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2009 full of good stories

By By Chandler Myers
Well the year 2009 certainly had an impact on the sports around Atmore.
Last year had everything from a college coach visiting to a high school football coach dropping a bomb on everyone by resigning a month before school started.
The Advance had a little bit of everything this year whether it be Cal Ripken baseball, a group of seniors showing off their athletic skills or an abandoned dog that received the good life as a mascot.
It was a good year for the most part w ith some interesting storylines.
One of the best stories of the year though was the visit from former Crimson Tide player Simeon Castille.
Castille was invited down by Josh Davis to speak to the high school students at Escambia County High School and Escambia Academy and youths at Atmore’s First Assembly of God Church.
And the funny part about the visit was 10 years earlier that his father former NFL player Jeremiah Castille visited Atmore and the First Assembly of God.
During his visit, he spoke about having dreams and goals and how to be successful in achieving them.
His philosophy on how to reach goals came from his on motivations as a child, and the four steps involved are the four “D’s.”
Here is the excerpt from the Mar. 29 story about the four “D’s.”
The special part about Castille coming to speak to area students on that day is a person my age that is trying to be a role model and make an impact on people’s lives.
Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123 or by e-mail at sports@atmoreadvance.com.