Sports

The Bass Bum's Bonanza <br>By: Bill Holeman
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-516-5
Edition: Paperback, 422 Pages
Publication Date: May 16, 2007
Other Editions: Hardcover
The only multi-million dollar bass fishing tournament in the world brought Stan Bones back to the Grand Lake of the Cherokees in northeast Oklahoma. He worked in the area one summer while he was in college fifteen years earlier, but had not been back since. He came back to familiarize himself with the lake and increase his chances to win the major money in the biggest bass tournament in the world.

Many things changed in the lives of the people he knew so long ago. The people who once opened their hearts and homes to a brash young college student welcomed him back again. His old friends helped him deal with the demons that haunted his heart for the past two years and he helped them protect their way of life in the rural area.

Ride along with Stan Bones and his fishing partner as they demonstrate their profound personal prowess in piscatorial pursuits along the trail to “The Bass Bum’s Bonanza!”
The Hell with Working <BR>Let's Go Sailing <BR>By: Edward Kahn and Richard Kiegler
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-486-1
Edition: Paperback, 196 Pages
Publication Date: May 15, 2007
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Picture yourself clad in your favorite bathing suit relaxing on a sleek sailing yacht anchored in crystal clear water off white sandy beaches. Cool drink in hand, you’re soaking up the brilliant sunshine, trying not to awaken from this impossible dream. An impossible dream?? Not at all!!

A former couple from Endwell, New York not only had this dream but actually lived it.

Dorothy and Richard Kiegler lived aboard and cruised the Caribbean aboard their sailing Trimaran the “Malo Folau” for over seven years.

This fascinating memoir tells their story and includes original poetry by Richard Kiegler.
Keep Your Damn Head Down <BR>For the Love of the Game <br>By: Marty Helsel and Desilea Renteria
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-508-0
Edition: Paperback, 84 Pages
Publication Date: April 3,2007
This book takes a humorous look at the game of golf. Everything from equipment to the rules are explored and exploited. Your golf game may not improve significantly, but your attitude may be altered for the better. Golf is a game for life, but is not a game of life or death. Laugh and enjoy yourself, your golfing partners and the wonderful game of golf. I invite you to join me on this journey from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Baseball with an Opinion <BR>By: Andrew J. Richter
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-503-5
Edition: Paperback, 284 Pages
Publication Date: March 13,2007
If you baseball fans out there have ever wondered who the best players, who are the best teams, and what were the best pennants races, wonder no more. I’ve done all the work for you as I, the world’s biggest baseball fan, give you my humbled opinion of the best and worst in baseball history. I rank the best and worst teams, the most lopsided trades, and the best players at every position in the history of baseball. See why baseball is still the best sport.
A Hip Pocket Guide to Athletic Recruiting and Scholarships <BR>By: Nikolai Czja
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-458-8
Edition: Paperback, 174 Pages
Publication Date: March 14, 2007
The goal of this book is to provide an overview of the college recruiting process by sharing knowledge that has helped me to secure NCAA Division I athletic scholarships for both of my sons, one in tennis and one in track and field.

Collegiate recruiting is a business and a big business. The University of Texas’ athletic ticket sales for the 2004-2005 academic year was $33,507,576. The football recruiting budget for the average Mid-American Conference (MAC) University is $90,000. For example, the Georgia Bulldogs spent $500,000 on football recruiting for its 2004 class.

It will behoove any athlete to approach collegiate athletic recruiting as a business person. This book will explore several business gambits and teach strategies that will facilitate the achievement of your dream, an athletic scholarship

  • Learn how to negotiate from a position of power like a business person, rather than a high school athlete.
  • Learn how to be noticed by coaches.
  • Learn how to objectify your college visits and evaluations with a ranking system.
  • Learn what questions to ask while on campus visits.
  • Learn the academic requirements needed for athletic recruitment.
  • Learn where to find federally mandated crime statistics for individual universities.
  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of early versus late recruiting dates.
  • Learn why red shirting can cost an athlete as much as $73,000.
  • Learn negotiation skills that facilitate opportunities.
  • Learn why you should not select a university solely on the basis of the coaching staff.
  • Learn how to do a self evaluation to identify your positioning in the recruiting market place.
You do not have to be a blue chip athlete to secure a scholarship. With the proper knowledge you can create your own opportunities.
The Adventures and Misadventures of Juan Loco <BR>By: Jonathan W. Davis
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-459-5
Edition: Paperback, 172 Pages
Publication Date: March 8, 2007
Other Editions: Hardcover
The Adventures and Misadventures of Juan Loco is a collection of stories about the excitement, and sometimes the danger, of hunting – by a man who has hunted all over the United States (including Alaska), Canada, New Zealand and Africa. This book is filled with tales reflecting a love of the sport and the environment, flavoring by large doses of humor. Any hunter would surely enjoy and relate to the adventures and misadventures as much as the author did living them.

The adventures also contain humorous stories about the author’s youth; including tipping over outhouses on Halloween and his father’s burning of the outhouse!

Here are some excerpts:

“Uncle Bill took off his hunting coat and began to root around in the back. He pulled out the small thermos he had placed there and began to try and wipe the rabbit hair off the cup…the more he wiped, the more blood and hair he smeared around…the rabbit hair and blood gave the cup the look of some devils chalice being offered up after a sacrifice. “Here you go boy,” said Uncle Bill as he handed me the cup.

“Crisscrossing the valley to head for the next waterhole to try and head off the elephants…we came upon a small family dwelling of mud huts…naked and dirty children were in a constant game of hide and seek or pelted the chickens with dirt clods. As Rory began to ask the elders about elephants, I began to hand out bright, yellow butterscotch candies to the kids…. I feel a tug on my pants and one boy is holding out a piece of colored string. His gift to me is all he has in the world…I am humbled by the magnitude of his gesture.”

“The roar of the lioness came from ten yards to my rear and the sound of it raised the hair on my neck and vibrated my entire body. I could hear the brush as it slid along her body and her claws rattling on the rocks as she came. She was close, so very close. I vainly spun knowing the shot would be measured in inches and one shot was all there would be time for.”
Hellgate <BR>Awakening a Runner's Soul <BR>By: Roger A. Sutton
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ISBN: 1-59824-404-3
Edition: Paperback, 238 Pages
Publication Date: December 8, 2006
Other Editions: Hardcover
Josh Stanton is a distance runner. When he was young, he tortured himself mercilessly on the track and, even though his goal of making an Olympic team always seemed just out of reach, he struggled to maximize his potential. While racing, every second was precious and no sacrifice was too large. The training paid off and, in his early twenty’s, Josh ran hundreds of races from the mile to the marathon, consistently improving and winning.

Then, at age 23 it was over. During a routine track workout, a nagging achilles problem escalated into a career ending injury. Knowing his best performances were behind him, he reluctantly retired from racing and tried to bury his dreams.

20 years later, by chance, Josh stumbles into the fringe sport of ultra-marathoning and rekindles his lost passion for running. After a few years of learning the ropes, he enters the Hellgate endurance run, a 66-mile trail race in the Virginia Mountains. Unable to come up with the performance he expects, Josh is compelled to answer a simple question. Why is he here? At age 43, Josh has to re-evaluate his motivation for running. Can he run for the pure joy of it, or is he to be forever tortured by the lost glory of his past. He has to search his soul to find answers to the questions that have haunted him ever since he started his comeback.
1986 Mets Memories <BR>A Fan's View of The World Champions <BR>By: Daniel J. Erickson
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ISBN: 1-59824-358-6
Edition: Paperback, 177 Pages
Publication Date: October 4, 2006
The 20th anniversary of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets has arrived and with this momentous occasion comes a flood of wonderful memories. Resurrected by Daniel J. Erickson with the sole intention of adding a dash of joy for everyone who feasts upon his offering.
Soldier, Boxer, Mobster, Father <br>1903 – 1993 <br>By: Edward Kahn
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-638-0
Edition: Paperback, 190 Pages
Publication Date: Feb 18, 2016
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This is the story of Harry Kahn, also known as Bobbie Ray or Soldier Ray. His life began in 1903, the year Soldier Ray was born on a ship coming to America from Finland. During his fascinating life he became the welterweight champion of the Armed Forces – not just once, but twice. After leaving the US Army he did what many boxers did in those days, he went to work for the Mob. There are a lot of stories that need to be told and this is one of them.
Under an Equatorial Sky <br>By: Rebekah E. Trittipoe
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ISBN: 1-59824-128-1
Edition: Paperback, 178 Pages
Publication Date: January 27, 2006
Question: What do you get when you drop a 40-something soccer Mom into the Brazilian Amazon jungle?

Answer: An adventure of a lifetime.

The Jungle Marathon of 2003 was a foot race that tested the limits of Rebekah Trittipoe. Never before had she run so far for so long. This wife and mother of two went to the jungle to compete in the inaugural Jungle Marathon, a self-sufficient, seven day race covering 250 km of sweltering jungle. With a week’s worth of supplies strapped to her back, her journey began with a single step.

The race thrust Trittipoe head first into a novel experience: six stages over a period of seven days, oppressive heat and humidity, poisonous snakes and spiders, chest-deep swamp crossings, swinging from jungle hammocks, relentless terrain, shoe-sucking mud and stalking jaguars. Far from her Virginia home, Rebekah found herself running with—and against—competitors from around the world through the harsh equatorial jungle.

This book is about that race. It is a story of extreme sport. It is a story of highs and lows. It is a story of failure and success. It is a story of sustaining faith. It is a story meant to encourage, inspire and motivate. It is a story for the runner and non-runner, man and woman, adult and child. It is a story for you.