Sports

Basketball

THE PERFECT SHOT by Alphin


Brian uses basketball to block out memories of his girlfriend and her family who
were gunned down a year ago, but the upcoming murder trial and a high school
history assignment force him to face the past and decide how far he should go to ports
see justice served.

Tennis

PRINCE OF TENNIS by Konomi

Twelve-year-old Ryoma Echizen inherited his talent for tennis from his father, whose career was ended when he injured himself during a match, and now Ryoma is determined to be the best tennis player in the world.

Football

GYM CANDY by Deuker

Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing that has ever really mattered to Mick Johnson, who works hard for a spot on the varsity team his freshman year, then tries to hold onto his edge by using steroids, despite the consequences to his health and social life.

NO MORE DEAD DOGS by Korman

Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

MILLON-DOLLAR THROW by Lupica

Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie’s family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot’s game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.

DAIRY QUEEN by Murdock

After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school’s rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

Hockey

THE HOCKEY MACHINE by Matt Christopher

Abducted by a “fan” and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center, Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.

WHO PUT THE HAIR IN MY TOOTHBRUSH by Spinelli

The sibling rivalry between twelve-year-old Megin and her older brother Greg intensifies after she ruins his science project and he retaliates by throwing her favorite hockey stick into the pond.

Soccer

TANGERINE by Bloor

Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

MILLION DOLLAR KICK by Gutman

Thirteen-year-old Whisper, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking a goal against a local soccer hero.

HOME OF THE BRAVES by Klass

Eighteen-year-old Joe, captain of the soccer team, is dismayed when a hotshot player shows up from Brazil and threatens to take over both the team and the girl whom Joe hopes to date.

BREAKAWAY by Montalbano

When seventh-grade soccer star LJ befriends Tabitha, who could not be more different from her, LJ learns to curb her competitive nature, which has been slowly alienating her friends.