A Kansas coroner confirmed Thursday that the brain injury that killed Spring Hill High School football player Nathan Stiles on Oct. 29 came from a part of the 17-year-old's brain that had bled earlier this year.
They held hands, lit candles, cried and prayed. Hours after a shooting left Aplington-Parkersburg High School football coach Ed Thomas dead, people here struggled to understand what happened, and why, writes ESPN.com's Wayne Drehs.
Maybe you've seen the video. (If you haven't, brace yourself.) Wayne Drehs chronicles the story of Claire Markwardt, who broke a leg in her state high school cross country meet but crawled across the finish line anyway.