
behind the coach
ing efforts of Avery Faucett, who
stepped in for Lauren Huddleston and
Jordan Ballard (pre-Law students at
Wake Forest) who couldn't make it
because Wake Forest is on their
spring break.
The Nuggets, which all season
had a consistent balance attack of
pushing the ball up the floor and
attacking the basket, along with shar
ing the ball to also get easy scores,
came into this game with the same
mentality and game plan that pushed
them over the top to claim the win.
The balance attack was led by a
future star in the making and the sea
sons/tournament's MVP Jordan
Timmons, who led the team with 23
points, nice assists, key defensive
stops and late game free throws to
help close the game out.
To help contribute to the Nuggets'
Championship win was the play of
Javon "Little Man" McCallister (8
points), who showed exceptional ball
handling and passing skills ""with a
skilled floater.
The two head monsters in the
paint, De'Andre Stames (8 points)
and Darnel Fuller (8 points), both
played just as their nicknames are
"Monsters," with key rebounds and
put backs and blocks in the paint.
Others who got involved were Jeremy
. Stowe (2 points) and Quinton
Hairston (2 points), who made some
very big plays down the stretch.
Players such as Bobby
Shackelford, Vincent Moss and
Armani McCray, even though they
didn't score sure made some quality
hustle plays, diving on the floor for
the loose balls, take charges and giv
ing a great overall defensive presence
to help with the win.
In the game sports, there is a win
ner and a loser. While the Heat lost,
the team put up a willing effort to
fight hard to win the game. The Heat
was coached by Matt Barnes (pre
Law student at Wake Forest).
The Heat lead by one of the top
scores in the league the whole season,
Joshua Crippen who had a game high
32 points, with many steals and fast
break lay-ups to help try and push his
team over the hump. Other players
who contributed to the play of the
Heat were, Brandon Adams (9 points)
and Tacari Stokes (8 points). Players
such as Jacorey Mitchell, Austin
Phillips, Dae'coreyan Mouzon, Zhyer
Mitchell, Jonathon Crippin, Kevin
Williams, even though they didn't
score they had some valuable minutes
to help keep the Heat in the game and
giving them a chance to win the game
? ? Submitted Photos
The Hanes Hosiery 2015 15 and under Winter League champions, the
Nuggets, show their trophies with their coaches.
at the end.
H a n e s
Hosiery
Director, Coach
Art B levins was
proud of all of
the kids, and
said, "It was
game that you
wish that there
would have
been no loser,
because both
teams played
their hearts out.
Watching these
kids run up and
down the floor,
diving on the
floor for loose
balls, you can
see the passion
for the game
they played with."
Jordan Timmons, 12, the Hanes
Hosiery 2015 15 and under Winter
League's most valuable player,
shows his off trophy with Hanes
Hosiery Director Coach Art
Blevins. Jordan has been playing
in Blevins' leagues at Hanes
Hosiery since he was 6 years old.
Modern Chevrolet
teams up with
Little League
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Modern Chevrolet is partnering with the North
Forsyth Little League in Winston-Salem. Modern
Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet
^)uth^a<eB'NJ program to provide new equipment, a
monetary contribution, invitations to FREE instructional
clinics, and an opportunity for community members to
earn additional donations for their league via a Test Drive
fundraiser.
"Playing the game of baseball helps kids develop skills
like leadership, cooperation and sportsmanship while
bringing families and communities together to show their
support. Modern Chevrolet and Chevrolet Youth Baseball
are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many
smiles to kids and families in Winston-Salem," said Bryan
Johnson, Community Relations Manager for Modern
Chevrolet. "Chevrolet believes that in play, there are pos
sibilities, and it supports the spirit of teamwork that base
ball instills in its players."
This year marks Chevrolet's Youth Baseball program's
10th year. Since its introduction, it has helped aid local
teams, benefiting more than 3.5 million young people in
communities where Chevrolet's customers live, work and
play. In 2014, more than 1,600 Chevrolet dealers partici
pated across the country.
Modern Chevrolet will present the North Forsyth
Little League with an equipment kit that includes useful
items such as bags, batting tees, catcher's gear, water bot
tles and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsor
ship also includes youth clinics featuring current and for
mer MLB/MiLB players and coaches, and instructors
from Ripken Baseball and the Major League Baseball
Players Alumni Association.
In addition, Modern Chevrolet will present a check
representing a one-time monetary contribution to North
Forsyth Little League. Sponsored leagues across the
country will have the chance to earn additional funds as
community members take test drives at their partnering
dealership to help support the league.
For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball,
please visit www.youthsportswired.com.
WSSU Young Alumni
plan second run for
scholarships
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Young
Alumni Council is sponsoring its second annual WSSU
5K/10K Run on Saturday, April 11 in the Anderson Center
Parking Lot on the WSSU campus, 601 S Martin Luther
King Jr. Drive.
The group wants to raise money for scholarships to
WSSU so that students who want to attend the university
can be assisted financially.
People who register for the run are able to get exercise
and spend the morning with a lot of fun people while rais
ing money for student scholarships.
The 5k/10k is a part of the Young Alumni Council's
first Young Alumni Weekend, but people can register even
if they are not an alumnus of WSSU.
Those interested in event vending to market a business
to the Winston-Salem and WSSU Ram community at an
affordable rate should contact Kennette Burgess to secure
your vending sponsorship or for more information. Email
kennetteburgess@yahoo.com or call 336-782-5892.
Deadline is April 4.
Event details and schedule
The 5K/10K will start at 8 a.m. with pre-run activities
beginning at 7:30 a.m. On-site packet and T-shirt pickup
will open at 7 a.m. Parking is free and will be in the park
ing lot of the Anderson Center.
Pre-Race Packet and T-shirt pickup date/time will be
available in March.
The course will start at the Anderson Center on the
campus of Winston-Salem State University, run through
Reynolds Park and back to the starting point at the
Anderson Center. Volunteers will be strategically placed
to keep runners on track.
More information will be provided the race gets clos
er.
1. For anyone who would like to volunteer, go here to
sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/yNB3BWVOQ7
2. To register to run or walk, register easily online at
ww w.tiny url ,com/wssu5k 1 Ok.
3. Vending spaces are available for $75 a spot.
Book Review
Abdul-Jabbar writes children's book about basketball and life
BY TERRl SCHLICHENMEYER
FOR THE CHRONICLE
Oh, how you hate to lose!
You hate it so much, in fact, that it's not really an option:
you'll do anything and work hardest to make sure that
you're not finishing last.
It's all or nothing for you, and in the new book
"Stealing the Game" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and
Raymond Obstfeld, it's about more than how you
play the game.
Everyone at Orangetree Middle School knew
that 13-year-old Chris Richards was someone they
could trust, a decent-enough student, but kind of
quiet. Even Chris himself would admit that, and he
was OK with it. He always thought his observation
skills were better than anything else he did, except
maybe basketball.
Yep, Chris was a good kid. So it came as a
huge surprise to everyone when a cop came to
algebra class and escorted him to the principal's
onice.
The whole mess started four days earlier.
Jax, Chris's older brother, was the "Golden Boy."
Always likeable, good-hearted, smart, capable, and respon
sible, Jax had spent the last year at Stanford University on
a full scholarship, studying to being a lawyer. The Richards
- both lawyers - were proud of him but when Jax came
home and announced that he'd quit school, well, it was like
World War ID had started in the living room.
Chris had always looked up to Jax, and Jax's behavior
didn't make sense. Then again, in Chris's world, not much
did. Girls were a total mystery, teachers were a surprise, and
most of his classes were a struggle. But basketball ... now.
that made sense. For Chris, the only thing better than a good
pick-up game was drawing comics.
Ever since his parents started pushing Chris toward col
lege, he wished h? could tell them that being a comic book
artist was what heNj^nted to do someday. He loved comics,
loved collecting them, and he loved imagining ways that his
own main character, Master Thief, could save the world.
But Master Thief couldn't save Jax. Jax. in
fact, was in big trouble and he needed Chris's
help with a real burglary.
Jax, you see, had a secret life, too ...
Ka-thunk-ka-thunk-ka-thunk. If you've got
a basketball fan around, that's a familiar sound
at your house. But you'll silence that sound for
a few hours, if you can swap the ball for this
book.
More than just a basketball novel, "Stealing
the Game" is also a mystery, solved by a sharp,
smart, funny, and genuinely nice 13-year-old.
The real Dream Team of authors, Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, intro
Abdul-Jabbar
duce readers to that kind or kid, tne one you wish your kids
would hang out with. But while Chris Richards is surely the
star here, the whole rest of the cast of this story appealed to
me, too. And the book's Big Reveal? It's perfect. Three
points.
Another nice thing: There's a strong girl b-baller here as ,
well, which means that this isn't just a book for boys.
Actually, it's not just a book for kids, either: for anybody,
any age, "Stealing the Game" is a win.
Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews books. She can be
reached at The Bookworm Sez, LLC.
    

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