Archenemies: Harrison V. Doubt, Walton V. Back Pain, Hardy V. Sexism
Summer is a time for superhero blockbusters. This week on Only A Game, we have stories about athletes taking on their archenemies. Our heroes: American hurdler Kendra Harrison battles self-doubt. Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton struggles against chronic back pain. And boxer Heather Hardy fights for gender equality. Join us!
Ballplayer Gets Back In Batter's Box With Beep Baseball
Christian Thaxton was a starter on the baseball team at Redlands Community College when he started having trouble seeing the ball. After losing most of his vision, he thought he'd never make it back to the baseball diamond. Then he found Beep Ball.
Racing Across America To Change Perceptions Of Older Women
Trish Karter has been an athlete all her life. She's faced obstacles ranging from discouraging coaches to brain injuries. Now 60, Karter recently put together a team of sexagenarians to complete the Race Across America to change perceptions of older women.
Latest Show: Race Across America, Beep Baseball, Snowkiting
As long as she's been an athlete, Trish Karter has faced adversity. This week on Only A Game, the 60-year-old athlete tells the story of a discouraging high school coach, a traumatic brain injury and the Race Across America. Plus, a baseball player finds his way back to the field after losing his vision. And one thrill-seeker takes on his lifelong obsession with Mount St. Helens using a snowkite. Join us!
Equestrian, Ballroom Dancer, Bowler: George Washington, The Athlete
Philip Smucker, a descendant of George Washington, discovered his forefather was not just a skilled military commander, but a talented sportsman. Smucker spent five years exploring the athletic accomplishments of the "Father" of the U.S.