Category Archives: Fiction

Supercharged Infield

Penny Farrell is surprised by the sudden change in her teammates on the Hawks softball team. They are playing better that Penny ever thought possible! Stranger still, this new strength brings dramatic change to the girls’ attitudes. Penny decides to solve this puzzling mystery. Could it have anything to do with Harold Dempsey, the team’s scorekeeper and computer whiz?

The Team That Stopped Moving

Dick Farrar was glum.  The baseball team he had helped organize couldn’t seem to get a winning combination together.  Then one day, in the midst of an important play, something happens to Dick.  For some strange reason, all the action on the field seems to freeze, and a man who calls himself a wizard appears and begins to talk to him.  The wizard gives him pointers on how to improve his play, and after everyone starts to move again, Dick sparks a rally that enables them to win the game.

Glue Fingers

Billy Joe was a fine football player.  His brother told him he could catch a pass just as if he had glue on his fingers.  But Billy Joe wouldn’t play on any team.  He knew he was good but he also was afraid that the other boys would make fun of him because he stuttered.  Should a stutter prevent a boy from enjoying a game he loves to play?  Billy Joe must face this question in this enjoyable story for middle readers.

Jinx Glove

Chip really wanted a new glove.  The one he owned had once belonged to his father, and it was okay, but Chip couldn’t get the idea of a new one out of his head.  Using money he has saved, Chip finally does go out and buy the glove he’s longed for.  Then he throws the old one in the lake.

But something goes wrong.  Chip becomes a rotten fielder whenever he wears his new glove.  What can he do?  His old glove is gone, and his new one seems jinxed.  Find out how Chip solves the problem in this fast-action sports story.