| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:35 PM
As a freak thunderstorm materialized above him, Nick Fagnano walked out into the waves off Venice Beach to rinse the sand off. Moments later, his body was being pulled from the water as bolts of lightning sent thousands of people scattering.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Nick Fagnano was ready — excited even — to start school again.
The 20-year-old received word in the spring that he'd been accepted to USC after two grueling years in community college. So he quit his job working in a bar at the Ace Hotel,...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Tavares High football coach Chris Gauntlett was singing the praises of his senior running back Ezekiel "Zeke" Thomas last month at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp in DeLand.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Thomas, he said, has all the tools but he was...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Una caja de zapatos le cambio la vida a Yuri López.
Tenía 6 años, vivía en un orfanato en su natal Honduras lejos de sus padres y cuatro hermanos, incluyendo su hermana gemela. La pobreza era extrema: no había luz, agua ni buena alimentación. Hasta el...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A pair of local boys lacrosse players are among the latest rising sophomores to announce oral commitments to colleges.
McDonogh midfielder Barrett Sutley has committed to Penn State. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound player ran second midfield as a freshman on the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Johns Hopkins has picked up oral commitments from a pair of Baltimore-area high school sophomores -- Loyola midfielder Cole Williams and Calvert Hall midfielder-faceoff specialist Bradd Atkinson.
The 6-3, 185-pound Williams scored five goals and 11...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Archbishop Spalding junior midfielder Stephen Hirschmann has made an oral commitment to play men's lacrosse at Delaware.
Last summer, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound recruit participated in the Baltimore Summer Kickoff (All-Star), Under Armour D.C. tryouts,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Frank Kelly III, a Calvert Hall graduate and former professional lacrosse player, was named this month to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Hall of Champions.
Kelly, a Cornell graduate, was a member of FCA's first lacrosse team and has been chairman...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Hunter Lewis of Newport News, a baseball player for Hampden-Sydney College, is pitching and playing second base this summer for the Niagara Power -- part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes -- in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When Jake Olson isn't playing football and golf for his high school, he's often offering inspiration or promoting his new book on his life.
While all his activities would be a lot for an average 16-year-old to handle, Jake is blind. When people ask...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime.
On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....