Devil Pony

A Matt Christopher Adventure Classic “He’s everything I dreamed he’d be!” exclaimed Stu Bancroft when he saw Midnight, the horse he and his sister Sally had been promised when the horse was just a foal. Now Midnight was a year old and Stu and Sally were to bring him home at the end of their …

The Dog That Called the Signals

Mike suddenly becomes starting quarterback for his team, and he’s got a problem.  Everything is fine as long as the coach gives him the plays from the bench, but what happens the day the coach sprains an ankle and has to leave the game?  Will Mike ruin things for the whole team? Hardly! Not while …

Olympic Dream

Doug Cannon is a video whiz, a decent hockey goalie – and overweight.  He is often the butt of his friends’ jokes, but he tries not to let it get to him.  That’s before he meets Red Roberts.  An energetic cycling enthusiast, Red encourages Doug to help out with the construction of a new bike …

The Twenty-one Mile Swim

Joey Vass wasn’t a swimmer, but since his family bought a house on the shore of a lake, he decided he’d better learn how.  Everything is going along fine until a guy on the school swimming team starts to tease him constantly. Angered by the teasing, Joey decides to become expert at a different kind …

Break for the Basket

It was funny how Emmett got on the Penguin basketball team.  He was shooting at the basket in his own back yard when Robin Hood and some of the other Penguins stopped in and took over the basketball. Before he knew it, and really without wanting to, Emmett found himself playing on the Penguin team.Of …

Tall Man in the Pivot

Doing well in sports is important to any boy.  Usually it comes from hard work.  But for Chuck O’Neil, making a basket was easy as becoming class president or winning marbles from the other members of the school basketball team.  At times, even to his friends Mickey and Steve, it seemed that Chuck preferred shooting …

Long Stretch at First Base

Bobby Jamison worries that his older brother, Kirby, won’t be chosen to play first base for the All-Star team because he isn’t a strong hitter. Then he sees his chance to give Kirby the advantage over a better all-around player…but will his conscience let him take it?

Baseball Flyhawk

What’s the first baseman got against Chico? Chico Romez is new to the Royals baseball team. All the players welcome him and his ability in the outfield—all the players except one, that is. String Becker, the first baseman and most popular member of the team, seems to have it in for Chico. He yells at …

Challenge at Second Base

Stan Martin’s chances of playing second base seem next to zero at the start of the season. His rival for the position, Gary Newman, looks tough to beat. Stan loves baseball — maybe even more than his brother, Phil, who played pro ball until quitting suddenly the year before — but after experiencing a few …

The Basket Counts

On-court hostility threatens Mel’s place on the team Mel Jensen is new to the Titans basketball team, but he knows he could be a vital part of the starting lineup—if only two other plays would give him a chance to show his stuff. But Caskie and Stoney seem bent on ignoring him, and Mel knows …