High school baseball: Brand new ballgame for Maple Mountain's Nick Van Wagoner after beating a drug addiction


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  • Mr. Ed La Verkin, UT
    April 19, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    Great story. I had the joy of working around coach Miner when I student taught at Orem HS, you couldn't ask for a better mentor of young men than coach Miner. Class Act, great guy, fun and accepting. Looks like this young man has the right fit in a coach. good luck Nick and good luck to coach Miner and his ball club

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    April 17, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    What a great story! Go Nick!!!!

  • teeme73 Syracuse, Utah
    April 17, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    Way to go kid!

    Thanks for another great story Randy!

  • Vernal Mom Vernal, UT
    April 17, 2012 7:51 a.m.

    Wow, I don't know if very many Utah high school coaches would have taken him back. We've lost a few very talented athletes to drugs, and they are finished as far as high school sports go. Our baseball coach will not put a boy on his team who even hangs around kids who are making really bad choices. This is quite a story! Best wishes to Nick and his team.

  • Vala Johnson Harlem, Montana
    April 17, 2012 7:23 a.m.

    Thank you for a wonderful article. An inspiring story for all teenagers, parents and counselors.