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From left, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James pose with their 2012 NBA Finals championship rings during a ceremony before a basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday in Miami. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) fouls Miami Heat's Ray Allen (left) during the first half Tuesday in Miami. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Each Tuesday and Thursday, half of the basketball court at Shaw Jewish Community Center turns into a 12-table pingpong practice arena.
There, the game of pingpong transforms into the sport of table tennis. Players of all ages serious about improving their skills complete physical training, challenge one another and practice their spin against ball-launching robots—all under the instruction of Samson Dubina.
In the fall of 1966, Kenmore High School senior quarterback Don Plusquellic turned his single season as a starter into an aerial showcase like no one had seen. He set school records. He dominated City Series games. He attracted college recruiters like bees to the golden pollen from which victory blossoms. The following is from Chapter One: “Football: A Plan for a Lifetime.”