Friday, June 14, 2024
Michael Stone Online

Sports & Fitness

Burned at 8, McEachern Alum Now an ‘Iron Man’ (Patch)—For a while after the tragedy of Aug. 4, 1982, Shay Eskey didn’t remember—or want to remember—what happened. But as time went on, especially when he began to give inspirational speeches, the mental images resurfaced.

Hillgrove Hopes to Build Stands Atop ‘the Hill’ (Patch)—Hillgrove is the only public high school in Cobb County to not have permanent visitor stands beside its football field. When supporters of away teams travel to the Powder Springs school, they do their best to get situated on “the hill”—the area opposite the home stands.

Just Keep Swimming (Our Town magazine)—Bill Alderson has had a heart attack, a stroke and, since about three years ago, a virus that paralyzes half of his diaphragm. Now 80, he has been a swimmer since he was 6, doing so competitively in high school and in the Marines, and recreationally for exercise — a nonstop hour a day in his 70s until the virus took hold.

Signed Sports Bras Support Cancer Cause (Patch)—A West Cobb family has helped round up sports bras from female athletes around the world to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Starting Saturday, eBay bidders in the MZ & Emmers Sports Bra Auction for Breast Cancer will be putting their money down on sports bras from Olympians, boxers, car and boat racers, lingerie football and basketball players, at least one barrel racer, and just about every other sport imaginable.