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. …

Two Strikes On Johnny

Johnny Doane’s brother Michael was blind.  Yet he loved to go with Johnny to the games the Cardinals played.  Johnny was the Cardinals’ center fielder, and Michael thought he was just about the best ball player ever.  Johnny knew he was not, that he was poor hitter, but he couldn’t bear to disappoint Michael.  So …

Long Shot for Paul

No one tries harder than Paul…but is that enough? Paul Marlette is a special needs kid — a little slow to learn, but always eager to try. His brother, Glenn, is determined to teach him to play basketball well enough to become part of the Sabers team. Under Glenn’s patient guidance, Paul improves. But there’s …

Wheel Wizards

Seth learns to compete on the basketball court, despite his injury Twelve-year-old Seth Pender thinks his life came to an end when he suffered a spinal injury that left him confined to a wheelchair. Seth, an athlete who loves basketball, is sure he’ll never play again. He grows sullen and silent, unresponsive when his family …

Johnny Long Legs

Johnny’s tall, but can he play hoops? Everyone in Johnny Reese’s new school assumes that his long legs will make him the star of the White Cats basketball team. But his legs have no spring, and his shorter teammates can easily out jump him. On top of his troubles on the court, Johnny has to …

Shoot for the Hoop

Can Rusty win the fight and return to the game he loves? When Rusty Young is diagnosed with diabetes, his parents want him to stop playing basketball. But that doesn’t fit in with Rusty’s plan — and when he learns that his friends have formed a summer league team coached by an energetic newcomer, he’s …

The Great Quarterback Switch

Can Michael and Tom read each other’s minds? Michael and Tom Curtis are identical twins who share a love of football. Unfortunately, because of a tragic accident, Michael must watch from the sidelines as his brother calls the plays on the football field. During one game Michael concentrates very hard on a play he thinks …