2015’s top-5 sports sto­ries

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER

The past year was an­other stand­out one for the ath­letes of the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia re­gion. Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen count­less cham­pi­onships, per­sonal bests and in­cred­i­ble in­di­vid­ual per- for­mances. There were global ti­tles, provin­cial ban­ners and some mo­ments that made you stop and think about the power of sport.

How­ever, sports sto­ries are not just about win­ning and los­ing. A great sports story can make you look at the world around you dif­fer­ently. They can force you out of your com­fort zone and into a place where you learn some­thing about your­self.

This year we saw a group of high school aged ath­letes hon­our a team­mate in a story that touched the prov­ince and a ball player from this prov­ince climb to the top of the moun­tain. There were so many great sto­ries, it can be hard to nar­row down the list to just a top-five per­for­mances but we’re go­ing to try and do just that. Us­ing a vi­cious rubric that would put the one used for Time Mag­a­zine’s Per­son Of The Year to shame, we’ve ar­rived the end. So with­out fur­ther de­lay here are The Com­pass’ picks for the top­five sports sto­ries of 2015.

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