Sam is proud that his touchdown in the final play of a game left his football team undefeated, but when a video recording of the game reveals that the touchdown was scored illegally, he and the other Cowboys must decide whether to reveal the truth. Includes facts about a similar situation faced by Cornell University's team after a game with Dartmouth in 1940.
Eighth-grade soccer forward Nick Osborne and his teammates are highly competitive but, with help from his soccer-playing aunt, Nick begins to see that good sportsmanship is more important than winning. Includes a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the real story behind the novel.
Although he knows all the plays, freshman wide receiver Jesse is reluctant to try out for quarterback until his brother, a college player, is asked to switch from quarterback to safety and the two make a deal that will force them, and Savannah, the new kicker on Jesse's team, to conquer their own and others' expectations.
When Jamie, a twelve-year-old shortstop, loses the glove that "magically" helped him make fantastic catches, he wonders whether it was the sole secret of his success. Includes a history of baseball gloves.
When they lose their coach, Scott and his teammates decide that he should try his hand at coaching, but it takes teamwork and the efforts of a player they call "Brain" to produce a winning season. Includes historical facts about player coaches.
After tryouts for the school basketball team, eighth graders Zeke, Eli, Ryan, and Miles find their friendship tested when two of them make the team and two of them do not. Includes facts about Michael Jordan and BIll Russell.
"Ninth-grader Tim Beeman, struggling as a newcomer at elite Hilton Prep, is torn between using his special talent for speed by playing on the prestigious football team or by running with the more relaxed track and field team"--
When Ben and Logan go to a recreation center to practice basketball with more experienced players in hopes of getting on the freshman team, they meet Hud, who could be the perfect point guard if he is willing to listen to the coach.
Isaac learns the true meaning of a perfect game when he volunteers with a team of developmentally disabled players Isaac is determined to pitch a perfect game: no hits, no runs, no walks, and no errors. If he does, he's sure to make the summer all-star team. But Isaac keeps losing his cool on the mound; he just can't get his head back in the game. Then he meets a very interesting Unified Sports basketball player who gets him thinking in a different...
An eighth-grade basketball player has amazing shooting talent but could use a little team spirit in this novel. Richie Mallon is known as "the shooter"-the one on the team who scores most of the baskets. Every day he practices at his driveway hoop, perfecting his technique. Richie never plays any other roles on the court, leaving it to his teammates to do the assisting and rebounding. Under a new coach, Richie makes the team, but isn't given a starting...
A baseball star's luck is tested in this action-packed story-perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green-from the author of The Kid Coach.
Like many athletes, Trey is superstitious. How could he not be when he just made the Ravens travel baseball team thanks to his lucky charm, a piece of rare sea glass he found on his grandmother's beach?
This stroke of good fortune reinforces Trey's superstitions, and his rituals only become more important to...
Brendan is a star player on a team going nowhere. It looks as if his playoff dreams will never come true-at least not with his team! He feels almost as bad as Ernie Banks, the Hall-of-Famer who played in more games than any other major leaguer without ever going to the playoffs or World Series. But when his uncle takes him to a game at Wrigley Field, an unexpected event makes Brendan see his team in a new light. Could his playoff dreams come true?...
Josh and his talented travel league soccer teammates are having trouble coming together as a successful team-until he convinces them to try team-building exercises. Thirteen-year-old Josh tries out for the United, an elite travel league soccer team, and is thrilled when he makes the cut. But once the season is underway, he discovers that the practices are grueling and the other team members are prone to hogging the ball. All the other players are...
Tyler is angry when his best friend Zack, their team's hotshot midfielder, leaves to play for the Panthers, an elite travel team. He's sure the Cougars' season will tank-before it even begins. The Cougars lose their season opener-and their next game, too. Tyler blames Zack, but it's clear his team needs a new attitude-and a lot more practice. Can Tyler help make a difference before it's too late?
Jake Daley loves baseball. He loves playing for the Red Sox in the Woodside Baseball League. He loves playing short stop. Most of all, he loves to win. So Jake is excited when new kid Adam Hull joins the team. Adam can do it all-pitch, hit and field. But soon Jake's excitement beings to fade. As the Red Sox rack up win after win, Adam's talents dominate every game. Jake can't help but wonder: Do he and the other players even matter?
More than anything, T. J. wants to be a pitcher. But he's smaller than his teammates, and his pitches just don't pack the power they need to strike out the batters. When T. J. learns about one of baseball's early heroes, Pittsburgh Pirate Rip Sewell, he decides to try Sewell's secret weapon. But will his teammates give T. J. the chance to prove that he can be a pitcher? And will T. J.'s secret pitch help lead his team to victory?
The Reds and the Cubs are battling for the first place in the Rising Stars League. The Reds need a victory in today's game to push ahead in the standings. Kyle, the Reds center fielder, wants to win so much that he secretly cheats-just a little-to clinch the game for his team. His teammates go wild with victory. His parents beam with pride. Suddenly Kyle feels uneasy. But what can he do? He's a winner-and he can't turn back now . . .