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Youth Sports Heroes: 12 for 2012

Every month for the past several years, MomsTEAM contributing writer, University of Missouri law professor, and youth hockey coach Doug Abrams, has highlighted an individual or team (usually, but not always, a youth athlete) as a Youth Sports Hero for doing something special, usually an act of exceptional sportsmanship.  

In December each year, Doug lists his top five in an article for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

Seth Goldstein (East Memphis, Tenn.)

With 2012 now history, here are Doug's dozen heroes for the year:

January: Wakana Ueda, Sami Stoner, Doug Wells and Taylor Howell

February: John Huether (West Roxbury, Mass.)

March: Allan Guei (Compton, Calif.)

April: Jack Jablonski (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Heriberto "Eddie" Avila (Belvidere, Ill.)

May: Mark Mannarn (North York, Ontario, Canada)

June: Rashawn King (Apex, North Carolina) 

July: Mehan Vogel (West Liberty, Ohio)

August: 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Starts Baseball Team (Charleston, S.C.)

September: Matt Woodrum (Worthington, Ohio)

October: Kyle Lograsso (Murrieta, California) 

November: Seth Goldstein (East Memphis, Tenn.)

December: St. Clairsville (Ohio) High School Football Team

Okay, now that you've read all twelve, click here to see which ones Doug picked as his top five.

Posted January 2, 2013