An Adult’s ‘Clerical Error’ Threatens a Girl’s High School Hoop Dreams


Appeals to state boards and outcries from some of the most prominent voices in the sport have not been able to save Maori Davenport’s senior basketball season, and now it really may be over.

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Davenport, 18, is one of the best girls basketball players in the country. Last season, she averaged 18.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 5.2 blocks a game in leading Charles Henderson High School to the Alabama Class 5A state title. The year before, in a losing effort in the state title game, Davenport had 20 points and 25 rebounds and swatted away 19 shots, an Alabama state record. She has committed to play at Rutgers next season.

On Nov. 30, Davenport, a 6-foot-4 forward from Troy, Ala., was called into her principal’s office and told that the Alabama High School Athletic Association had ruled her ineligible for one year.

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Democrat Margaret Engebretson advances to face Republican Congressman Sean Duffy

Political newcomer Margaret Engebretson defeated Democratic challenger Brian Ewert’in Tuesday’s primary election. She advances to face Congressman Sean Duffy in the November election.

Polk County attorney and veteran Margaret Engebretson beat Democratic challenger and former Marshfield Clinic CEO Brian Ewert in Tuesday night’s primary race for the 7th Congressional District.

Engebretson received 57 percent of the vote with 90 percent of precincts reporting in unofficial totals. She will now face incumbent Republican U.S. House Rep. Sean Duffy in the November election.

During a victory speech in Superior on Tuesday night, Engebretson thanked her supporters as well as her opponent Ewert.

When Christianity Was in Charge, This Is What We Got

In 2014, I visited Hereford Cathedral in England and saw their mappa mundi (chart of the world). About 100 standalone mappae mundi remain, and this is the largest. It was made from a single calf skin, it’s a little over five feet tall, and it was made around 1300.

This is not the kind of map we’re used to. There is little attempt at accurate geography. This map wouldn’t serve an explorer or navigator, and its creators didn’t pretend that it would.

Using the theme of a world map, medieval cartographers embellished maps like this one to make them into something of an encyclopedia. Science was in its infancy, however, and the information was often bizarre.

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