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Hurricane Matthew hits more than just the coast

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

Two local Maryville College baseball players stood strong together as they held their breath and awaited news on Hurricane Matthew. Separated from their families by 816 miles, raging waves and severe flooding, Johnny Carpenter and Evan Heffner were only able to watch headlines and listen to brief phone calls from their parents all while preparing for the first week of baseball’s fall practice. All of this on top of schoolwork led to massive amounts of stress and a two-week emotional rollercoaster for these two students. The first junior baseball player affected by Hurricane Matthew was Heffner. He heard the projected severity of the storm while watching the news one afternoon. Heffner checked the weather app on his phone to confirm before he told his friend/ teammate Carpenter to call his family as well. Unlike Carpenter, Heffner’s his family lived...

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