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Crosstown rivals Simi Valley High (California) and Royal High featured a field-goal kicking competition during halftime of their game.  What’s the prize you ask…how about a brand new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro valued around $24,000! 

 

Former Simi Valley student Invictus Igwe may have had a leg up on his competition because he was a former placekicker himself, but a 40 yard field goal with the pressure of a brand new car isn’t exactly an easy task! 

 

 

With his shoe flying 10 yards down the field after he kicked it, the ball hits the upright and goes straight in!  Igwe is then tackled by the team, which I’m sure he didn’t mind after winning a sweet ride.

 

Igwe actually never drove the car off the lot, because they allowed him to trade in the car for a $20,000 cash prize, which he says he will use to pay off his personal debt. 

 

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

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If you have ever watched someone pole vault before, you can obviously tell how scary and how hard it looks.  Now imagine doing it blindfolded...you would go nooooooo wayyyyy!  Well that is basically what Christian High School pole vaulter Aria Ottmueller goes through ever time she hits that track. 
 
Ottmueller was born without sight, later gained some vision, but his still considered legally blind.  At night, she can't see at all, she has no peripheral vision or depth perception and can't see facial expressions.  She would not let her condition get in the way of her doing what she always wanted to do. 
 
You may ask then how she actually does it!?  Aria carefully counted the steps it would take in her approach, and where exactly must plant her pole.  Her coach says she lands around 14-15 out of her attempts. 
 
Of course Aria didn't start pole vaulting for this amount of attention, but she just wanted to inspire people to never let anything get in your way of your goals.  Her dedication and hard work has paid off!  She vaulted 7 feet, 6 inches at the State Track meet at Mesa Community College! 
 
We wish you luck Aria in your future competitions!!!
 
 
 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours,
 
Jeremy
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(Sacramento, California) The Valley High baseball team was practicing on the field when they heard screams from the parking lot.  Without delay, the 30 Varsity and JV players hopped the fence and ran towards the lot.

There they found a young student pinned under a car.  The driver accidentally backed into her and pinned her underneath without knowing.  The baseball team heroically lifted the car and rescued the young student.

"Their courage in a traumatic situation was truly remarkable. I couldn't be more proud. They turned a terrible situation into a heroic one.", their coach Brett Sawyer proudly stated.

And that's what's good,

Jon

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Ohio St Clairsville High School was closing a victory against their rival, Richmond Edison High. Their star running back Michael Ferns flew past his opponents and was on the way to the end zone when he stopped on the one yard line and walked out of bounds. Everyone was shocked except for the St. Clairsville High football team. Before the game the St Clairsville coach secretly told the team that if they had the chance, they should stop at the 1 yard line to allow Logan Thompson to score. Thompson had no idea of these plans.

Logan lost his father just two days earlier due to a stroke and was understandably stressed. He's a high school freshman who never had a single carry in a regular season game. Still, Logan suited up and was ready to support his team.

The referees almost ruined their special plans because they couldn't believe that he would stop without scoring! The refs called it a touchdown. Immediately, to the ref's surprise, the St Clairsville players ran to the refs to tell them that they did not score! When will you ever hear of that happening? :)

Even though that time did not work out, Thompson had another chance on a later play. Ferns was on another breakaway and had the chance to pass it off to Thompson who scored the TD!

"Looking straight up into the sky after scoring my first varsity touchdown…i know the old man was watching! love and miss you so much daddy," Thompson said on Twitter.

This is such an awesome story of camaraderie!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

 

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A true sports hero is made with actions both on and off the field.  The undefeated Queen Creek, AZ high school football team is proving that they are real sports heroes as they take Chy Johnson under their wing.

Chy has a genetic birth defect that makes her brain operate at a 3rd grade level.  Students at her high school were making her the point of verbal target practice.  They would call her names and even throw trash at her.  "She'd come home every night at the start of the school year crying and upset," said her mom, Liz Johnson. "That permanent smile she had, that gleam in her eye, that was all gone."

Liz asked Carson Jones, the football team's quarterback, to help get the names of the people that were picking on her.  Instead, Carson chose a move from his personal playbook.  "I just thought that if they saw her with us every day, maybe they'd start treating her better," Carson said. "Telling on kids would've just caused more problems."  The whole football team stepped it up.  Tucker Workman, the starting running back, made sure that someone from the team was always walking with her between classes.  Chy smiles and calls the players, "my boys".

Chy Johnson

Chy and Carson. Image Credit: Meredith Evans

"I think about how sweet these boys are to her," said Shelly Larson, a volleyball player at the school, "and I want to cry. I can't even talk about it."

Chy takes care of them as well.  Carson got in a car accident and Chy is trying to help him by carrying his backpack.  "I know his neck hurts," Chy said.

Chy Johnson

Chy (left) with a birthday card she made for Carson (right). Image Credit: Rick Reilly

Chy's mother, Liz, is forever grateful.  "I thank Carson every chance I see him," she said. "He's an amazing young man. He's going to go far in life."

Way to go guys!!!  What an awesome good news story!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

 

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