Luke Glendening – From the Dirt to the Ice

A high school football practice drill is an unlikely stage to set for the opening scene of a story about hockey.  But that’s where this story begins.  The school was Michigan’s Grand Rapids High.  The drill was a simple one.  A bruising linebacker was putting on a tackling clinic, repeatedly pounding a scrawny sophomore fullback … Continue reading Luke Glendening – From the Dirt to the Ice

Jay Beagle’s Unlikely Path to the Pros

Some things end before they really get started. Jay Beagle’s professional hockey career seemed like it was becoming one of those things.  At 18 years old, a young Jay Beagle was attempting to launch his hockey career, playing for his hometown team, the Calgary Hitmen of Canada’s Western Hockey League.  Before tryout were over, however, … Continue reading Jay Beagle’s Unlikely Path to the Pros

Josiah Slavin – Playing to Serve

As the puck drops on the 2019-2020 NHL Season, A Lamp unto My Cleats will focus on Hockey for the next few months. We will kick off the season by featuring some exclusive content from Tage Thompson, Blake Lizotte, and Josiah Slavin! As the calendar flipped from 2017 to 2018, Josiah Slavin only seemed to … Continue reading Josiah Slavin – Playing to Serve

Blake Lizotte – Not the Easiest Path

As the puck drops on the 2019-2020 NHL Season, A Lamp unto My Cleats will focus on Hockey for the next few months. We will kick off the season by featuring some exclusive content from Tage Thompson, Blake Lizotte, and Josiah Slavin! Her kitchen table was covered with “get well soon cards,” hand-written letters, her … Continue reading Blake Lizotte – Not the Easiest Path

Tage Thompson – Trusting His Plan

As the puck drops on the 2019-2020 NHL Season, A Lamp unto My Cleats will focus on Hockey for the next few months. We will kick off the season by featuring some exclusive content from Tage Thompson, Blake Lizotte, and Josiah Slavin! “God writes straight with crooked lines.” This old saying – which is sometimes … Continue reading Tage Thompson – Trusting His Plan

Boston Scott – Not about the Doubters

He stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He weighs 203 pounds. He never received a scholarship to play NCAA football. He was a walk-on at Louisiana Tech. That doesn’t sound like the resume of an NFL athlete.  Yet that describes Philadelphia Eagles running back, Boston Scott. Scott attended Zachary High School in a small … Continue reading Boston Scott – Not about the Doubters

Mason Rudolph – Making an Impact

Image is everything. In a culture of 33-character tweets, instagram photos, and 30-second news stories, creating marketable images is paramount.  The formula is simple; stage an inspiring photo, broadcast the image to the world, move on, and repeat. In 2015, a 4-year old boy named Gavin King was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer … Continue reading Mason Rudolph – Making an Impact

Terry Shumpert, Ty Blach, and Setting an Example

If you were a baseball fan in the 90’s, you may remember Terry Shumpert.  Shumpert was a 2nd Round pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 1987 draft, selected by the Kansas City Royals.  He made his major league debut in 1990 for the Royals, mostly in a utility infielder role.  He played … Continue reading Terry Shumpert, Ty Blach, and Setting an Example

Matt Overton – the Man who will Buy Your Colts Season Tickets

On Saturday, August 24th, the Sports World was in shock.  Andrew Luck, the 29-year old star quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, unexpectedly announced his retirement from the gave that he loves so dearly.  People reacted in a wide variety of ways.  Some offered their empathy and respect.  Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel said that “it … Continue reading Matt Overton – the Man who will Buy Your Colts Season Tickets

Adam Haseley – All Glory to God

On June 4th, 2019, Adam Haseley made his major league debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Haseley is a top prospect for the Phillies.  He was drafted with the 8th overall draft pick in the first round of the 2017 amateur player draft.  He entered the 2018 season as mlb.com's 6th rated Phillies prospect and improved … Continue reading Adam Haseley – All Glory to God