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Swing by Kwame Alexander
TEEN ALEXANDER
Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years.
Payback Time by Carl Deuker
TEEN DEUKER
Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.
Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
TEEN FARIZAN
When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.
Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White by John Feinstein
TEEN FEINSTEIN
When best friends Tom and Jason leave New York City for an elite, sports-focused boarding school in Virginia to play football, they find some coaches and teammates to be steeped in racism.
The DH by John Feinstein
TEEN FEINSTEIN
Embarking on a baseball season marked by his parents' divorce, Alex is confronted by unexpected rival Matt, a disgraced athlete who has been given another chance after taking steroids and who wants to steal the affections of Alex's crush.
Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein
MYS TEEN FEINSTEIN
Two teenaged aspiring journalists who are dating solve a mystery at the 2012 Olympic Games, while one simultaneously competes for a gold medal in swimming.
Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
TEEN GALLAGHER
After a fall jeopardizes her dreams for a college gymnastics scholarship, Savannah must deal with her parents' expectations, her friend's suicide attempt, and a new relationship.
The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
TEEN HELDRING
In the summer before high school, Tessa's decision to play football, instead of running cross-country, affects her blossoming romance with football prospect Caleb, her relationship with best friends Marina and Lexie, who are counting on Tessa to try out for cross-country, and her home life with her politically ambitious mother.
Hooper by Geoff Herbach
TEEN HERBACH
When Adam is tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future. But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.
Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
ROM TEEN KENNEALLY
When high school senior Maggie realizes there is more to life than swimming, she may be placing her long-term friendship with teammate Levi and her hope of an Olympic tryout at risk.
Losers Take All: A Novel by David Klass
TEEN KLASS
At a sports-crazy NJ high school where all kids must play on a team, a group of rebels start a soccer team designed to undermine the jock-culture of the school.
Second Impact: Making the Hardest Call of All by David Klass, Perri Klass
TEEN KLASS
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.
Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee
ROM TEEN LEE
Can Marnie pitch for the boy's baseball team and field an unexpected crush without striking out at the game...and in love?
True Legend by Mike Lupica
TEEN LUPICA
Drew "True" Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through a former player, as well as through the man who expects to be his manager when True reaches the NBA.
Goldfish: A Novel by Nat Luurtsema
TEEN LUURTSEMA
Louise, a British Olympic swimming hopeful, finds unlikely friends and a new focus after spectacularly failing to qualify to attend a prestigious training camp. She feels rudderless until an unlikely group of popular boys hire her to coach them to be synchronized underwater swimmers.
Hit Count by Chris Lynch
TEEN LYNCH
Arlo Brodie loves being at the heart of the action on the football field, and tries to convince himself that everything is OK, in spite of the pain, the pounding, the dizziness, and the confusion.
The Ring by Bobbie Pyron
TEEN PYRON
Plagued by slipping grades and a budding criminal record, Mardie's heading down a path of self-destruction she can't seem to avoid. Then she discovers a girls' boxing club at the gym, and learns to believe in herself.
Always a Catch by Peter Richmond
TEEN RICHMOND
Jack's arrival a boarding school triggers a deep-seated need to see what he's really capable of-a need that leads him to enter the high-pressure world of varsity football, experiment with his music, and develop a relationship with Caroline, a fellow musician.
Game Seven by Paul Volponi
TEEN VOLPONI
A sixteen-year-old shortstop in Cuba who dreams of playing with the pros must choose between his country and his father who defected to the U.S.
Running with Lions by Julian Winters
TEEN WINTERS
Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie Sebastian Hughes tries to reconnect with his childhood friend Emir. To his surprise, more than friendship develops between them.