Guy Ragland Jr. Navigates ‘Rare Air’ At the Top
Standing 6’-8” tall and weighing 240 pounds, Guy Ragland Jr. is a big dude. Even on the basketball court, the West Hartford, Connecticut native, is an imposing figure. His physical stature and talent have brought him to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for basketball.
This rising sophomore plays for Cornell University’s Big Red men’s basketball team. Guy has the athletic gear, his games are on television, and he has an ESPN profile. He’s living out his dream in Ithaca, New York, an hour south of Syracuse, on Cayuga Lake in the countryside.
The Civil Rights Ally Who Cheated Death
Life contains defining moments that transform us. But we don’t control when those moments occur. As sure as the sun rises each morning, they will come. How you respond reveals the inner you.
While driving in a motorcade during a campaign stop in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m., President John F. Kennedy was shot in his open-air limousine by a sniper from a six-story building. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was next to him in the back seat as the force of the bullets pressed his body against hers. Pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m., Kennedy was 46 years old.
Greater Hartford Pro-Am Founder Keeps Giving
On Tuesday night, July 5, at Vale Sports Club in Middletown, Connecticut, a mix of cheers and groans spilled into the air from the nearly 50 spectators in attendance when Kahari Beaufort's game-winning shot floated into the net just as the game clock expired. A celebration ensued as FAVOR, Inc., the defending champions, who had only five players available for the game, beat The Firm Inc., 91 to 90, at the Greater Hartford Pro-Am (GHPA) game.
The three referees scurried off the basketball court like frightened rabbits, never to be seen again that night. They didn’t want to stick around to discuss the previous call that led to one second being added to the expired game clock.