A disappointing finish at regionals as a sophomore spurred Ellison (Killeen, Texas) sprinter Prezel Hardy to reach heights he never dreamed possible, writes Jon Mahoney.
Only 16, Summit (Bend, Ore.) sophomore Ben Watts is poised to take the snowboarding world by storm, writes Jon Mahoney.
Not even broken bones have stopped Grant (Fox Lake, Ill.) senior Lee Munster from becoming one of the nation's top wrestlers, writes Jon Mahoney.
His high school soccer career may have ended, but Dearborn senior Soony Saad has left a legacy as the state's all-time leading goal scorer.
The Yates (Houston, Texas) boys' basketball team left no doubt about who ran the show in Texas last season. And with all five starters back, the Lions are looking to take the nation by storm.
He's as humble as they come, but everyone knows All-America linebacker Shaun Lewis is ... kind of like a big deal
Jacob Thomas nearly transferred to a new high school as a freshman, but he found a reason to stay at Columbia Heights and hasn't looked back since, writes Jon Mahoney.
By listening to his family and coach, Jefferson's Terrence Jones went from underachiever to one of the nation's top basketball recruits, write Jon Mahoney.
Josh Hairston and Tyler Thornton play for different high school teams, but next season the good friends and former AAU running mates will reunite at Duke.
St. Mary's (Stockton) seniors Chelsea Gray and Afure Jemerigbe are almost as good at making each other laugh off the court as they are at dominating together on it.
The Other Side: Casting Call
After leaving Weymouth (Weymouth, Mass.) for two years, hockey star Charlie Coyle returned to his hometown school a bona fide pro prospect.
It wasn't until Ronald Powell got things together off the field that the spotlight could shine on him as the star football player he knew he could be
After a rough beginning on the football field, Second Baptist's Connor Wood relied on advice from his brother and constant film study to become one of the nation's top quarterbacks.
Darius White entered Fort Worth Dunbar with big talent and an even bigger nickname. Now a senior, D-Money has proven worthy of his longtime moniker, earning a new one in the process: the nation's top wide receiver.
After spending three years dominating in Arizona, Xavier Prep runner Jessica Tonn aims to break out on the national scene as a senior