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Dewey London and Bundy Neel are psyched about the new summer soccer league, until they learn about the contest to be team captain: Whoever draws the best team logo will be named captain. Should artistic Dewey enter even though Bundy would make a better captain?
After Alan accidentally kicks his teammate Eddie during a game, he not only has problems kicking but also has to endure teasing by another fullback.
Bundy works hard at being the best soccer player he can be. He always encourages his teammates, and works extra hard during practice. So when his attitude changes, little does his teammates know that he's been saddled with a baby-sitter. Illustrations.
Lisa Gaddy is a starting fullback for the 'Cats and she plays her position well -- except for one thing. She's small for her age, so her throw-ins from the sidelines don't go very far. Sometimes the ball winds up landing in front of an opponent instead of a teammate. She can't stop taking throw-ins (though one of her teammates thinks she should), but unless she grows three inches before the season ends, there doesn't seem to be any way she can improve. Or is there? The coach has an idea to turn Lisa's throw-ins into the 'Cats' secret weapon. . . .
When Stookie Norris's older brother, Greg, gets his picture in the paper for scoring three goals in one game, Stookie is dazzled. Greg insists strikers should try to score a hat trick every game, though Stookie's coach has never told him that. Still, when the Soccer 'Cats have their next game, Stookie does his best to score three goals -- even though it means running wild all over the field chasing the ball. But is that really the best way for him to play his position?
Amanda Caler thought getting a nosebleed during a game was bad, but now things have gone from bad to worse--she finds she's afraid of the ball now! And if that's not bad enough, it looks like someone is trying to steal her spot at halfback. Could one of her teammates be capable of such a thing? Illustrations.
Stookie Norris has asked Jerry Dinh to care for his gerbils whilst he's away on holiday. Jerry is so pleased as he has wanted to get to know Stookie better since they became neighbours. Then something terrible happens that threatens to ruin his hopes. Will Stookie ever forgive him?
Lou Barnes puts himself offside during soccer games and that can cost the team a chance at a goal. Then one game a dog runs on to the pitch and reminds him of his position and the offside rule. But who taught a dog how to play soccer and why?
When Ted's twin sister Lisa, a fullback on the 'Cats soccer team, gets attention for her special move on the field, Ted determines to come up with an outstanding play also.
Jabber Morris has his heart set on playing soccer, but his family is pressuring him to play football. Tension at home builds when Jabber's brother suspects him of stealing. Now he has to tell his uncle that he's decided to play soccer - and convince his brother that he's not a thief. One of the all-time best-selling titles from Matt Christopher!
Right fielder Alfie Maples is mystified by the newest member of the Peach Street Mudders. As far as Alfie can see, Roberti Frantelli can barely catch a ball or hit. Then Coach Parker asks Alfie to show the newcomer the ropes. Alfie is flattered and teaches Roberti all he can -- but begins to suspect that the coach plans to start Roberti in his position in the next game! Who is this strange new player, and can Alfie continue to help him play his best?
There is no football game more exciting than the Super Bowl, the match that pits the best AFC team against the best NFC in a battle for the NFL championship. THrilling last-second victories, curshing defeats, jaw-dropping touchdown catches-and misses!-the Super Bowl has it all. In this action-packed volume, young readers can relive forty years of Super Bowl history. It chronicles the rise of such dynasties as the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots as well as the agony felt by the all-time loser, the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills. Photos and quotes from superstar players bring the games to life. And with a complete list of all the Super Bowl results from I to XL, this book has everything a young football fan needs to know.
Penny Farrell, captain and third baseman of the Hawks softball team, tries to uncover the reason for the strange behavior of two teammates who have also suddenly turned into super athletes.
Unjustly dismissed from the football team for drug possession, Scott learns that only by finding out who planted the marijuana in his duffel bag can he clear himself with his parents.
Baseball runs in David Kroft's family. His father was a good player in his day, his uncles play on professional teams, and David's older brother, Don, is the best short-stop in the history of Penwood High School.
Disappointed at first by not being large enough to make quarterback, Boots discovers that there is as much challenge in playing tackle.
Johnny knew that he was a poor hitter but he couldn't bear to disappoint Michael, so he got in the habit of telling little white lies. All this made Michael happy but eventually he found out the truth.
Parker Nolan likes to tell tall tales, so why should anyone believe him when he says he saw a mysterious figure stealing plays out of the coach's playbook?
Twelve-year-old Seth Pender thinks his life came to an end when he suffered a spinal injury that left him confined to a wheelchair. Seth, an athlete who loves basketball, is sure he'll never play again. He grows sullen and silent, unresponsive when his family urges him to try to adjust. Then one day he sees an older boy who, like himself, is wheelchair bound. But this boy is playing basketball! How is that possible? Over the course of three years, Seth (and the reader) learns about the sport of wheelchair basketball: the similarities and differences between it and regular basketball, the skills one needs to excel at it, and the camaraderie that grows amongst the players. By the end of the story, Seth is better adjusted to his life, and ready to reach out a hand to help others find their way.
Kelly Conroy is ready for the upcoming softball season. Last year her team almost won the championship. She can't wait to rejoin her team mates and conquer the competition. Then the bomb is dropped - she's been assigned to another team! Further complicating her life, her mum is spending all her free time with some guy Kelly can't stand. And on the field, Kelly finds herself facing a new windmill pitch she can't connect with. Suddenly, the best season of Kelly's life is turning into a nightmare.
For more than a century, the World Series has captivated baseball fans. From Babe Ruth's Called Shot in 1932 and Reggie Jackson's three-in-a-row home runs in 1977, to the "reverse the curse" wins by Boston in 2004 and Chicago in 2005--this action-packed volume is sure to please. Quotes from the star athletes, photos of the best plays, and a complete list of results since the first series in 1903 round out the book that young baseball fans will find is an out-of-the park home run!
The boys are all hesitant when one boy's mother is the only parent who volunteers to coach their Little League team, but there is quite a surprise in store for them.
While trying to ask Uncle Pete to coach for the Peach Street Mudders, Zero discovers that he can throw a slider when there's a big bandage on his injured thumb.
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