Donnel Goes Hogging and Other Short Stories about High School Sports

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Donnel Goes Hogging and Other Short Stories about High School Sports
by E.L. Rogers Donnel Goes Hogging offers a unique glimpse into the personalities and characters that populate the world behind the action. In his short stories, E. L. Rogers takes a day-in-the-life approach to examining the athletes, coaches, parents, and fans that comprise high school athletic programs. The title story relates the experiences of two newspaper copy editors, both of whom edit high school sports articles. In the midst of an expedition to Tijuana replete with tequila, women, and enterprising street urchins the two men discuss the predicaments faced by coaches. Other tales focus more directly on the sense of competition that inspires recruiting, hazing, good-natured betting, and not-so-good-natured confrontations. For those who cheer enthusiastically for the local team as well as those who find the spectators to be the spectacle, Donnel Goes Hogging provides an entertaining examination of the motivations and loyalties that play out behind the scenes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR E. L. Rogers is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina. He is currently a sports write for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mr. Rogers interests include sports, reading, and traveling. He is also the author of A Lesson from Ida Mae. (2003, paperback, 184 pages)