Harriers

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Tickling Keys, Inc., May 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 180 pages
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A fresh perspective enlivens this classic story about a losing team with an energetic new coach. Written by two Ohio teenagers about their high school's cross-country team, this account offers engaging portraits of the kids and their coach, passes on lessons of hard work and sacrifice, and follows the ascent of the Salem Quakers cross-country team to a first-place ranking in their conference and third place at the 2003 state championships. Along the way the teenagers learn the unromantic truth about the athletic association that regulates their high school sport--legal wrangling and uproar ensue when officials find scoring errors in a postseason meet. As they develop their talents and teamwork, the teens also learn valuable lessons about sports rules, bureaucracy, and true success.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
43
Chapter 4
65
Chapter 5
89
Chapter 6
119
Chapter 7
139
Chapter 8
155
Epilogue
175
Acknowledgements
181
Chronology
183
Back Cover
187
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\Joseph Shivers and Paul Shivers are cousins, high-school seniors, and winners of the 2005 Fresh Writers Competition, a contest encouraging students to pursue careers in writing. They live in Salem, Ohio.

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