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HIGH SCHOOL

28 Gatorade Athletes of The Year

An Olympic hurdler and a pitching phenom are this year's best and brightest

By Dan Greene and Stephanie Apstein

MLB

36 The Rockies

What's the key to pitching at altitude? Forget the gimmicks. It might be accepting that surviving is thriving

By Albert Chen

NFL

44 Brent & Miko Grimes

The Buccaneers cornerback and his biggest fan—his social-media-savvy wife—make quite a team

By Jack Dickey

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

50 Bol Bol

His late father was once the NBA's tallest player. At 17, the 7'3" center calls to mind the legendary Manute—but he has much more talent

By Luke Winn

TRACK & FIELD

54 Gabriele Grunewald

The elite middle-distance runner has used her grit and her kick to battle an insidious opponent: cancer

By Tim Layden

Departments

6 SI Digital

8 Leading Off

14 Inbox

16 Editors' Letter

18 Scorecard

26 Faces in The Crowd

64 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Imagining Dan Gilbert's next letter

On the Cover: John W. McDonough (Gore); Michael J. Le Brecht II (McLaughlin)