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When Mike Kinnally first coached Dutch soccer a decade ago, the team never gelled. It's déjà vu for Kinnally this season, but he hopes the unique group of players can learn to work together.

Growing up in a segregated Wichita, André Thomas found a place where race didn't matter — the choir. But he eschewed spirituals, seeing them as a way whites put down blacks, until his mentor, Jester Hairston, led him to embrace his heritage. Now, he's an authority on spirituals and most recently sought his African roots.

Guilderland's newest high school assistant principal comes from Niskayuna, where she created a course in sports literature.

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