Aliese Willard

Women in the Word: Players to watch in the Women's NCAA Tournament

This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine, which will hit...

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Snowboarder Chris Corning Finishes 2nd in Slopestyle at Burton U.S. Open, Thanks God

Written by Becky York and Aliese Willard Colorado snowboarder Chris Corning placed second in the...

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Sneak Peek: Interview with Olympian Chris Corning

Taking fourth place in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic slopestyle competition, 18-year-old Chris Corning moves up...

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Sneak Peek: Interview with 3-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark

The world’s most decorated female snowboarder squeezed into the top six yesterday at the Burton...

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Gigi Marvin and US Women's Hockey Team Win Gold in Dramatic Shootout

The drought has ended. 20 years and four Olympic games after the U.S. women's hockey...

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Skeleton Racer Simidele Adeagbo on Making History and Trusting God

It's an unlikely story from an unlikely Olympian. Simidele Adeagbo, who goes by "Simi," thought...

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Athletes join millions in mourning the passing of evangelist Billy Graham

Billy Graham, widely regarded as the most important and well-known Christian evangelist of the 20th...

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What you need to know about Olympic slopestyle freeskiier Nick Goepper

He was the first qualifier for the men’s Olympic freeski slopestyle team, a bronze medalist...

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Snowboarder Kelly Clark exhibits winning attitude after tough fourth-place finish

Snowboarder Kelly Clark has now competed in five Olympics, but the 2018 PyeongChang Games have...

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Standup paddleboarding queen Candice Appleby found her worth not in the waves, but in God's love

The following article is featured in the latest edition of Sports Spectrum. To get a full...

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How faith and fortitude guide female sports agents

In 2005, as a newly certified sports agent, Kelli Masters went to her first NFL...

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Increase Story of the Week: Adam Wainwright

Injuries are some of the most devastating challenges athletes encounter in the pros, and Adam...

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Throwback Thursday: Jorginho Amorim and Silas Pereira, May/June 1990

Alright, readers. For this article, we are suspending the term "soccer" from our vocabulary. After...

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Increase Story of the Week: Matt Forte

When New York Jets running back Matt Forte started feeling convicted that he wasn't doing...

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Throwback Thursday: Heather and Heidi Burge, March/April 1992

At 6'5", identical twins Heather and Heidi Burge have always been a tall order, especially...

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Increase Story of the Week: Drew Brees

Drew Brees had what he thought was a career-ending injury to his knee during his...

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This rock was meant to be climbed

The following article is featured in the latest edition of Sports Spectrum. To get a full...

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Throwback Thursday: Reggie Williams, May/June 1989

Transitioning out of the pro lifestyle is a tough road for any athlete. Questions of...

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Increase Story of the Week: Todd Peterson

Todd Peterson found his value in his performance. As a high-schooler, his life seemed rosy:...

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7th Heaven: Olympian Ryan Hall Races Seven Marathons, In Seven Days, On Seven Continents

The following article is featured in the latest edition of Sports Spectrum. To get a full...

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Throwback Thursday: Jim Gills, September 1991

Jim who? Don't worry, we hadn't heard of him either. But we could see why...

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Increase Story of the Week: Jon Kitna

Jon Kitna went from a drinking, womanizing, hard-partier in college to a committed Christian within...

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Throwback Thursday: Betsy King, November 1989

Betsy King was the Queen of Golf from the late '80s to the early '90s....

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Increase Story of the Week: Charles Tillman

Charles Tillman thought he had life figured out. A successful cornerback for the Chicago Bears,...

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Throwback Thursday: Dave Dravecky, January 1990

In June of 1991, Dave Dravecky lost his left arm when it was amputated due...

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Increase Story of the Week: Justin Forsett

As a Christian, former running back Justin Forsett did everything "right:" read the Word, worshipped...

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Throwback Thursday: Gretchen Magers, July 1991

For 131 years, the world's best tennis players have competed at the world's oldest and...

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Increase Story of the Week: Derek Carr

Experience Derek Carr's journey of becoming an authentic Christian, and hear he and his wife...

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Throwback Thursday: Bobby Hillin, July 1991

Bobby Hillin Jr. was, at one point, the youngest driver ever to win a Winston...

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Increase Story of the Week: Andrew McCutcheon

Watch how Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen found God, was introduced to baseball, and how...

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Throwback Thursday: Paul O'Neill, March 1991

Baseball was a father-son event for Paul O'Neill. The former Cincinnati Reds and New York...

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Increase Story of the Week: Kyle Gibson

Watch Minnesota Twins' pitcher Kyle Gibson's story of how he came to Christ, and how...

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Throwback Thursday: Tanya Crevier, January 1991

This week's Throwback Thursday subject is one-of-a-kind. At 5'3", Tanya Crevier's height was not ideal...

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Increase Story of the Week: Daniel and Tori Murphy

Watch Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel and wife Tori Murphy's story of putting family first,...

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Throwback Thursday: Larry Mize, January 1991

Larry Mize was no stranger to criticism. After making several mistakes in multiple golf tournaments,...

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Increase Story of the Week: Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Hear the Kershaw's story of why they formed Kershaw's Challenge, an international charitable foundation with...

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Throwback Thursday: Andre Thornton, May 1991

Before reading this story, you may want to grab a box of tissues. In October...

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Increase Story of the Week: Matt Carpenter

Baseball was one of those things that came easily to Matt Carpenter. A standout All-American...

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Throwback Thursday: Joy Selig, May 1991

Athletic stories are typically the tales of triumph: the magical moments when an athlete surpasses...

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Increase Story of the Week: Jaime Garcia

Thrilled at being drafted by the Cardinals as a relief pitcher in 2005, Jaime Garcia's...

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Throwback Thursday: May 1991, Bryan Shelton

Bryan Shelton was a darn good tennis player: an All-American his senior year at Georgia...

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Increase Story of the Week: Mark Appel

It isn't always an advantage to be a number one draft pick. Just ask Phillies'...

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Increase Story of the Week: Chris Coghlan

Watch as Toronto Blue Jays' utility player Chris Coghlan details how he came to Christ...

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Throwback Thursday: Buck Williams, March 1991

Basketball great Buck Williams has a compelling story: raised in poverty without indoor plumbing, he...

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Throwback Thursday: October 1993, John Smoltz

Many current sports fans will recognize John Smoltz as a television personality and regular analyst...

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Increase Story of the Week: Matt Holliday

The Bible advises us to seek wise mentors to pour into us and help guide...

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Throwback Thursday: May/June 1992, David Robinson

Read in-depth about David Robinson's faith journey during his basketball career in this 1992 Sports...

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Increase Story of the Week: Chris Davis

Everyone makes mistakes, but it can be especially damaging when a pro athlete slips up....

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Throwback Thursday: December 1994, Steve Stenstrom

Twenty-two years ago, in the age of cut-off T-shirts and a senior Bush presidency, Steve...

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Increase Story of the Week: Trent Dilfer

As we commemorate Good Friday, Trent Dilfer's story reminds us of the wrenching pain of...

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